Images from the Conference

A Full House in the Longhouse
a keynote address draws a full house with about 200 attendees
Inuktitut:
Planning the New North
Han:
Planning the New North
Cooking Up Ideas
an ice-breaking activity
Wilbur Smarch
talking about the legacy of Indian Residential Schools
The Next Generation of Planners
posing by a dugout canoe
Ed Peekakoot
fiddling at the Gala
Jeff Cook
speaks to a packed house on the second keynote address
Council Chair Patrick Rouble
giving the opening message
Dr. Laurence C. Smith
gives a keynote address on "the New North: the World in 2050"
An engaging poster area
posters were also presented at lighting talks
Diyet
singing at the Gala
Dr. Laurence C. Smith
gives a keynote address on "the New North: the World in 2050"
Cree:
Planning the New North
Sarah Reid
on indigenous climate change adaptation planning
French:
Planning the New North
One of many breakout sessions
at the "Artist Studio"
Iain Davidson-Hunt
makes a point
Dan Paleczny
giving his perspectives on transboundary land use planning
Michael Barrett
on the Nunavik experience with regional planning and protected areas
Council Director Ron Cruikshank
presenting his experience developing the Gwich'in Regional Land Use Plan
English:
Planning the New North
Dakhká Khwáan Dancers
at the Gala
Chief Joachim Bonnetrouge
on the lessons learned drafting the Decho Land Use Plan
Gwich'in:
Planning the New North

Biographies and links for each presenter.

Anne Pigott is an Environmental Planner with experience in land use planning, governance development, conducting Traditional Knowledge/Traditional Land Use (TK/TLU) studies and community development planning with First Nations and small communities across western and northern Canada. She continues to learn from each community she works with and evolves her approach to community engagement and capacity development based on these learnings.

Events:

Break-out Session 2: Community

Tuesday, February 16, 2016.   3:30 – 5:00

Margaret is a Community Planner with a private consulting firm in Yellowknife.  As a northern Planner, she has worked with small northern communities and aboriginal governments in a variety of capacities related to community and regional land use planning, and capacity development.  Although originally from southern Ontario, Margaret quickly fell in love with the northern culture and landscape and developed a passion for planning north of 60.  Margaret is always interested in adapting and incorporating different planning techniques that best suit northern communities.

Events:

Break-out Session 2: Community

Tuesday, February 16, 2016.   3:30 – 5:00

Website:
www.dillon.ca

Tomasz Wlodarczyk, B.SC., M.E.S, is the National Manager of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment at SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd., having over 28 years of experience, providing expertise in a number of areas including:  strategic planning; policy research, analysis and development; environmental and socio-economic impact assessment; strategic environmental assessment, and program evaluation. 

He has participated in the preparation and review of numerous environmental assessments in Canada’s north.  He is an expert regarding cumulative effects assessment (CEA) theory, methods and application, having completed several CEAs over the past few decades.

Events:

Break-out Session 1: The Future - New Plans for the New North Economy

Tuesday, February 16, 2016.   11:00 - 12:30           

Website:
www.slrconsulting.com/

Joan Eamer, BSc, MSc, RPBio, is a Principal Consultant, Ecology and Climate Change with SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd.  Joan was an ecologist and manager with Environment Canada in northern Canada (based in Whitehorse) for over 20 years in the fields of environmental assessment, mine permitting and compliance, biodiversity and wildlife management. 

Throughout her career, Joan has worked collaboratively with aboriginal people and organizations, including initiating and advising on community-based and traditional-knowledge-based research and monitoring programs in Canada and internationally.  Joan was a lead author of the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in the Arctic (TEEB) scoping study completed in 2015.

Events:

Break-out Session 1: The Future - New Plans for the New North Economy

Tuesday, February 16, 2016.   11:00 - 12:30           

Website:
www.slrconsulting.com
Joan Eamer -- Principal, Ecology and Climate Change, SLR Consulting, BSc, MSc, RPBio