Images from the Conference

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

Presenter: Nick Grzybowski

To date the Common Land Use Planning Process (planning process) has struggled in producing regional land use plans that are approved and implemented by both the Yukon and the First Nations government(s).

The goal of this research project was to capture the knowledge and experience of those involved in the Peel Watershed planning process that took place between 2002 and 2014. Gathering this knowledge will contribute to improving the planning process in the Yukon, where past successes and challenges inform improved future applications.

In the short term, recommendations from my project are intended to contribute to the successful completion of regional land use plans in the Yukon, which in the long run may provide greater certainty for a multitude of users and reduce the prevalence of land use conflicts throughout the Yukon Territory.