Images from the Conference

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

This conference was organised by a committee of people interested in northern planning. The committee had representation from the Council for Yukon First Nations, the Yukon Government, the Government of the Northwest Territories, the Planning Institute of British Columbia, the Alberta Professional Planning Institute as well as the Yukon Land Use Planning Council. The Council is mandated under Yukon Land Claims Agreements and helps Government, Yukon First Nations and Regional Planning Commissions coordinate their efforts to conduct regional land use planning.

The committee contracted Lesley Cabott to be the Conference Organiser. Several staff members of the Council and subcontractors also worked towards putting on a great conference.