Images from the Conference

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

We want to provide you with an update from the Yukon Land Use Planning Council and the Dawson Regional Planning Commission regarding operations as we responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 16th, 2020 Yukon’s Chief Medical Officers gave a press conference asking Yukoners to undertake several precautionary measures to help prevent spreading the virus across the territory.  Yukoners are being asked to work from home. Those returning from abroad are required to self-isolate for two weeks, and there is now a temporary ban on all gatherings of more than 50 people. Parents are asked to stay at home with their children.

As such, we will be closing our office until the end of March and the staff are working from home. We will remain operational during this time and all staff will be checking e-mails and voicemail (unless they are on holidays). We anticipate having to alter our meeting plans to accommodate for a teleconference or video call, instead of meetings in-person. Will continue to monitor the situation in Yukon and proceed as advised by Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Lois Craig,

Alternating Chair,

YLUPC