During the Summer months, members of the Yukon Land Use Planning Council and staff attend assemblies around the Yukon and this year we are attending: The Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation (June 18th, 2015) in Little Salmon Village, Kluane First Nation (June 27th, 2015) in Burwash, the Teslin Tlingit Council (July 7th, 2015) in Brook's Brook, and the Champagne & Aishihik First Nations (July 17th, 2014) at Kusawa Lake.
The purpose of these trips was to inform delegates and attendees about the current status of land use plans in the territory and to discuss the processes of regional land use planning, through presentations and displays.
Highlights of the Council’s trips to the GA’s included:
- Liaising with various organizations who regularly attend First Nations General Assemblies;
- Presenting the Council's new video about regional planning entitled "Our Land, Our Future";
- Discussing the goal of Regional Land Use Planning at the YLUPC display booth;
- Listening to perspectives and stories from Elders about life in the Yukon;
- Taking in the rich culture of the various First Nations.
The YLUPC’s staff is grateful to have been invited to several assemblies over the summer. We look forward to working with Self Governing First Nation’s on the development of regional land use planning in their traditional territory.