Images from the Conference

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

Yukon Planning Regions as of January 2013

The Yukon Land Use Planning Council helps Government, Yukon First Nations and Regional Planning Commissions coordinate their efforts to conduct regional land use planning. This planning is necessary to resolve land use and resource conflicts within Yukon's regions. The plans ensure that use of lands and resources is consistent with social, cultural, economic and environmental values. These plans will build upon the traditional knowledge and experience of the residents of each region.

Regional land use plans make recommendations for the use of land, water and other renewable and non-renewable resources. Governments and First Nations must adhere to these regional plans when authorizing use of land and resources.

Whether you are a prospector or a planner, we hope you will find useful information here about land use planning in the North. We encourage you to explore this site, and follow links to other helpful and informative sites.