Images from the Conference

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

Janet Kivett Knight is a student at the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC, specializing in Indigenous Communities Planning and the Canadian North. She is also a member of the Health, Environment and Indigenous Communities research group based at Trent University and holds an MA in Sustainability Studies from that institution.


  • Diana Kouril B.A. – Researcher, Health, Environment and Indigenous Communities Research Group
  • Chris Furgal Ph.D. – Associate professor, Indigenous Studies & Environmental Studies at Trent University

Break-out Session 2: Governance- Planning for Change – Values Cultural/Heritage

Tuesday, February 16, 2016.   3:30 – 5:00