Images from the Conference

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

Michelle has over 19 years of professional experience in 5 provinces and 2 territories across Canada, including over 12 years professional planning experience in a more northern context.  Michelle strives to achieve excellence in all the community and regional planning processes in which she is involved.  She understands the importance of hearing local values, needs, aspirations and concerns and contextualizing these with local conditions related to governance structures, natural environment, social and family wellbeing, economic development and cultural heritage.

She has delivered projects to diverse public and private sector clients with varying needs and aspirations, effectively communicating available policy approaches to achieving desired futures.  In all her projects, she embraces a strong ethic of client collaboration, team empowerment and community involvement.

Events:

Speaker

Break-out Session 4: Planning with Communities-Planning for Climate Change

Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   3:30 – 5:00