Images from the Conference

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

Gillian Nicol is a fourth generation Vancouverite, born on Coast Salish Territory. Her parents are Bruce and Mary Ellen Nicol born in Oklar, Wisconsin and Vancouver, BC, respectively. Her ancestors are from the Isle of Skye, Scotland and Newport, Wales. Although she is not First Nation, her family made its journey to British Columbia; this is her home.

A plethora of reasons come to mind when Gillian conveys to people why she is studying Indigenous Community Planning at UBC. However, the first step she wants to address, learn and understand is how the lands worked before colonization. It is important to know this in order to help educate and decolonize people’s ways of thinking. Knowing what came before our current ways of thinking will only able non-aboriginal and aboriginal people to successfully walk together into the future and build trust and respect with one another. Gillian hopes to work for either for a Band, Nation, not for profit, or consulting company that addresses these themes in the future.



Plenary Poster Presentations

Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   1:30-1:40