Images from the Conference

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

Grand Chief Jonathon Solomon: Elected to the Office of the Grand Chief by the citizens of the Mushkegowuk First Nations in August 2015, Grand Chief Solomon brings extensive knowledge, experience, passion and responsibility to the protection and advancement of our Sacred Treaty Bundle.

In 2011 during his term as the Chief of the Kashechewan First Nation, Chief Solomon played a key and effective role in getting the Ontario government to work towards creating a Treaty Table with Mushkegowuk. On November 27, 2015, as directed by the Mushkegowuk leadership, Grand Chief Solomon was honoured to sign a Treaty Relationship Roundtable Memorandum of Understanding with the Ontario. Grand Chief Solomon is a member of the Kashechewan First Nation and is a proud great grandson of Andrew Wesley….who courageously signed the James Bay Treaty in 1905, and by doing so, secured jurisdiction of our homelands for his future generations.