Images from the Conference

Council Chair Patrick Rouble
giving the opening message
singing at the Gala
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
Dakhká Khwáan Dancers
at the Gala
Council Director Ron Cruikshank
presenting his experience developing the Gwich'in Regional Land Use Plan
A Full House in the Longhouse
a keynote address draws a full house with about 200 attendees
Planning the New North
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
Wilbur Smarch
talking about the legacy of Indian Residential Schools
The Next Generation of Planners
posing by a dugout canoe
Planning the New North
Planning the New North
Ed Peekakoot
fiddling at the Gala
One of many breakout sessions
at the "Artist Studio"
Jeff Cook
speaks to a packed house on the second keynote address
Michael Barrett
on the Nunavik experience with regional planning and protected areas
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
Iain Davidson-Hunt
makes a point
Planning the New North

Biographies and links for each presenter.

Iain Davidson-Hunt is Professor at the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Manitoba, Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and co-lead of the Theme on Sustainable Livelihoods, Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. He has worked with Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on territorial land-use planning, ethnoecology, food systems and biodiversity-based enterprise development.


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

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

Optional Workshop: The Conservation Economy Potential in Canada’s North

Thursday, February 18, 2016. 9:00-12:00

Iain Davidson-Hunt -- Ph.D., RPP, Professor at the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Manitoba

Ryan Small is the Director of Technical Services for the Mushkegowuk Tribal Council in Timmins Ontario. Ryan leads a Technical team of three focusing on providing Technical advisory services on Housing and infrastructure in each of the seven communities affiliated with the Tribal Council (Attawapiskat, Kashechewan, Fort Albany, Moose Cree, Taykwa Tagamou, Chapleau Cree and Missanbie Cree.

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.

Rachel is a Senior Community Development Specialist with Shared Value Solutions. Her work has centered around community stakeholder engagement with a focus on social, economic and cultural issues related to sustainable development. Rachel leads projects with the objective of assessing community stakeholder values and integrating multi-stakeholder interests into project design and resource management.

Leah Culver is a human-environment consultant and sociocultural anthropologist with Shared Value Solutions. She has extensive experience conducting TKLUO and Oral History research for First Nation and Métis governments and communities and developing and carrying out qualitative based program evaluations, socioeconomic impact assessments, and Community Energy Plans.