Images from the Conference

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

Presenter: Justin Stoyko - GIS Analyst Planner, the Sahtu Land Use Planning Board, BSc., MSc

The Sahtu Land Use Planning Board (SLUPB) is mandated to develop and Implement a land use plan (Plan) for the Sahtu Settlement Area an area of 283,000 km2. The SLUPB was created pursuant to the Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement (SDMCLA) and the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA). The Plan is the product of 1 5 years (1998-2013) of development. It came into effect on August 8, 2013 following the sequential approval by the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated  the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Canada. Following Plan approval the SLUPB has a continuing role to monitor the Plan's implementation. This includes responsibilities to conduct conformity determinations on referral, receive applications for exceptions to the Plan, consider Plan amendments, and conduct a 5-year review. The Plan's zoning map will be the focal point of the poster using additional maps, graphics, and text boxes the poster will visually present an overview of planning activities in the Sahtu Settlement Area.