What an honour to have gathered over 70 participants for this virtual gathering! Over 20 First Nations were represented, including visitors from as far away as the Haida and Gitxsan Nations’ territories (to the west) and the Unama’ki and Ktaqmkuk districts of the Mi’gmaq/Mi’kmaq Nation (to the east).
The theme of this year’s workshop was “Sowing the seeds of change”. What strengths already exist in the community, what readiness can we count on for the future to root in? What seeds do we need to sow today so that future generations will harvest fruits? What is our vision for a collective future?
The stories, experiences and resources shared showcase First Nations planning expertise. They inspire and lead to action. Enjoy your discovery!
Preparatory Session – February 9, 2021
Day 1 – February 10, 2021
- Community Story: Essipit Innus First Nation – Marc Genest and Marie-Eve Bouchard
- Community Engagement – Marie-Eve Bouchard (Essipit)
- Lateral Kindness – Suzy Goodleaf (Kahnawà:ke)
- CCP and Land Use Planning – Dana Moraes (Skidegate – Haida Nation)
Day 2 – February 11, 2021
- Community Story: Kahnawà:ke – Karonhienhawe Linda Delormier (Kahnawà:ke)
- Writing the Plan – Sandra Martin Harris (Gitxsan Nation)
- Dreaming Together: Vision, Objectives, Actions – Janet Kivett Knight and Shannon Labelle (Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund)
- Project Planning and Funding – Catherine Beland (FNQLSDI) and Marie-Pierre Bessette (Indigenous Services Canada)
Day 3 – February 12, 2021