How to Train Your Consultant in Four Easy Steps

Not that long ago, when we walked into the Lands Department of a new client, the director came up to us and shook our hands. “Congratulations,” he said, “you’ve now visited us more than the last consultants ever did.” Yikes. Not all...

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Announcing New eBook: Indigenous Planning Starter Kit

 

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SVS Presenting at the Ontario Aboriginal Lands Association Conference

Photo: Visit Jeremy Shute, Mitchell Avis and Rachel White at the OALA Conference

 

Do you work for an Indigenous nation and find yourself never having enough time or feeling stuck moving your projects forward? Get the inside track on how a...

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Indigenous Planning: Funding Your Land Use Plan

For many Indigenous nations, finding and securing the funding necessary to take on a task as large as a land use plan can seem like a big challenge. If own-sourced funding is not possible or desirable for developing your plan, there are a number...

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The Secret Ingredient to Indigenous Planning: Pick the Right Community Champion

Darrell Settee, champion of Pimicikamak Cree Nation and all around great guy.

Having a dedicated community planner for your planning process is your secret ingr edient for success. Sometimes called a community champion, the right person for this...

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SVS and Magnetawan First Nation presenting at Canadian Institute of Planners Conference July 4th, 2019!

 

We are headed to Ottawa, Ontario on July 3 - 6, 2019 for the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) National Gathering.

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Indigenous Planning: Six Examples of Creative Engagement that Work

“Our 3-D map was put together, painted and decorated by our community members. It is a teaching tool for our members, from community history to future planning.” – Samantha Noganosh, Head Councilor and Lands Clerk, Magnetawan First Nation

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Indigenous nations prepare for high waters: Floodplain Mapping

The Magnetawan River surging with spring meltwater near Magnetawan First Nation, Spring 2019

 

Every spring, a growing number of Indigenous nations face the threat of surging meltwaters, and 2019 has been no different. Kashechewan First Nation, a...

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Indigenous Planning: How to Use Video for Maximum Impact

Shawanaga Lands Manager, Tobias McQuabbie, recording video narration with SVS's Jeremy Shute Read More

Indigenous Nations Lead the Way in Marine Planning: How to Get Involved

 

View from Qikiqtarjuaq, a community located just north of the Arctic Circle on Broughton Island, adjacent to the eastern coast of Baffin Island at the Davis Strait. Photo by Chris Colombo.

 

From coast to coast to coast, Indigenous nations are...

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