We are headed to Ottawa, Ontario on July 3 - 6, 2019 for the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) National Gathering.Read More
“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 NationRead More
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...Read More
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...Read More
What motivates most planners is a deep desire to create spaces for people to live their lives with a sense of community, a sense of home. Balancing the need for houses, businesses, schools and infrastructure with the need for parks, wild spaces,...Read More
Image: A bouquet of background maps - great place to gather information for your planning process!
Gathering existing background information into one place is a great way to start any planning process. For example, if your Indigenous nation is...Read More
Above: First Nation Watershed Map in 3D using wood elevation cutouts - planning can be fun and exciting - and doesn't have to be stuck in dusty reports!
Springtime is planning time! Do you hear that and groan? We all know the value of a good...Read More