Announcing New eBook: Indigenous Planning Starter Kit


Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Indigenous Planning: Five Crucial Elements Every Land Use Plan Needs

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

Recent Posts