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Exploring the Truths about Planning

Occupation of Douglas Creek Estates. GSMacLean, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Shawanaga First Nation Pilots Field Guide to Research During COVID-19

Zeegwun and Ogichida McQuabbie helping their dad, Lands Manager Tobias McQuabbie, with field assessments at Shawanaga First Nation. 

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Indigenous nations prepare for high waters: Floodplain Mapping UPDATE APRIL 2020

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


Just because we're in the middle of this COVID-19 crisis doesn't mean rivers have stopped rising this spring. Whether by flood or by...

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Wasauksing Showcases Land Use and Environmental Plans in New Video

A huge shout-out to the lovely people of Wasauksing First Nation and the work they have been doing on their land use and environmental management plans! It has been a lot of fun helping create these plans and this video that explains the "why"...

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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 of...

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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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