Land Use Planning Sessions Phase II

Osoyoos - October 28th - 30th, 2015


Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) is pleased to announce that it will offer ‘Phase 2’ of the LUP Training series based on feedback from community participants in Phase 1. The following four Learning Modules are being offered:


1. Community engagement, communication and facilitation;

2. Information management, data gathering, analysis and planning documentation;

3. Legal environment of land use planning; working with external consultants; and

4. Implementation, monitoring and evaluation of LUP/LC.


These four Learning Modules will be delivered once each, in four different locations from October to March, 2016. The first session is scheduled to take place in Osoyoos at Spirit Ridge Vineyard and Spa on October 28-30th, 2015. The Learning Module length will be 2.5 days with a full day on Wednesday, Thursday and a half day on Friday.


The Learning Modules are highly interactive, tool-based and emphasize a learning by doing approach. Participants will learn a variety of planning methods and tools, engage in practice exercises, and present learning and stories to one another.



First Nation Land Use Planning Context

First Nations’ ability to govern, plan and manage their lands and resources is complicated and constantly evolving. The need for First Nations to make decisions about their land and resources in the face of development pressures continues to grow.


With a recent landmark Supreme Court decision (Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44) and increased land governance tools at their disposal, First Nations are well positioned to embrace Land Use Planning (LUP) and related skills as tools for self-determination and improved control over lands and resources.


First Nations operate under various land governance regimes: the Indian Act; delegated authority under the Indian Act; First Nations Land Management Act (FNLMA); and, individual legal agreements, Treaties or Land Claim Agreements.


Learning Outcomes

The four Learning Modules will result in the following anticipated outcomes for participants:


  • Increased capacity to design and deliver community-driven LUP processes (including implementation and monitoring and evaluation);

  • Expanded understanding of process leadership and methods;

  • Improved confidence with an expanded tool kit and resources to utilize in community;

  • Access to an Indigenous relationship network and support system for LUP; and

  • Increased awareness of the legal environment, history and implications for land use governance and planning.


Learning Module 1: Community Engagement, Communication and Facilitation

This learning module targets increasing process leadership and understanding ranging from the design and delivery of community engagement and communication systems, to the application of methods, tools and techniques of facilitation.


Jeff Cook, MCIP, M.A (Planning)   Beringia Community Planning

Mr. Cook has 25 years of planning education, applied community experience and working relationships with First Nations across Canada, in a variety of planning capacities, including land use planning and training. 


Who Should Attend

We would like to invite communities presently undertaking Land Use Planning (LUP), Environmental Management Planning (EMP) or those intending to develop a Plan within the next year. One (1) representative from your community is invited to attend, and each Learning Module will be limited to 25 participants. In order for this training program to be a success, your community must be prepared to commit to send your representative to all four (4) Learning Modules that are planned for 2015/16.


Please note that participants are expected to attend each 2.5 day session and cell phone use will only be permitted during breaks to minimize disturbance and maximize learning potential.

Tentative Schedule

Tentative Schedule:


Day 1 9:00am until 4:30pm 


  • Opening Welcome, Introductions, Needs and Learning Outcomes

  • Review of Land Use Planning Phase 1 Training

  • Part 1: What is Community Engagement and Communication?  - The Basics

  • Part 2: What is Community Engagement and Communication? - In Context with First Nations and Land Use Planning.

  • Part 3: Planning Process Design and Implementation – Getting Ready: Building the Engagement and Communications Strategy

  • Review and Closing


Day 2 9:00am until 4:00pm 


  • Part 4: Designing the Engagement and Communications Strategy

  • Part 5: Implementing the Engagement and Communications Strategy; Facilitation and Presentation Basics

  • Part 6: Monitoring and Evaluating the Engagement and Communications Strategy

  • Part 7: Project Group Work



Day 3 9:00am until 12:00pm 


  • Group Project Work

  • Presentation of Group Project

  • Review Feedback, Reflection and Next Steps



Location:  Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa

                  Room: Spirit Room

                  1200 Rancher Creek Rd, Osoyoos BC

                  Telephone:  (250) 495-5445


Booking Information will be sent in confirmation e-mail


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Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council (NmTC) is a non-profit society established in 1983 that supports its member nations in realizing their efforts towards self-reliance, self-governance, connection to culture, and quality of life now and for future generations.


NmTC generates own-source revenues through its activities, and the activities of Naut'sa mawt Resources Group (NRG) by providing products and services to private and public sectors across Canada. Revenues enable NmTC to expand  resources available to member Nations and support Indigenous communities throughout Canada

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