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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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