IWAU/NRESi colloquium: Reconciliation in Land Use Planning. Sarah Atkinson, Vesta Development Consultants.

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Room 8-164 and Online: (http://www.unbc.ca/nres-institute/colloquium-webcasts)
Prince George

Sarah AtkinsonThe PIBC Board has appointed the Reconciliation in Planning Committee to review and make recommendations regarding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report and Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. 

Through our work we realized there was a larger call to action; to decolonize our  institutions, practices and approaches. Our work was broadened to encompass a framework for reconciliation for the Planning Profession in BC and the Yukon.

In this talk I will share the beginning of our work towards reconciliation and the lessons I have learned through this process including: 

1. Our role in Decolonizing;
2. The benefits of undoing the forces of colonialism;
3. The possibilities were we to co-create a new relationship with First Nation’s;
4. The shifts that are possible if our profession respected First Nation’s rights, culture and traditions.

Ultimately, reconciliation and a new, co-created relationship will benefit all aspects of our society from city planning to resource planning and beyond. 

The Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Institute (NRESi) at UNBC hosts a weekly lecture series at the Prince George campus. Anyone from the university or wider community with interest in the topic area is welcome to attend. Go to http://www.unbc.ca/nres-institute/colloquium-webcasts to view the presentation remotely.

Past NRESi colloquium presentations and special lectures can be viewed on our video archive, available here.

Please Note: NRESi colloquium presentations this semester will be available to attend both in-person as well as online. However, those wishing to attend in-person must wear a mask as per Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders and University policy. Thank you for your understanding. 

Contact Information

Al Wiensczyk, RPF
Research Manager,
Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute
Phone: 250-614-4354
Phone: 250-960-5018
Email: al.wiensczyk@unbc.ca

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