Environmental Management and Land Use Workshops
October 6 and 7, 2015 – Courtyard by Marriott, Ottawa, Ontario
October 15 and 16, 2015 – Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
October 21 and 22, 2015 – Delta Ocean Pointe Inn, Victoria, British Columbia
Workshop Purpose and Objectives
As First Nations implement their Land Codes, a variety of questions have arisen regarding how best to achieve their environmental and land use goals as well as the specific requirements of the Framework Agreement. To help answer these questions, the Lands Advisory Board Resource Centre (LABRC), in cooperation with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), has organized a series of educational workshops.
The purpose of the workshops are to engage with representatives of Operational and Developmental First Nations who wish to share their experiences and learn more about environmental and land use planning specifically in the context of land code implementation in the following areas:
- The content, methods, and costs of preparing Environmental Management Plans (EMPs),
- Retaining and managing environmental consultants who are familiar with the particular challenges and requirements of the Framework Agreement,
- Design and conduct of Environmental Assessment in accordance with the Framework Agreement,
- Considerations for land suitability and capability related to land use decisions, Land Use Planning, enforcement and law making,
- Waste management and other regional issues.
During the two-day workshop, participants will hear directly from other First Nations who are actively operating under their land codes and specialists who are working with operational First Nations on the foregoing topics. Participants will have an opportunity to learn from other First Nation’s experiences, and have an opportunity to discuss points of interest and ask questions. LABRC also will distribute, utilize, and seek comments on a draft version of A Brief Guide to Preparing Environmental Management Plans for Land Code First Nations.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be better informed to undertake their environmental and land governance responsibilities.
David Harper—LABRC Environmental Advisor, Registered Professional Planner
Daniel Millette—LABRC Director, Strategic Planning and Communications, Registered Professional Planner
Murray Browne—Consultant on legal matters related to law enforcement
Cheri Redden—Director, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
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