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2024 National Indigenous Peoples Day

Message from PIBC's Planning Practice & Reconciliation Committee

PIBC acknowledges that our office is on the unceded and ancestral land of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. June is National Indigenous History Month - a time to recognize the First Nations, Métis, & Inuit Peoples who have stewarded these Lands known to many as Canada for time immemorial. With National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, we also have the opportunity to honour and the history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada.

We encourage all our members and partners to continue dedicating time to strengthening their relationships with the Indigenous Peoples of their territory, finding meaningful ways to actively decolonize their own processes and practices, and enhancing their roles in reconciliation. In support of this initiative, the BC Land Summit has made its keynote panel presentation - Indigenizing Planning, Decolonizing Land Use - available online. Read more about this candid and insightful keynote panel presentation below.

We are also sharing the latest updates on the work that the PPRC has been doing as part of the Institute's ongoing work to decolonize the planning profession and to incorporate Indigenous knowledge in meaningful ways.

Click here to read Sanala Planning's Phase 1 Report - Exploring Pathways for Indigenous Planning Membership: Reflections and Recommendations

Click here to read PPRC's most recent activities and deliverables (excerpt from current PIBC Annual Report)

Click here for CIP's list of resources and initiatives on reconciliation, governance, and planning.

Click here to learn more about CIP Request for Proposals - Reconciliation Action Plan (closes July 2, 2024).

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Indigenizing Planning, Decolonizing Land Use
2024 BC Land Summit Keynote Panel (May 8, 2024)

The 2024 BC Land Summit welcomed this opening keynote panel of Indigenous thought leaders to share their perspectives on how Indigenizing and decolonizing land use planning promises to benefit us all. This candid and insightful presentation invites you to think about your role as a practitioner, organization, and sector in advancing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Click here to watch this keynote presentation.

Panelists: Ginger Gosnell-Myers (Indigenous Fellow, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University); Tara Marsden/Naxginkw (Founder, Hlimoo Sustainable Solutions) and Jessie Hemphill (CEO, Sa̱nala Planning).

This keynote session was generously supported by 2024 BC Land Summit Presenting Partner, the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia.

2024 NIPD

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