On February 13-15, 2018, NADF (Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund) hosted the 3rd Annual Comprehensive Community Planning Workshop in Thunder Bay. This workshop brought together representatives from communities within the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Grand Council Treaty 3, and Robinson Superior 1850, as well as from other territories in Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec. Together, we learned about CCP, shares experiences and worked together to identify approaches that will support our communities. Participants heard from those who have experience with CCP processes about tools, methods and strategies they have tried, and lessons learned.
We were also joined by speakers from across Canada, including:
- Elder Victor Pelletier, Fort William First Nation
- Noreen Agnew, Long Lake #58 First Nation
- Gwen Phillips, Ktunaxa Nation
- Alana Peters- Daniels, Long Plain First Nation
- Dana Moraes, Skidegate First Nation
- Rose LeMay and Destine Lord, Indigenous Reconciliation Group
- Community planners from Onigaming First Nation, MoCreebec Eeyoud, Pic Mobert First Nation and Mitaanijigaming First Nation
- Audrey Gilbeau, Nokiiwin Tribal Council
- William Trousdale and David Hohenschau, EcoPlan International
These speakers gave presentations, led concurrent sessions, and facilitated hands- on activities. Throughout the three days, Alice Sasines and Priscilla Graham from Animbiigoo Zaagi’ogan Anishinaabek guided the proceedings.
This report is an overview of the workshop. It summarizes what was shared by our speakers and our participants, through presentations, group discussions and various activities. It also gives an idea of what our next steps are related to Comprehensive Community Planning in Northern Ontario.