Learning from Indigenous-led land planning efforts in Alaska and Canada
The Northwest Boreal Partnership is working with an Indigenous Steering Committee to host a virtual series in 2021 focused on land planning efforts being led by Indigenous communities in Alaska and western Canada. This topic is extremely timely as more First Nations, Alaska Native tribes, and Indigenous entities are creating and implementing land relationship plans that are based in Indigenous ways and values, and that also build off of traditional (historical) land use. This challenges the current paradigm for land use planning that is based in western approaches, and is an important opportunity to build more collaborative, equitable, and environmentally sustainable land planning approaches. The series is part of a broader effort to bridge conversations among representatives across Alaska and western Canada from government agencies, academic researchers, land-owning entities such as Native corporations, and Indigenous communities and governments.
Northwest Boreal Partnership, partnered with an Indigenous-led Steering Committee
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