Beringia’s Volunteer and Speaking Engagements

2016: Speaker at IAP2 North American Conference “Who Cares About Public Participation?”, Presentation title: Public Participation as a Necessary Ingredient for Healing and Reconciliation, Montreal, QC

2016: Speaker at CIP Conference “Accent on Planning”, Quebec City, QC

2016: Participant at The Nature Conservancy’s “Increasing the Scale and Impact of Community-Based Land Use and Development Planning Workshop”, San Francisco, CA

2016: Presenter at International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Webinar – Core Values Award Winners–Projects of the Year: Pikangikum First Nation “Working it Out Together”, International Webinar hosted by IAP2

2015: Keynote Speaker at The Northern Land Use Planning Conference, Presentation title: Celebrating Indigenous Planning, Whitehorse, YT

2015: Speaker at The Canadian Institute’s First Nations Housing and Infrastructure Forum, Presentation title: Strengthening First Nations Financial Self-Reliance through Community Planning, Toronto, ON

2014: Speaker and Facilitator at the International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development (INIHKD) and Manitoba Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) International – Indigenous Health Conference

2014: Speaker and Facilitator at the Canadian Institute of Planners National Conference – People Matter

2011 to present: Current Chair of the Canadian Institute of Planners’ Indigenous People’s Planning Committee

2013: Speaker and Facilitator at the Canadian Institute of Planners National Conference – Infuse Vancouver

2012: One of twelve leading planners across BC assembled by the Planning Institute of BC to consider the case for professional planning –  The Future of Planning in BC

2012: Speaker and Facilitator at Canadian Institute of Planners National Conference – Banff

2011: Speaker and Facilitator at Planners’ Institute of British Columbia Regional Conference

2011: Member – First Nations Planning Committee. Tasked with planning UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning’s new Indigenous Community Planning specialization

2011: Panelist at UBC School of Community Planning and Regional Planning Symposium (February 3rd, 2011), Invited as a panelist to discuss “Perspectives on Growth and Justice in First Nations Planning and Community Development” at an interactive session as part of the Third Annual UBC SCARP Symposium “Metropolis: Growing Just or Just Growing?

2011: Presenter at the IPEX School on Models of Indigenous Development in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico – Session entitled “Engaging Youth in Community Planning: Leaders & Stewards of Social Change

2011: Presenter at the IPEX School on Models of Indigenous Development in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico – Session entitled “Engaging Youth in Community Planning: Leaders & Stewards of Social Change

2010: Speaker and Facilitator at the Circle for Aboriginal Relations (CFAR) 4th Annual Conference “Stewardship: Integrating Cultural Values in Land Use Planning” (Edmonton, Alberta) – Delivered concurrent workshop session “Building Strong Relations through Effective Community Engagement

2008: Speaker and Facilitator at the 2nd International Comprehensive Community Planning Conference “Community Journeys: Pathways to a Sustainable Future” (Charlottetown, PEI) – Delivered concurrent workshop session “Keeping the Plan Alive: Ensuring Community Results and Sustainable Change

2008: Speaker at a Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council’s comprehensive community planning networking team meeting

2008: Editor, Facilitator and Project Champion for Plan Canada’s Special Feature Edition on Indigenous Planning, “Celebrating Best Practices of Indigenous Planning” published by the Canadian Institute of Planners

2007: Keynote Address at the First Nations Comprehensive Community Planning Workshop, Canadian Institute of Planners/Planning Institute of BC (Vancouver, BC) – Spoke to effective comprehensive community planning practice with First Nations

2007: Senior Associate – created a non-profit organization Building Bridges with Rwanda to facilitate community development projects in Rwanda

2006: Designer and Facilitator for a five-day strategic planning training session for technical and professional government staff under the program “Strengthening Local Government Capacities for Planning, Budgeting and Managing Public Resources”, United Nations Development Program (Hanoi, Vietnam)

2006: Speaker and Facilitator at the World Planners Congress (Vancouver, BC) – Co-designed and led two sessions, “From Community Plans to Building Design: Creating Spaces for First Nations Communities

2006: Designer, Speaker and Facilitator at the World Planners Congress (Vancouver, BC) and Super Saturday Session under Theme Two “Planning for Creative Change – Diversity and Social Change” entitled “From Community Plans to Building Design: Creating Spaces for First Nations Communities”

2002: Speaker and Facilitator at the UBC Centre for Human Settlements – Vietnam – Presented two workshops in Southern Vietnam  “Facilitating Participatory Planning with First Nations in Canada” – The first as part of the Ethnology Workshop on Lessons Learned From Poverty Reduction in Ethnic Minorities in Vietnam and Canada in Vung Tau, Vietnam sponsored by the Centre for Poverty reduction – The second talk was part of a Workshop for the Undergraduate Program in Social Work and Community Development at the University of DaLat in South Vietnam

2001: Speaker at the CMHC Aboriginal Housing Conference (Whitehorse, Yukon) “Planning a Difference: Insights, Issues and Implications for First Nations Community Housing

2001: Speaker at the CMHC Aboriginal Housing Conference (Whitehorse, Yukon) “Planning a Difference: Insights, Issues and Implications for First Nations Community Housing

2001: Speaker at the Student Planning Conference (York University, Toronto) “Bridging the Cross-Cultural Planning Divide: Planner Knowledge for First Nations Settings

2000: Speaker at the Student Planning Conference  (UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, Vancouver) “Working Across Culture with First Nations

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