Category Archives: Resources

Plan Canada – Indigenous Planning

Plan Canada Winter 2016 EditionPlan Canada’s Winter Edition 2016 focuses on Indigenous Planning. From the Editorial Board (starting on Pg 12), Jeff Cook writes about “Reconciliation in Practical Terms” and poses the question How do we, as planners, meaningfully collaborate with Indigenous Canada to restore relationships, based on recognition, trust, cultural respect and dignity?

Plan Canada Special Edition on Indigenous Planning

Plan Canada 2013In celebration of the Indigenous People’s Planning (Sub) Committee’s (IPPC) 10 year anniversary, IPPC has led the Canadian Institute of Planners’ publication of a second Plan Canada Special Edition on Indigenous Planning. Beringia contributed to several articles in the special edition:

– Opinion Editorial (page 7), “Honouring Indigenous Planning: Renewing Our Commitment to Action” written by Jeff Cook (Beringia principal).

– Article Six (page 37), “Giving Voice to All: Traditional Syilx wisdom and practice shape contemporary community planning in the Penticton Indian Band’s CCP”, written by Marena Brinkhurst (Beringia planner), Elaine Alec and Anona Kampe.

–  Article Eight (page 48), “Indigenizing Planning Education, Decolonizing Planning Practice: First Steps” written by Leonie Sandercock, Jeff Cook (Beringia principal), Leona Sparrow and Larissa Grant.

2013 National Planning Awards

A Path ForwardBeringia contributed to an award-winning “A Path Forward: A Regional Planning Toolkit” led by the BC Government and EcoPlan International. The toolkit is a resource guide to support Treaty First Nations, regional districts and local governments’ collaboration and planning. The toolkit was awarded the 2013 CIP Award for Planning Excellence in the Planning Publications category.

The complete Toolkit is available for download (.pdf) at

Beringia’s Marena Brinkhurst was also awarded the CIP President’s Student Scholarship for “the most outstanding research submission” in recognition of her Simon Fraser University Masters research project entitled “Community Land-Use Planning on First Nations Reserves and the Influence of Land Tenure: A Case Study with the Penticton Indian Band.