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Beringia and Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council – Land Use and Conservation Finalist

Beringia and Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council were named Land Use & Conservation Finalists in the  Real Estate Foundation of BC’s Land Awards 2018 for the “BC First Nations Land Use Planning Handbook.” Watch our video to learn more.

Overview: For First Nations communities, land use planning is a way for community members to tell their Nation’s story, make decisions about land and resources, and assert their rights to self-governance. However, there are very few resources and community planning tools specifically for Indigenous people. Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council worked with Beringia Community Planning and an advisory group of Indigenous planners to create a BC First Nations Land Use Planning Handbook. The Handbook walks communities through the steps needed to prepare for planning, make decisions, act on a plan, and reflect on outcomes.

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Beringia looking to expand it’s team!

Beringia Community Planning has openings for three positions: an office manager, a junior planner and an intermediate planner. Applications due April 30th.

Beringia Community Planning Call for Interest Intermediate Planner

Beringia Community Planning Call for Interest Junior Planner

Beringia Community Planning Call for Interest Office Manager

The Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society and Beringia Win IAP2 Core Values Award

On September 7th, 2017 Sarah Gillett from Beringia Community Planning joined Kaska Elder Fannie Vance, Youth for Safety participant Piper Allen, and facilitator Julie Laliberte to accept the IAP2 Core Values Award for Indigenous Engagement at a gala in Denver Colorado.

Youth for Safety is a project initiated by the Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society that recognizes the need for active female and male Youth engagement and leadership in addressing the issue of violence against young women and girls. This unique local response to sexualized violence is grounded in Kaska cultural principles around safety and dignity.  A group of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Youth were engaged in a process of exploring issues of violence against young women and girls to then get actively involved in developing community safety campaigns, thus becoming engagement leaders in their community.

Here are a few quotes from project participants:

“Change has to start with our young people. Being part of the change makes me happy. I’m really proud to be able to change our community and make it safe for our community”Youth participant

“It’s a very nice feeling, when everybody gets together and really puts their head down, it’s pretty cool to see some of the work that can be done” – Youth participant

“The impact of the project is rippling out into community” – Inter agency representative

Find out more in this video on the project.

Campbell River SOCP Vision

Learn more about all the good stuff happening in Campbell River – Here is a  video about the vision for Campbell River’s Sustainable Official Community Plan 2011.