More and more, there is a recognition of the need for a nation to nation relationship between indigenous nations and Canada. What does that mean in the context of land use planning? Land use planning asks us to consider how we will use the land and what we need to protect to ensure we thrive as nations, but it can also be a key component of nation building.
This presentation will explore the connection between land use planning and nation building. It will include a discussion of different conceptions of nationhood. The presentation will also include case study examples from indigenous nations who are engaged in the process of asserting their nationhood and explore the role that land use planning has played in these contexts.