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Community Driven Land Use Planning in the Haida Village of Skidegate:An Indigenous Community Planning PracticumbyEMMA FINEBLITB.A. Hons., St. Mary’s University, 2010ANDMALCOLM MACLEANB.A. Hons., The University of Victoria, 2012A PRACTICUM PROJECT SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS (PLANNING)inTHE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIESSchool of Community and Regional PlanningWe accept this project as conforming to the required standard ................................................................................................................................................................THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA May 2015© Emma Fineblit and Malcolm MacLean, 2015Community Driven Land Use Planning in the Haida Village of Skidegate:An Indigenous Community Planning PracticumSkidegate Band CouncilThis practicum was possible thanks to the partnership between The Skidegate Band Council and UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning.Emma FineblitMalcolm MacLeanAcknowledgements ivExecutive Summary viIntroduction 1Context 2Student Context 2Community Context 3Planning Context 4Land Use Governance in Skidegate 6Land Use Planning 6Land Use Planning Process 8Approach and Methodology 9Relationship Building 9Planning Team 11Process Strategy 12Engagement Strategy 14Engagement Activities 16Communication Strategy 16Data Analysis 17Community Mapping 18Summary of Findings 20Draft Land Use Plan Vision 20Core Land Use Priorities 21Summary of Mapping Results 30Deliverables 33Next Steps 36Confirm and Prioritize actions from the Draft Land Use Plan framework. 36Expand Land Use Policies 36Finalize Land Use Map 37Complete Implementation Strategy 37Develop Monitoring & Evaluation Framework 37Carry Out Quickstart Projects 37Finalize Gud Ga Is 37Table of ContentsClosing Reflection 38Reflections on the Land Use Planning Process 38Strengths 38Challenges/Limitations 39Student Experience 40Considerations for Future Practicums 45References 47Appendicies 49Appendix 1 Drafted Workplan 50Appendix 2 Learning Agreement 54Appendix 3 Skidegate Draft Land Use Planning Framework 68Appendix 4 LUP Planning Cycle Process Strategy Draft 109Appendix 5 Engagement and Communications Strategy Draft 112Appendix 6 Past Plan Summaries 119Appendix 7 11 Skidegate Reserve Sites Map 131Appendix 8 Gud Ga Is Quick Guide Poster Draft 133Appendix 9 Community Planning Timeline 135Appendix 10 Questionnaires 137Appendix 11 Event Posters 182Appendix 12 Report Backs 190Appendix 13 Newsletter Updates 198Appendix 14 Event Summaries 204Appendix 15 Powerpoint Presentations 248Appendix 16 CCP Goals vs Current Initiatives 312Appendix 17 Housing Report 314Appendix 18 Draft Vision and Goals 319Appendix 19 LUP Statements in Progress 321Page viinvolved. We’ll miss the coffee break chats!Haawa to Babs Stevens, SBC Chief Adminis-trative Officer, for initiating the relationship be-tween SBC and SCARP that made this possible. Thank you for your support and encouragement, your warm smiles and hugs, and sharing your wisdom. It was an honour to stand up alongside you at Musqueam to present the value of this partnership that you have made possible.Haawa to the SCARP students who paved the way for this partnership. Krystie Babalos, Jes-sica Williams, Melanie Harding, and Daniel Iwama, our work was so much easier because of the very positive relationship that you were able to build between SCARP and the Skidegate community. We were so grateful to follow in your footsteps, and to build on the great work that you did during your practicums. We want you to know that you left a wonderful legacy behind you and that community members asked about you and shared fond memories of you.Thank you to the funders who make the ICP practicum possible. We had the chance to spend some time with Hedy Rubin from the Real Estate Foundation when she visited Skidegate and her support for this program was apparent. It is so nice to know that we have funders who “get it,” and who are willing to go to bat to make sure that this important program can continue.Thank you to Leonie Sandercock for having the courage to make this program a reality. Thank you for your continued dedication to learning along the way, and making the program stron-AcknowledgementsWe were extremely fortunate for all the generos-ity we received to make this incredible practicum experience possible. Without the support of each of the individuals and groups listed below, this journey would not have happened and we are full of gratitude for each of them.Haawa to the Skidegate Band Council for inviting us to Skidegate, for providing our ac-commodations and travel costs, taking a chance on two inexperienced white students from the city, and, most importantly, for the unwavering support that you have given to the community planning process. Community planning does not work without the buy-in of those who have the power to put the plan into action.  Thank you for believing in the process, coming out to Land Use Planning events, valuing the voices of commu-nity members, and for your dedication to making your community better every day. A special Haawa to Chief Councillor Billy Yovanovitch for taking us out fishing, teaching us about your community, and taking the time to present alongside us at Musqueam. Your pres-ence and support meant a great deal to us.Haawa to the SBC staff for welcoming us warm-ly into your office community and tolerating our antics of drawing on the walls and taping maps together in the hallways. Thank you for being some of the biggest supporters of the planning process, for providing valuable insights and ideas, and for getting your friends and families Page viiHaawa to Cheryl Sosick for always being on top of everything that needed to get done, and for keeping us on track. Thanks for all that you taught us, and for being prepared to step outside your comfort zone and be a leader. Thank you for introducing us to your wonderful family, and for being our friend.Haawa to Trent Moraes, for being an incredible host. Haawa for welcoming us into your home, and taking us on the most incredible adventures we will remember for the rest of our lives.Haawa to Dana Moraes, our leader, our men-tor, our host, our cultural guide, and our friend. Haawa for welcoming us so completely into your home and into your wonderful family. Haawa for teaching us all that we can’t learn in school, and for leading by example. Haawa for your dedica-tion to everyone around you- your students, your employees, your family, and your community. You are the person that made this experience what it was and we will forever be grateful to you.Finally, Haawa to the Skidegate community, for welcoming us into your community with open arms, sharing stories and lessons and delicious meals. Haawa for your patience as we learned, and didn’t always get it right. Haawa for your enthusiasm and commitment to planning and to making Skidegate the place you want your children and grandchildren to grow up in. Your passion and dedication to your community were an inspiration to us, and made this practicum so rewarding.ger. Thank you for introducing Malcolm to Haida Gwaii and bringing him into the program. It was such a pleasure to be working in the same com-munity as you this year and to share challenges and celebrate successes with you along the way.Thank you to Jeff Cook, our instructor, who was there with us every step of the way- if not physi-cally, then you were always just a text message or email away, to help us revise questionnaires and presentations late at night, or to put things in perspective for us and remind us what was important. You have been incredibly supportive of us and taught us so much this past year, and we are very grateful.Thank you also to our other SCARP teachers, for equipping us with the knowledge and skills that we could bring with us into the practicum and for your patience and understanding when we had to miss classes for the practicum.Thank you to our ICP classmates, who remind-ed us of deadlines, shared strategies and tools, listened to our stories and offered helpful advice, and shared their challenges with us in solidarity. Thank you for the stories, the laughs, and the baby cuddles. We are more than a class, more than a team. You have been a family to us and we know the connections we made are for life.Haawa to Loni LeBlanc for keeping us in the loop, entering mounds of data, and for bringing your calm, caring, creative, and honest perspec-tive into our team. Thank you for being a gener-ous host and a friend to us.Page viiigovernance. Throughout the process we strived to ensure that whenever decisions were made about things like broad process design, focusing questions, or event formats, they were shaped by direction from Skidegate community members and Haida culture. Inevitably our decisions and process were constrained by limitations of time, budget, capacity, and imagination, however the experience of working with the planning team and the feedback from community members was overwhelmingly positive, and rewarding. We hope that sharing our experiences and our re-flections on those experiences might be of value to planning students and practitioners embarking on their own journeys planning with communities.The foundation of the practicum was relation-ship-building: between the two of us as practicum partners, between the Planning Team, and be-tween us and the broader Skidegate community. Our process and engagement methodology were adapted from methods that had been developed by the planning teams over the past two years of the CCP process. During our practicum time, our planning team was able to work through the first few phases of the planning cycle - pre-planning, engagement, and the beginning of documenta-tion, but there is more work to be done on doc-umentation, prioritization, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation - of both the CCP and the land use plan.One of the major strengths of the land use plan-ning process was the breadth of community en-gagement, with 20 different engagement events, some open to the broad community and some Executive SummaryBetween September 2014 and April 2015, we, Malcolm MacLean and Emma Fineblit, made six trips to the community of Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, as part of our practicum for the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) Indigenous Community Planning (ICP) Program. We entered into a community with rich planning history; the Haida had been planning and man-aging their land and waters for millennia, and in more recent years, the community had under-gone consultant-driven planning processes, and a community-led Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP) process supported by SCARP practicum students over the last two years. We joined a Planning Team led by Dana Moraes, Skidegate CCP Coordinator, and working along-side Loni LeBlanc and Cheryl Sosick, Planning Assistants. Our team’s primary task for the year was to initiate a land use planning process for the Skidegate community, working for the Skide-gate Band Council. We learned a great deal throughout our practi-cum experience, about what makes a successful land use planning process, about Haida culture, and about ourselves and our role. In keeping with the comprehensive, culturally based, and community driven tradition of Skidegate’s CCP process, the land use planning discussions pushed beyond the conventional topics like infrastructure, economic development and built/natural environment, and included discussion of food, medicine and environmental protection as well as culturally defined elements of good Page ixplanning team also produced dozens of other de-liverables along the way, including event summa-ries, report-backs, presentations, and newsletter updates, all of which are included as appendices to this document.The substantive findings that we report in this document coming out of the land use planning process are captured in the Draft Land Use Plan Framework, which should be understood as ex-actly that - a Draft Framework, as much work still has to be done to deepen engagement, refine priorities, and solidify mapping decisions, among other next steps. Following a discussion of proposed next steps, this report concludes with a summative reflection on our lessons learned throughout the practicum.targeting specific stakeholder and demographic groups. The deeply participatory process allowed the Skidegate community to take ownership of the process at every stage, including a series of participatory community mapping activities. In addition to Engagement, where we gathered input from the community, it was also important for us to communicate back to the community and report on what we had done and heard so far. After the Engagement, we had the daunting task of analyzing the data which had been col-lected. The analysis resulted in eight substantive themes which form the structure of the core sec-tion of the Draft Land Use Planning Framework which was the final deliverable that our team produced for the Skidegate Band Council. Our Planning Team (left to right): Emma Fineblit, Dana Moraes, Cheryl Sosick, Loni LeBlanc, Malcolm MacLeanPage 1Statement, Core Land Use Planning Priorities, and some results of the Community Mapping activities we carried out with the community. We then give a description of the Deliverables that were produced throughout the process which are included as appendices in this document. We discuss what we see as the likely Next Steps for planning in Skidegate. We finish by offering some Closing Reflections, on the Strengths and Limitations of the land use planning process, and on our own experiences and Learning as stu-dents. We offer some Considerations for future ICP practicums, and include a list of References at the end of the document. Appendices are re-ferred to throughout the document and a com-plete list of them can be found at the beginning of this document with the Table of Contents.IntroductionThis report is our best attempt to summarize the experience that we, Malcolm Maclean and Emma Fineblit had, as practicum students in the Indigenous Community Planning (ICP) program at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP), planning with the community of Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, between September 2014 and April 2015. It includes descriptions of our process and methodology, results, success-es, challenges, and lessons learned. It includes appendices of much of the work that was com-pleted by the Planning Team throughout the process. The document is organized as follows:We start by saying “Haawa” or “thank you”, to all the people who made this experience possible. After the Executive Summary and this Introduc-tion, we orient the reader to the Context of our practicum- our context as students, the context of the Skidegate community, and the planning context that we were working within. We then provide a brief description of the concept of “Land Use Planning,” as it is distinct from other planning efforts. In the next section, we discuss the Approach and Methodology that we took throughout the process, including our approach to Relationship-Building, how we worked togeth-er as a Planning Team, the Process Strategy we followed, including our Engagement Strate-gy, Communication Strategy, our Data Analysis methodology and the approach that we took for Community Mapping. We then share an over-view of the Substantive Results of what we heard throughout the process, including a draft Vision Photo: A heridtary chief of Skedans is depicted in this historic pole now standing in the front Entrance of Kaay Llnagaay (aka the Haida Heritage Centre). Page 2neighbourhood, or in any community in Canada, it was important to have a better understanding of the Indigenous and colonial context in which she was working. This desire for deeper learning led her to the ICP program at SCARP.Malcolm is also of settler heritage with Scottish, Dutch, English and French ancestry. It was his undergraduate studies on the social, political and economic dimensions of environmental problems that led him to appreciate the significant role that planners can play in helping empower communi-ties to consciously shape their future. Malcolm is also a filmmaker, and originally entered SCARP to explore how video-based methods can fit into the planning and community engagement tool-kits. Malcolm was invited to join the Indigenous Community Planning specialization after a sum-mer working in Haida Gwaii to build the Haida community’s awareness and engagement in a Haida Film Project which was emerging through the partnership of The Council of the Haida Nation & Band Councils, with SCARP (Leonie Sandercock), and Isuma TV. In the second year of the ICP program, students are matched, in pairs, with a First Nation partner that is engaged in a planning process. The stu-dents travel back and forth to the host communi-ty from September to April and support the local planning process, learning from the community, the Band Council - particularly their local plan-ning champion as well as the local planning and knowledge systems, protocols, values, etc. The students also strive to bring their education and skills to serve the process. The practicum gives ContextStudent ContextThe Indigenous Community Planning (ICP) pro-gram is a specialization in the Masters in Plan-ning program at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP). Since 2011, each year, four to six students have been admitted to the program, and along with the required gener-al courses for the planning program, they take an additional set of required courses including “Indigenous Community Planning,” “Cross-Cul-tural Planning,” and “Aboriginal Law and Gov-ernance.” The program was developed in part-nership with the Musqueam Indian Band, and part of our coursework is designed, facilitated, and hosted by Musqueam. This partnership is especially significant as all of our studies at UBC take place on unceded Musqueam territory, and there is a long history of universities taking part in colonization of Indigenous peoples by treating them as subjects of study, rather than partners in education.We - Malcolm Maclean and Emma Fineblit - entered the Masters program at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) in September 2013. Emma is a settler with Jewish Eastern-European, English and Scottish heritage. She grew up and had been working in Winnipeg, home to Cana-da’s largest urban Aboriginal population, in an inner city youth-serving not-for-profit organiza-tion. She decided that in order to continue to do meaningful community development work in that Page 3The Haida have lived on Haida Gwaii for mil-lennia, since time immemorial, and have been living with and managing the land and waters of the islands for just as long. In the late 18th century, there were over 10,000 Haida living at 126 outposts and villages throughout the ar-chipelago. After European contact, there was a steep decline in population, due in large part to Smallpox in the 1800’s, reducing the Haida population to fewer than 700 people in the early 1900’s. Between 1850 and 1889, all the commu-nities from the Southern Haida villages relocated to Skidegate village. The population has slowly increased, and today, there are approximate-ly 1600 Haida living on Haida Gwaii, mostly in Skidegate and Old Masset, with approximately 2,250 Haida living off-island. The overall pop-ulation of Haida Gwaii is about 5000 residents (CHN, 2008; SBC 2014). Logging, fishing, and tourism are the major industries of Haida Gwaii (CHN, 2008).The Skidegate Band has approximately 736 members living on-reserve and approximately 847 members living off-reserve. Skidegate’s total population is approximately 1080, with 392 homes in the community (SBC, 2011; SBC, 2014). Although the Skidegate village is the main population and land base for the Skidegate Band, the band has 11 reserve sites total, total-ling 841.8 hectares (SBC, 2014). The Skidegate community is governed by at least five levels of government. The traditional Hereditary Chief and Matriarchal Family Clan students practical on-the-ground planning expe-rience in an Indigenous community, under the su-pervision of instructor Jeff Cook, an experienced planner who has worked with several different Indigenous communities. As Malcolm had been working in Skidegate over the summer on the film project, it made sense for him to carry on his relationship with that commu-nity through the practicum. Emma was fortunate to be partnered with him, and the two of us made our first practicum trip together to Haida Gwaii in September of 2014. Community ContextThe community of Skidegate is located in a tradi-tional village site, and on one of two major reser-vations on Haida Gwaii. Haida Gwaii is the land of the Haida and is an archipelago made up of over 1000 islands, stretching over approximately 300 kms, located off of the Northwest Coast of British Columbia (CHN, 2008). Skidegate is lo-cated at the Southeast corner of Graham Island, one of two main islands with year-round inhabi-tants (CHN, 2008). The community is accessible by ferry from Prince Rupert or Sandspit, where the airport is located, with daily direct flights to and from Vancouver, and by road from the other major communities on Haida Gwaii- including Old Masset (the other major reserve) and Masset in the North, and Queen Charlotte City, less than 10km to the West (CHN, 2008). The islands are mountainous, and home to old growth forests and diverse and abundant ecosystems, both on land, and in the ocean, rivers and lakes sur-rounding the islands. Page 4years, there are very real challenges and threats to the environment of Haida Gwaii and to the ways of life which depend on the land and wa-ters. The land and waters also present numerous opportunities for community and economic devel-opment. The land use plan aims to empower the Skidegate community to plan for the use of their land and waters, in order to provide future devel-opment opportunities while continuing to sustain the land-based livelihoods that have always been a part of life on Haida Gwaii. Planning ContextAs mentioned above, the Haida have been plan-ning for their use of their land and waters since time immemorial. In more recent years, there have been several efforts to carry out formal planning processes for the Skidegate community. Consultants were hired to produce a Physical Development Plan in 1997 and a Comprehensive Community Development Plan in 2005. Although some of the goals and policies from these plans were implemented, there was a feeling in the community that these planning processes did not adequately involve the community in their creation and as a result, there was a perception that these were not community-owned plans and they were destined to “sit on a shelf” (SBC, 2014; Personal Communication). There was a desire to have a community-driven planning process for Skidegate, and that plan-ning process was initiated in 2012 by the SBC who then hired Dana Moraes as the Compre-hensive Community Planning (CCP) Coordina-tor. In 2012, SBC also initiated a partnership System continue to govern many aspects of the community and way of life. The Haida belong to two clans- Eagle and Raven, and Hereditary Chiefs and Matriarchs from several traditional villages continue to hold power and clout and leadership over their clans, families and tradition-al territories. The Skidegate Band Council (SBC) is elected by the community every two years, and is responsible primarily for matters on-reserve, including infrastructure and development, hous-ing, education, membership, culture, and social services. The Council of the Haida Nation (CHN) is a newer political entity, formed to unite and represent all Haida people- protecting and as-serting Aboriginal title and collective rights (since 1974). The CHN consists of a House of Assem-bly, Hereditary Chiefs Council, and Secretariat of the Haida Nation. The Federal and Provincial governments of Canada are coordinated by AANDC also set policies that influence the lives of Skidegate community members. Much of the work of the Skidegate Band Council is restricted and affected by the Federal Government’s Indian Act and AANDC policies. Our land use planning work was under the jurisdiction of the Skidegate Band Council, and thus the plan focused mainly on Skidegate’s reserve land.As we learned throughout the land use planning process, the Haida and their livelihoods are intricately connected to their lands and waters. The land and waters of Haida Gwaii are abun-dant with food, medicines and resources and the Haida have lived in harmony with their lands and waters and all the other species sustained by them since time immemorial. In more recent Page 5Figure: A timeline we produced to visualize the phases and linkages between the CCP, the Lan-guage Revitalization Plan, and the Land Use Planning process.Page 6or by-laws governing uses of land (e.g. no new buildings on the waterfront unless they are long-houses), these are not clearly compiled into a set of land use regulations. It is the intention of the Land Use Plan to function as a clear, one stop shop for the community and Council’s directives and policies for how the land is used and gov-erned in Skidegate.Land Use PlanningLand use planning, broadly conceived, is the process by which a community comes together to set out their vision and priorities regarding the appropriate use and allocation of lands to guide all decisions and actions which impact or depend on their land. This can include things like choos-ing where and how many new houses or other developments will be placed in the community, choosing to protect certain areas from devel-opment or other impactful uses (e.g. logging), choosing convenient and accessible locations for community facilities and other buildings like grocery stores or shops which serve the com-munity’s daily needs, or deciding how to man-age the natural resources provided by the land (and water). Particularly in the Western planning tradition, land use plans include a map or series of maps demonstrating “permitted/designated uses”, or “zones” for different areas within the community as well as capturing an inventory of existing assets (e.g. facilities, cherished places, resources). These maps are generally accompa-nied by a supporting set of policies and/or regu-lations (e.g. Bylaws) which govern the activities, uses, and/or developments that can take place in each area.with SCARP, and two SCARP students, Jessica Williams and Krystie Babalos, joined Dana to support Phase One of Skidegate’s CCP process, which was named Gud Ga Is: “Being Together to Talk.” In 2013, two other SCARP students, Mel-anie Harding and Daniel Iwama, continued on the CCP work under Dana’s supervision, com-pleting Phase Two of the CCP. One of the major Directions identified in Gud Ga Is was “Protect Our Land and Waters.” This priority, along with community desires for economic development and needs for new and improved infrastructure, set the stage for the initiation of a new and more community-driven land use planning process, which can be understood as a direct offshoot of the CCP.Land Use Governance in SkidegateThe long term vision for this land use planning process is to ensure that, as a function of both the engagement and implementation strategies within the process, all facets of the resultant plan have found homes within the portfolios of the Skidegate Band Council (SBC) staff, Council, and affiliated community organizations like the Health Centre and Gwaalagaa Naay Corpora-tion (the economic development corporation for Skidegate). Currently, some the most significant land management governance in Skidegate is captured within the portfolios of SBC’s Director of Housing and Lands, as well as the emergen-cy preparedness planning conducted by the Health Centre and the leasing and economic development programs managed by Gwaalagaa Naay. Although the Skidegate Band Council has passed various resolutions, policies, and/Page 7that such designations require Band Councils to host an education and engagement process as well as a vote in the community. If the communi-ty votes in favour, the Band Council must seek the approval of the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs before the designation can come into effect. This process can take up to eight years (personal communication, 2014) - simply for the authoriza-tion of a local land use permitting process. This contrasts with Canadian municipalities which are enabled by provincial legislation to pass their own bylaws with relative freedom regarding land use. The significance of this difference is empha-sized by the fact that multi-year permitting delays can easily force an otherwise viable business or development into bankruptcy. On a somewhat more positive note, some Nations are finding that developing their own Land Codes through the framework of the First Nations Land Man-agement Act affords them greater autonomy with implementing their own land use planning, regu-lation/permitting, and even environmental review processes (First Nations Land Management Act Resource Centre, 2015). The land use planning process that the SBC Planning Team initiated over the last seven months has been focused more broadly on iden-tifying the major issues, concerns and priorities on the minds of community members related to land use and development. This information can then inform a more strategic approach to focus-ing limited policy development and technical study capacity on those areas where the com-munity feels they are most needed. At this stage, the process has not been focused either on The Council of the Haida Nation’s recent Land Use Vision and Marine Use planning processes serve as demonstrative examples of land use planning in the contemporary Haida context. Of course, as mentioned earlier, the Haida’s well over ten thousand years of history in place demonstrate a strong legacy of careful land use planning. The flourishing abundance of food and cultural practices like carving canoes that de-pend on thousand year old tree serve testament to the success of the long term visions of Haida land use planning legacy. Their approach also corrects the misleading suggestion of “land use planning” that waters are omitted from the dis-cussion; in fact the waters prove to be an ex-tremely significant element of land use planning process in Skidegate. There is an intention to ensure that Skidegate’s land use planning aligns (at the Skidegate scale) with the CHN land use planning and policies. When thinking in the modern Western planning context, land use planning may be the most for-malized of planning practices in terms of process and especially the expected outcomes (which shape the process). Hallmarks include complex systems of lot-by-lot “zoning” of permitted uses, which are enabled by provincial (in Canada) legislation and enshrined in local bylaws. Similar to zoning bylaws, land on Aboriginal reserves in Canada can be “designated” to permit leasing it (e.g. so that a commercial/retail enterprise can operate on reserve, or so that it can be leased to non-band members to generate revenue). The Federal Government of Canada has legislated Page 8To conceptualize the land use planning process, our team decided to adapt the process metaphor of the salmon spawning cycle used in the earlier phases of the CCP process. The salmon cycle is conceived of in five phases; (1) “Spawning” - i.e. getting ready to plan, (2) “Hatching” - i.e. reviewing past planning and conducting early engagement and communication on issues, (3) “Journey to the Ocean” - i.e. mapping and policy development, (4) “Swimming the Ocean” - i.e. taking action on prioritizing, implementing and monitoring the plan, and (5) “Returning Home” - i.e. reflection, celebration and results. Based on these phases, the land use planning process can be thought of as still on its journey to the ocean (i.e. phase 3). More detailed explanations of each of the stages of this process framework can be found the “Process Strategy” section and in Appendix 4.   the discussion of entering the land designation process, or on deciding whether or not to en-gage in development of a Land Code through the First Nations Land Management Act. These are discussions that may occur at a later date, if the Skidegate Band Council is interested in exploring those options.Land Use Planning ProcessAlthough formalized land use planning process-es may be the most conventionally recognized elements of the Western planning practice, we felt the need to resist letting those forms embed-ded in our Western minds shape the process, approach and intended outcomes. Rather, we aspired to facilitate a process by which the com-munity could influence the shape and focus of the planning process with their input on land re-lated issues and priorities. Aligning with the move away from shelf-destined consultant-based plan-ning, and toward a community driven planning process in Skidegate, as SBC had expressed a preference for, we set out to build a process and substantive framework for discussion based on community members’ feedback provided through community meetings, surveys, and interviews (as further discussed later). The process then focused in on more specific areas of discussion and included some iterative refinement of the issues community members had identified as important to them. Although the process involved extensive engagement and analysis over the course of roughly six months, the land use plan-ning process can still be conceived of as being in its early stages.Graphic: Salmon Cycle image drawn from Gud Ga Is.Page 9the wall of her tiny office for the duration of the practicum. Needs varied from deliverables for SCARP (for us) and funders (for Dana), to con-necting with language and culture, to developing document design skills. In addition to the Needs lists, we were tasked by SCARP to develop a Work Plan and Learning Agreement (see Appendix 1, 2), which would lay out the expectations and commitments of each partner. The Learning Agreement gives an overview of the scope and objectives of the work to be done, the roles and responsibilities of each partner, and the ethics and principles that would guide the partnership. The Work Plan outlined specific targets and deliverables for the projects to be completed, and estimated the time required Approach and MethodologyRelationship BuildingRelationship Building: Student PartnershipRelationship building was the cornerstone of our practice throughout the 8-month practicum experience. Relationship-building started inter-nally within the team, and permeated outwards from that foundation to the Skidegate community. We began by forming a strong student partner-ship between the two of us. This involved several hours of long discussions about expectations, personalities, working styles, and conflict resolu-tion strategies, which eventually formed the basis of our Student Partnership Agreement. The rela-tionship between the two of us remained strong as a result of these, and our ongoing discussions as we spent weeks living and working together, trusting and relying on each other for friendship, moral support, critical discussions, feedback and editing, to pick up the slack when one of us was sick or busy with other priorities, and, to keep each other going when the whole task seemed too overwhelming.Relationship Building: Planning TeamOver our first few visits to Skidegate, we focused on building a strong relationship of mutual un-derstanding within the planning team, which consisted of us, Dana Moraes, CCP Coordinator, and Cheryl Sosick and Loni LeBlanc, who were hired in late October as Planning Assistants. We began the process of relationship building by talking about our individual and collective needs throughout the process. Dana wrote each of our needs on large papers and hung them all on Photo: Planning team reviewing and checking off our re-spective needs lists at the end of our final trip.Page 10valuable for the Skidegate community, and that we did our best to minimize the impacts of our own perspectives and biases within the content of the documents that were produced. The most important relationship building that happened, happened outside the office. Due to Haida Gwaii’s remote location, and the generous contributions of both SCARP and SBC which provided for our travel and accommodation, we were able to spend extended visits in the com-munity. Our six visits throughout the 8 months ranged from four days to two weeks, during which time we stayed in a house in Skidegate, shopped at the local grocery store, participated in local celebrations, events and activities. We were also hosted generously by Dana, her husband Trent, and their children, who invited us into their home, took us out on excursions on the land, and intro-duced us to other community members. Others hosted us as well, like Chief Councillor Billy Yovanovich, who took us out fishing on his boat, Loni and Cheryl, who introduced us to their families and invited us out to events, Babs Ste-vens, who hosted us in her home, our friend Pat-rick Shannon, and other friends we made within the community who embraced us and made us feel welcome by inviting us to events, saying hi to us on the street, giving us rides, sharing meals with us, and teaching us about their community. This immersion to the community felt essential to us in order to build trust within the commu-nity, and to gain appreciation of the community to carry out those tasks. Both the Learning Agreement and Work Plan were reviewed and revised several times by the students and Dana as well as Babs Stevens, SBC’s Chief Adminis-trative Officer and Jeff Cook, our SCARP instruc-tor. The documents were signed by Malcolm, Emma, Dana, Babs and Jeff as a symbol of our commitment and dedication to carry out this part-nership in a good way. The Learning Agreement and Work Plan, however, were understood as “living documents,” which were revisited and re-vised as circumstances and expectations shifted, throughout the practicum.In addition to the formal documents that we signed, we were able to form strong relationships within the planning team through regular check-ins and communication, humour, and respect. We made an effort to connect with other SBC staff at coffee breaks, through departmental interviews, and by encouraging the staff to be involved in the planning process. Relationship Building: Skidegate CommunityAs settlers, as students, and as outsiders to the Skidegate community who would only be in Skidegate for a limited amount of time, there were some important values that we felt strongly should guide our working relationship. Those included a commitment to a community owned and driven planning process which was guided by Haida culture and values. While there were times that we were able to abide by these values better than other times, it was important for us to always question our role within the process and ensure that any work that we did was actually Page 11process. As part of our relationship-building, we discussed the varied skill sets and experience that we each brought with us into the process, as well as what we hoped to learn from the practi-cum. Based on these conversations, and a de-sire to work collaboratively, we established roles and responsibilities throughout the process that leveraged our unique strengths and build each of our capacities as emerging planners.Dana, with her planning experience and the planning environment she had built up over the past two years in Skidegate, was our leader and mentor. She taught us her unique approach to planning and community engagement which is guided by Haida culture and adapted to the unique intricacies of the Skidegate community. She set the direction for the process, and provid-ed supervision and oversight for the rest of the team along the way. It is not a stretch to say that planning in Skidegate in recent years is synon-ymous with “Dana.” She is the force that brings the community together, and carries the momen-tum of planning forward in the community from year-to-year. Loni is an artist, who has creative vision. She was instrumental in design of report-backs and posters. Along with Cheryl, she did the bulk of the data input from surveys and plotting points on the map from our community mapping activ-ities. Loni was also responsible for a great deal of community outreach, including managing the facebook account and making calls and sending emails before meetings.context we were working within. And, of course, it was experience full of life-changing memories, and which built lasting friendships  for us, and for that, we will always be grateful. Planning TeamOur core planning team for the 2014-2015 planning cycle consisted of Dana Moraes, Loni LeBlanc, Cheryl Sosick, Malcolm Maclean, and Emma Fineblit. Dana has been working as SBC’s CCP Coordinator since 2012. She had already led two phases of the CCP process in Skidegate, supervising two groups of SCARP students be-fore us, and, with the support of her teams, had built a strong foundation for community planning in Skidegate. When we began our practicum in 2014, Dana was already recognized as a leader in the CCP community, and, throughout the year that we worked in Skidegate, Dana was invited to numerous speaking engagements to present her own experience and expertise as a community planner, to other communities.In October 2014, Dana hired Loni and Cheryl as Planning Assistants. Loni and Cheryl are both Haida who grew up in Skidegate. Loni had recently returned to Skidegate after studying in Vancouver, and Cheryl had been working a num-ber of jobs in the community, including running her own catering business, where she had first been exposed to the CCP process as a caterer for CCP events. Each of the five of us brought different skills and experience to the planning team, which allowed us to take on different roles in the planning Page 12Dropbox and Google Drive, while we were in Vancouver, or within Dana’s tiny office where the five of us worked together during visits. The plan-ning and facilitation of community engagement events were truly collaborative as we worked together in a last-minute scramble to get all our materials together, set up the Community Hall, serve drinks and food, answer questions and facilitate discussions, and make sure the whole thing was being well-documented along the way. By the end of the 7 months that the 5 of us worked together, we had a very smooth workflow in place, in which any of us was able to step in and complete any task required in the process- be it writing, set-up, facilitation, document de-sign, mapping, analysis, etc. This collaboration was a method of capacity-building for all mem-bers of the team, as we each learned new skills and approaches from each other, and all felt a sense of ownership over every element of the process. Most importantly, the bringing together of each of our skills, experience, and knowledge made the process a strong one, able to continue on in the face of unexpected circumstances and challenges.Process StrategySalmon CycleIn the two previous phases of CCP work in Skidegate, a process strategy had been devel-oped by the planning team, using the metaphor of the salmon cycle, since salmon are so central to the livelihoods and culture of the Haida. Rath-er than starting fresh and imposing something unfamiliar, we decided that the best approach would be to build on what had already been Cheryl is a go-getter who gets things done. She held the process together by thinking five steps ahead of the rest of us, and completing tasks that hadn’t even occurred to us yet. She was instrumental in designing and writing ques-tionnaires and event summaries, as well as coordinating the logistics of planning events by booking venues and caterers (as well as catering herself for some events), coordinating with other departments, and making sure that all necessary equipment and materials were ready in time.As planning students, we brought some of our education of planning approaches and methods to the process. We assisted in process design- both on the macro level of identifying objectives and timelines, and on the micro level by design-ing activities and writing questionnaires. We designed and wrote documents such as news-letters and report-backs. We took the lead on data analysis and synthesizing and summarizing what we had heard during engagement to bring it back to the community. With his background in photography, Malcolm also acted as the photog-rapher for the process, documenting community events, and the landscape of the community, to bring colour and relevance to the planning docu-ments produced. While we each took on different roles, and took the lead in different areas of the planning pro-cess, the strength of the planning process really came from collaboration. Every report, ques-tionnaire, summary or other document that was produced was passed back and forth between multiple team members, either through email, Page 13Phase 2: “Hatching, Discovery, Community Engagement and Communication”This “Phase” took up the bulk of the planning team’s time. We built on an Engagement and Communication Strategy, which can be found in Appendix 5, and is summarized below. In addi-tion to community engagement, we took the time to review past planning efforts and other relevant documents which would inform the substantive content of Skidegate’s Land Use Plan. The aim of research and engagement at this stage was to identify the community’s historical and cur-rent uses of land, to identify current land-related issues and opportunities facing the community, and to begin to generate ideas for actions and policies to address some of these issues. The community engagement also involved some community mapping exercises to begin to iden-tify where these potential actions and policies could be carried out.working in the community, and we modified the salmon analogy to suit the needs of the Land Use Planning process. The 5 phases of process are described above in the “Land Use Planning” section and the full process strategy document can been found in Appendix 4.For our part, we were only involved in the first three phases of the planning cycle: “Spawning,” “Hatching,” and “Journey to the Ocean,” which involved the pre-planning, engagement, analysis and the beginning of the documentation of the plan. The rest of the planning cycle: “Swimming the Ocean,” and “Returning Home,” or; prioritiza-tion, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and celebration- are left unfinished, and will be the work of future planning teams in Skidegate. Phase 1: “Spawning/ Getting Ready”In this pre-planning phase, we took time to build relationships, as described above, and to devel-op our Learning Agreement and Work Plan. We reached out to Chief and Council to determine the “Why” for the Land Use Plan- what was the purpose of this plan and how would it help guide SBC’s work? We then reached beyond SBC and introduced the land use planning process to the broader Skidegate community, through SBC’s Open House, as well as meetings with the Community Advisory Committee, the Elders at the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program (SHIP), and the students of Sk’aadgaa Naay Elemen-tary School. In these sessions, the aim was to present the concept of Land Use Planning to the community, and solicit their direction and buy-in for the process. Graphic: Salmon Cycle image drawn from Gud Ga Is.Page 14in later stages of the planning process. A closer look at our data analysis methodology is provid-ed below.Engagement StrategyOur Planning Team’s approach to community engagement for the Land Use Planning process built on the successful strategy which Dana and her planning teams had developed and implemented in the previous phases of Skide-gate’s CCP. The Engagement strategy aimed to achieve the following five goals:1. To be inclusive.Inclusivity was, at the same time, one of the biggest successes and biggest challenges of the engagement process. We were successful in carrying out targeted engagement for a variety of stakeholder groups, including Elders, children, young families, SBC Chief and Council and Department staff. Our broader community meet-ings were open to the whole community, and we made an effort to advertise the events widely, us-ing a variety of methods including posters, face-book, email, phone calls, SBC’s newsletter, and word-of-mouth. We provided an opportunity for community members to participate in the process outside of events by completing questionnaires online, and through a paper questionnaire dis-seminated in SBC’s newsletter, which could be returned at the local Co-op grocery store. In total, 250 unique community members participated in some way throughout this phase of the process.2. To remove barriers.It is not enough to inform community members of Phase 3: “Journey to the Ocean, Mapping and Policy Development”This is the data analysis and documentation phase of the planning process. This, like the oth-er phases, is an ongoing activity, which involves looking at all of the input that the community has given so far in the process, summarizing it, looking for trends, and communicating those trends and take-aways back to the community for confirmation and feedback. At this phase in the process, the information for community engage-ment was transformed into draft documents in-cluding a draft vision statement, draft goals, draft policies, draft actions, and a draft land use map, all of which will be further refined and developed Excerpt from Gud Ga Is: The CCP and LUP processes are based on key Haida laws. *Note: Wealth Redistribu-tion has now been added to this list.Page 15community location, or going out to engage different stakeholder groups where they felt comfortable• providing assistance at meetings for those with mobility/literacy challenges by serv-ing food, reading questionnaires, providing note-takers, etc.• Designing engagement formats and commu-nication materials with ease of understanding and attention to using plain language. 3. To use protocol.We learned a lot from Dana about the appropri-ate ways to host community events within the Haida culture. This included beginning every event with a prayer and a meal, and providing payment to Elders for their participation. The the planning process and events. The time that community members commit to giving input into the planning process is valuable and every effort has to be made to honour that time, and make it as easy as possible to participate. The planning team attempted to remove barriers to participa-tion by:• providing a meal at every event• providing incentives ranging from bags and lanyards, to Co-op gift cards, to two I-pad minis, for attendance and participation• offering rides to events for Elders• providing children’s activities and youth work-ers at every community meeting• offering phone, email, and facebook remind-ers the day of events• hosting community meetings at a central 5735 607 33 250Commentsand ideas recordedSurveys lled outCommunity events and meetingsCommunity Members participatedSkidegate Land Use Planning ProcessGraphic: A visualization of participation results demonstrates the significant level of community engagemenment throughout an initial six months of the process.Page 16ideas at community meetings.  Engagement ActivitiesBelow is a summary of all the community en-gagement that was carried out by the planning team between October 2014 and April 2015.• 1 Sk’aadga Naay Elementary School Work-shop• 1 SBC Open House booth• 3 Workshops at the Skidegate Haida Immer-sion Program (SHIP)• 2 Workshops with the Adult Day Program (ADP)• 2 activities on the land with Headstart young families program• 1 Meeting with SBC staff• 3 Meetings with Chief and Council• 5 Advisory Committee Meetings• 7 Community Meetings• 8 Individual/ Department Interviews• 11 Different QuestionnairesCommunication StrategyAs the Planning Team, we felt that it was critically important to continually report back to the com-munity what we had heard from them. This com-munication demonstrated that community voices were being heard, and allowed an opportunity to correct or add to what had been said before. This communication was essential for accountability and community ownership over the process. Our communication strategy included regular updates to Chief and Council, oral and written report-backs at every  community meeting, and updates in SBC’s newsletter and on facebook.  immense respect and esteem that Elders hold in the Skidegate community was evident to us, and efforts were made to honour their place and contribution to the community whenever we could. We were fortunate to have Dana as a cul-tural teacher and leader, to infuse Haida culture throughout the process.4. To create an Advisory Committee.A Community Advisory Committee had already been established in the CCP process of previous years, but the Committee had open membership, and our Planning Team recruited new members and built on the success of past Advisory Com-mittee contributions. The Advisory Committee met on a regular basis, two days before com-munity meetings, in order to provide guidance for the process and for the substantive process of the Land Use Plan. They were the process leaders, and acted as planning champions in the community, promoting the process to the community and bringing other community mem-bers along with them to events. The Advisory Committee provided a community voice on what mattered, and what we should focus on, at each stage of the process.5. To be prepared for conflict resolution and develop house rules.House rules were developed by the planning team and the community in the early stages of the CCP process. Those rules stayed in place, and the respectful, constructive environment that they created maintained a safe space for community members of all ages, genders, and backgrounds to come together and share their Page 17for those major themes. A full list of deliverables produced throughout the process is found below in the “Deliverables” section. Those deliverables are all included as appendices to this document.See Appendix 5 for the full Draft Engagement and Communication Strategy.See Appendix 6 - for all the communications materials produced for the community. The event summaries included in those appendices include descriptions of the engagement tools that were used at each event.Data AnalysisThroughout all the community engagement described above, we collected a considerable amount of data. This data came in the form of questionnaire responses, notes from meetings and interviews, flipchart notes from “Skidegate Cafe” group discussions at community meetings, as well as maps, dots, stickers, drawings and other types of data collected through creative en-gagement tools. Overall, between October 2014 and March 2015, the Planning Team collected 5735 unique comments and ideas from commu-nity members. Each of these ideas was put into a spreadsheet*, with its source and context. The comments were then categorized by topic into themes, sub-themes, and so on so that similar comments were grouped together. The com-ments were also categorized by type of com-ment, such as “historical information,” “action,” or “policy” to inform how they would fit into the eventual planning document. After the comments had all been entered in the spreadsheet and categorized, sorted, and re-sorted several times, we were able to narrow down the data collected The Draft Land Use Plan Framework (Appendix 3) that will be disseminated to the community will contain appendices with summary reports of every event and questionnaire, for any commu-nity member who wants a more detailed ac-count of what we heard in the process. Our final round of community engagement in April 2015 consisted of presenting to different stakeholder groups (SBC Council, Staff, SHIP, the Advisory Committee and the Community) a summary of what we had heard over the past 6 months of the process and soliciting confirmation and feedback A screenshot of the spreadsheet housing almost six thou-sand responses which we coded and summarized.Page 18spreadsheet, please contact us or the Skidegate Band Council and we may be able to share with you, with SBC’s permission. Community MappingIn addition to the qualitative data that was col-lected throughout the process in the form of comments, survey responses, meeting notes, etc., we also collected spatial data during map-ping activities. At every community meeting that we hosted, a large aerial photo of the community was put up on the wall. Different questions were posed on the map, and community members were invited to place a stickie on the map with their replies (e.g. their favourite childhood mem-ories, or where proposed new developments should go). Small individual maps were also into eight major substantive topics, which form the basis for the Draft Land Use Plan framework. Those topics, with a summary of what we heard within each topic, are listed below under “Sum-mary of Findings.”*A note on the spreadsheet: We have made the decision not to include the spreadsheet that we used for data analysis as an appendix to this re-port. That spreadsheet contains all the raw data we collected throughout the planning process, including direct quotes, sometimes attributed to specific individuals, and some potentially sen-sitive information. This information belongs to the Skidegate community, and we don’t feel that we have the right to publish it online. If you are reading this and would like to take a look at that Photo: Community members discussing ideas during a community mapping exercise at one of the community meetings. A big thanks to the Haida Gwaii Higher Education semester students who attended this meeting to help facilitate and record at each of roughly ten tables so that community members could focus on discussing ideas.Page 19maps, which can be viewed separately or layered over each other. Each map includes all the points given by community members corresponding to each of the following themes:• Protected Areas• Residential Use• Community Facilities• Commercial Use• Industrial Use• Traffic Issues• Land ConcernsWhile the eventual goal of a Land Use Planning process may be to have a map designating “zones” within the community, to provide a legal basis for determining which types of new devel-opments are allowed to be located where, this map cannot be understood to fulfill that purpose. featured in a community questionnaire, and then we hosted focused community mapping events during one round of engagement in February 2015. This round of engagement asked two major questions: which proposed new develop-ments could be situated together (for example, situating the proposed Elders Assisted Living Facility within the proposed new Health Centre), and; where should different categories of land uses go in the community (such as commercial areas, residential areas, and protected areas). The result of all of these mapping activities was a series of maps with points corresponding to all of the types of questions listed. All of these points were then plotted on digital maps using Google Earth, and then re-sorted by categories of dif-ferent land uses. The result is 7 different digital Photo: A poster created to engage community members to share their vision for the land. Page 20Summary of FindingsDraft Land Use Plan VisionThe land use plan vision is a direct product of community discussion. To begin the discussion we prepared a poster illustrated with iconic landmarks, and put it on the wall during the next community meeting. In that meeting, we asked community members to share comments captur-ing their vision (hopes and dreams). Community members were given sticky notes and markers and asked to contribute words and phrases that related to their vision for Skidegate’s land and waters. The results were summarized by the Planning Team into a draft vision statement for the Land Use Plan. At a subsequent meeting, community members were given the opportunity to provide feedback to the draft statement by circling words they liked, crossing out words they didn’t like, and adding words that were missing. The draft vision statement was revised according to that feedback, and the resultant draft vision statement is as follows:“Traditional Haida ways have taught us to respect our Island’s’ natural beauty, offering us sustenance and self-sufficiency. Ongoing protection and respect of our lands and wa-ters have been a priority since the beginning of time. Good governance ensures our com-munity will thrive, providing sufficient shelter, preserving safety & security, while aligning with community needs for education and em-ployment for future economic development & sustainability.”Rather, this is an initial summary of preferences expressed by community members. All points collected from community mapping have been included in this map (several points on the same location which indicate the same or similar messages have been collapsed into one). For that reason, some points plotted on the map may be in direct conflict with other points (for example, some areas may be indicated as both protected areas and areas for proposed industri-al or residential development). Other community preferences expressed on the map may later be found to be not feasible due to geographic or le-gal constraints. With the understanding of those limitations, this map can be understood as a “first step” to understanding the preferences of the Skidegate community for how their land should be used in the future. Further work is needed if these maps are to be used for decision making for new developments.A Note on the Maps: Similarly to the spreadsheet discussed above, we have decided that it would be inappropriate to share the community maps that were created in the community mapping process, online. For one thing, they are incomplete and need to be veri-fied. We know anecdotally and from our learning the power of maps, both to help a community but also to be used against a community. Those maps belong to the Skidegate community, and, like the spreadsheet, may be able to be shared directly with someone who is interested in them, with the permission of the Skidegate Band Coun-cil, but we will not be publishing them online in this report. Page 211. Building Community Summary of 297 comments: We value our community and we want oppor-tunities to come together for recreation, social gatherings, and programming. To do these things we need gathering places, recreational facilities (indoor and outdoor), and programs - especially for youth, and with a focus on getting out on the land and honouring our Elders. Recreation• Increase indoor recreational spaces in Skide-gate such as an arcade, hockey rink, dance studio, bingo hall or pool hall. • Improve hiking trails with an outhouse at the base of Spirit Lake Trail and improve wheel-chair accessibility.• Create a trail or boardwalk for recreational use along the waterfront.• Create bike paths or trails. • Install (sheltered) benches/rest areas along Front Street/waterfront.• Improve the George Brown Recreation Centre and expand it to accommodate other activities, such as a weight room or fitness room with machines, an exercise room for yoga or karate and a bigger kitchen.• Build a skatepark in Skidegate.• Upgrade the ball field so it is more functional and can be used for other sports.• Improve beach access for Elders. • Put in a running track at the school. Gathering Spaces• Create more community gathering spaces in Skidegate. These could include shared work spaces, outdoor spaces like a gazebo or Core Land Use PrioritiesAs described in the “Data Analysis” part of the “Approach and Methodology” section, the results of multiple meetings, questionnaires, and other engagement tools were compiled into a spread-sheet, categorized, sorted, and summarized under eight substantive topic areas. These eight topics form the basis of one section of the Draft Land Use Plan Framework (Appendix 3). What follows is a brief summary of what we heard. Within each of the eight broad themes there is a high level summary, carefully written with intent to encompass, or at least represent the main thrusts of the feedback within the theme; bulleted lists organized by sub-theme are also provided under the summaries of each theme to better demonstrate the content of what community members have said through the process; finally, quotes that came from community members are used to illustrate the spirit of some of what we heard. This synthesis is very much a snapshot of a process still in motion. These themes and the actions (or sub-themes) within them have yet to be refined and prioritized by the community, and have thus not yet been whittled down to a more concise set of the community’s directions, strat-egies or priority actions for governance of land in Skidegate. Rather, this documentation serves more as a report on the conversation so far. “A place for young kids to hang out”- Community surveyPage 222. Food Medicine and ResourcesSummary of 476 comments: Our way of life depends on the food, medicine and natural resources provided by our land and water. We continue to hunt, fish, gather, grow and harvest a wide variety of food medicine and resources in and around Skidegate. We want to do more to make sure that future generations continue to understand our values and traditional practices regarding the use and management of all that comes from the land and water. More community facilities are needed (e.g. community garden, smokehouse, processing plants), events, and educational programming (e.g. going out on the land with Elders) to pass on this traditional knowledge. We also need to improve how we monitor and manage our re-sources (e.g. fishing, hunting, medicine gather-ing, forestry, mining, etc.) and make sure every-one is following the rules we put in place.Teaching food gathering• Learn and pass on (especially to youth) our knowledge, rights, values and practices of traditional food gathering/growing/fishing/hunting/etc. so that we can continue to ben-efit from (and conserve) all that our land and waters provide.• Initiate more organized groups and teaching sessions with elders (especially targeted to BBQ area, or other free community spaces.• Community Events• Host community social gatherings, dinners and events.Programming• Provide more activities for youth that keep them safe and healthy, teach them traditional ways, and connect them to culture. Opening the Youth Centre full-time, year-round, with youth workers is the first step. • Provide wellness programming that teaches about healthy lifestyles, prevents and treats addiction, and gives the community fun ways to exercise.Elders• Encourage younger people to show respect for Elders by supporting them with daily needs, such as delivering wood and tradi-tional foods, visiting them, and offering them rides.• Provide Elder care, with in-home options, to care for Elders and create local employment.• For safety reasons, check on Elders who live alone regularly- by visits or by phone, and/or give them alert buttons to call for help.• Make Gwaii Haanas more accessible to El-ders by building hunting cabins. “Living with the land, not off it”-personal interview “Our food is our medicine.”-Haida Elder Page 23• Fisheries management• Protect our fish and other seafood. Improve monitoring and enforcement by Haida fisher-ies officers to prevent overfishing. Everyone needs to do their part to support good man-agement of our seafood (e.g. only take what they need, distribute the catch in the commu-nity, and return remains to the ocean). • General food/resource management• Maintain and improve control of our own resources and manage them based on our values (e.g. only take what you need) so that future generations can continue to benefit from them. This management can include carefully managed natural resource devel-opment. The management approach should also ensure non-Haidas aren’t taking too much either.• Develop a management plan for hunting deer and effective enforcement against hunting bears.• Consider management (e.g. protection from being cut down) and cultivation (e.g. fertiliz-ing) of berry bushes.• Prevent over harvesting of timber and im-prove community awareness of forestry policy development.3. Emergency PreparednessSummary of 47 comments: Our village could be at risk in the case of an emergency, especially a tsunami. We need to make sure that we have a plan in place so that everyone knows what to do if a tsunami hits. We need to consider tsunami risks when we decide where to build new infrastructure, so we keep our youth and school children) to pass on the traditional knowledge.• Fishing/seafood• Create a fish hatchery to ensure that future generations can continue fishing.• Update the fish processing plant to process all seafood and open to tourists for Skide-gate’s economic development.• Facilitate greater access to smokehouses that people are willing to share or set up a community smokehouse in Skidegate.• Gardening/farming• We used to grow a lot of our own food (e.g. potatoes, turnips, carrots, vegetables) and actively cultivate berry bushes (e.g. burning bushes). We should identify interested gar-deners and re-establish a community garden and orchard to grow more of our own food. Consider paying someone to manage the garden, and promote household gardening as well as community garden.Medicine• Facilitate opportunities for Elders and knowl-edge holders to teach younger generations to harvest, use, and protect/respect the source of traditional medicines.• Protect traditional medicines- medicine should never be sold for money, and protect knowledge about medicine gathering and use within families, and only for Haida.“Build storage facilities for emergencies near the reservoir”- Advisory committeePage 24consider policies and even land designations to support the establishment of new businesses in Skidegate.New business ideas• Promote new businesses to develop in Skidegate including tourism, restaurants, a market for traditional Haida foods, Haida art-istry, fishing, forestry and value added forest products, trades services, and other retail and professional services. Employment priorities/needs• Improve employment opportunities for com-munity members. Employment can be gen-erated by the new business ideas discussed above as well as through entry into more established sectors like healthcare and gov-ernment/managerial roles. • Develop a shuttle service for members to get to Queen Charlotte for work.• Education and Training• Provide Education and Training opportunities and support for members to complete that training so they can take advantage of eco-nomic development opportunities here and so that the jobs available can go to members of our community.Industry/Industrial site• Expand the Industrial site to allow for more industrial use.• Clean up the Industrial site.• Move the sawmill to the Industrial site.• Develop policies for what is allowed at Indus-trial siteLand designation• Designate more land for commercial/ indus-community safe.Emergency Gathering Place• Create, designate, or educate the community on a place to gather in the case of a Tsunami and a place to store emergency supplies, up the hill.Emergency Planning• Move Tsunami sirens to waterfront.• Develop an emergency response plan with details of protocols to follow in the case of an emergency/disaster situation to keep every-one safe.4. Economic DevelopmentSummary of 808 comments: We need more employment opportunities - es-pecially for our youth so that they can stay in the community or come back here after graduation. There are many great economic opportunities available here (e.g. tourism, art, culture and lan-guage revitalization, resource use, technology, etc.). We need better access to local training and mentorship so that our community can develop a more skilled workforce and support success-ful business development. The Skidegate Band Council and/or Gwaalagaa Naay may need to “We need jobs to keep the young people here - they are missing out on their own culture”- Community meetingPage 25especially important to protect, such as animal habitat, our watershed, and areas where we gather food. Some of the ways we can protect our environment are by disposing of our waste in responsible ways, taking care of the animals, and water conservation.Pollution• Prevent environmental damage from pollution such as burning plastic, insecticides, and bleach from octopus hunting.Protected Areas• Protect our land and waters (everything/ all of Haida Gwaii). • Protect the beach/waterfront/shoreline in front of Skidegate from development. • Protect some or all of our forests, especially old growth trees, cedar gathering areas, and culturally modified trees.• Protect food and medicine gathering areas, and protect the food and medicine species themselves (e.g. by restricting logging, build-ing deer exclosures). • Protect areas that provide habitat for animals, especially fish and birds (Eagles and Blue Herons).• Protect heritage sites and sites with cultural, spiritual, and historic significance such as cultural remains, burial sites, and culturally trial use.• Explore the possibility of leasing land.• Supporting new/growing businesses• Increase the number of small business and make it easier to operate a small business in Skidegate.• Enable and support the operation of business out of homes.• Support the creation of shared workspaces to support small business and entrepreneurship in Skidegate. • Create additional retail spaces for businesses in a visible and accessible centralized loca-tion (this could include creating offices for the institutional/administrative bodies in order to free up the the storefronts currently occupied under SBC). • Increase business development support and education for aspiring entrepreneurs. • Bus/shuttle• Explore options for bus/shuttle/ public trans-portation service.SBC/GNC Businesses• Start or expand Band run industrial enter-prises (e.g. forestry, commercial fishing, fish processing, supplying diesel) as an avenue for revenue generation and employment of community members. 5. Environmental ProtectionSummary of 280 comments: The land and waters of Haida Gwaii are beauti-ful and clean, and we need to protect them from threats like climate change, invasive species, and resource extraction, so future generations can enjoy them. There are some areas that are “No pipelineNo tankersNo problem”-Slogan from a t-shirt at S.H.I.P.Page 26Waste Disposal• Keep our community clean by improving the way we dispose of waste- recycling, com-posting, putting fish waste back in the ocean, and not littering.• Make policies and educate people about the proper way to dispose of their carcasses, hides, and fish waste (e.g. put fish remains back in the ocean to say thank you).• Make recycling easier for community mem-bers by setting up a bottle depot, putting recycling bins in other parts of the village, or having regular recycling pickup.• Keep our community clean by hosting regular community cleanups.• Encourage composting in the community.• Consider a no littering policy or clean up litter. • Distribute new garbage boxes.• Contract people to do waste disposal.Animal control• Put in place and enforce animal control poli-cies for domestic animals (e.g. dogs tied up, all animals spayed/neutered, with tags, up to date shots)Natural Beauty• Preserve the beautiful, untouched, natural beauty of our land and waters that we are proud of.6. Infrastructure and DevelopmentSummary of 441 comments: We have identified some ideas for new devel-opments that we want to see built in Skidegate, thought about what kinds of developments might work well together, and pointed out places in Skidegate where they could go. There are some modified trees.• Protect Skyass and Indian Head Islands.• Protect the Dead Tree area.• Increase required buffer zone policy around water courses, eagles nests, heron’s nests, and archaeological sites (currently 15 me-tres). Outside resource extraction/no tankers• Oppose oil and LNG companies, tankers, and pipelines: “No pipeline, no tankers, no problem”/ “Enbridge: Say no!”• Invasive plant management• Deal with invasive plants, especially Knot-weed- they are out of control and choking the creek.Water• Protect our waters so we can continue to have clean water and fish.• Protect the ocean- especially Skidegate Inlet, from commercial fishing to protect the fish and their habitat.• Purchase a multijurisdictional vessel and teach navigation to protect our waters from outside resource extraction companies• Protect lakes and streams/ creeks/ rivers.• Encourage actions that everyone can take to reduce their water use. • Protect our watershed so we can continue to have good, clean, drinking water. Wild animals• Protect the bears.• Protect the deer so they don’t get hunted out.• Consider population control for sea lions and seals.• Control beavers so they don’t interfere with the water flow.Page 27l) Breakwater/boat launch m) Campground/RV park n) Art centre/ carving workshop o) Office spacep) Casinoq) Fire house/ Ceremonial house r) Library s) Gun range t) CrematoriumNew development policies• Conduct more engagement to develop poli-cies for new developments• Existing buildings• Maintain the buildings we have before spend-ing resources on building new ones.• Consider safety of buildings at sea level with possible sea level rise.• Build a new SHIP building or renovate the existing building. • Traffic/Transportation• Put stop signs at key intersections in the community where there are traffic safety con-cerns (refer to Traffic Map).• Maintain Roads, grade to ditch and clean ditches.• Implement extra protection for the new Slarkedus road • Create more sidewalks and walkways in the community for safety, recreation and tourism (see Traffic Map for desired sidewalk loca-tions.)• Install more streetlights for safety (see Traffic Map for desired locations). • Put up Xaayda Kil/ interpretive signs every-where.• Put signage at Slate Chuck.areas in the community with traffic issues which can be addressed with stop signs, speed bumps, sidewalks, street lights, signage, etc. We are interested in investing in sustainable local power generation projects (e.g. wind, solar) to employ community members and reduce or eliminate our dependence on diesel generators. Some of Skidegate’s infrastructure like roads, sewers, sinking lots and internet lines need to be upgrad-ed/updated. Proposed New Developments• Facilitate the realization of the following new developments (listed in order of most to fewest mentions in the Land Use Planning process):a) New Co-op b) Pool c) Elders Assisted Livingd) New Health Centree) Education and Training Centre f) Tsunami Gathering Place g) New Feast Hall/Community Hallh) Hotel/tourist accommodations i) Garage j) Mall/ Centralized commercial/retail develop-ment k) Theatre“We feel some attachment to the S.H.I.P. building so maybe it would be better to renovate”- S.H.I.P. ElderPage 28and the community should be involved in deci-sion-making.Unfinished homes• Develop and implement policies to ensure that unfinished homes get finished so peo-ple can live in them (e.g. complete and rent out unfinished homes), and to make sure that homes are finished in the future (e.g. by requiring people to have enough money to complete their homes before they start building).Apartment building• Explore the possibility of building an apart-ment complex in Skidegate, especially for seniors and single people.Maintenance/repairs/renovations• Fix and renovate homes needing repairs.• Develop local capacity for home mainte-nance by training local people (homeowners, renters, other qualified people) to do home maintenance and renovations.Energy efficiency• Update our homes and our habits to be more energy efficient.• Housing Department: develop Energy Effi-ciency Standards for new housing.New Homes• Provide homes to meet the housing needs of Elders, singles and young/single-parent families.Abandoned homes• Tear down or repair abandoned homes.Housing rentals• Encourage renting or leasing of housing as an opportunity to provide affordable housing • Put speed bumps at desired locations around the village for safety (see Traffic Map for locations).Sustainable Energy• Facilitate ways to reduce our reliance on the diesel generator and have more sustainable and cost efficient energy, such as solar pan-els and windmills/turbines. • Lots• Upgrade lots with issues such as sinking and drainage.• Internet• Invest in local internet to promote online businesses.7. HousingSummary of 245 comments: While the majority of the homes in Skidegate are lived in and well cared for, there are issues with unfinished homes, abandoned homes, and hous-es in need of maintenance and repair. We need to deal with these homes so that families in need can have good homes to live in. Our community also needs new housing, including family homes, and homes for singles, seniors and students- maybe an apartment building or housing rentals. All of our housing should be governed fairly- with everyone given equal treatment in enforcement, “Finish unfinished homes – it’s a waste- they are just deteriorat-ing, moulding- when someone else could be using it”- Adult Day ProgramPage 298. GovernanceSummary of 261 comments: While things are moving in the right direction (e.g. regular community meetings), we still want to be better informed about Band Council business, and have more opportunities for the community to participate in decision-making. Our approach to good governance needs to reflect our culture and values, and we need to apply our rules consistently for all community members. There is not enough consultation and too much external control over the things that affect our lives. We need to take a strong stance and have more local control, ownership, and priority given to Haida for employment and leadership posi-tions (e.g. more Haida working at Gwaii Haanas)Skidegate Reserve Expansion• Expand the reserve to include the dam/ watershed, Skyass and Indian Head Islands and/or all the way to Miller Creek.• Haida Control/ Sovereignty• Pursue avenues that put Haida in the posi-tions to make policies and issue licences for who is allowed to harvest natural resources for our community members and to generate income. This includes affordable rentals and rent-to own opportunities for our people, rent-ing to students and tourists for income gener-ation and exploring the possibility of leasing land for housing to non-Haidas (e.g. people from Charlotte) to generate income.Lots• Review lot size policy.• Housing governance/policies• Develop housing policies, and fair, equal treatment in allocation and enforcement. • Involve the community in housing decisions, through the Housing Committee, annual com-munity meetings, involving underrepresented groups, and improve public information.• Conduct further community engagement to develop/ revise housing policies. • Review, update, follow, and enforce policies that are in place.• Enforce rule that Homeowners should have to live in their homes for 5 years before rent-ing them out.• Honour Certificates of Possession.• Enforce policies for tenants need to be en-forced, such as making sure that people pay their rent. • Ensure that homes should be safe and drug-free. • Treat all members equally in enforcement of rules and lot allocation: Limit allocation to one lot per person.Construction• Make sure that houses are well-built and look into milling our own wood and building our own houses.“We need more council engage-ment with the community!” -Community survey“If we don’t listen then what are we doing sitting at this table?” -SBC CouncillorPage 30Good Governance• Govern our land according to our culture, values and traditions.• Gather our oral laws and write them down.• Stick to/ follow current policies, and follow through with promises.• Review policies regularly.Equal Enforcement• Ensure that laws and by-laws are consistent, communicated clearly, and enforced equally for everyone.• Hire a by-law officer for enforcement.Coordination between SBC and CHN• Communicate and coordinate policies be-tween SBC and CHN. • Values• The following values should govern all land use decisions:• “Living with the land, not off it”• “Protect our land and waters” • “Yahguudang- respect” (10 mentions)• “Practice Culture”Summary of Mapping ResultsAs described above, community members had several opportunities to participate in mapping the future of land use in Skidegate. The results of those mapping activities were summarized in seven themed maps. The first five themes con-stitute different “use types.” These classifications are similar to what existed in the 1997 Physical Development Plan and 2005 Comprehensive Community Development Plan, but were also informed by community engagement about what types of developments and land uses work well together. During the community mapping exer-on our land and how much they are allowed to take. • Restrict harvesting of traditional foods and medicines to Haida only.Economic Self-Sufficiency• Create business and employment opportu-nities so we can be self-sufficient here on Haida Gwaii. This includes hiring locally, spending locally (a dollar spent in the com-munity multiplies) and building local capacity.Control over Land/Title• This land is ours. Pursue shifts in policy and power so that:• We are doing the planning, decision-making, and managing of it. • We are able to harvest food, medicine, bark, etc. anywhere on the island, any time we want. • We embody our rights and title.• Monitor and protect our land to make sure outsiders are respecting it. • Resist LNG/Enbridge! • Gwaii Haanas/Parks• Improve Haida access to Gwaii Haanas, by lowering the cost or funding field trips, bring-ing kids to Gwaii Haanas, and building cabins in Gwaii Haanas for Elders.• Increase Haida control over Gwaii Haanas- on the AMB, filling all the positions, and by regular community consultation. • Community Participation and Communication• Increase SBC consultation with the communi-ty on all areas of decision making. • Report policies, decisions, and progress reg-ularly back to the community. • Form committees to manage specific areas. Page 31• sensitive animal habitat (especially for heron, eagle and fish)• areas with risky landscape, such as slide-prone areas• the waterfront and inlet• areas commonly used for recreation such as a hiking trails, parks and beaches• important community gathering places2. Residential UseSkidegate is in good shape to meet the hous-ing needs of the community in the foreseeable future, as SBC has already serviced 150 lots which are currently vacant and can be developed for new housing. Community members indicated that new housing could go on those lots, as well as within existing residential neighbourhoods. They also indicated a few preferred sites for a potential new apartment building to go. 3. Community FacilitiesThroughout the Land Use Planning process, we asked community members about new devel-opments that they would like to see built in their community. Several of these new developments could be classified as “Community Facilities”- they would likely be owned and operated by the government (SBC or other level of government, for buildings like a school), and would be for the benefit of the Skidegate community. These would not be for-profit businesses or housing, but would offer public services such as health care or emergency supplies. The most popular commu-nity facilities that Skidegate community members indicated a desire for included a swimming pool, an Elders’ Assisted Living Facility, a new Health cises, community members were given opportu-nities to indicate on a map of the community with stickers which types of uses belonged where in the community.When talking about land use issues, one issue that came up on community engagement was concerns over traffic and safety. We also knew that SBC had recently purchased several stop signs and wanted feedback about where to put them. We saw this as an opportunity to facili-tate a quickstart project through the community mapping mechanism that was already being developed. The sixth map, then, is a map of traffic issues in the community and locations that community members suggested for traffic infra-structure improvements. The last map indicates areas that might pose challenges to development of any type, due to the land conditions there and should be used as a starting point for consider-ation of any land use decisions. A summary of the types of data that we analyzed from each of the maps is below.1. Protected AreasAs the Haida have lived in harmony with their land and waters for millennia, it is unsurprising that environmental protection is an important value held by Skidegate community members. There were several areas indicated on the map to be protected from development, including:• areas used for food and medicine gathering• the watershed and creeks which provide the village’s water supply• special areas with historical, cultural, and spiritual significancePage 324. Commercial UseCommunity members offered several ideas throughout the Land Use Planning process for new businesses they would like to see developed in the community. Some of those businesses, such as a new Co-op grocery store, a tourist ac-commodation, and a garage, would require new sites and new developments. Others might fit into centralized retail or office developments, but there was a general sense in the community that more office and retail spaces would be needed, as existing office and retail spaces were already full to capacity. Below are some other major themes coming from the Commercial Areas map:• The area around the Kay Centre would be ideal for commercial development, especially for businesses geared at tourists, such as tourist accommodations.• The site of the current rock quarry is the preferred site for the new Co-op to be built, and other businesses could also be included, such as a bakery, restaurant or hardware store, to transform the area into a retail hub.• The area around the current Co-op and SBC offices could be expanded to include more retail and office space.• The gas station could be expanded on its current site to include a garage and/or car wash.• The fish processing plant should be re-opened on its current site and potentially offer more services like a smoke house. • Convenience stores and home-based busi-nesses could be located in residential areas.• There is space farther from the village, may-be near the industrial site, for bigger commer-Centre, an Education and Training Centre, a Tsu-nami Gathering Place and a new Feast Hall. Through sorting and mapping activities, we asked community members where these types of new facilities should be located in the commu-nity. A few general considerations for location of community facilities are listed below:• New developments should be located on higher ground, such as in Skidegate Heights, so that they are safer in the case of Tsuna-mis. This is especially important for facilities that would be essential in disaster situations such as the emergency supplies storage and gathering space and the new Health Centre. • Several recreational facilities could be grouped together in a large recreational cen-tre, either an expansion of the George Brown Recreation Centre, to include facilities such as a pool, hockey rink, weight room, and spaces for fitness classes.• An Elders’ Assisted Living Facility should have a view of the ocean, and could be combined with the new Health Centre, and/or located nearby programs and services that Elders access regularly such as SHIP and ADP.• Some community facilities, such as SHIP, ADP, the community hall, the daycare, and the youth centre, should stay in their current locations. • There are some sites, especially around the Kay Centre, that have the potential to be developed for community facilities, and could act as hubs of community activity.Page 33the starting point of discussion in future deci-sion-making for land uses in Skidegate. While these maps are a good indication of initial com-munity preferences, other considerations, such as slope, soil quality, legal designation, and bud-get, will have to go into any final decision making about “zoning” or land use policies for specific areas in Skidegate. DeliverablesAs discussed above, the Planning Team created several documents throughout the land use plan-ning process to communicate back to community members what we had heard from engagement. Other deliverables were also produced in the process, some of which served internal purpos-es for the Planning Team, such as summaries of past planning documents. Other deliverables, such as powerpoint presentations, were targeted at specific audiences, such as Chief and Council or S.H.I.P. All of these deliverables are attached here in the appendices and are listed below, with a brief explanation of their purpose. Differ-ent Planning Team members took the lead on producing different deliverables here, and most of them were created collaboratively, with other team members at least reviewing any document that one team member produced. Deliverables produced by the Skidegate Land Use Planning Team 2014-2015 include:• 1 Summary of past Skidegate plans (Ap-pendix 6) A review of important highlights from past planning documents including the 1997 Phys-ical Development Plan, 2005 Comprehensive cial developments like a mall or RV Park.5. Industrial UseThere is currently an industrial site at the north end of the Skidegate reserve, as well as some industrial uses such as a sawmill and fish pro-cessing plant, on other sites. The feedback from the community mapping activities seemed to be that future industrial activity should primarily re-main on the existing sites, although the existing sites could be expanded to accommodate more industrial activities. 6. Traffic IssuesWe asked the community to indicate locations on the map where there were traffic concerns that could be remedied by putting in infrastructure like stop signs, speed bumps, street lighting, or side-walks. We got a lot of useful feedback for spe-cific locations to make these changes which are likely to improve community safety- for example, speed bumps in front of the playground, or side-walks on the way to the elementary school. This activity has already led to a quickstart project from the Land Use Plan, as the map will be used to determine locations for new stop signs which have already been purchased by SBC, as well as speed bumps which are put in place seasonally. 7. Land ConcernsThe final map indicates areas with concerns such as erosion and landslides that should be considered before deciding to develop in any of these areas.The intention of these maps is for them to be Page 34Our adaptation of the “Salmon Cycle” plan-ning process model developed in past years to meet the needs of the Land Use Planning process• 11 Questionnaires (Appendix 10) Questionnaires distributed to community members at community meetings, available online, distributed in the newsletter and given to targeted groups, as part of our Engage-ment Strategy• 8 event posters (Appendix 11) Used to promote Land Use Planning events in the community- placed around the commu-nity at key high-traffic locations such as the grocery store and postal kiosk• 5 Report Backs (Appendix 12) The written version of the report-backs dis-tributed to the community at every community Community Development Plan and the Haida Gwaii Land Use Vision• 1 Map of Skidegate reserve sites (Appen-dix 7) A map to demonstrate to community mem-bers all 11 reserve sites under SBC jurisdic-tion• 1 CCP Quick Guide draft (Appendix 8) A one-page summary of Directions, Path-ways and Actions emerging from Gud Ga Is• 1 Community Planning Timeline (Appen-dix 9) A visual demonstration of the relationship be-tween the different phases of Gud Ga Is, the Language Revitalization Plan, and the Land Use Plan• 1 Process strategy document (salmon cycle) (Appendix 4) Photo: Community members reading report back materials and listening to presentation on “What we’ve heard” during the final community meeting of our practicum.Page 35This was produced mainly for the benefit of the SBC Housing department, as well as to inform the Housing section in the Land Use Plan. It is a snapshot of current infrastructure, policies, and issues relating to housing in Skidegate• 1 analysis spreadsheet with 2800+ com-ments (not included due to volume and potentially sensitive information) This is the spreadsheet that we used to col-lect, categorize, sort, quantify, and summa-rize all the qualitative data that we collected during the process• 1 Draft vision statement and Goals (Ap-pendix 18)  This was an interim document produced to communicate to the community at the early stages the draft vision statement and some potential goals that we had identified as themes emerging from engagement• 1 Draft LUP Statements document (Ap-pendix 19) This document was produced to summarize the data from the above spreadsheet, and bring it to SBC Council, Staff, and the Adviso-ry Committee, to solicit feedback• 6 themed land use maps. Google Earth digital maps from community mapping exercises, as described in detail above• Draft Land Use Planning Framework: in progress (to be finished late May). Our final deliverable to the community, com-bining all of the above, to form the basis of future land use planning work in Skidegate.• meeting summarizing what had been done so far and what we heard through previous engagement• 3 Land Use Plan newsletter updates (Ap-pendix 13) Updates on the Land Use Planning process distributed through the SBC newsletter in order to reach a broader audience that hadn’t been attending meetings and encourage increased participation• 16 Event Summary Reports (Appendix 14) Summaries written after each public engage-ment event (excluding personal interviews, Chief and Council meetings, etc.) give a summary of proceedings including date, loca-tion, attendance, activities carried out, event photos, and some highlights of data collected• 4 Powerpoint presentations (Appendix 15) These Powerpoint presentations helped facil-itate meetings with Chief and Council, SHIP, and the community to report back on what we had heard in the process so far• 1 CCP Goals vs. Council Current Initia-tives chart (Appendix 16) This was something Chief and Council requested- to demonstrate that many of the projects identified in Gud Ga Is were already underway by Council• Thousands of photos (samples scattered throughout this and other documents) Malcolm’s camera was always at the ready at community events, excursions on the land, and at any opportunity for a whale or sea lion sighting. The photos add colour and context to the planning documents• 1 Housing Report (Appendix 17) Page 36custom “Skidegate Money” that they could spend on different actions emerging from the Draft Land Use Plan framework.* More in-depth prioritization activities should be carried out in the next phase of the process.*The data from this Participatory Budgeting ac-tivity remained in the community and has yet to be analyzed. If we receive it before this report is complete, it will be added to the appendices, but if not, it will be left as a task for future Planning Teams.Expand Land Use PoliciesMany of the ideas that community members brought forward during the Land Use Planning process were the beginnings of policies- some very high-level, such as “Protect our waters,” and some very specific, such as requirements for new home builders to have all the money to build their homes before they start. Some of these policies would benefit from further develop-ment within the relevant department- such as the housing department. This work might be carried out by SBC staff in coordination with a commit-tee, or might require additional broad community engagement. There was some information that we collected during the process that we felt was too specific or micro-level to be included in the Draft Land Use Plan Framework, and was not included in the body of that document, but rather went into appendices that form the starting points for policy development at a departmental level. These appendices will be shared with the rele-vant departments to take ownership over them and build from them if they choose to.Next StepsAs discussed above, when referring to the “Salm-on Cycle” process strategy document for the Land Use Plan, we were only able to complete Phase 1 and 2, and part of Phase 3, of the Land Use Planning Process. Community Planning is always an ongoing process, and despite the arbitrary dates, times, and funding restrictions imposed by external bodies such as AANDC and UBC, it is nearly impossible to complete a thor-ough planning process in eight months. As such, much work remains to be done to carry forward both the Land Use Plan and Gud Ga Is. Happily, Dana has managed to secure funding for another phase of planning to begin in September. The following are some likely next steps which might be carried out during that phase.Confirm and Prioritize actions from the Draft Land Use Plan framework.The Draft Framework (Appendix 3) contains a summary of everything we heard throughout the Land Use Planning process. The next stage will be to examine priorities, preferences, and tradeoffs of the different proposed actions, in or-der to narrow down a more achievable number of priorities. Other actions might be relocated from the Land Use Plan into Gud Ga Is if it is decided that they are not directly relevant to land use. An initial introduction to confirmation and prioritiza-tion of actions was carried out with the commu-nity during our last week of engagement, which allowed the Advisory Committee to participate in “dot-mocracy” and the community to partici-pate in a Participatory Budgeting exercise using Page 37and other stakeholders, indicators will need to be developed, which will show how the actions from the Land Use Plan are progressing at any point in time. A monitoring and evaluation framework will provide mechanisms to regularly evaluate the success of the Plan and will allow SBC and the community to see where adjustments might be needed, and celebrate successes.Carry Out Quickstart ProjectsIt was very encouraging throughout our practi-cum to see that several actions which had been identified as priorities in Gud Ga Is were already underway by Council. As long as Council stays in the loop about the planning process and results, it is likely that Council will continue to implement projects from Gud Ga Is as well as the Land Use Plan, even before the plans are finalized or for-mally adopted. These “quickstart” initiatives pro-vide a positive feedback loop to the community to show them that planning actually matters, and can have an impact on their community. These quickstart initiatives should continue wherever opportunities present themselves, and should be recognized and celebrated as they occur. Finalize Gud Ga IsTwo major “Next Steps” were identified at the end of Phase 2 of Gud Ga Is. Similarly to the Land Use Plan, the Implementation and Moni-toring & Evaluation phases of Gud Ga Is remain incomplete, and should carry forward to the next phase of planning, in order to honour and make the most of all the planning work that has gone into that process.Finalize Land Use MapAs described above, the maps produced during phase 1 of the Land Use Planning process can only be understood as a starting point. For some maps (e.g. commercial uses), the results cap-ture all input and comments - even where they are conflicting/contradictory. The next phase of mapping will need to ask the community to consider trade-offs and make choices about top priorities, best options for locating a given development, and settle conflicting ideas on appropriate uses in each area of the community. In some cases technical knowledge and inputs (e.g. land surveys, project feasibility studies) will be needed to enable staff, community members, and Council to engage in a sufficiently informed capacity to complete the mapping to this level of detail and degree of finality. Clearly the series of maps generated so far are just the beginning of the community’s mapping portion of the land use planning process.Complete Implementation StrategyOnce priority actions for the Land Use Plan have been identified, an implementation strategy will need to be created which identifies how these actions will happen- who will be responsible for them, when will they happen, how much will they cost and where will the money come from, etc. This implementation strategy will form the basis of work plans for SBC departments.Develop Monitoring & Evaluation Frame-workIn order to be able to demonstrate the success of the Plan to the community as well as to funders Page 38the team members through capacity building and a sense of ownership over the process.Engagement: Community Engagement is one of Dana’s major strengths. She has refined an Engagement and Communication Strategy for community plan-ning in Skidegate over the past two years, and, judging by the high rates of participation and the positive feedback the team received, the strate-gy seems to be working really well.  One of the major strengths that we observed in the En-gagement process is how the process itself also serves to build community, by giving community members an opportunity to come together, share a meal, and have lively discussions in a com-munal atmosphere about their hopes for their community’s future. Communication and Accountability: We did our best to report back to the community at every stage throughout the planning process with report-backs, newsletters etc. It was always a struggle to, on one hand, want to present a lot of information back to the community, but, on the other hand, to keep it accessible and simple so it would actually be read. We received positive feedback from community members that they appreciated hearing back what they had said throughout the process. In future years, though, further improvements could probably be made to disseminate more information, to a wider audi-ence.Culture: As mentioned above, the Planning Team made Closing ReflectionReflections on the Land Use Planning ProcessThe Planning Team accomplished a lot over the past eight months. Some things we did really well, and we are proud of. Other things, we could have done better, and we have learned from those challenges to make our planning work stronger in the future. Below are some of the major strengths and limitations of the Land Use Planning process, from our perspective.StrengthsBuilding on the successes of the past two years of community planning in Skidegate, and ben-efitting from the lessons that Dana had learned about what works and what doesn’t when doing community planning in Skidegate, there were many elements of the Land Use Planning pro-cess that we as a planning team seemed to get right in the process. A few of the major strengths of the Land Use Planning process are listed below.Team collaboration: Not only did each of the five members bring our own unique personalities, skills and experience to the process, but the whole truly was greater than the sum of its parts. By having strategic team discussions, and passing projects back-and-forth between team members for their feed-back and input, every element of the planning process, from the design, to engagement, to doc-umentation, was stronger because it was done collaboratively. Collaboration also benefitted all Page 39Challenges/LimitationsDepth of Engagement: While we were successful in achieving very broad engagement - a large number of en-gagement events, tools, and participants - the engagement that we carried out cannot be described as very deep. The format that we fol-lowed for community meetings involved an hour for mingling and dinner, and then 45 minutes for engagement activities followed by 15 minutes for prizes. We were limited by how deeply we could engage in issues in a 45-minute window, and as a result, much of our data collected consisted of “brainstorming” ideas, but did not get into deeper discussions surrounding conflicts or determining priorities. This deeper engagement will hopefully occur in a later stage of planning.Lack of Technical/ Geographic/Legal Consid-erations: Although we did make a point of reviewing past plans and related documents, and of reaching out to key departments and knowledge-holders, the bulk of the data collection that we did during the Land use Planning Process was primarily focused on community preferences. While this is the most important factor that should influence any community planning process, there are other real factors such as physical and legal con-straints which will necessarily place limitations on which land uses are possible. As a result, it will likely be necessary in future stages of planning to engage the help of professionals who possess this knowledge in order to solidify a realistically feasible land use plan.an effort to incorporate Haida Culture into the planning process whenever possible. This man-ifested itself in different ways- from reaching out to Elders about traditional land uses, to commis-sioning S.H.I.P. to translate key phrases from the land use plan into Xaayda Kil, to serving food and offering gifts at every event, to the topics we discussed. While the planning process was by no means immune from a strong Western and colonial influence, the strength of Haida culture as it permeated the whole process is a testament to Dana’s cultural knowledge and teaching. Community Ownership and Empowerment: We made several efforts to ensure that the Land Use Planning process was community owned and driven. We solicited community feedback about process design, objectives, and sub-stantive content areas to be discussed in the process. The Community Advisory Committee guided the process and made sure the Planning Team stayed on track with community desires. We solicited feedback at every community meet-ing about what we could do better and we made an effort to incorporate that feedback when pos-sible. We also consciously chose our language in report backs and other communications through-out the process to emphasize the centrality of the community’s voice and ownership in this process (e.g. we avoided distancing language like “we’ve heard from you that…” - instead we used lan-guage like “community members have said, ‘we want …’”). As a result, there was a real sense that the community owned the planning process - it was, and is, their plan.Page 40plan.Data Analysis: Land use planning was new to all of us on the planning team, and we had a difficult time at first figuring out what types of information we needed, and which questions we should be asking. The result of our extensive community engagement process was that we ended up with an abun-dance of valuable community input and ideas. The challenge we were then left with was what to do with it all- how to honour the voices and the contributions of everyone who participated, while still producing a succinct, usable, relevant document. After several long conversations and iterations and attempts, we came up with a system that seemed to work in order to code, sort, organize and analyse the data we collected, but more foresight and preplanning might have meant that we ended up with more targeted information gathered, and thus, the data analysis stage of the process may have been less labour intensive and challenging.Student ExperienceWe cannot imagine a better learning experi-ence than this practicum. The practicum, and the people who made it possible have taught us planning skills, tools and methods, but they have also taught us the intangible lessons about what it means to be a good planner working in an Indigenous community, as an outsider. We also learned a little bit about the incredible place that is Haida Gwaii, and the incredible people who are the Haida.Funding/ Practicum Timeline Dictating Com-munity Process: As mentioned above, the unfortunate reality of planning in a First Nations context is that the process is likely to be constrained by available funding. This funding, particularly from AAN-DC, is likely to be project-based and bound to a funding cycle of under a year. In addition, the restrictions of our schooling require our projects to be completed by May, and also require us to be taking courses at the same time as we carry out our practicum. These constraints mean that the planning process was not able to be totally dictated by the needs of the community, as plan-ning events often had to be scheduled around student availability and the budget had to be spent by March 31st, and deliverables produced by the end of May. This is a colonial imposition which detracts from the integrity of an ongoing, community-driven planning process.Missing Certain Demographics: While participation rates in the Land Use Plan-ning process were high numerically, there were certain demographic groups who were overrepre-sented, and certain groups who were underrep-resented in the process. We had very strong par-ticipation from Elders, who provided invaluable insight, experience and wisdom to strengthen the plan. Other groups, however, such as young adults, were mostly absent from the process, with a few exceptions. This participation, which was not entirely representative of the community, may skew some priorities in the plan, or lead to further alienation of groups who don’t see their own issues and preferences represented by the Page 41Partnership and Collaboration: Partnership started from relationship-building, both in the official ways we built our working relationship, through the Student Partnership Agreement, Learning Agreement, and Work Plan, and through the informal conversations, emails, meals and experiences shared by our team along the way. We owe much of the success of this planning process and our practicum to the strong relationship that we built as a team. The relationship allowed us to collaborate in a real way, each bringing our own unique skills and experience into the process, and strengthening each other’s work by working on projects togeth-er. The collaboration not only made the process stronger, but it made each of us stronger. Rather than simply dividing up tasks that we were each best at, we made an effort to teach and support each other in learning new skills and doing things we hadn’t done before. With these new skills, and by sharing the load of different projects, we each felt comfortable and familiar with almost every aspect of the planning process, meaning that any one of us could pick up where another had left off. This proved to be useful when dif-ferent team members were unexpectedly ill or away. We hope that this sense of shared owner-ship over the project also means that we won’t be missed when we’re gone (other than for our delightful personalities!) because no part of the plan is ours. It will continue to be carried forward by the Skidegate Planning team. Planning Skills: No planning course in the world can teach you as much as the experience of actually doing plan-ning. The practicum allowed us to get our hands dirty  and learn by doing. We learned, and devel-oped skills in process design, writing, document design, data analysis, community engagement, facilitation, and project and time management.Tools and Methods: We were fortunate to have the opportunity to learn new tools and methods from both Dana and Jeff, and also to be given the freedom to be creative and try out new tools and methods throughout the process. We learned what works well in some classic engagement methods such as “World Cafe” “Open Space” and Participatory Budgeting. We experimented with other methods to meet the unique needs of our process such as asking community members to sort rocks and driftwood into piles to demonstrate which poten-tial new developments might work well together in the community. Data analysis was another area where we experimented with how to sort and categorize and make sense of the mounds of data we collected. Our coding system went through many iterations before we settled on the final approach, but we now know for next time what works for us. Community mapping was another important method that we learned, from a workshop that Jeff arranged for our class with Modus, to adapting that approach to meet the needs of the community and our constraints on materials and time. We will add all these tools- old and new, tested and refined, to our planner tool belts, as we carry on working and learning.Page 42accountable to the contents of the plan. This community ownership over planning is essential if planning is to be useful for a community, and the Skidegate community taught us that.Being an Outsider: Having studied in the Indigenous Community Planning program for a year before starting our practicum, having read the work of insightful In-digenous scholars and having engaged in critical discussions about colonialism with our class-mates, we were pretty uneasy about our role as outsiders coming in to an Indigenous community to plan. We wondered what our place was, why we were there, how we would be perceived. We wondered how it would be possible to decolonize planning, as two settler outsiders representing a university in Vancouver, coming in to support an AANDC-funded process. We wondered how we, as outsiders, could possibly know how to - let alone actually do planning in a culturally-appro-priate way.None of those questions went away throughout our time in Skidegate, and, indeed, we hope that as long as we continue to do this kind of work, we continue to ask ourselves those questions. But, in the meantime, we did learn a bit about being good guests in a community that is not our own.We learned that sometimes it will be uncomfort-able, and that’s ok.We learned that some knowledge is sensitive and is not for us to know, and to respect that.What does this collaboration and ownership look like? In a practical sense, this meant that every document produced was stored in Google Drive or Dropbox, so that any team member could ac-cess it at any time. It meant that all the question-naires, flipcharts, meeting notes, and attendance lists- all the raw data- stayed in Skidegate- we never brought any of it back to Vancouver with us. It meant that we made an effort to work in computer programs that everyone had and knew how to use so that anyone could edit any of the deliverables. And it meant regular emails, check-ins, conversations, drafts being sent back-and-forth, to make sure that everyone was onboard, knew what was going on, and had an opportunity to give their input.We learned how to work collaboratively from our team through this process, and we learned how much stronger a planning process can be when it is truly collaborative.Community Ownership: One of the greatest strengths that we observed in Skidegate’s planning process is how much ownership community members demonstrated over the process. Their desire to participate was inspiring. Several community members would attend multiple planning events in a week, par-ticipating actively each time, and bringing their friends and families along with them. Commu-nity members felt empowered to give process feedback, and to take the lead, facilitating their own discussions and proposing their own topics. Furthermore, having participated in the planning, community members were able to hold SBC Page 43families, relationships, history, and politics, and those things are impossible to separate from planning.Most of all, we learned that we have a lot more to learn about being outsiders in a community and we were very fortunate to have such a beautiful, proud, gracious community to teach us these lessons.Haida Land & People: Land Use Planning in Skidegate turned out to be a much more personal subject than we had anticipated. Where in a city, land use planning is concerned with highest and best uses, den-sities, height restrictions, traffic, flows, etc, in the context of Haida Gwaii, those things were secondary. Planning for the land in Haida Gwaii, we learned, is really about planning for liveli-hoods. The Haida and their land and waters are so intricately connected, that planning for land is about people. The land and waters provide food, medicines, building materials, transportation, etc- they provide a way of life. The Haida have been living in harmony with their land and waters for such an incredibly long time that is difficult to comprehend. Their origin stories, their ances-tors, everything that makes them who they are is tied up with that land. And this hasn’t happened accidentally. The Haida have developed complex ways of managing their land and waters which have allowed them to remain so healthy and abundant after thousands of years, and we only began to scratch the surface of understanding what that means. We learned that it takes time to build trust, and trust is built through actions, not just words, es-pecially in a place where so many outsiders have come before us and acted disrespectfully.We learned to honour Elders, and put them first, because they hold the irreplaceable knowledge and historical memory of the community, which has been built and passed between generations for thousands of years.We learned to show gratitude, although it was never enough for the immense generosity that was shown to us. We learned to let go, at least a little bit, of our preconceptions of how things work and how things should be, and to listen, and be open, to different perspectives and approaches.We learned that we have to be careful with our words, because sometimes the wrong choice of words that seems insignificant to us can make all the difference to the person who hears it.We learned humility, and that our education does not mean that it isn’t our role to pour coffee or set up tables or carry boxes of rocks.We learned that no matter how much we learn about a community, we will never really under-stand it, because it is not our own lived experi-ence.We learned that nothing is simple. Everything that happens in a community is in the context of Page 44ing and significance. Decolonizing Planning: As alluded to above, we remain with more ques-tions than answers about what it means to de-colonize planning and what our role is as settlers and outsiders working in an Indigenous commu-nity. The lessons we learned about being good guests we learned in the context of the Skide-gate community, and while they may hold some universal truth, the learning will no doubt start all over again the next time we enter a community that is not our own. We know that we have the responsibility to be good guests, to tread light-ly, to respect local culture and protocols and to foster community ownership over planning, while working in Indigenous communities.But we also have another responsibility. And that is to contribute to the decolonizing of the plan-ning profession, and settler society as a whole. The reality is that in our lives and in our work, we are likely to spend much more time and interact much more with our fellow settlers than with Indigenous folks. Another reality is that, on the whole, the problem of colonialism is our prob-lem to deal with. We are the ones who need to change our behaviour, not the Indigenous com-munities who have been living on their land for-ever. We need to learn to be good guests wher-ever we are, because all land, or at least all the land that we are likely to visit, is Indigenous land. Everywhere has someone who calls it home, or called it home. Everywhere has a history, has bones buried under its surface. And we need to learn to appreciate the people who came before In small ways, when we took a step back and opened up our eyes, we began to learn a little bit of what it means for people and land to be so intricately connected. We learned from the com-munity member who corrected Emma when she suggested that hunting and fishing might be fun hobbies for her retirement and told her that those weren’t hobbies, they were part of their identity. We learned by going out fishing with Billy, and pulling crab traps with Trent, and digging clams with Dana and gathering seaweed with young families from the Headstart program. We learned when we saw happy children munching on k’aaw or scallops. We learned when Dana’s son told us about his adventures doing a “solo” at Swan Bay Rediscovery camp. We learned from the twinkle people would get in their eye when talking about fishing at Copper Bay or the pride they would show when talking about how beautiful and clean their islands are. In beginning to understand how closely peo-ple and land are connected in Haida Gwaii, we also began to understand how vulnerable these people and their way of life is to outside threats which compromise the integrity of the land and waters they have been caring for for so long. It is no surprise, then, that pipelines, oil tankers, sports fishing, tsunamis, and forestry came up so often when we talked about land use planning. The Haida have shown many times before that they are willing to put their lives on the line to protect their land and waters, because they are part of who the Haida are. When we begin to understand this connection, Land Use Planning takes on a whole new mean-Page 45team collaboration and community ownership. For future ICP practicum students, we cannot stress enough how essential this is. This is your practicum, yes, but more importantly, this is a community’s process to plan for their future. They will be there carrying on the planning, and living out the results of that planning, for decades after you leave. Anything that we did, in isolation, from Vancouver, and presented to the rest of our team or to the community as a finished product, would have had very little value to the commu-nity. Seek opportunities for buy-in, ownership, communication, collaboration, and local capaci-ty-building whenever possible.The value of immersion in the community: One of the biggest assets that we had as outsid-ers working in the Skidegate community was the amount of time that we got to spend there, living in the community, attending community events, running into community members at the grocery store or on the street, and getting out on the land. This community immersion had a huge im-pact on our relationship-building within the com-munity and our learning and understanding of the community context. Being situated in Skidegate, far from the chaos and distraction of Vancouver, and our other courses, allowed us to be entirely focused on the practicum for the time we were there. Although our trips were generally longer than those of any other practicum team (usually 1-2 weeks at a time), they never felt long enough and we were never ready to leave.  Flights back and forth are also taxing, expensive, and impact-ful for the environment, and we always struggled to catch up with our other courses after returning us and the people who continue to live there.And while we are still learning, we recognize that sadly, we have learned more about colonial-ism and what it means to be good guests than most of our fellow settlers, and so we have a responsibility to share with them what we have learned. We have a responsibility to decolonize our own communities- to talk about our colonial history and present with our friends, neighbours, classmates and colleagues. We have a respon-sibility to question the language we use and the language that others use. We have a responsi-bility to change the culture and the practice of planning within our sphere of influence. We have been fortunate to get the education that we did in ICP, but we are acutely aware that of the thou-sands of planners practicing in Canada, only six of us get this opportunity each year. It is our re-sponsibility, then to act on what we have learned, to share it, to role model what we think it means to decolonize planning, and to call into question those who continue to entrench colonialism. While we are still figuring out how best to do that, we are committed to trying our best and learning along the way.Considerations for Future PracticumsWe learned some lessons from the practicum experience that we wish we had known when we started. We will share a few of those here, in hopes that future students and communities par-ticipating in the practicum may get some value from them as they get started.Collaboration and community ownership: We discussed at length above our approach to Page 46them proactively.  We agreed to continue having these conversations, to check-in with each other regularly, to give each other direct feedback when things weren’t going well. And while this wasn’t always easy in practice- there were some nights when we were exhaust-ed and the last thing we wanted to do was talk to each other about how things were going- when-ever we did, it was worth it, and it meant that our partnership stayed strong throughout the practi-cum, which made all the difference, both for the quality of work, and for our own self-preservation and well-being throughout the eight months we spent together. So, our advice then, to other students, is focus on building a strong relationship of trust early. Have the difficult conversations, as tedious as it may seem, and as much as you might be eager to just jump ahead right into the work. The work won’t work unless you can work together. You will need to rely on each other, so figure out how you can do that and commit to working at it, even when it’s difficult. These relationship-building principles apply be-yond the student partnership as well. Having dif-ficult conversations early on within our planning team meant that we each knew where the others were coming from, and what we each expected and needed from each other.  Later on, when you are scrambling to complete a presentation at the last minute and you have to make a judge-ment call, and you can think back to those critical conversations you had early on for guidance, you from practicum trips. Where possible, long trips are worth it in our opinions, and if it were pos-sible with other classes and life circumstances, SCARP might even consider the option of having students based out of their host communities for months- maybe a semester at a time, to really get the most out of the community experience.Partnership: The practicum is an intense personal experience, and it is shared in its entirety with one other person. As practicum partners, we not only had to learn to work together but also to live togeth-er, to travel together, to navigate personal and professional and political challenges together. We were there for each other through painful all-nighters of paper writing and preparing for events, through illness, through trying times in our personal lives, and also to share wonderful adventures like seeing whales and being strand-ed sleeping on a boat overnight in Gwaii Haanas park. Throughout all these experiences, we had each other’s backs. We had to trust each other to get the work done, to pick up the slack when each of us felt weak, to jump in and support us through difficult conversations, to wake us up if we slept through our alarm. This trust was built, in part, through the long conversations that we had at the beginning of our practicum. It started by writ-ing our Student Partnership Agreement, when we began to discuss our needs, our expectations, our strengths and our weaknesses. We identified early on what would be the most difficult parts of the partnership and made an effort to address Page 47ReferencesCouncil of the Haida Nation (CHN). (2008).  Haida Gwaii community electricity plan   report. Haida Gwaii: The Sheltair Group. First Nations Land Management Act Resource     Centre. (2015). Land Codes [Website].    Retrieved from http://labrc.com/resourc  es/land-codes/Skidegate Band Council. (2011). Energy baseline   report. Skidegate, Haida Gwaii. Skidegate Band Council. (2014). Gud Ga Is:   Village of Skidegate comprehensive com  munity plan. Skidegate, Haida Gwaii:   Skidegate CCP Team 2012-2014. will be grateful that you had those conversations.Be Prepared: You will inevitably always wish you had more time in the practicum. There are some things that you will not be able to control. Communi-ties move at their own pace and you will need to be adaptable and roll with whatever circum-stances come your way. What you can do is to be prepared for some of those circumstances. Do your research ahead of time. Come up with some ideas and suggestions and drafts of tools that you will be able to offer if the need arises. Start to input and analyze your data as soon as you start to collect it. We wish that we had. The more prepared you are when you arrive at the beginning of your trips, the more you can hit the ground running. That being said, collaboration and community ownership mean that you also have to be prepared to let go of any work you’ve done ahead of time - it might not be the right thing for the community or the circumstance. But the more options and tools and information you have to offer, the quicker you can move forward as a team and work with what you have. This is an approach we always wished we had taken more throughout the practicum, and it might have meant that we scrambled less at the last minute. At the same time, some last minute scrambling will likely be inevitable. That is the reality of work-ing in community, and trying to balance school, practicum, and personal lives. But the more prepared you can be, the better.Page 48Community Driven Land Use Planning in the Haida Village of Skidegate:An Indigenous Community Planning PracticumSkidegate Band CouncilThis practicum was possible thanks to the partnership between The Skidegate Band Council and UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning.Emma FineblitMalcolm MacLeanAppendices [Companion Document to...]AppendiciesAppendix 1 Drafted WorkplanAppendix 2 Learning AgreementCommunity Learning Agreement: SBC and SCARP Students 2014-15  	  1	  	  	  	  	  Community Learning Agreement	  Skidegate Band Council	  and	  School of Community and Regional Planning Students	  2014-2015  Community Learning Agreement: SBC and SCARP Students 2014-15  	  2	  	  TABLE	  OF	  CONTENTS	  Table	  of	  Contents	  ............................................................................................................................................................................................	  2	  Background/Context	  ....................................................................................................................................................................................	  3	  Purpose	  ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................	  4	  Vision	  ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................	  4	  Guiding	  Principles	  ..........................................................................................................................................................................................	  4	  Ethics	  ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................	  5	  Objectives	  ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................	  6	  Scope	  of	  Work	  ..................................................................................................................................................................................................	  7	  Deliverables	  ......................................................................................................................................................................................................	  8	  Roles	  and	  Responsibilities	  ..........................................................................................................................................................................	  9	  Communication	  ............................................................................................................................................................................................	  10	  Community	  Visits	  ........................................................................................................................................................................................	  11	  Students’	  Desired	  Outcomes	  ...................................................................................................................................................................	  11	  Review	  and	  Evaluation	  Process	  ............................................................................................................................................................	  12	  Signatures	  of	  Agreement:	  .........................................................................................................................................................................	  13	  	  	   	  Community Learning Agreement: SBC and SCARP Students 2014-15  	  3	  COMMUNITY	  LEARNING	  AGREEMENT:	  SKIDEGATE	  BAND	  COUNCIL	  AND	  SCARP	  STUDENTS	  2014-­‐2015:	  	  	  BACKGROUND/CONTEXT	  This Community Learning agreement outlines a partnership between the Skidegate Band Council (SBC) and the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) at the University of British Columbia (UBC).	  As stated within Gud Ga Is (Skidegate’s Comprehensive Community Plan draft): 	  The Haida Village of Skidegate is located on Haida Gwaii, off the northwest coast of British Columbia … We have been forever changed by first contact with Europeans and the assault on our way of life that followed. Our culture remains strong, and we are defined by our connection to the land and waters that surround us. We value our relationships to each other. We are a matriarchal society, governed by our Hereditary Chief and Matriarchial Family clan system. We belong to two clans; the Eagles and the Ravens. We honour our stories and traditions, and through this, we are empowered to heal from past injustices and move forward together. This will ultimately lead to better lives for our children and their children. 	  Skidegate Haida have been doing community planning since time immemorial and our tradition of engaging in public process remains today. 13 plans have been created since 1988, ranging from Physical Development plans, to the Gwaii Haanas Agreement, to a Comprehensive Community Development Plan. These plans have ranged in levels of community engagement and participation. The Village of Skidegate’s most recent planning process, David Nairnes + Associate’s 2005 Comprehensive Community Development Plan (CCDP), has gone largely unused and is not supported by our community. The CCDP sought to create a locally owned, culturally Haida plan out of insufficient community engagement, and thus lacks a true Skidegate voice. A need was expressed for an authentically Haida community planning process, one that was based solely on the voices of Skidegate...	  So began the Gud Ga Is process in 2012, under the leadership of Dana Moraes as the CCP Coordinator. Dana worked in partnership with Janine Williams as the CCP Assistant Coordinator. Two UBC Master’s students from the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP), Jessica Williams and Krystie Babalos played a significant role in Phase 1 of Gud Ga Is. At the end of Phase 1, an interim document was created, with many supporting documents. Daniel Iwama and Melanie Harding, also Master’s students at SCARP began working with Dana in September 2013 and have played a key role throughout Phase 2 in the creation of Gud Ga Is. Barbara (Babs) Stevens, Chief Administrative Officer at SBC has also provided invaluable guidance and support to the Community Learning Agreement: SBC and SCARP Students 2014-15  	  4	  Gud Ga Is process. Jeff Cook, UBC Instructor, supported the UBC students and also advised the CCP process.	  The Skidegate community generously invited SCARP students back for a third year to continue the planning process, with a focus on Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of the CCP, as well as the initiation of a Land Use Planning Process. Malcolm MacLean and Emma Fineblit, students in SCARP’s Indigenous Community Planning specialization, will be travelling between Vancouver and Skidegate from September 2014 to April 2015. This practicum with SBC will be under the supervision of Dana Moraes, SBC CCP Coordinator. 	  PURPOSE	  The purpose of this Community Learning Agreement is to outline the working relationship between the SCARP students, and SBC (represented by Dana Moraes) throughout the course of the practicum partnership. The agreement will foster a mutual understanding of expectations and desired outcomes for all parties. It will contribute to a positive, respectful relationship which will allow each party to get the most out of the practicum placement. 	  There has been historical distrust between First Nations and outsiders due to harmful and exploitative relationships. The Learning Agreement is one mechanism intended to help transform such an unequal colonial power dynamic in the relationship being fostered between SCARP students (of non-Haida heritage) and the Haida Nation through this practicum to a mutually beneficial relationship. 	  VISION	  This partnership is a collaborative opportunity to work together on a community planning process owned and driven by the Skidegate community, and grounded in Haida culture. The partnership gives SCARP students the opportunity to learn about a Haida approach to planning, to challenge themselves to work towards decolonizing planning, and to develop new skills, tools and methods along the way. The partnership also provides support for the SBC as students contribute their time, effort, and planning knowledge to help strengthen Skidegate’s ongoing planning process. As a planning team, we intend to practice reflective learning, have fun, and embody respect for ourselves, each other, the Skidegate Haida community and culture, and our values. 	  GUIDING	  PRINCIPLES	  To collaborate is to come together in partnership with a common vision, and find how to move toward that vision in light of respective strengths and weaknesses. The following principles will guide our learning agreement and working relationship:	  Community Learning Agreement: SBC and SCARP Students 2014-15  	  5	  The	  students	  are	  committed	  to	  being	  as	  attentive	  and	  reflective	  as	  possible	  as	  to	  our	  role	  in	  ongoing	  colonization	  in	  Canada.	  We	  will	  try	  to	  demonstrate	  respect	  for	  each	  other,	  for	  the	  Skidegate	  community,	  and	  to	  a	  Haida	  approach	  to	  planning,	  in	  our	  effort	  to	  decolonize	  the	  planning	  process.	  One	  example	  of	  how	  this	  committment	  takes	  shape,	  is	  to	  support	  the	  use	  of	  the	  Haida	  language	  as	  much	  as	  possible	  throughout	  the	  process	  and	  in	  the	  final	  planning	  documents.	  	  We	  aim	  to	  create	  transparency	  by	  documenting	  and	  reporting	  back	  to	  the	  community	  regularly	  throughout	  the	  planning	  process.	  This	  practice	  will	  also	  help	  us,	  as	  a	  planning	  team,	  to	  maintain	  accountability	  by	  ensuring	  that	  any	  documents	  produced	  can	  be	  traced	  to	  their	  sources.	  It	  is	  our	  philosophy	  that	  inclusion	  of	  greater	  and	  more	  diverse	  groups	  of	  community	  members	  benefits	  the	  members,	  the	  planning	  process,	  and	  community	  leaders.	  As	  such,	  we	  strive	  to	  make	  this	  process	  as	  inclusive	  as	  possible.	  While	  staying	  true	  to	  our	  principles,	  we	  also	  recognize	  the	  need	  to	  be realistic with time constraints,	  and	  remain	  flexible.	  From	  a	  personal	  and	  relational	  standpoint,	  we	  recognize	  the	  critical	  importance	  of	  being	  present	  and	  cultivating	  effective	  listening	  skills.	  We	  also	  understand	  that	  being	  effective	  listeners	  requires	  being	  able	  to	  respect	  all	  opinions,	  even	  if	  we	  are	  unable	  to	  agree	  with	  them.	  We	  hope	  to	  cultivate	  our	  senses of humour to	  at	  least	  try	  and	  keep	  up	  with	  the	  wits	  of	  the	  rest	  of	  the	  team	  and	  community	  members.	  	  ETHICS	  This planning process will be driven by the Skidegate community. It is their plan to shape, engage with, implement, and evaluate. Any work that the students do to support the process should ultimately serve the Skidegate community. As such, any data collected throughout the process is the property of the Skidegate community and should be made widely available to the community in aggregated form. 	  The students have no ownership over the documents produced without express permission of the Skidegate Band Council. Any personal or sensitive information collected throughout the process will be protected with respect for confidentiality or anonymity, as appropriate. 	  The planning process will be designed to be consistent with Haida values and incorporate Haida culture as much as possible. The students acknowledge their roles as non-Haida people and respectfully challenge historical and current (colonial?) power dynamics.	  The	  planning	  team	  strives	  to	  honour	  the	  Haida	  Laws	  throughout	  their	  work:	  1)	   Yahguudang	  (Respect)	  All	  acts	  muct	  be	  done	  with	  respect	  Community Learning Agreement: SBC and SCARP Students 2014-15  	  6	  2)	   Ad	  kyaanang	  tlaagang	  (To	  ask	  first)	  All	  acts	  must	  be	  done	  with	  consent	  3)	   Tllyahda	  (Make	  it	  right)	  If	  an	  act	  is	  not	  done	  with	  respect	  or	  consent,	  or	  is	  witnessed,	  you	  must	  make	  it	  right.	  4)	   Gina	  ‘	  waadluuxan	  gud	  ad	  kwagid	  (Everything	  depends	  on	  everything	  else)	  All	  things	  are	  connected	  5)	   Distribution	  of	  Wealth	  	  (To	  be	  translated)	  	   	   	  OBJECTIVES	  The SCARP practicum students intend to build on past successes in the continuation of the Gud Ga Is planning process, and support the initiation of a community involved and culturally based Skidegate land use planning process. They also recognize and appreciate the invaluable experience and mentorship gifted to them through the practicum with the Skidegate Band Council. With this in mind, they strive to make the partnership with Skidegate a mutually beneficial learning experience. While offering what knowledge, skills, and time they have, they intend to give back to the community by supporting SBC’s initiatives to build planning capacity in staff and community members. The students will seek out opportunities for mutual knowledge exchange and mentorship wherever possible.	  Other objectives in the work of the practicum include:	  ● Continue the evolution of Gud Ga Is as a working document throughout phase 3 of the planning process (E.g. Implementation, and Monitoring and Evaluation)	  ● Improve on and enshrine successful practices of community involvement in planning through the drafting of an Engagement and Communication Strategy	  ● Help document, honour, and support the SBC and community members’ capacity to govern their land.	  ● Learn from the Skidegate Haida approach to land use planning in order to further develop our abilities as planners to support a community’s decisions about the land	  ● Deepen our appreciation for the Haida culture and people’s connections to the land	  	  Community Learning Agreement: SBC and SCARP Students 2014-15  	  7	  SCOPE	  OF	  WORK	  	  The student practicum will be focused on two broad areas of work: supporting the completion (Phase 3) of the CCP and the Land Use Planning process being initiated in the fall of 2014 (see detailed attached work plan). Each	  of	  these	  processes	  will	  continue	  to	  honour	  the	  participation	  and	  process	  pillars	  developed	  in	  earlier	  phases	  of	  the	  CCP	  process:	  Process/	  Community	  Participation	  Pillars:	  ● Community	  Owned	  and	  Driven,	  Empowering	  ● Emphasis	  on	  	  Inclusive	  Community	  Engagement	  ● Document	  Process	  and	  Voices	  ● A	  Living	  Document	  ● Action	  Based	   	  	  The	  practicum	  work	  will	  focus	  on	  two	  major	  projects:	  Expanding	  the	  CCP	  and	  	  1) Expand CCP:	  The	  Planning	  Team	  will	  keep	  the	  CCP	  process	  alive,	  and	  see	  the	  draft	  document	  produced	  in	  Phase	  1	  and	  2	  to	  completion	  (detailed	  activities	  in	  the	  attached	  Work	  Plan): 	  Phase	  1	  (2012-­‐2013)	  1. Launch	  CCP	  Process	  2. Inventory	  Past	  Plans	  3. Begin	  Engagement	  4. Produce	  Interim	  CCP	  Document,	  supporting	  documents	  	  Phase	  2	  (2013-­‐2014)	  1. Identify	  Directions,	  Actions	  through	  engagement	  with	  stakeholder	  groups	  2. Begin	  Prioritization	  of	  Actions	  3. Draft	  of	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  	  Phase	  3	  (2014-­‐2015)	  1. Rework	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  into	  more	  useable	  format,	  begin	  Implementation,	  Monitoring	  and	  Evaluation,	  and	  publish	  and	  disseminate	  final	  document	  2. Summarize	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  into	  Quick	  Guide	  	  2) Launch Land Use Planning Process:	  The Planning Team will work together to carry out the Land Use Planning process as broadly outlined in the following planning five process phases (and detailed in the Work Plan):	  Phase 1 – Spawning, Getting Ready	  Community Learning Agreement: SBC and SCARP Students 2014-15  	  8	  1. Recruit planning team Develop LUP process vision and phases	  2. Develop Planning Team Work Plan	  3. Introduce planning process to the community	  	  Phase 2 - Hatching, Discovery, Community Engagement and Communication	  1. Complete Community Profile 	  2. Review land use planning history, plans and policies	  3. Conduct situational assessment	  a. Host engagement sessions (shaped by engagement strategy)	   Phase 3 - Journey to the Ocean, Mapping and Policy Development	  1. Create Land Use Planning Vision Framework	  2. Create land use Vision Statement	  3. Identify 4-6 land related priorities (ends objectives)	  4. Determine land management related action priorities 	  5. Produce Draft Land Use Map	  6. Develop a set of Land Use Policies	   Phase 4 - Swimming the Ocean, Action	  1. Prioritization of actions/uses regarding reserve land	  2. Council approval of Land Use Plan and Policies	  3. Departmental Ownership	  4. Develop Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy	  	  Phase 5 – Returning Home, Reflection, Celebration and Results	  1. Celebrate community’s contribution, Land Use Plan	  2. Reflect on (evaluate) indicators of success.	  	  	  DELIVERABLES	  Specific deliverables at each stage of the planning process are detailed in the Work Plan. However, throughout the course of the practicum, students will endeavour to deliver, or support the delivery of a minimum of:	  Documentation:	  ● 3 newsletters/updates to the community	  ● 1 short summary report of CCP activities	  ● 1 revised version of CCP to date	  Community Learning Agreement: SBC and SCARP Students 2014-15  	  9	  ● 8 reports/summaries/process documents for the Planning Team and/or the Community Advisory Committee based on research, engagement, and data analysis	   Engagement and Communication:	  ● 4 Large Public engagement events (such as a Public Meeting or World Cafe session)	  ● 4 Advisory Committee meetings	  ● 4 meetings with Chief and Council	  ● 8 interviews with key informants/ relevant departments	  ● 2 interactive mapping/ modelling activities such as a design charette	  ● 1 Open House booth	  ● 10 targeted community engagement events (such as Elders’ lunches, school sessions, etc.)	  ● 6 questionnaires for community participation	  ● Weekly progress updates to the Planning Team	   Final Products:	  ● 2 presentations at the end of the practicum: one to the Skidegate community and one to SCARP	  ● 1 draft land use map for Skidegate	  ● 1 draft set of Land Use policies for the SBC	  ● 1 Land Use Plan report with identified Next Steps	  	  ROLES	  AND	  RESPONSIBILITIES	   The CCP Coordinator will be responsible for:	  1. Liaising with community members, institutions and partners to set up and promote engagement events, being the community “go to” person and the “face” of the CCP and LUP processes in the Skidegate community. Acting as the lead facilitator of large community events.	  2. Mentoring the students and CCP Assistants in indigenous community planning practice while providing oversight, supervision, and feedback throughout the process. Acting as a host and cultural teacher to the students while in the community.	  3. Securing funding for the project, reporting to funders, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), and Chief and Council.	  4. Being culturally responsive and ensuring a transparent planning process that is accessible, inclusive, and accountable to the Skidegate community.	  	  The students will be responsible for:	  1. Carrying out some of the research, documentation and data analysis tasks to support the Land Use Planning Process, as allocated by the CCP Coordinator.	  Community Learning Agreement: SBC and SCARP Students 2014-15  	  10	  2. Taking direction from SBC, through the CCP Coordinator, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Chief and Council, and keeping the Planning Team (CCP Coordinator, Assistance and Community Advisory Committee) up-to-date on their progress.	  3. Participating in the planning and facilitation of engagement activities.	  4. Providing continuity for Phase 1 and 2 of Gud Ga Is process.	  5. Decolonizing the planning process by being culturally responsive, learning about and incorporating Haida culture into all aspects of the planning process, and challenging the historical role of outsiders in Haida Gwaii.	  6. Ensuring a transparent planning process that is accessible, inclusive, and accountable to the Skidegate community.	  	  The CCP Assistants will be responsible for:	  1. Co-ordinating activities between the CCP and other departments, such as Skidegate Health Centre, Housing, Social Development and GNC.	  2. Participate in planning and facilitation of planning meetings, including: logistical coordination of events, promoting and advertising events in the community, taking minutes, and childminding and cooking if needed.	  3. Carrying out some of the research, documentation and data input and analysis tasks to support the Land Use Planning Process, as allocated by the CCP Coordinator.	  4. Communications and engagement with the Skidegate community, including community surveys, attending community events to talk to people about the CCP, distribution of posters and newsletters, updating social media, etc.	  5. Coordinating communication between the planning team.	  6. Incorporating Haida culture into the planning process and being culturally responsive.	  	  The Community Advisory Committee will be responsible for:	  1. Promoting the LUP process in the community and acting as local Planning Champions.	  2. Working with planning team, advising on and providing direction for LUP strategies, engagement, and content.	  3. Participating in regular CAC meetings, bringing new and fun ideas to the rest of the committee, sharing their gifts, skills and interests.	  4. Sharing knowledge and respect for Haida culture, beliefs, values and language.	  5. Ensuring a transparent planning process that is accessible, inclusive, and accountable to the Skidegate community.	  	  	  COMMUNICATION	  Students and Dana will be available by email and phone during regular working hours, with the exception of agreed upon holidays and breaks. Unless otherwise agreed upon, a response to an email or phone call by either partner can be expected within a timely fashion. Students agree to summarize meetings and communicate their progress in a timely manner. SBC will similarly Community Learning Agreement: SBC and SCARP Students 2014-15  	  11	  provide feedback to student work and questions. Email are preferred modes of communication amongst the planning team in between visits and documents will be shared through Dropbox. Conference calls can be made through the SBC office. The planning team (CCP Coordinator, CCP Assistants, and SCARP students) will do a weekly email check-in, initiated every Monday by the Planning Assistant, in which each member of the team will update the others on their progress.	  Partners in this agreement will make an effort to mitigate conflict and misunderstandings by maintaining open communication and dialogue throughout the practicum.	  	  COMMUNITY	  VISITS	  	  Between September, 2014 and April, 2015, SCARP will cover the travel expenses for students to travel to Skidegate 3 times. The number of additional trips the students make will be at the discretion of the Skidegate Band Council and is likely to be 3, for a total of 6 visits. The community visits will be an opportunity for the students to facilitate Engagement activities and to work directly with the SBC planning team for better collaboration and Skidegate ownership of the process. In between visits, students will focus on summarizing findings from visits, doing research and producing documentation based on data collected during Engagement activities. 	  DESIRED	  OUTCOMES	  ● The Land Use Planning process was empowering for the Skidegate community. ● SBC feels the practicum students’ contribution was worth SBC’s investment in the partnership. ● A community land use plan has been drafted that allows the community to set direction in land use decisions for Skidegate.  ● Students have helped build and maintain the community’s interest and investment in community planning as a worthwhile activity to take part in. ● Students have made use of their skills and planning education in a way that meaningfully strengthens the planning process.  ● Students have gained experience with tailoring approaches to planning and engagement that work for the community in which the planning is undertaken. ● Students have learned more about what it takes to successfully translate a community plan into organizational and community actions (e.g. this might include effective communication of the plan, and also securing leadership buy-in and ownership).  ● Students have built on time/project management skills - especially in terms of being effective in ensuring that time is spent in the most productive and needed ways.    Community Learning Agreement: SBC and SCARP Students 2014-15  	  12	  REVIEW	  AND	  EVALUATION	  PROCESS	  Indicators of a successful professional relationship include:	  ● Key deliverables are being produced on schedule and demonstrate a high quality of work (and learning).	  ● All partners feel that they are being challenged to learn and develop planning capacities	  ● Communication is regular and responses are timely	  ● SBC expectations are being met	  ● Skidegate community members report that their voices are being heard and incorporated into all planning activities	  ● Students gain deeper appreciation of Haida culture and community planning approach.	  	  As a component of the team’s strategy for effective and regular communication, we all check-in on a weekly email thread, which Loni (SBC Planning Assistant) initiates on Mondays. In addition to in person meetings, this email presents a regular opportunity for each team members to evaluate how well they are being challenged to learn and develop their capacities. Debriefing sessions as well as the production of “Report Backs” following community engagement events will prompt the team to evaluate the quality of work, assess how achievements are stacking up against expectations, and identify areas for learning and improvement. 	  Surveys and in-person conversations with community members will be used as an indicator of community members’ assessment of how well they feel their voices are being heard and incorporated into the planning process. The results of these assessments will be published as a part of the regular “Report Backs” done at each engagement session.	  During the regular progress reporting intervals, the above partnership indicators will be monitored and this Learning Agreement will be reviewed and adapted as appropriate.	  The progress reports, and spring presentations to SCARP and SBC offer opportunities to celebrate and honour the mutual contributions of each partner in this Community Learning Agreement.       	  Community Learning Agreement: SBC and SCARP Students 2014-15  	  13	  SIGNATURES	  OF	  AGREEMENT:	   We, the undersigned, agree with the terms set out in the above document and will strive to uphold this Learning Agreement throughout the duration of the SCARP students’ practicum in Skidegate.	  Emma Fineblit, SCARP      Malcolm MacLean, SCARP	  	  Signature: _________________________  Signature: _________________________  Date: _____________________________  Date: _____________________________	  	  Babs Stevens, SBC     Jeff Cook, SCARP	  	  Signature: _________________________  Signature: _________________________  Date: _____________________________  Date: _____________________________	  	  	  Dana Moraes, SBC     	  	  Signature:	  _____________________________________	  	  Date:	  ___________________________________________	  Appendix 3 Skidegate Draft Land Use Planning FrameworkAppendix 4 LUP Planning Cycle Process Strategy DraftPhases for Skidegate Land Use Planning (LUP) Process DRAFT FOR DISCUSSION Based on 5 phases of the Planning Cycle informed by the Salmon Cycle, found on page 18 of the May 2014 Gud Ga Is draft:  Phase 1 – Spawning, Getting Ready 1. Recruit planning team - CCP Coordinator, CCP Assistants, students, Advisory Committee 2. Develop LUP process vision and phases a) Get Chief and Council input on purpose of On-Reserve LUP (Put together questions for council meeting on the 25th E.g. how can the LUP help you as a councilor?), vision, scope, and objectives of process  b) Look to CCP for “Why?” do the LUP? c) Consult with community on preferences for participation, get feedback on previous CCP engagement d) Develop Engagement and Communication Strategy and Budget e) Plan engagement events (e.g. meetings, interviews, workshops), modes of communication (e.g. email, newsletters, social media etc.) 3. Develop Planning Team Work Plan a) Determine roles and responsibilities b) Co-create and sign Terms of Reference (Advisory Committee)/ Agreements (SBC-students) c) Lay out timeline, allocate hours to tasks d) Identify objectives, outcomes, deliverables of LUP 4. Introduce planning process to the community a) Foster basic understanding of concept of LUP and what is involved b) Confirm phases and steps of land use planning process c) Develop LUP planning framework (outline of LUP plan document) d) Generate excitement, buy-in for future participation in the process  Phase 2 - Hatching, Discovery, Community Engagement and Communication 1. Complete Community Profile – facts about the land and what matters; including a summary of how land use planning and management currently works in SBC 2. Review land use planning history, plans and policies  a) Consolidate and summarize past land use planning from past documents b) Engage departments, external organizations, Chief and Council in reviewing past planning and giving updates c) Prepare summary tailored to broad community audience 3. Conduct situational assessment a) Host engagement sessions (shaped by engagement strategy)- Community members review summary of past planning and update, identify: i. traditional land uses - ask Elders ii. current uses of land in the community iii. gaps/needs iv. current land use issues v. areas to protect, assets to preserve vi. land-based opportunities, including economic development/ commercial vii. physical geological conditions/constraints viii. specific stakeholder interests (e.g. Youth, Elders, families), off-reserve member interests ix. values for land governance and management  Phase 3 - Journey to the Ocean, Mapping and Policy Development 1. Create Land Use Planning Vision Framework:  a) Create land use Vision Statement  b) Identify 4-6 land related priorities (ends objectives) i. Analyze data from engagement sessions- code, categorize data into themes (core objectives) c) Identify supporting means objectives  i. Analyze data from engagement sessions- code, categorize data d) Determine land management related action priorities (because these uses will  impact land use and management)  • E.g. The economic development initiatives and inventory of associated education and training required to meet those intiatives. e) Produce Draft Land Use Map  i. Lay out map options with potential zones/ land designation areas based on development scenarios (relating to economic development) ii. Present draft to the community, solicit feedback iii. Make revisions based on feedback f) Develop a set of Land Use Policies  i. Review past land use policies  ii. Expand land use policies  iii. Present draft policies to community, solicit feedback iv. Make revisions based on feedback  Phase 4 - Swimming the Ocean, Action 1. Prioritization of actions/uses regarding reserve land 2. Council approval of Land Use Plan and Policies  3. Departmental Ownership a) Develop work plans, timelines, budgets to implement actions in the plan 4. Develop Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy a) Determine indicators of success and determine mechanism/ responsibility for monitoring indicators  Phase 5 – Returning Home, Reflection, Celebration and Results 1. Celebrate community’s contribution, Land Use Plan 2. Reflect on (evaluate) indicators of success. Appendix 5 Engagement and Communications Strategy DraftSkidegate	  Land	  Use	  Plan	  Engagement	  and	  Communication	  Strategy	  DRAFT	  Purpose	  This	  Engagement	  and	  Communication	  strategy	  is	  intended	  as	  a	  framework	  to	  guide	  the	  community	  engagement	  for	  Skidegate’s	  land	  use	  planning	  process.	  Engagement	  and	  communication	  is	  interrelated	  and	  often	  happens	  through	  the	  same	  avenues.	  This	  document,	  however,	  combines	  “Engagement	  and	  Communication”	  in	  one	  strategy	  to	  emphasize	  that	  it	  is	  crucial	  to	  both	  hear	  from	  the	  community	  and	  to	  communicate	  back	  to	  the	  community	  about	  what	  has	  been	  done	  and	  heard	  in	  the	  planning	  process.	  Ideally,	  rather	  than	  communicating	  from	  and	  to	  the	  community,	  the	  planning	  team	  is	  engaging	  with	  the	  community	  in	  an	  ongoing	  conversation.	  Guidelines	  for	  how	  that	  conversation	  will	  take	  place	  are	  detailed	  below.	  	  Context	  This	  Engagement	  and	  Communication	  Strategy	  is	  inspired	  and	  informed	  by	  the	  Participation	  strategy	  developed	  between	  2012	  and	  2014	  in	  Skidegate’s	  Comprehensive	  Community	  Planning	  process,	  called	  Gud	  Ga	  Is.	  The	  strategy	  is	  also	  informed	  and	  guided	  by	  Haida	  culture,	  and	  makes	  an	  effort	  to	  incorporate	  Haida	  laws	  and	  values	  into	  all	  aspects	  of	  engagement	  and	  communication	  for	  the	  land	  use	  planning	  process.	  Vision	  This	  Engagement	  and	  Communication	  Strategy	  will	  guide	  Skidegate’s	  land	  use	  planning	  process,	  beginning	  in	  2014,	  to	  be	  a	  community-­‐owned	  and	  community-­‐driven	  process,	  fostering	  participation	  and	  accountability,	  and	  reflecting	  the	  values	  of	  the	  Skidegate	  community,	  honouring	  Haida	  laws	  and	  traditions.	  Guiding	  Principles	  The	  “Pillars	  of	  Community	  Participation”	  developed	  and	  described	  in	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  remain	  relevant	  for	  the	  land	  use	  planning	  process,	  and	  are	  laid	  out	  below:	  	  PILLARS	  OF	  COMMUNITY	  PARTICIPATION:	  	  	  Community	  Owned	  	  	  Our	  community	  is	  working	  towards	  greater	  self-­‐determination.	  With	  this	  in	  mind,	  it	  was	  crucial	  that	  a	  planning	  process	  be	  driven	  by	  Skidegate	  members.	  Beginning	  at	  the	  Open	  House	  in	  December	  2012,	  information	  was	  collected	  from	  the	  community	  on	  how	  best	  to	  honour	  member’s	  voice	  in	  our	  plan.	  The	  Planning	  Advisory	  Committee	  was	  established	  as	  a	  result	  of	  this	  early	  engagement.	  Community	  members	  with	  a	  stake	  in	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  have	  been	  specifically	  targeted,	  to	  ensure	  that	  our	  plan	  reflects	  our	  community	  and	  celebrates	  our	  independence.	  	  	  Engage	  with	  the	  Community	  	  	  The	  Planning	  Team	  heard	  from	  Skidegate	  members	  that	  many	  felt	  excluded	  from	  previous	  planning	  processes	  in	  our	  community.	  Therefore,	  the	  community	  has	  been	  placed	  at	  the	  centre	  of	  the	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  process,	  from	  understanding	  our	  current	  situation	  to	  creating	  our	  vision,	  to	  brainstorming	  and	  prioritizing	  actions.	  Wherever	  and	  whenever	  possible,	  our	  events	  and	  materials	  were	  steeped	  in	  our	  language.	  A	  variety	  of	  engagement	  techniques	  were	  used	  to	  empower	  community	  members	  to	  connect	  and	  share	  their	  ideas,	  as	  well	  as	  make	  decisions.	  	  	  Document	  Process	  and	  Voices	  	  	  Our	  community	  values	  transparency.	  Knowledge	  and	  data	  offered	  by	  members	  at	  planning	  meetings	  has	  been	  recorded,	  documented,	  and	  reported	  back	  to	  members	  on	  an	  ongoing	  basis	  to	  promote	  an	  open,	  shared	  process.	  Community	  wisdom	  has	  informed	  both	  the	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  process	  itself,	  as	  well	  as	  the	  Directions,	  Pathways,	  and	  Actions	  that	  together	  make	  up	  its	  outcomes.	  	  	  A	  Living	  Document	  	  	  Skidegate	  members	  share	  a	  wish	  that	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  not	  end	  up	  unused	  on	  a	  shelf.	  The	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  process	  therefore	  supports	  a	  community	  plan	  that	  is	  always	  growing	  and	  changing,	  much	  like	  our	  community.	  The	  monitoring	  and	  evaluation	  phases	  of	  the	  planning	  cycle	  is	  when	  the	  community	  will	  look	  back	  to	  ask	  whether	  the	  priorities	  of	  the	  plan	  are	  still	  relevant	  to	  the	  lives	  of	  members	  today.	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  is	  a	  living	  document	  in	  that	  it	  will	  change	  to	  reflect	  the	  current	  needs	  and	  dreams	  of	  our	  community	  as	  we	  move	  forward.	  Objectives	  The	  following	  “Engagement	  Goals”	  were	  developed	  for	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  and	  remain	  relevant	  for	  the	  land	  use	  planning	  process:	  Engagement	  Goals:	  1. To	  be	  INCLUSIVE	  	  The	  planning	  team	  will	  make	  an	  effort	  to	  make	  all	  Skidegate	  community	  members	  feel	  welcome	  and	  valued	  in	  the	  land	  use	  planning	  process.	  This	  includes	  reaching	  out	  to	  specific	  groups,	  such	  as	  Elders	  and	  youth,	  and	  making	  sure	  that	  many	  diverse	  voices	  are	  represented	  in	  the	  process	  so	  that	  a	  small	  group	  does	  not	  dominate	  the	  results.	  2. To	  remove	  BARRIERS	  Different	  people	  may	  face	  multiple	  barriers	  to	  participating	  in	  Skidegate’s	  Land	  Use	  Planning	  process.	  The	  planning	  team	  will	  make	  an	  effort	  to	  remove	  as	  many	  barriers	  to	  participation	  as	  possible,	  by	  providing	  different	  opportunities	  for	  participation	  (community	  meetings,	  paper	  surveys,	  online	  surveys,	  individual	  interviews,	  etc.)	  and	  making	  community	  engagement	  events	  as	  accessible	  as	  possible	  by:	  • Offering	  rides	  to	  Elders	  • Serving	  food	  at	  every	  event	  • Making	  kids	  welcome	  at	  every	  event	  and	  providing	  kids’	  activities	  • Hiring	  Youth	  Workers	  • Making	  sure	  the	  content	  and	  materials	  in	  the	  meetings	  are	  easy	  to	  understand	  • Soliciting	  the	  assistance	  of	  facilitators/helpers	  • Making	  it	  FUN!	  3. To	  use	  PROTOCOL	  The	  planning	  team	  will	  make	  an	  effort	  to	  respect	  Haida	  cultural	  protocols	  in	  every	  aspect	  of	  the	  community	  engagement	  process,	  and	  will	  seek	  guidance	  from	  Elders	  to	  ensure	  the	  process	  is	  carried	  out	  in	  a	  good	  way.	  4. To	  create	  an	  ADVISORY	  COMMITTEE	  The	  Community	  Advisory	  Committee	  will	  be	  open	  to	  any	  community	  members	  who	  wish	  to	  participate	  and	  an	  effort	  will	  be	  made	  to	  recruit	  committee	  members	  representing	  diverse	  demographics	  as	  well	  as	  key	  knowledge	  holders	  in	  the	  community.	  The	  Community	  Advisory	  Committee	  will	  provide	  guidance	  to	  the	  process	  and	  its	  content,	  ensuring	  that	  the	  Land	  Use	  Planning	  process	  is	  truly	  community-­‐owned.	  5. To	  be	  prepared	  for	  CONFLICT	  RESOLUTION	  and	  to	  develop	  HOUSE	  RULES	  The	  House	  Rules	  and	  respectful	  environment	  that	  was	  fostered	  during	  the	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  process	  will	  be	  maintained	  throughout	  the	  Land	  Use	  Planning	  process.	  All	  voices	  will	  be	  heard	  and	  the	  planning	  team	  will	  make	  an	  effort	  to	  ensure	  that	  all	  community	  meetings	  are	  safe	  and	  welcoming	  environments	  for	  all	  community	  members.	  	  Engagement	  Methods	  The	  Planning	  Team	  will	  attempt	  to	  engage	  the	  Skidegate	  community	  in	  diverse	  ways	  throughout	  the	  Land	  Use	  Planning	  process,	  offering	  several	  different	  avenues	  for	  participation.	  Engagement	  will	  include:	  • targeted	  engagement	  sessions	  with	  specific	  groups	  • one-­‐on-­‐one	  interviews	  with	  key	  knowledge-­‐holders	  • meetings	  with	  relevant	  SBC	  departments	  • meetings	  with	  Chief	  and	  Council	  • regular	  Community	  Advisory	  Committee	  meetings	  • open	  community	  meetings	  • participation	  in	  community	  events,	  such	  as	  the	  SBC	  Open	  House	  • paper	  surveys	  distributed	  by	  mail	  • online	  surveys	  	  • regular	  updates	  on	  facebook	  • meeting	  announcements	  and	  reminders	  by	  phone,	  email,	  word-­‐of-­‐mouth	  and	  posters	  around	  the	  community	  An	  effort	  will	  be	  made	  to	  incorporate	  creative	  and	  engaging	  events	  and	  activities	  such	  as	  field	  trips,	  community	  mapping	  exercises,	  games,	  participatory	  art	  and	  storytelling,	  and	  other	  creative	  methods,	  in	  addition	  to	  more	  traditional	  meeting	  formats.	  Community	  members	  will	  be	  recognized	  for	  their	  participation	  and	  contribution	  to	  the	  process.	  Meals	  will	  be	  served	  at	  every	  event,	  and	  prizes	  will	  be	  distributed	  to	  honour	  the	  time	  and	  commitment	  of	  community	  members.	  Communication	  The	  planning	  team	  will	  make	  an	  effort	  to	  communicate	  regularly	  with	  Skidegate	  community	  members	  to	  keep	  them	  informed	  of	  the	  progress	  of	  the	  Land	  Use	  Planning	  process.	  Communication	  will	  take	  a	  variety	  of	  forms	  in	  an	  attempt	  to	  reach	  as	  many	  community	  members	  as	  possible,	  including:	  • posters	  put	  up	  at	  high-­‐traffic	  community	  locations	  before	  every	  community	  meeting	  • regular	  updates	  in	  the	  SBC	  newsletter	  • regular	  updates	  on	  the	  Skidegate	  CCP	  facebook	  page	  • email	  and	  telephone	  meeting	  reminders	  for	  any	  community	  members	  who	  provide	  their	  emails	  or	  phone	  numbers	  for	  that	  purpose	  • printed	  	  and	  oral	  report-­‐backs	  delivered	  at	  every	  community	  meeting	  • regular	  updates	  to	  Chief	  and	  Council	  • event	  summary	  reports	  published	  after	  every	  community	  engagement	  event	  • draft	  documents	  published	  online	  for	  community	  access	  • word-­‐of-­‐mouth	  updates	  and	  reminders	  and	  planning	  team	  presence	  at	  community	  events	  Presentation	  Guidelines	  The	  planning	  team	  will	  make	  an	  effort	  to	  create	  engagement	  materials	  which	  are	  as	  engaging	  and	  accessible	  as	  possible	  to	  Skidegate	  community	  members.	  Based	  on	  community	  feedback,	  some	  basic	  presentation	  guidelines	  to	  follow	  include:	  • use	  large	  font	  • limit	  use	  of	  coloured	  backgrounds	  to	  improved	  legibility	  • use	  common,	  accessible	  vocabulary	  • provide	  written	  and	  oral	  reports	  • include	  photos	  • offer	  to	  help	  those	  with	  vision	  or	  literacy	  challenges	  to	  read	  materials	  • use	  Haida	  imagery	  and	  cultural	  symbols	  where	  possible	  and	  appropriate	  • incorporate	  Haida	  language	  where	  possible	  and	  appropriate	  Stakeholders	  In	  addition	  to	  making	  the	  land	  use	  planning	  process	  as	  accessible	  as	  possible	  to	  the	  broad	  Skidegate	  community,	  certain	  stakeholder	  groups	  and	  knowledge	  holders	  have	  been	  suggested	  by	  the	  community	  to	  specifically	  target	  for	  engagement.	  Other	  key	  stakeholders	  will	  be	  identified	  throughout	  the	  process.	  So	  far	  the	  list	  of	  stakeholders	  suggested	  to	  engage	  in	  the	  land	  use	  planning	  process	  includes:	  Community	  Groups:	  • Adult	  Day	  Program	  (ADP)	  • Sk’aadga	  Naay	  Elementary	  School	  • Queen	  Charlotte	  Secondary	  School	  • Skidegate	  Haida	  Immersion	  Program	  (SHIP)	  Demographic/Interest	  Groups:	  • Families	  • Elders	  • Women	  • Hunters	  • Fishers	  • Food	  gatherers	  • Weavers	  • Carvers	  • Hikers	  • Kayakers	  • Recreational	  users	  • Industry	  	  SBC	  and	  CHN	  Departments:	  • Haida	  Fisheries	  • Health	  Centre	  • Infrastructure/Maintenance	  Department	  • Housing	  • Water/Sanitation	  • Taan	  Forest	  • Gwaalagaa	  Naay	  Corporation	  • Other	  SBC	  staff	  • SBC	  Chief	  and	  Council	  Individual	  Knowledge	  Holders	  	  • (interviewed	  as	  identified	  throughout	  the	  process)	  Best	  Practices	  Through	  the	  experience	  of	  doing	  community	  engagement	  for	  Gud	  Ga	  Is,	  a	  number	  of	  lessons	  have	  been	  learned	  about	  what	  works	  well	  and	  what	  doesn’t	  in	  terms	  of	  engagement	  and	  communication	  strategies	  in	  the	  Skidegate	  community.	  The	  planning	  team	  will	  make	  an	  effort	  to	  learn	  from	  those	  lessons	  to	  strengthen	  the	  land	  use	  planning	  process.	  Some	  of	  those	  lessons	  include:	  • Start	  meetings	  with	  a	  prayer	  and	  a	  meal	  • Don’t	  expect	  participants	  to	  get	  up	  and	  move	  tables	  once	  they	  have	  sat	  down	  • Offer	  rides	  to	  Elders	  • Invite	  children	  to	  all	  events	  and	  provide	  activities	  for	  them	  • Meet	  with	  Elders	  (e.g.	  at	  SHIP)	  and	  remind	  them	  the	  day	  before	  community	  meetings	  • Mix	  different	  age	  groups	  together	  • Engage	  Haida	  Gwaii	  Higher	  Education	  students	  to	  volunteer	  at	  meals	  (e.g.	  serving	  food	  to	  Elders)	  • Give	  community	  members	  opportunities	  to	  participate	  by	  writing	  • Offer	  door	  prizes	  every	  meeting	  and	  a	  big	  prize	  draw	  at	  the	  end	  for	  anyone	  who	  has	  attended	  5	  meetings	  • Have	  youth	  helping	  out	  • Give	  key	  community	  leaders	  advanced	  notice	  of	  meetings	  so	  they	  can	  spread	  the	  word	  • Provide	  information,	  transparency,	  a	  chance	  to	  see	  the	  ideas	  of	  other	  community	  members	  • Provide	  opportunities	  to	  give	  comments/	  feedback	  Outcomes	  As	  a	  result	  of	  community	  engagement	  for	  the	  Skidegate	  Land	  Use	  Planning	  process,	  the	  planning	  team	  aims	  to	  achieve	  the	  following	  outcomes:	  • A	  wide,	  diverse	  section	  of	  the	  Skidegate	  community	  has	  participated	  in	  the	  process	  • All	  community	  members	  have	  had	  several	  opportunities	  to	  participate	  in	  the	  process	  if	  they	  wanted	  to	  • Community	  members	  feel	  informed	  about	  the	  land	  use	  planning	  process	  and	  substantive	  results	  • Community	  members	  feel	  that	  their	  voices	  have	  been	  heard	  and	  meaningfully	  incorporated	  into	  the	  land	  use	  plan	  • The	  Skidegate	  Land	  Use	  Planning	  process	  is	  a	  community-­‐driven	  process	  which	  is	  guided	  by	  the	  needs,	  feedback,	  and	  culture	  of	  the	  Skidegate	  community	  • The	  Skidegate	  Land	  Use	  Plan	  is	  a	  community-­‐owned	  document	  reflecting	  the	  voices	  and	  preferences	  of	  the	  Skidegate	  community	  Success	  Indicators	  The	  planning	  team	  will	  evaluate	  the	  success	  of	  the	  land	  use	  planning	  process	  based	  on	  the	  following	  indicators:	  • Attendance	  at	  community	  engagement	  events	  • Numbers	  of	  responses	  to	  questionnaires,	  both	  on	  paper	  and	  online	  • Total	  number	  of	  unique	  community	  members	  who	  participate	  throughout	  the	  land	  use	  planning	  process	  • Diversity	  of	  participants	  based	  on	  age	  and	  gender	  • Feedback	  on	  questionnaires	  and	  in	  person	  relating	  to	  the	  process	  • Community	  buy-­‐in	  and	  implementation	  of	  the	  Skidegate	  Land	  Use	  Plan	  	  Appendix 6 Past Plan SummariesSummary	  of	  Land	  Use	  Issues/	  Plans/	  Policies	  contained	  in	  Haida/	  Skidegate	  Planning	  Documents,	  1997-­‐2014	  Source	  Plan	   Issue/	  Details	  1997	  Physical	  Development	  Plan	  • Skidegate	  will	  need	  more	  houses	  to	  meet	  projected	  growth	  in	  population	  and	  people	  who	  plan	  to	  move	  (back)	  to	  the	  community	  Plan	  to:	  o Complete	  39	  unfinished	  houses	  o Replace	  10	  houses	  in	  poor	  condition,	  beyond	  repair	  o Renovate	  71	  existing	  houses	  o Increase	  housing	  stock	  by	  302	  new	  units	  o 49	  vacant	  lots	  to	  be	  developed	  immediately	  o Develop	  243	  new	  lots	  to	  meet	  10-­‐year	  demand:	  207	  within	  existing	  Reserve	  and	  the	  rest	  require	  a	  Second	  Reserve	  Expansion	  Process	  1997	  Physical	  Development	  Plan	  • New	  community	  facilities	  planned:	  o New	  elementary	  school	  o Replacement	  hospital-­‐	  moved	  from	  Queen	  Charlotte	  to	  Skidegate	  o Recreational	  facilities	  o Proposed	  development	  at	  Second	  Beach:	  Qay’Llnagaay	  Heritage	  Centre	  o New	  Soccer	  Field	  &	  Playground	  o Naa	  Kyaa	  Jus	  Elders	  Complex	  (Elders	  Housing,	  Elders	  Common	  Area	  &	  Children’s	  Day	  Care),	  in	  Skidegate	  Heights	  o More	  community	  parks	  and	  playgrounds	  o New	  Community	  Hall	  &	  Longhouse-­‐	  to	  accommodate	  800	  people,	  potentially	  integrated	  with	  Qay’Llnagaay	  Heritage	  Centre	  project.	  o Second	  Fire	  Hall	  o New	  Band	  Office,	  potentially	  in	  new	  Commercial	  Centre	  next	  to	  Gwaii	  Co-­‐op	  o New	  Office	  for	  the	  Council	  of	  the	  Haida	  Nation-­‐	  currently	  located	  in	  a	  house	  on	  Main	  Street	  o New	  Community	  Works	  Yard	  &	  Maintenance	  Facility-­‐	  to	  store	  community	  works/maintenance	  equipment	  	  1997	  Physical	  Development	  Plan	  • Major	  development	  issues	  identified:	  o Growing	  population	  o Returning	  community	  members	  o New	  business	  opportunities	  o Gwaalagaa	  Naay	  Corporation	  o Development	  pressures	  o Competing	  land	  uses	  o Integration	  of	  Hospital	  and	  School	  facilities	  o Land-­‐use	  controls	  o Home-­‐based	  businesses	  o Landscaping,	  beautification	  and	  street	  cleaning	  o Cultural,	  recreational,	  and	  playground	  facilities	  o Second	  beach	  development	  opportunities	  o Waterfront	  protection	  o Housing	  demands	  and	  development	  policies	  o Infrastructure	  capacities	  o Natural	  resource	  development	  o Environmental	  protection	  o Financial	  transfer	  agreement	  1997	  Physical	  Development	  Plan	  • Land	  Use	  Designations	  on	  Land	  Use	  Map:	  o Residential:	  This	  designation	  covers	  existing	  residential	  development	  across	  from	  Second	  Beach,	  at	  First	  Beach,	  in	  the	  Village,	  the	  4th	  Avenue	  Subdivision,	  along	  the	  Highway	  and	  in	  Skidegate	  Heights.	  This	  designation	  also	  covers	  proposed	  residential	  development	  sites	  to	  the	  north	  of	  Skidegate	  Heights	  within	  the	  recently	  expanded	  Reserve	  lands	  including	  the	  Skidegate	  Properties,	  Skidegate	  Mountain,	  Ocean	  View	  and	  Skidegate	  Vista	  Subdivisions.	  o Community	  Facilities:	  This	  designation	  covers	  existing	  community	  facilities	  including	  those	  at	  Second	  Beach	  and	  in	  Skidegate	  Village.	  This	  designation	  also	  covers	  proposed	  community	  facilities	  including	  the	  Qay’Llnagaay	  Heritage	  Centre	  development,	  the	  proposed	  Skidegate	  Elementary	  School	  Site,	  the	  proposed	  site	  for	  the	  new	  replacement	  Hospital,	  and	  the	  Naa	  Kyaa	  Jus	  Elder’s	  Complex	  in	  Skidegate	  Heights.	  Additional	  community	  facility	  lands	  have	  been	  located	  next	  to	  Skidegate	  Heights	  to	  accommodate	  outdoor	  recreational	  activities	  and	  across	  the	  Highway	  from	  the	  Recreation	  Hall	  and	  Ball	  Field	  to	  accommodate	  future	  recreational	  development.	  o Community	  Commercial:	  This	  designation	  covers	  existing	  commercial	  development	  including	  the	  Long	  House	  Gift	  Shop,	  Gas	  Bar,	  Gwaii	  Co-­‐op,	  and	  Raven	  Centre.	  This	  designation	  also	  identifies	  additional	  vacant	  Community	  Commercial	  lands	  including	  lands	  between	  the	  Gwaii	  Coop	  and	  the	  Gas	  Bar,	  above	  the	  Gwaii	  Co-­‐op,	  the	  Fish	  Plant	  site,	  lands	  between	  Slarkedus	  Creek	  and	  Skidegate	  Heights	  Road,	  lands	  along	  the	  Highway	  south	  of	  the	  Gas	  Bar,	  and	  lands	  south	  of	  Mission	  Creek	  including	  the	  quarry	  site.	  o Tourism-­‐	  primarily	  around	  Second	  Beach	  o Light	  Industrial-­‐	  This	  designation	  identifies	  potential	  locations	  for	  new	  Light	  Industrial	  development	  including	  two	  sites	  in	  the	  extreme	  northern	  part	  of	  the	  Reserve	  next	  to	  the	  Highway.	  The	  larger	  of	  these	  two	  sites	  was	  originally	  used	  as	  a	  Provincial	  gravel	  pit.	  Tourism	  Commercial	  development	  is	  also	  shown	  as	  an	  alternative	  use,	  secondary	  for	  the	  smaller	  of	  the	  two	  identified	  light	  Industrial	  sites.	  o Natural	  Resource:	  The	  intent	  of	  the	  Natural	  Resource	  designation	  is	  to	  set	  aside	  those	  lands	  that	  have	  a	  potential	  for	  carefully	  managed	  natural	  resource	  development	  initiatives	  such	  as	  selective	  logging,	  woodlot	  development,	  or	  quarry/gravel	  developments.	  Most	  of	  the	  lands	  above	  First	  Beach,	  Second	  Beach	  and	  the	  Village	  have	  been	  designated	  as	  Natural	  Resource.	  o Protected	  Open	  Space:	  While	  not	  currently	  in	  the	  Band’s	  jurisdiction,	  the	  Land	  Use	  Plan	  designates	  Indian	  Head	  Island,	  Skyass	  Island,	  and	  the	  lands	  east	  of	  Highway	  16	  that	  encompass	  the	  Balance	  Rock	  site,	  as	  Protected	  Open	  Space.	  The	  intent	  is	  to	  indicate	  to	  all	  levels	  of	  government,	  their	  ministries	  and	  agencies,	  that	  these	  lands	  are	  considered	  to	  have	  cultural	  and	  spiritual	  significance	  and	  should	  be	  protected	  from	  all	  development	  activity	  pending	  resolution	  of	  the	  Land	  Claims	  process.	  As	  well,	  the	  lands	  that	  comprise	  the	  off-­‐Reserve	  portion	  of	  the	  Slarkedus	  Lake	  and	  Creek	  Watersheds	  are	  considered	  to	  be	  critical	  to	  maintaining	  the	  viability	  of	  the	  Community’s	  water	  system.	  	  1997	  Physical	  Development	  Plan	  Gwaalagaa	  Naay	  is	  responsible	  for	  the	  day-­‐to-­‐day	  administration	  and	  implementation	  of	  Physical	  Development	  Plan.	  Gwaalagaa	  Naay	  Corporation	  has	  been	  given	  the	  responsibility	  to	  draft	  lease	  or	  rental	  agreements	  for	  the	  consideration	  of	  the	  Skidegate	  Band	  Council.	  1997	  Physical	  Development	  Plan	  Band	  Council	  principles	  to	  guide	  land	  use	  decisions:	  A.	  The	  Band	  supports	  projects	  that	  maximise	  employment	  opportunities	  for	  the	  Community;	  B.	  The	  Band	  supports	  projects	  that	  maximise	  revenue	  to	  the	  Band	  from	  the	  lease/rental	  of	  Band	  land;	  C.	  The	  Band	  supports	  projects	  that	  will	  maximise	  income	  for	  the	  business	  owner;	  D.	  The	  Band	  will	  not	  provide	  “gifts	  of	  land”,	  but	  rather	  will	  enter	  into	  a	  legal	  agreement	  with	  the	  business	  owner;	  E.	  The	  Band	  supports	  projects	  that	  pose	  minimal	  potential	  risks	  to	  the	  Band;	  F.	  The	  Band	  supports	  projects	  that	  protect	  and	  enhance	  the	  natural	  environmental	  features	  of	  the	  Community	  and	  Haida	  Gwaii	  as	  a	  whole.	  	  Notwithstanding	  the	  above-­‐noted	  principles,	  priority	  will	  be	  given	  to	  business	  proposals	  from	  Community	  members	  and/or	  businesses	  over	  proponents	  from	  outside	  the	  Community.	  	  1997	  Physical	  Development	  Plan	  Other	  issues/	  policies	  addressed	  in	  1997	  PDP:	  • New	  business	  developments	  are	  responsible	  for	  servicing	  extensions	  to	  their	  sites	  • Businesses	  will	  be	  subject	  to	  user	  fees	  for	  water,	  sewer	  &	  garbage	  removal	  services.	  • Protection	  of	  Natural	  Water	  features	  for	  water	  supply,	  drainage,	  fish	  and	  wildlife	  habitat	  • Protected	  areas	  include	  15	  metre	  “leave	  strip”	  on	  either	  side	  of	  watercourses,	  Eagle’s	  nests,	  herons’	  nests,	  archaeological	  sites,	  and	  8	  metres	  in	  between	  buildings	  • Parking,	  servicing	  requirements	  for	  buildings/	  homes	  o Housing	  requirements-­‐	  design,	  set	  back,	  lot	  size,	  playgrounds,	  etc.	  • SBC-­‐	  approved	  types	  of	  home-­‐based	  businesses	  2005	  Comprehensive	  Community	  Development	  Plan	  Major	  	  Projects	  laid	  out	  in	  the	  plan-­‐	  overview:	  • Capital	  Projects	  o Construct	  Oceanview	  Subdivision	  Phase	  2	  (54	  lots)	  o 	  Skidegate	  Vista	  Subdivision	  Feasibility	  (+/-­‐	  28	  lots)	  o 	  Reserve	  Expansion	  Two	  –	  Phase	  2	  +	  Implementation	  o 	  Hazards	  Assessment	  (Erosion	  +	  Slope	  Stability)	  o 	  Emergency	  Preparedness	  Plan	  o 	  Integrated	  Legal	  Survey	  +	  Co-­‐ordinate	  Control	  Plan	  o 	  Consolidation	  of	  Infrastructure	  Record	  Drawings	  • Water	  system,	  Sewage,	  Roads	  o Pedestrian	  Network	  Master	  Plan	  o Pedestrian	  Network	  (path/trail)	  improvements	  o Elementary	  School	  Parking	  Lot/Circulation	  Improvements	  o Cemetery	  Drainage	  Improvements	  • Community	  Facilities:	  o Outdoor	  Recreation	  Improvements	  Master	  Plan	  o 	  Playgrounds/Tot	  Lots	  o 	  Recreation	  Hall	  Renovations	  (mechanical	  systems)	  o 	  Council	  Chamber	  Mechanical	  Systems/Lighting	  Upgrade	  o 	  Back-­‐Up	  Power	  for	  Dental	  Clinic	  (inc.	  small	  shed)	  o 	  Healing	  Centre	  o 	  Birthing	  Centre	  (part	  of	  new	  hospital)	  o 	  Youth	  Centre/Education	  Centre	  o 	  Longhouses	  for	  Watchmen	  Program	  (3)	  o 	  Elders	  Assisted	  Living	  –	  Long	  Term	  Care	  o 	  Public	  Works	  Yard	  +	  Building	  • Economic	  Development	  Projects:	  o Quarry	  Development	  +	  Management	  Plan	  o Purchase	  Smokers	  for	  Fish	  Plant	  o 	  Enlarge	  and	  Renovate	  Facility/Fish	  Processing	  Plant	  o 	  Purchase	  Refrigeration	  +	  Freezer	  Units	  for	  Fish	  Plant	  o 	  Purchase	  Miscellaneous	  Fish	  Plant	  Equipment	  o 	  Small	  Business	  Development	  Program	  o 	  Micro-­‐Lending	  Start-­‐Up	  Fund	  2005	  Comprehensive	  Community	  Development	  Plan	  “Land	  designation	  was	  identified	  as	  being	  a	  priority,	  as	  GNC	  cannot	  lease	  any	  land	  until	  Council	  designates	  it.	  Currently,	  Second	  beach	  is	  designated	  as	  community	  facilities.	  The	  Co-­‐op	  is	  on	  head-­‐leased	  land,	  but	  the	  industrial	  site	  and	  site	  of	  the	  Skidegate	  bowling	  alley	  land	  have	  not	  been	  designated.”	  2005	  Comprehensive	  Community	  Second	  Reserve	  Expansion	  Process	  needed	  to	  meet	  projected	  10-­‐year	  housing	  demand	  	  Development	  Plan	  2005	  Comprehensive	  Community	  Development	  Plan	  The	  Skidegate	  Land	  Use	  Plan	  has	  a	  total	  of	  eight	  distinct	  Land	  Use	  Designations:	  o R	  Residential	  § single	  family	  houses	  § special	  needs	  &	  elders	  housing	  § manufactured	  homes	  (single-­‐wide	  &	  double-­‐wide)	  § two-­‐family	  housing	  (duplex)	  o CF	  Community	  Facilities	  § indoor	  facilities	  intended	  to	  meet	  the	  recreational,	  athletic,	  cultural,	  spiritual,	  administrative,	  health	  care,	  and	  political	  needs	  of	  the	  Skidegate	  community	  § indoor	  cultural	  facilities	  intended	  to	  be	  patronised	  by	  visitors	  to	  Skidegate	  and	  Haida	  Gwaii	  § outdoor	  community	  and	  recreation	  facilities	  including	  cemeteries,	  playing	  fields	  and	  athletic	  facilities,	  primarily	  intended	  to	  meet	  the	  needs	  of	  the	  Skidegate	  community	  o CC	  Community	  Commercial	  § retail	  shops,	  rental	  shops,	  and	  offices	  § 	  restaurants	  and	  cafes	  § 	  bowling	  alleys	  and	  arcades	  § 	  hardware	  stores,	  building	  supplies,	  and	  repair	  shops	  § 	  service	  stations	  and	  car	  washing	  businesses	  o TC/CF	  Tourism	  Commercial/Community	  Facilities	  § cultural,	  spiritual	  and	  community	  gathering	  facilities	  § 	  hotels,	  motels	  and	  recreational	  vehicle	  operations	  § 	  bed	  and	  breakfast	  lodging	  § 	  restaurants	  and	  cafes	  § 	  retail	  shops	  § 	  tour	  operators	  § 	  health	  care	  and	  assisted	  living	  facilities	  § 	  fish	  processing	  and	  marina	  facilities	  o I	  Industrial	  § car	  and	  truck	  repairs	  § 	  contractors	  and	  service	  establishments	  § 	  light	  manufacturing	  including	  sawmills	  and	  other	  forestry-­‐related	  uses	  § warehousing,	  storage	  and	  supply	  depots	  § 	  building	  supply	  establishments	  o Q	  Quarry	  § quarry	  development	  § 	  gravel	  pit	  development	  o POS	  Protected	  Open	  Space	  § walking	  trails	  § 	  measures	  to	  protect	  cultural	  and	  spiritual	  sites	  o NR	  Natural	  Resource	  § 	  selective	  logging	  § 	  woodlot	  development	  § walking	  trails	  2005	  Comprehensive	  Community	  Development	  Plan	  Principles	  for	  decisions	  about	  use	  of	  Band	  land:	  A.	  The	  Band	  supports	  projects	  that	  maximize	  employment	  opportunities	  for	  the	  Community;	  B.	  The	  Band	  supports	  projects	  that	  maximize	  revenue	  to	  the	  Band	  from	  the	  lease/rental	  of	  Band	  land;	  C.	  The	  Band	  supports	  projects	  that	  will	  maximize	  income	  for	  the	  business	  owner;	  D.	  The	  Band	  will	  not	  provide	  “gifts	  of	  land”,	  but	  rather	  will	  enter	  into	  a	  legal	  agreement	  with	  the	  business	  owner;	  E.	  The	  Band	  supports	  projects	  that	  pose	  minimal	  potential	  risks	  to	  the	  Band;	  F.	  The	  Band	  supports	  projects	  that	  protect	  and	  enhance	  the	  natural	  environmental	  features	  of	  the	  Community	  and	  Haida	  Gwaii	  as	  a	  whole.	  Notwithstanding	  the	  above-­‐noted	  principles,	  priority	  will	  be	  given	  to	  business	  proposals	  from	  Community	  members	  and/or	  businesses	  over	  proponents	  from	  outside	  the	  Community.	  In	  principle,	  the	  Skidegate	  Band	  Council	  will	  consider	  the	  allocation	  of	  land	  to	  the	  following	  in	  order	  of	  priority:	  A.	  Haida	  Individuals	  and	  Businesses	  B.	  Non-­‐Haida	  Natives	  and/or	  Non-­‐Native	  Community	  Members	  C.	  Joint	  Ventures	  with	  Haidas	  D.	  Non-­‐Haidas	  2005	  Comprehensive	  Community	  Development	  Plan	  o Same	  land	  use	  policies	  as	  1997	  PDP	  regarding	  protection	  of	  watercourses,	  15m	  setback	  from	  watercourses,	  eagles’	  nests,	  herons;	  nests	  and	  archaeological	  sites	  o Other	  land	  use	  policies	  listed	  include:	  • Page	  B	  19	  parking	  requirements	  • Page	  B	  21-­‐23	  Housing	  forms/types	  • Page	  B	  24-­‐30	  Residential	  lot	  siting	  requirements,	  other	  requirements	  including	  servicing,	  tree	  removal,	  playgrounds,	  trails,	  home-­‐based	  businesses	  • Page	  B-­‐31	  Restrictions	  on	  development	  of	  waterfront	  property	  from	  Second	  Beach	  to	  Balance	  Rock	  to	  community	  facilities	  only	  • Page	  B	  32-­‐34	  Guidelines	  surrounding	  tourism,	  industrial,	  quarry	  and	  natural	  resource	  development	  • B-­‐35-­‐	  Development	  of	  Second	  Beach	  area	  • B	  41-­‐42	  Development	  application	  process	  2005	  Comprehensive	  Community	  Development	  Plan	  Capital	  Needs	  Assessment:	  • Lands	  section	  includes	  identified	  needs	  for	  plans	  relating	  to:	  	  • Erosion	  and	  Slope	  Stability	  • Emergency	  Preparedness	  Plan	  • Legal	  Control	  Plan	  • Consolidated	  Record	  Drawings	  • Page	  C	  2	  	  Housing	  subdivisions	  • Page	  C	  4-­‐8	  Water	  infrastructure	  • Page	  C	  9	  Sewage	  system	  • Page	  C	  10	  Roads,	  Drainage,	  Streetlighting	  and	  Pedestrian	  Network	  	  • Page	  C	  10	  Sewage	  System	  Schematic	  map	  	  • Page	  C	  11	  Community	  Facilities	  • Figure	  C	  3	  proposed	  small	  playground	  development	  sites	  	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  Draft	  2014	  “Our	  culture,	  our	  heritage	  is	  the	  child	  of	  respect	  and	  intimacy	  with	  the	  land	  and	  the	  sea.	  Like	  the	  forest,	  the	  roots	  of	  our	  people	  are	  intertwined	  such	  that	  the	  greatest	  troubles	  can	  not	  overcome	  us.	  We	  owe	  our	  existence	  to	  Haida	  Gwaii.	  On	  these	  islands,	  our	  ancestors	  lived	  and	  died,	  and	  here	  too,	  we	  will	  make	  our	  homes	  until	  called	  away	  to	  join	  them	  in	  the	  great	  beyond.	  The	  living	  generation	  accepts	  the	  responsibility	  to	  ensure	  that	  our	  heritage	  is	  passed	  on	  to	  future	  generations.”	  	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  Draft	  2014	  Page	  12:	  “Skidegate	  has	  11	  reserves,	  totalling	  670.4	  hectares,	  and	  our	  village	  is	  located	  on	  Indian	  Reserve	  #1.	  Haida	  Gwaii	  has	  been	  our	  home	  since	  the	  beginning	  of	  time	  and	  our	  relationship	  to	  the	  land	  of	  Haida	  Gwaii	  is	  not	  defined	  by	  INAC’s	  reserve	  system”	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  Draft	  2014	  Page	  33:	  “Skidegate	  is	  home	  to	  392	  houses,	  one	  third	  of	  those	  need	  renovations.	  Skidegate	  has	  fairly	  extensive	  community	  infrastructure,	  including	  one	  elementary	  school,	  one	  recreation	  centre,	  two	  community	  halls,	  one	  grocery	  store	  (Gwaii	  Co-­‐Op),	  one	  nursery	  school,	  five	  playgrounds,	  one	  water	  treatment	  facility,	  one	  library,	  several	  gift	  shops,	  one	  Inn,	  one	  cafe,	  two	  restaurants,	  one	  gas	  station,	  and	  numerous	  other	  buildings.	  Skidegate	  also	  boasts	  a	  state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art	  Water	  Treatment	  Facility.”	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  Draft	  2014	  Direction:	  Protect	  our	  land	  and	  Waters	  	  	  Our	  land	  and	  waters	  are	  beautiful	  and	  abundant	  with	  natural	  resources.	  We	  value	  our	  natural	  environment	  because	  it	  helps	  to	  define	  who	  we	  are.	  The	  land,	  water,	  and	  wildlife	  that	  surround	  Skidegate	  connect	  and	  nourish	  us.	  Our	  land	  is	  threatened	  by	  environmental	  degradation	  and	  unsustainable	  land	  use	  practices.	  We	  need	  to	  continue	  deepening	  and	  promoting	  our	  relationship	  with	  the	  land	  in	  order	  to	  protect	  it.	  We	  need	  to	  work	  together	  to	  conserve	  our	  land	  and	  waters	  for	  our	  children’s	  children.	  Pathways:	  	  • Reduce	  litter/pollution	  	  • Utilize	  valuable	  knowledge	  of	  Elders	  	  • Strengthen	  traditional	  land	  use	  	  Strengths:	  Community	  members	  reported	  taking	  pride	  in	  the	  natural	  beauty	  of	  Skidegate.	  Members	  emphasized	  appreciating	  our	  local	  wildlife,	  such	  as	  the	  many	  species	  of	  birds	  that	  are	  indigenous	  to	  our	  sky,	  land,	  and	  sea.	  We	  are	  proud	  of	  the	  ways	  we	  are	  stewarding	  the	  land.	  Our	  efforts	  towards	  preserving	  our	  local	  ecosystems	  are	  evident	  in	  our	  Watchmen	  Program	  and	  responsible	  fisheries.	  Community	  participants	  at	  various	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  workshops	  also	  described	  the	  unique	  way	  that	  our	  community	  members	  have	  of	  seeing	  the	  land,	  which	  motivates	  us	  to	  get	  outside	  whether	  it	  be	  for	  a	  walk	  or	  a	  swim.	  	  	  Areas	  for	  Growth:	  Our	  ancient	  culture	  is	  resilient,	  but	  it	  relies	  upon	  the	  health	  of	  our	  land	  and	  waters.	  Community	  members	  expressed	  a	  need	  for	  Skidegate	  to	  take	  a	  more	  active,	  direct	  role	  in	  protecting	  our	  environment.	  Massive	  projects	  such	  as	  the	  Enbridge	  Northern	  Gateway	  Pipeline,	  rapidly	  growing	  commercial	  fisheries,	  and	  logging	  are	  a	  priority	  concern	  for	  our	  people.	  o Community	  Actions:	  	  o Teach	  food	  gathering,	  catching,	  preserving	  	  o Host	  voluntary	  community	  cleanups	  	  o Build	  a	  major	  hatchery	  to	  enhancing	  salmon	  within	  Haida	  Gwaii	  	  o Document	  traditional	  roles	  and	  teach	  them	  in	  school	  	  	  Gud	  Ga	  Is	  Draft	  2014	  Top	  (Land	  Use	  Related)	  Actions:	  o Traditional	  food	  gathering,	  catching,	  and	  preserving	  training	  program	  o Launch	  bus	  service	  around	  Skidegate,	  and	  to	  Charlotte	  o Host	  Voluntary	  Community	  Clean-­‐Up	  o Grow	  our	  own	  plants	  and	  use	  our	  medicine	  o Incentives	  to	  build	  homes	  with	  local	  materials	  o Program	  for	  traditional	  medicine	  gathering	  o Build	  a	  bigger	  gym	  o Build	  a	  mall	  o Open	  movie	  theatre/arcade	  Haida	  Land	  Use	  Vision	  2005	  -­‐Page	  5:	  “Today	  we	  recognize	  that	  the	  resource	  industries	  have	  gone	  too	  far	  too	  fast,	  and	  that	  important	  cultural,	  economic	  and	  environmental	  issues	  need	  to	  be	  addressed.	  For	  this	  reason,	  the	  Council	  of	  the	  Haida	  Nation	  and	  province	  of	  British	  Columbia	  convened	  a	  strategic	  land	  use	  planning	  process,	  now	  underway.	  The	  Haida	  Land	  Use	  Vision	  is	  a	  foundation	  of	  the	  process,	  produced	  by	  the	  Council	  of	  the	  Haida	  Nation	  to	  guide	  the	  Community	  Planning	  Forum	  and	  other	  deliberations	  towards	  a	  sustainable	  Land	  Use	  Plan	  for	  Haida	  Gwaii.”	  Haida	  Land	  Use	  Vision	  2005	  -­‐Page	  6:	  “this	  document	  is	  based	  on	  Haida	  culture	  —	  the	  land	  use	  vision	  it	  describes	  is	  based	  on	  Yah’guudang.	  We	  appreciate	  that	  people	  from	  other	  cultures	  also	  have	  attachments	  to	  this	  sacred	  place,	  and	  seek	  to	  work	  together	  in	  harmony	  and	  accord.”	  Haida	  Land	  Use	  Vision	  2005	  HLUV	  Part	  1	  focuses	  on	  6	  key	  elements	  of	  the	  land	  and	  waters	  of	  Haida	  Gwaii	  that	  are	  important	  to	  Haida	  Culture,	  explains	  what	  is	  known	  about	  them,	  why	  they	  are	  important,	  and	  their	  current	  state.	  The	  Map	  of	  Haida	  Protected	  Areas	  (HLUV	  Part	  2)	  demonstrates	  areas	  on	  a	  map	  of	  particular	  importance	  for	  conserving	  these	  important	  aspects	  of	  Haida	  livelihoods:	  Tsuuaay,	  cedar	  Tsiin,	  salmon	  Taan,	  black	  bear	  Xiit’lit,	  birds	  Kil,	  plants	  Sk’waii,	  beach	  	  Land	  Use	  Maps	  	   	  	  Source:	  1997	  Physical	  Development	  Plan	  	  	  	  	  	   	  Source:	  2005	  Comprehensive	  Community	  Development	  Plan	  Source:	  2005	  Comprehensive	  Community	  Development	  Plan	  	  Source:	  Haida	  Gwaii	  Land	  Use	  Plan,	  2005	  Appendix 7 11 Skidegate Reserve Sites MapSkidegateDid you know there are 11 Skidegate reserve sites ? SkaighaBlack SlateLaginsKhranaDeenaKasteCumshewasNew ClawSkedanceTanooAppendix 8 Gud Ga Is Quick Guide Poster DraftHonour our Culture and LanguageLearn our languageIncorporate language and culture into educationImprove access to artImprove access to the land and water•Host an immersion summer camp •Host story telling evenings •Certify Haida Language teachers •Yearly cultural camps with survival & life skills•Mentoring program to connect youth & EldersProtect our Land and WatersReduce litter/pollutionUtilize valuable knowledge of EldersStrengthen traditional land use•Teach food gathering, catching, preserving •Host voluntary community cleanups •Build a major hatchery to enhance salmon in Haida Gwaii •Document traditional roles and teach them in schoolFoster Community Pride and EqualityImprove public appearanceExpand public facilitiesIncrease support for EldersOffer more public and cultural events•Host voluntary community cleanups •Build assisted living on the waterfront •Build a Skidegate version of Spirit Square •Finish incomplete houses where rats are living/check houses for ratsIncrease Community ResiliencePlan for emergency time communicationsSupport Elders in times of emergencyEnsure efficient transportation in times of emergencyPrioritize food security in times of emergency•Designate family or clan members to check in on Elders •Provide firewood for Elders •Provide emergency transportation for people that need it (forest fire, oil spill, earthquake). •Provide emergency kits for Elders and kit creation workshopsEnhance Good GovernanceIncrease SBC transparencyImprove coordination of public participationStrengthen policy enforcement•Host monthly public meetings and improve attendance•Review the plan (Monitor & evaluate)•Start an RCMP partnership agreement •Make more information public on the website •Start a community policing program •Make travel reports mandatory •Start a suggestion box at SBC Build a Vibrant Local EconomyPromote Skidegate Village economyIncrease trainingIncrease mobility on IslandSupport business development and entrepreneurship•Create job training program for trades •Launch bus service around Skidegate, and to Charlotte •Create grants for apprenticeships in trades, arts, etc. •Provide discounts/incentives to build homes with local materials •New processing plant •Support local business plan creationEmpower Our YouthBuild a sense of responsibility among youthImprove recreation infrastructureImprove accessibility of youth programming•Provide more funding for youth to attend post-secondary education •Start a cultural skills program •Open youth seat on council, boards, and committees •Upgrade youth centre •Start an after school language program•Open Movie Theatre/ArcadePromote Health and WellnessImprove access to traditional healingImprove self reliance in healingSupport our EldersDecrease addiction ratesImprove preventative health awareness•Begin Elder’s home-care program•Start a traditional food gathering and preserving training program•Med-evac escort service when family members can’t go•“Elders mobile” to take Elders around who can’t drive•Traditional medicine program•Start a “Meals on Wheels” programOur unique way of seeing the world is shaped by the traditional lands and waters that we have occupied since time immemorial. The Haida way of life relies on sustaining our natural environment. Through the widespread practice of our culture and language, we are working towards greater community resilience and improving our health and wellness. We place trust in our community leaders who govern openly, helping us to build vibrant local economies, and strengthen pride in Skidegate.VisionGud Ga Is:
Being together to talkOur community voices are central to this process. Our community has been the driving force for this process, and has provided insight and guidance at each step of the way. We have taken a holistic approach to Gud Ga Is, one that considers and honours how deeply connected we are to each other, and to the land and waters that surround us. ProcessA quick guide…DirectionsAppendix 9 Community Planning TimelineLanguage RevitalizationGud Ga IsLand Use Planning- Values Identified:Directions identified:- Implementation - Monitoring and   Evaluation - Celebrate Our Community Plan! - Prioritized Actions.Phase 2Begin Fullplanning process!201220132013201420142015Nang K‘uulas     Daall ad hlGang.gul xa gud ad tlaaGalang (Governance)     (Economy)      Xaayda ‘waadluuxan ‘llnagaay  Ngystle(Community)     (Healing) Ga taa gay     Xaayda kil ad Giinaa’ah (Food Security)    (Language & Culture) Tlga      Skaadgaa(Land)      (Education)Protect Our Land  Enhance Good GovernanceHonour our Culture  Build a Vibrant     Local EconomyFoster Community   Empower OurPride and Equity  YouthIncrease Community  Promote HealthResilience   and Wellness- Directions:Phase 1Phase 1Phase 3Phase 2Protect Our Land and Waters  Enhance Good GovernanceHonour Our Culture and Language Build a Vibrant Local EconomyFoster Community Pride and Equality Empower Our YouthIncrease Community Resilience  Promote Health and WellnessContinue EngagementIncrease ParticipationCreate Funding CommitteeSupport Advisory CommitteeHaida Language AuthorityImplement Action ItemsAppendix 10 QuestionnairesSKIDEGATE  CCP-­‐  Land  Use  Planning  	  SBC	  Open	  House	  2014	  Survey	  Welcome	  the	  Skidegate	  Land	  Use	  Planning	  process!	  As	  Phase	  3	  of	  Skidegate’s	  Comprehensive	  Community	  Plan	  (CCP)	  process,	  this	  year’s	  focus	  will	  be	  on	  land	  use	  planning.	  	  We	  last	  developed	  our	  Land	  Use	  Plan	  in	  2005	  and	  it	  needs	  updating.	  Land	  use	  planning	  involves	  looking	  at	  the	  land	  and	  waters	  within	  Skidegate	  and	  talking	  about	  the	  best	  uses	  for	  different	  areas.	  This	  might	  include	  selecting	  areas	  (places)	  for	  traditional	  uses	  such	  as	  food	  gathering	  or	  hunting,	  housing,	  new	  businesses,	  or	  to	  conserve	  land	  for	  environmental	  protection.	  Land	  use	  planning	  is	  also	  about	  managing	  and	  creating	  guidelines	  and	  ways	  (policies)	  for	  us	  to	  use	  our	  lands	  with	  respect	  to	  our	  laws	  and	  values.	  This	  survey	  will	  help	  the	  planning	  team	  to	  know	  how	  best	  to	  involve	  the	  community	  in	  this	  planning	  process	  over	  the	  next	  six	  months.	  	  All	  survey	  responses	  will	  be	  kept	  anonymous,	  unless	  you	  decide	  to	  provide	  your	  contact	  information	  (any	  contact	  information	  collected	  will	  only	  be	  used	  by	  the	  planning	  team	  to	  contact	  you	  with	  updates	  and	  event	  invitations).	  Please	  take	  10	  minutes	  to	  fill	  it	  out.	  Haaw’a!	  ABOUT	  YOU	  1.	  	  a.	  Where	  do	  you	  live	  ?	   	   b.	  Male/	  Female	  a)	  Skidegate	   	   	   c.	  Age:________________	  b)	  Queen	  Charlotte	  City	  c)	  Massett	  d)	  Other:________	  ABOUT	  LAND	  USE	  PLANNING	  2.	  What	  do	  you	  value	  or	  appreciate	  most	  about	  the	  land	  (where	  we	  live)?	  	  	  3.	  How	  could	  land	  use	  planning	  benefit	  the	  Skidegate	  community?	  What	  do	  you	  hope	  to	  get	  out	  of	  a	  land	  use	  planning	  process?	  (e.g.	  protect	  the	  environment,	  create	  new	  business	  opportunities)	  	  4.	  What	  traditional	  foods	  do	  you	  harvest?	  	   	  5.	  	  What	  is	  one	  traditional	  practice	  on	  the	  land	  that	  you	  would	  like	  to	  preserve?	  	  6.	  What	  are	  the	  three	  most	  important	  issues	  on	  your	  mind	  related	  to	  land	  in	  Skidegate?	  	  (e.g.	  water	  treatment,	  housing)	  	   1)__________________________________	  	   2)__________________________________	  	   3)__________________________________	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  (see	  other	  side)-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐à	  GETTING	  YOU	  INVOLVED	  7.	  Have	  you	  participated	  in	  the	  CCP	  process	  over	  the	  last	  2	  years?	  (circle	  one)	  	   a)	  never/	  not	  sure	   b)	  yes,	  a	  few	  times	   c)	  yes,	  whenever	  I	  could!	  8.	  If	  yes,	  what	  did	  you	  like	  most	  about	  the	  CCP	  process?	  	  9.	  How	  can	  we	  improve	  community	  involvement	  in	  the	  upcoming	  land	  use	  planning	  process?	  What	  would	  help	  bring	  you	  to	  a	  land	  use	  planning	  meeting?	  	  10.	  How	  would	  you	  like	  to	  participate	  in	  land	  use	  planning?	  (circle	  your	  top	  3	  choices)	  a)	  Community	  meetings/	  Workshop/	  Open	  House	  b)	  Field	  trips	  (walks,	  drives,	  boat	  rides,	  etc.)	  c)	  Personal	  interview	  d)	  Social	  media	  (e.g,	  facebook,	  twitter)	  e)	  Photography/	  art/	  music	  /storytelling	  	   f)	  Online	  surveys	  	   g)	  Family	  meetings	  h)	  Small	  groups	  (e.g.	  Women’s	  Circle,	  Elders’	  Luncheon)	  	   i)	  Other:	  __________________________________________	  11.	  How	  would	  you	  prefer	  to	  be	  communicated	  with	  about	  upcoming	  land	  use	  planning	  events	  (circle	  up	  to	  3)?	  a)	  Posters	  b)	  Facebook	  page	  c)	  Email:____________@_______________	  d)	  Phone:__(_____)________-­‐_________	  	   e)	  Mail	  f)	  Word	  of	  mouth	  	   g)	  Other:	  ____________________________	  12.	  How	  often	  would	  you	  be	  willing	  to	  meet	  	  over	  the	  next	  6	  months?	  (circle	  one)	  	   a)	  Once	  or	  twice	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  b)	  Monthly	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  c)	  Twice	  per	  month	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  d)	  Never	  13.	  When	  are	  the	  best	  days	  and	  times	  to	  meet?	  (circle	  all	  that	  apply)	  Sunday	   Monday	   Tuesday	   Wednesday	   Thursday	   Friday	   Saturday	  Day	   Day	   Day	   Day	   Day	   Day	   Day	  Evening	   Evening	   Evening	   Evening	   Evening	   Evening	   Evening	  	  	  14.	  How	  would	  you	  like	  the	  information	  and	  results	  from	  the	  sessions	  shared	  with	  the	  community?	  (circle	  top	  2)	  a)	  Reporting	  at	  public	  meetings	  	  	  	  	  b)	  Mail	  out	  newsletter	  	  	  	  c)	  Email	  newsletter	  	  d)	  Videos	  	  	  e)	  Other:_________________	  15.	  Would	  you	  be	  interested	  in	  joining	  the	  Planning	  Advisory	  Committee?	  If	  yes,	  please	  give	  us	  your:	  Name:	  ___________________	  and	  Phone	  #:	  ___________________	  16.	  	  Any	  other	  comments?	  Haaw’a	  for	  your	  time!	  SKIDEGATE  CCP-­‐  Land  Use  Plan  Student  Questionnaire  Land	  Use	  Planning	  is	  about	  imagining	  how	  we	  can	  use	  the	  land	  in	  Skidegate	  in	  the	  future.	  Please	  help	  the	  planning	  team	  know	  how	  we	  can	  involve	  you	  in	  the	  land	  use	  planning	  process	  this	  year.	    ABOUT  YOU:  a)	  Gender:	  ___________	  	  	  b)	  Where	  do	  you	  live?	  (circle	  one)	  	  c)	  Age:	  ________________	  	   a) Skidegate	  b) Queen	  Charlotte	  c) Other:	  __________	  	             	   	  1. What	  is	  important	  to	  you	  about	  the	  land?	  	   	  	  	  	   	   	   	   	   	  2.  What  kind  of  food  have  you  gathered  from  the  land?   	  3. What	  traditional	  practice	  would	  you	  like	  to	  learn	  more	  about?	  	  	  4. What	  would	  you	  like	  to	  change	  on	  our	  land?	  	  	  	  5. Would	  you	  like	  to	  participate	  in	  field	  trips	  on	  the	  land?	  	   	   	   	   	   	   	  o 	   YES	   o 	   NO	  	   þ 	   If	  yes	  what	  would	  you	  like	  to	  do?	  	  	  	  	   	   	   	   	  	  	   	   	  6. Have	  you	  been	  to	  previous	  CCP	  meetings	  in	  the	  past?	  o 	   YES	   o 	   NO	   	   	   	   	   	  7.  I f   yes,   what  did  you  l ike  about   it?   	  What	  would	  have	  made	  it	  better?	  	  8.  Are  you  interested   in  being  a  youth  worker  or  babysitter  during  the  CCP  meetings?     	   o 	  YES	   o 	   NO	   o 	   If	  interested	  :	  	  Name:	  ___________________	  Phone	  #:	  ____________________	  	   	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  Skidegate  CCP-­‐  Land  use  planning  Community	  meeting	  December	  4th,	  2014	                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Welcome  the  Skidegate  Land  use  planning  process!  As	  phase	  3	  of	  Skidegate's	  comprehensive	  Community	  plan	  (CCP)	  process,	  this	  year's	  focus	  will	  be	  on	  land	  use	  planning.	  	  	  Land	  use	  planning	  involves	  looking	  at	  the	  land	  and	  waters	  within	  Skidegate	  and	  talking	  about	  the	  best	  uses	  for	  different	  areas.	  This	  might	  include	  selecting	  areas	  for	  traditional	  uses	  such	  as	  food	  gathering	  or	  hunting,	  housing,	  new	  businesses,	  or	  to	  conserve	  land	  for	  environmental	  protection.	  Land	  use	  planning	  is	  also	  about	  managing	  and	  creating	  guidelines	  and	  ways	  (policies)	  for	  us	  to	  use	  our	  lands	  with	  respect	  to	  our	  laws	  and	  values.	  	  This	  survey	  will	  help	  the	  planning	  team	  to	  identify	  important	  issues,	  uses	  and	  values	  related	  to	  the	  land.	  All	  survey	  responses	  will	  be	  kept	  anonymous,	  unless	  you	  decide	  to	  provide	  your	  contact	  information	  (any	  contact	  information	  collected	  will	  only	  be	  used	  by	  the	  planning	  team	  to	  contact	  you	  with	  updates	  and	  event	  invitations).	  Please	  take	  10	  minutes	  to	  fill	  this	  out.	  Haawa!	  ABOUT	  YOU	  Where  do  you  l ive  	   Skidegate	  	   Queen	  Charlotte	  City	  	   Other	  ______________________	  Gender  	   Male	  	   Female	  Age  	   	  ABOUT	  LAND	  USE	  PLANNING	  What  do  you  value  or  appreciate  most  about  the   land  (where  we  l ive)?  	   	  How  do  you  use  our   land  and  waters?     List	  three	  ways	  	  	  	   	  	  	   	  	  	   	  What  areas  of   land  should  be  protected?  	   	  What  are  the  three  most   important   issues  on  your  mind  related  to   land  in  Skidegate?  	  	   	  	  	   	  	  	   	  What  opportunit ies  for  future  development  do  you  see  for  Skidegate?  	   	  GETTING  INVOLVED  How  can  we  improve  community   involvement   in  the  upcoming   land  use  planning  process?  What  can  we  do  better?  	   	  Would  you  l ike  to  contacted  before  the  next  community   land  use  planning  event?  how  can  we  reach  you?  	   Phone	  ______________________	  	   Email	  ______________________	  	   Facebook	  ______________________	  	   Other	  ______________________	  Would  you  be  interested  in   joining  the  Planning  Advisory  Committee?  If	  yes,	  please	  give	  us	  your:	  Name:	  	   	  Number:	  	   	  Do  you  have  any  feedback  about  tonight's  meeting?  	   	  Any  other  comments?  	   	  Haawa	  for	  your	  time!	  	   	    Governance  Questionnaire   Community	  Meeting	  January	  15th	  2015	  1.  Where  do  you  l ive?  	   Skidegate	  	  	   Charlotte	  	  	   Other	  ______________________	  2.  Gender     	   Male	  	  	   Female	  	   Age	  ______________________	  3.   If   you  were  a  councilor,   what  three  policies  would  you  pass   in  relation  to  how  people  can  use  the   land  in  Skidegate?  	   	  4.  What  policies  or  actions  are  needed  to  ensure  that  future  generations  can  continue  to  gather  seafood?  	   	  5.  What  policies  or  actions  are  needed  to  ensure  that  future  generations  can  continue  to  harvest  berries?  	   	  6.  What  policies  or  actions  are  needed  to  ensure  that  future  generations  can  continue  to  harvest  medicines?  	   	  7.  What  kind  of  policies  or  actions  are  needed  to  ensure  that  future  generations  can  continue  to  harvest  woof  for  carving,  bui lding  and  f irewood?  	   	  8.  What  policies  or  actions  are  needed  to  ensure  that  future  generations  can  continue  f ishing?  	   	  9.  What  policies  or  actions  are  needed  to  ensure  that  future  generations  can  continue  carving  wood  and  argi l l ite?  	   	  10.  Do  you  want  to  host  a  family  CCP  event?  You  provide  the  group  and  the  venue;  we'l l   provide  lunch  or  dinner,   a  faci l itator  and  al l   the  materials  needed.  Please  provide  your  Name  and  contact   info.   	   	  11.  On  the  map  of  Skidegate  provided.  Please  place  a  sticker  on  the  fol lowing  areas.      	  That	  should	  be	  protected	  from	  development.	  	  That	  could	  be	  developed	  for	  industrial	  use.	  	  That	  can	  be	  developed	  for	  commercial	  use.	  	  That	  with	  concerns	  that	  need	  to	  be	  resolved.	  12.  Do  you  have  any  feedback  or  comments?  Is   there  anything  we  could  do  to  make  it   better?  	  Haawa  for  your  time!  	   	  	  	   Skidegate CCP- Land use planning Community meeting January 28th, 2015  Welcome the Skidegate Land use planning process!  Page #1     As phase 3 of Skidegate's comprehensive Community plan (CCP) process, this year's focus will be on land use planning. Land use planning involves looking at the land and waters within Skidegate and talking about the best uses for different areas. This might include selecting areas for traditional uses such as food gathering or hunting, housing, new businesses, or to conserve land for environmental protection. Land use planning is also about managing and creating guidelines and ways (policies) for us to use our lands with respect to our laws and values. This survey will help the planning team to identify important issues, uses and values related to the land. All survey responses will be kept anonymous, unless you decide to provide your contact information (any contact information collected will only be used by the planning team to contact you with updates and event invitations). Please take 10 minutes to fill this out. Haawa!  ABOUT YOU  Where do you live  SkidegateQueen Charlotte CityOther __________________________  Gender  Male Female  Protected Open Space  Intent Designate lands to have cultural and spiritual significance -protected from development activity -Slarkedus Lake and creek water sheds are critical to maintain our water system  Is this still relevant? Yes  I Don't KnowNoComments __________________________  Policies Protected areas include a 15 metre “safe strip” on either side of water courses eagles nests, heron’s nests, archaeological sites and 8 metres between buildings.  Is this still relevant? Yes  I Don't KnowNoComments __________________________  Industrial  Intent Set aside sufficient lands for industrial development and initiatives  Is this still relevant? Yes                         I Don't Know   NoComments __________________________  Policies • Meet BC ministry and transport and highways design criteria for any driveway or road access from highway 16. • Safe access for large trucks • Landscaped buffering from adjacent development • Include environmental protection measures • Noise and outdoor suppression measures • Buildings with less than a five year lease need to be able to disassemble and removed • Include fencing and screening works where outdoor storage of materials and equipment is contemplated  Is this still relevant? Yes  I Don't KnowNoComments __________________________  Quarry  Intent Set aside Lands being used as a source of aggregate/ rock materials including potential expansion opportunities.  Is this still relevant? Yes  I Don't KnowNoComments __________________________  Policies • Proposal clearly describes intent of activity and benefits to the land • No development within 50 meters of watercourse • 100 meters between all existing and proposed development • Wildlife areas must be protected from development • No development of new access roads unless it absolutely necessary(no other alternatives) • If archaeological finds are discovered all work stops immediately • Quarry management plan • Forestry management plan  Is this still relevant? Yes  I Don't KnowNoComments __________________________  Natural Resources  Intent Set aside lands that have potential for carefully managed natural resource development  Is this still relevant? Yes  I Don't KnowNoComments __________________________  Policy Protection of natural water features for water supply, drainage, fish and wildlife habitat.  Is this still relevant? Yes  I Don't KnowNoComments __________________________  Residential  Intent To encourage the development of mainly single family housing. To have a playground built in all new residential areas and one for every 30 to 40 houses.  Is this still relevant? Yes  I Don't Know No                                     Comments __________________________   Policies • Keep pace with needs and acknowledge that not all needs are the same. • Must be attractive and intergrated with natural amenities on site • Neighbourhood recreation amenities • Band approved types of home based businesses  Is this still relevant? Yes  I Don't KnowNoComments __________________________  Community Commercial  Intent * Set aside sufficient lands to meet existing and future commercial development needs  Is this still relevant? Yes  I Don't KnowNoComments __________________________  Policies • Proposed site designated as a community facility in the land use plan • Accessible for both vehicles and pedestrians • Avoid creating dangerous vehicle and pedestrian situations • Should be sited near other facilities • Off street parking can be shared • Site must be large enough • Reasonably central to existing development areas • New business developments are responsible for servicing extensions to their sites • Business will be subject to user fees for water, sewer and garbage removal services • Parking, servicing requirements for buildings / homes.  Is this still relevant? Yes  I Don't KnowNoComments __________________________  Tourism Commercial/ Community Facilities  Intent To set aside sufficient lands for potential potential community facilities and tourism development.  Is this still relevant? Yes  I Don't KnowNoComments __________________________  Policies • Design elements consistant with heritage and culture • Anything built at second beach should use the same design theme as Qay’llnagaay • Should avoid strip development, large blank walls, pitched roofs • Parking should be at the rear of the building • Safe and visible parking from highway 16 or streets • Must meet ministry of transportation and highways criteria for driveways from highway 16 • Include onsite landscaping and buffering from adjacent development, significant tree cover on site • Include comprehensive development plan • Screened garbage areas • Should follow the natural resource, quarry policies between gas station and mission creek  Is this still relevant? Yes  I Don't KnowNoComments __________________________  Land Use Plan  Set aside lands that should not be developed due to physical constraints, unique environmental, unique cultural or spiritual attributes.  Is this still relevant?                                Yes I Don't KnowNoComments __________________________  Policies • Ongoing monitoring of the LUP • Identify lands for a future healing center • Provide regular briefings • Work with individuals and groups in prep for development proposals • Identify lands of environmental or cultural significance that need to be protected from development • Ensure that development initiatives are reflected in the land use plan • Identify lands suitable for new low density residential development • Identify lands suitable for expanded community commercial development • Identify lands suitable for new community facilities (indoor and outdoor)  Is this still relevant? Yes  I Don't KnowNoComments __________________________            Page #2   GETTING INVOLVED  How can we improve community involvement in the upcoming land use planning process? What can we do better? ______________________  Would you like to contacted before the next community land use planning event? how can we reach you?  Phone __________________________ Email __________________________ Facebook __________________________ Other __________________________  Do you have any feedback about tonight's meeting?  _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Any other comments? ______________________  Please choose three new developments that are most important to you  1 __________________________ 2 __________________________ 3 __________________________  Please explain why they are important to you  1 __________________________ 2 __________________________ 3 __________________________  Timeline  1 Year __________________________ 2 Years __________________________ 3 Years __________________________ 4 Years __________________________ 5 Years __________________________ 10 + Years __________________________  Question 38How do you feel about the draft vision statement? Please rank  Love itI like itI don't know SomewhatI hate it  What words, phrases or sentences are missing from the draft vision statement?  _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Haawa for your time!                                  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  Feb.  17  Newsletter  questionnaire  Name  	   	  Phone  Number  	   	  What  have  we  heard  so  far?  Here	  is	  a	  sample	  of	  some	  common	  ideas	  from	  community	  members	  that	  we	  have	  been	  hearing	  throughout	  the	  land	  use	  planning	  process:•	  Gathering	  traditional	  foods	  is	  important	  and	  policies	  are	  needed	  to	  protect	  the	  land	  so	  we	  can	  continue	  to	  gather	  our	  foods	  and	  medicines•	  There	  is	  a	  need	  for	  more	  employment	  opportunities	  in	  Skidegate-­‐	  policies	  should	  be	  put	  in	  place	  to	  encourage	  new	  local	  businesses•	  We	  need	  better	  governance	  over	  our	  land:	  everyone	  should	  be	  treated	  fairly.•	  Some	  people	  (especially	  visitors	  to	  the	  community)	  are	  not	  treating	  the	  land	  with	  respect	  and	  are	  exploiting	  our	  natural	  resources-­‐	  Our	  waters	  and	  fish	  are	  in	  trouble	  and	  need	  to	  be	  restored•	  Our	  Elders	  are	  very	  important	  to	  our	  community	  and	  may	  need	  some	  extra	  help	  with	  their	  homes,	  in	  emergencies,	  to	  get	  around,	  etc.•	  The	  younger	  generations	  need	  to	  learn	  from	  the	  Elders	  how	  we	  have	  taken	  care	  of	  the	  land	  historically•	  We	  want	  more	  places	  and	  opportunities	  for	  the	  community	  to	  gather	  like	  new	  gym	  facilities	  and	  a	  feast	  hall,	  and	  more	  recreational	  programs,	  especially	  for	  youth.•	  There	  are	  some	  new	  projects	  underway,	  or	  that	  we	  have	  been	  talking	  about	  for	  a	  long	  time,	  like	  the	  new	  Co-­‐op,	  new	  Health	  Centre	  and	  an	  Elders’	  Assisted	  Living	  facility.	  We	  have	  ideas	  for	  where	  they	  should	  go	  and	  how	  they	  should	  work.•	  We	  are	  proud	  of	  how	  beautiful	  and	  clean	  our	  community	  is	  and	  we	  want	  to	  keep	  it	  that	  way!•	  We	  want	  more	  opportunities	  to	  have	  our	  voices	  heard!	  What   is   missing  from  what  we  heard  above?  	   	  What   is   your  vis ion  (dream,  or  hope  for  the  future)  for  the   land  in  Skidegate?  	   	  What  3  things  would  you  do  to   improve  the  way  the  community  uses  our   land  in  Skidegate?  1.	  	   	  2.	  	   	  3.	  	   	  New  Developments  Here	  are	  the	  most	  common	  new	  developments	  that	  community	  members	  have	  suggested	  they	  would	  like	  to	  see	  built	  in	  Skidegate.	  Please	  select	  the	  top	  3	  that	  are	  most	  important	  to	  you.	  	   New	  Coop/	  Bigger	  Grocery	  Store	  	   Elders	  Centre/	  Elders	  Assisted	  Living	  	   Education	  and	  Training	  Centre	  	   Fish	  Hatchery	  	   Tsunami	  Gathering	  space/	  building	  for	  emergency	  supplies	  	   Bigger	  Community	  Hall/	  Feast	  Hall	  	   Community	  Gardens/	  Orchards	  	   Hotel	  	   Pool	  	   New	  or	  renovated	  SHIP	  building	  	   New	  Health	  Centre	  	   Upgrade	  athletic	  facilities	  	   Garage	  	   Other,	  please	  specify...	  ______________________	  	   Other,	  please	  specify...	  ______________________	  	   Other,	  please	  specify...	  ______________________	  Have  you  heard  about  the   land  use  planning  process  going  on   in  Skidegate?  	   Yes	  	   No	  I f   yes,   have  you  already  participated?  	   Yes	  	   No	  How  could  we  better   involve  you  in  the  process?  	   	      Skidegate  CCP-­‐  Land  use  planning  Community	  Meeting	  February	  17th,	  2015	  Education	  and	  Training	  	                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Welcome  the  Skidegate  Land  use  planning  process!  All	  survey	  responses	  will	  be	  kept	  anonymous,	  unless	  you	  decide	  to	  provide	  your	  contact	  information	  (any	  contact	  information	  collected	  will	  only	  be	  used	  by	  the	  planning	  team	  to	  contact	  you	  with	  updates	  and	  event	  invitations).	  Please	  take	  10	  minutes	  to	  fill	  this	  out.	  Haawa!	  ABOUT	  YOU	  Where  do  you  l ive  	   Skidegate	  	   Queen	  Charlotte	  City	  	   Other	  ______________________	  Gender  	   Male	  	   Female	  Education  and  Training  Strategy  Part	  of	  land	  use	  planning	  is	  planning	  for	  how	  to	  use	  the	  land	  in	  Skidegate	  to	  promote	  economic	  development	  opportunities	  for	  our	  community.	  With	  economic	  development	  comes	  opportunities	  for	  new	  jobs.	  For	  our	  community	  to	  benefit	  from	  those	  jobs	  we	  will	  need	  to	  ensure	  that	  we	  have	  the	  necessary	  education	  and	  training	  opportunities	  available	  to	  community	  members.	  	  The	  focus	  of	  this	  section	  is	  to	  develop	  a	  Skidegate	  Education	  and	  Training	  strategy.	  Which	  areas	  do	  you	  think	  the	  strategy	  should	  focus	  on?	  	  Employment  Sectors  Which	  of	  sectors	  (areas	  of	  work)	  are	  most	  important	  to	  future	  development	  in	  our	  community?	  Choose	  three	  sectors	  to	  focus	  on	  in	  a	  Skidegate	  Education	  and	  Training	  Strategy.	  	   Tourism	  and	  Hospitality	  (e.g.	  campground,	  restaurant)	  	   Fisheries,	  Aquaculture,	  Ocean	  Management	  (e.g.	  fish	  processing,	  marine	  biology)	  	   Forestry,	  Silviculture,	  Wood	  Processing	  (e.g.	  log	  scaling,	  wood	  waste	  products)	  	   Health	  (e.g.	  dietitian,	  nurse)	  	   Services	  (e.g.	  mechanic,	  internet)	  	   Education	  (e.g.	  school	  teachers,	  Haida	  language	  teachers)	  	   Commercial/sales	  (e.g.	  florist,	  shoe	  store)	  	   Recreation	  (e.g.	  pool	  hall,	  gym)	  	   Trades/	  Construction	  (e.g.	  house	  construction,	  electrician)	  	   Management	  and	  Administration	  (e.g.	  bookkeeping,	  business	  administration)	  	   Cultural	  (e.g.	  pole	  carving,	  archaeology)	  	   Other,	  please	  specify...	  ______________________	  	   Other,	  please	  specify...	  ______________________	  Education  and  Training  Opportunit ies  Please	  choose	  the	  five	  education	  and	  training	  opportunities	  that	  you	  think	  are	  most	  needed	  for	  members	  of	  our	  community.	  	   Trades	  	   Business	  Administration	  	   Silviculture	  	   Carving/	  woodworking	  	   Mapping/	  Geographic	  Information	  Systems	  (GIS)	  	   Log	  scaling	  	   Engineering	  	   Class	  1	  Drivers	  Licence	  	   Heavy	  Equipment	  operators	  	   First	  Aid	  	   Food	  Safe/	  Serving	  It	  Right	  	   Bachelor	  of	  Education	  	   Oil	  Spill	  Response	  	   Marine	  Biology	  	   Nutrition/	  Dietitian	  	   Red	  Seal	  Chef	  	   Lab	  tech	  (hospital)	  	   Vehicle	  mechanic	  	   Pharmacist	  	   Drivers	  Training	  	   Air	  brakes	  	   Chiropractor	  	   Other	  ______________________	  	   Other	  ______________________	  	   Other	  ______________________	  	   Other	  ______________________	  Outcomes  How	  could	  the	  Skidegate	  Education	  and	  Training	  Strategy	  benefit	  our	  community?	  What	  are	  three	  things	  you	  would	  like	  the	  strategy	  to	  accomplish?	  Outcome	  1	  	   	  Outcome	  2	  	   	  Outcome	  3	  	   	  VISION:  The  Community  Advisory  Committee  contributed  some  ideas  about  what  a  Skidegate  Education  and  Training  Strategy  could  do  for  our  community.   From  those   ideas,   we  drafted  the  vis ion  statement  below.     Please	  circle	  the	  words	  you	  like,	  cross	  out	  the	  word	  you	  don't,	  and	  add	  what	  is	  missing.	  "The  Skidegate  Education  and  Training  Strategy  wil l   help  our  community  to  build  capacity  and  security  for  the  future  and  help  us  to  build  self-­‐rel iance  so  that  we  can  control   and  manage  our  own  resources.      A  strategy  for  education  and  training  wil l   prepare  our  community  members  to  benefit   from  economic  and  social   development  on  Haida  Gwaii   as   it   occurs.   Providing   jobs  for  youth  as  they  f inish  school  wil l   al low  them  to  stay   in  our  community  and  improve  our  vi l lage."  	   circled	  	  ______________________	  	   crossed	  out	  	  ______________________	  	   Whats	  missing	  	  ______________________	  How  do  you  feel   about  this  vis ion  statement?  	   I	  love	  it	  	   I	  like	  it	  	  	   I	  don't	  know	  	  	   Somewhat	  	  	   I	  hate	  it	  	  What  we've  heard  so  far. . .   Edit   the  draft   land  use  planning  goals:Over  the  past  f ive  months,  here  are  some  of  the   land  use  planning  goals  we’ve  heard  from  you:  Protect	  the	  land	  so	  that	  we	  can	  continue	  to	  gather	  traditional	  foods	  and	  medicines	  	  Create	  more	  employment	  opportunities	  and	  encourage	  new	  local	  businesses	  	  improve	  good	  governance	  and	  equality	  	  Create	  learning	  opportunities	  from	  elders	  to	  teach	  respect	  and	  traditional	  practices	  	  Support	  community	  gathering	  facilities	  and	  new	  projects	  	  Foster	  community	  pride	  by	  keeping	  our	  land	  beautiful	  and	  clean	  	  Protect	  our	  waters	  from	  threats	  while	  sustaining	  fish	  populations	  	   crossed	  out	  	  ______________________	  	   circled	  	  ______________________	  	   whats	  missing	  	  ______________________	  GETTING  INVOLVED  Would  you  l ike  to  contacted  before  the  next  community   land  use  planning  event?  how  can  we  reach  you?  	   Phone	  ______________________	  	   Email	  ______________________	  	   Facebook	  ______________________	  	   Other	  ______________________	  Do  you  have  any  feedback  about  tonight's  meeting?  	   	  Haawa	  for	  your	  time!	  	   	  Skidegate  CCP-­‐  Land  use  planning  Community	  meeting	  February	  26th,	  2015	                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Welcome  the  Skidegate  Land  use  planning  process!  All	  survey	  responses	  will	  be	  kept	  anonymous,	  unless	  you	  decide	  to	  provide	  your	  contact	  information	  (any	  contact	  information	  collected	  will	  only	  be	  used	  by	  the	  planning	  team	  to	  contact	  you	  with	  updates	  and	  event	  invitations).	  Please	  take	  10	  minutes	  to	  fill	  this	  out.	  Haawa!	  ABOUT	  YOU	  Where  do  you  l ive  	   Skidegate	  	   Queen	  Charlotte	  City	  	   Other	  ______________________	  Gender  	   Male	  	   Female	  Please  Rate  the  fol lowing  developments.   New  Co-­‐op  	   We	  need	  this	  right	  now	  	  	   Would	  be	  nice	  in	  the	  future	  	  	   Not	  needed	  	  	   If	  you	  think	  this	  should	  be	  built	  where	  do	  you	  think	  it	  should	  be?	  ______________________	  Pool  	   We	  need	  this	  right	  now	  	  	   Would	  be	  nice	  in	  the	  future	  	  	   Not	  needed	  	  	   If	  you	  think	  this	  should	  be	  built	  where	  do	  you	  think	  it	  should	  be?	  ______________________	  Elders  Assisted  Living     	   We	  need	  this	  right	  now	  	  	   Would	  be	  nice	  in	  the	  future	  	  	   Not	  needed	  	  	   If	  you	  think	  this	  should	  be	  built	  where	  do	  you	  think	  it	  should	  be?	  ______________________	  S.H.I .P  	   We	  need	  this	  right	  now	  	  	   Would	  be	  nice	  in	  the	  future	  	  	   Not	  needed	  	  	   If	  you	  think	  this	  should	  be	  built	  where	  do	  you	  think	  it	  should	  be?	  ______________________	  New  Health  Centre     	   We	  need	  this	  right	  now	  	  	   Would	  be	  nice	  in	  the	  future	  	  	   Not	  needed	  	  	   If	  you	  think	  this	  should	  be	  built	  where	  do	  you	  think	  it	  should	  be?	  ______________________	  Education  &  Training  Centre     	   We	  need	  this	  right	  now	  	  	   Would	  be	  nice	  in	  the	  future	  	  	   Not	  needed	  	  	   If	  you	  think	  this	  should	  be	  built	  where	  do	  you	  think	  it	  should	  be?	  ______________________	  Community  Hal l      	   We	  need	  this	  right	  now	  	  	   Would	  be	  nice	  in	  the	  future	  	  	   Not	  needed	  	  	   If	  you	  think	  this	  should	  be	  built	  where	  do	  you	  think	  it	  should	  be?	  ______________________	  Tsunami  Gathering  Place     Emergency	  Supplies	  Storage	  	  	   We	  need	  this	  right	  now	  	  	   Would	  be	  nice	  in	  the	  future	  	  	   Not	  needed	  	  	   If	  you	  think	  this	  should	  be	  built	  where	  do	  you	  think	  it	  should	  be?	  ______________________	  Hotel  	   We	  need	  this	  right	  now	  	  	   Would	  be	  nice	  in	  the	  future	  	  	   Not	  needed	  	  	   If	  you	  think	  this	  should	  be	  built	  where	  do	  you	  think	  it	  should	  be?	  ______________________	  Fish  Hatchery     	   We	  need	  this	  right	  now	  	  	   Would	  be	  nice	  in	  the	  future	  	  	   Not	  needed	  	  	   If	  you	  think	  this	  should	  be	  built	  where	  do	  you	  think	  it	  should	  be?	  ______________________	  Garage    	   We	  need	  this	  right	  now	  	  	   Would	  be	  nice	  in	  the	  future	  	  	   Not	  needed	  	  	   If	  you	  think	  this	  should	  be	  built	  where	  do	  you	  think	  it	  should	  be?	  ______________________	  Community  Gardens     	   We	  need	  this	  right	  now	  	  	   Would	  be	  nice	  in	  the	  future	  	  	   Not	  needed	  	  	   If	  you	  think	  this	  should	  be	  built	  where	  do	  you	  think	  it	  should	  be?	  ______________________	  Hardware  Store     	   We	  need	  this	  right	  now	  	  	   Would	  be	  nice	  in	  the	  future	  	  	   Not	  needed	  	  	   If	  you	  think	  this	  should	  be	  built	  where	  do	  you	  think	  it	  should	  be?	  ______________________	  GETTING  INVOLVED  Would  you  l ike  to  contacted  before  the  next  community   land  use  planning  event?  how  can  we  reach  you?  	   Phone	  ______________________	  	   Email	  ______________________	  	   Facebook	  ______________________	  	   Other	  ______________________	  Do  you  have  any  feedback  about  tonight's  meeting?  	   	  Haawa	  for	  your	  time!	  	   	  	    Skidegate  Housing  Survey  March  2011  	   Name	  	  ______________________	  	   Phone	  Number	  	  ______________________	  	   Address	  ______________________	  BC  Hydro  Account  Number     	   Account	  Number	  (optional)	  	  ______________________	  Did  you  sign  the  consent  form?  	   Yes	  	   No	  Usage  Questions     What   is   the  approximate  cost  of  electricity?  	   Every	  2	  Months	  	  ______________________	  	   Per	  Year	  ______________________	  How  is  your  home  heated?  	   Electrical	  	   Stove	  oil	  	   Kerosene	  	   Jet	  Fuel	  	   Diesel	  	   Propane	  	   Wood	  	   Other	  	  ______________________	  What   is   the  approximate  cost  to  heat  your  home  per  year?  	   	  Consumption  Questions     How  many  people   l ive   in  your  home?  	   Adults	  	  ______________________	  	   Teenagers	  ______________________	  	   Children	  ______________________	  How  many  people  occupy  your  home?  	   During	  the	  day?	  ______________________	  	   At	  night?	  ______________________	  Hot  Water  Questions     How  many  baths/  showers  are  taken  per  day?  	   1	   2	   3	   4	   5	   6	   7	   8	   9	   10	  Showers/baths	   	   	   	   	   	   	   	   	   	   	  When  are  the  showers  and  baths  taken    	   Morning	  	  	   Night	  	  How  do  you  wash  dishes?  	   By	  Hand	  	   Dishwasher	  	  How  do  you  wash  your   laundry     	   By	  Hand	  	  	   Washing	  Machine	  Does  anyone  in  your  home  use  hot  water  any  other  t ime  other  than  what  you  have  already  mentioned?  	   Yes	  	   No	  what  kind  of  cei l ings  are   in  your  home?  	   Flat	  	  	   Vaulted	  	  	   Both	  	  Does  your  house  have  a  att ic?  	   Yes	  	   No	  Does  your  hot  water  tank  currently  have  24-­‐  26   inches  of  space  around  it   ?  	   Yes	  	   No	  BC  Hydro  Energy  Saving  Kit   questions     Possible	  $75	  rebate	  	  How  much  have  you  saved  per  month  on  your  electic  bi l l   since  the  ESK  kits  were   instal led?  	   	  Housing  Community  Meeting  March  2  2015  Skidegate  Housing  Survey     Contact   Info     	   Name	  	  ______________________	  	   Phone	  Number	  	  ______________________	  	   Civic	  Address	  	  ______________________	  Do  you  own  your  home?  	   Yes	  	   no	  	   Year	  of	  construction:	  ______________________	  What   is   the  approximate  cost  of  electric ity  for  your  home?  	   Per	  year	  	  ______________________	  	   Your	  Last	  Bill	  Amount	  	  ______________________	  How  is  your  home  heated?  	   Electrical	  	   Stove	  Oil	  	  	   Jet	  Fuel	  (Kerosene)	  	   Diesel	  	  	   Propane	  	  	   Wood	  Stove	  	  	   Other	  I f   you  have  a  secondary  heat  source  what   is    it?  	   	  What   is   the  cost  to  heat  your  home  yearly?  If	  your	  heat	  source	  is	  not	  electrical	  	  	   	  How  is  your  hot  water  heated?  	   Electrical	  	   Stove	  Oil	  	  	   Jet	  Fuel	  (Kerosene)	  	   Diesel	  	  	   Propane	  	  	   Other	  ______________________	  What  size   is   the  hot  water  tank   in  your  home?  	   	  When  was   it    instal led?  	   	  Is   your  hot  water  tank  maintained  regularly?  e.g..   yearly  drainage  	   Yes	  	   No	  Have  you  ever  completed  BC  Hydro's  home  assessment?     	   Yes	  	   No	  How  many  people   l ive   in  your  home?  	   Adults	  ______________________	  	   Children	  ______________________	  	   Teenagers	  ______________________	  	   Elders	  65+	  ______________________	  How	  many	  bedrooms?	  	   	  How	  many	  levels?	  	   	  Does	  this	  include	  your	  basement?	  	   	  Do	  you	  have	  guests?	  (staying	  more	  than	  2	  weeks)	  	   	  How  many  people  occupy  your  home  during  the  day?  	   	  How  many  people  occupy  your  home  at  night?  	   	  How  many  showers  or  baths  are  taken  per  day   in  your  home?  	   How	  many?	  ______________________	  	   When?	  ______________________	  Do  you  have  a  working  electrical   vent   in  your  bathroom?  	   	  How  do  you  do  your  dishes?  	   Dishwasher	  	  	   Hand	  wash	  	  	   When	  do	  you	  do	  them?	  ______________________	  How  do  you  do  laundry?  	   Washing	  Machine	  	  	   Hand	  wash	  	  	   When	  do	  you	  do	  laundry?	  ______________________	  Does  anyone  in  your  home  use  hot  water  other  then  what  you've  already  mentioned?  	   	  What  type  of  cei l ings  are   in  your  home?  	   Vaulted	  Ceilings	  	  	   Flat	  Ceilings	  	  Does  your  house  have  an  att ic?  	   Yes	  	   No	  Do  you  currently  have  24  -­‐   26   inches  avai lable  around  your  hot  water  tank?  (for  future  opportunit ies)      	   Yes	  	   No	  Did  you  have  the  Energy  Saving  kit    instal led   in  your  house?  If	  yes	  how	  much	  do	  you	  think	  it	  has	  saved	  you	  on	  your	  hydro	  bill?	  	   Yes	  ______________________	  	   No	  Do  you  use  BC  Hydro  online?  	   Yes	  	   No	  Smoke  Alarms  	   How	  many	  do	  you	  have	  in	  your	  home?	  ______________________	  	   When	  is	  the	  last	  time	  they	  were	  tested?	  ______________________	  What  range  would  you  say  your  average  household   income  is  per  year?  $10,000.	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  $20,000.	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  $40,000.	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  $50,000	  	   	  Are  you  interested   in  participating   in  a  energy  eff ic iency  program  ?  If	  yes	  we	  will	  contact	  you	  for	  your	  BC	  Hydro	  account	  number,	  and	  you	  will	  need	  to	  sign	  the	  attached	  consent	  form.	  	  	   Yes	  	   No	  How  long  have  you  had  your  exist ing  roof?  Type	  of	  roofing	  material?	  	  	   	  Have  you  had  any  housing  renovations  done  since  your  house  was  built?  Explain.	  	   	  Do  you  have  any  feedback  about  tonight's  meeting?  	   	  Haawa  for  your  t ime!  	   	  	   	  Energy  Efficiency  Housing  Survey    March  13  2015  The  purpose  of  the  series  of  meetings   is   to  set  pol icy  for  house  performance  requirements  that  are   in  addit ion  to  those  required  by  building  codes.  This  includes  requirements  related  to  energy  eff ic iency,   indoor  air   qual ity  and  the  use  of  environmental ly  responsible  products  and  materials.    It   does  not,   however,   specify  exactly  how  a  house  must  be  built .      home  must  perform.  This  leaves  the  designer  and  builder  free  to  choose  the  most  effective,    innovative  and  economical   way  to  build   it .   Where  do  you  l ive  	   Skidegate	  	   Queen	  Charlotte	  City	  	   Other	  ______________________	  Contact   Info     	   Name	  	  ______________________	  	   Phone	  Number	  	  ______________________	  	   House	  Number	  	  ______________________	  	   Box	  Number	  	  ______________________	  Do  you  have  the  certif icate  of  possession  for  your  home?  	   Yes	  	  	   No	  	   I	  Don't	  Know	  Is   your  home  energy  eff ic ient?  	   Yes	  	   No	  	   I	  Don't	  Know	  	  What  size  are  the  walls    in  your  home?  	   2	  X	  4	  	   2	  X	  6	  	   I	  Don't	  Know	  What  thickness  of   insulation   is    in  your  home?  	   R	  20	  	   R	  40	  	   R	  60	  	   I	  Don't	  Know	  What   is   the  major  outside  wall   material    for  your  house?  	   Wood	  	   Vinyl	  Siding	  	  	   Stucco	  	   Composition	  (Shingles)	  	   Stone	  	   Other	  ______________________	  Do  you  recycle  water  for  you  watering  your  garden?  etc.   (Rain  catcher)  	   Yes	  	   No	  Do  you  have  water  saving  toi lets   in  your  house?  (Low	  Flow)	  	   Yes	  	   No	  Do  you  have  water  saving  faucets   in  your  house?  (Low	  Flow)	  	   Yes	  	   No	  Do  you  have  water  saving  shower  heads   in  your  house?  (Low	  Flow)	  	   Yes	  	   No	  Do  you  have  any  Energy  Star  appliances   in  your  home?  If	  yes	  how	  many	  are	  energy	  star?	  	  How	  many	  are	  not?	  	   Yes	  ______________________	  	   No	  Does  your  home  have  any  environmental  features?  Such	  as	  	   Hardwood	  Flooring	  	  	   Low	  emission	  cabinetry	  	  	   Low-­‐emission	  paints	  	   non-­‐sulvant-­‐-­‐based	  adhesives	  or	  finishes	  Does  your  home  have  any  of  the  fol lowing  attr ibutes?  	   High	  efficiency	  heating	  ventilation	  system	  ?	  	   whole	  house	  ventilation	  system	  that	  supplies	  outdoor	  air	  into	  all	  living	  areas?	  	   Have	  additional	  Insulation?	  	   Have	  a	  air	  tight	  building	  envelope?	  Does  your  home  weather  str ipping  on  either  of  the  fol lowing?  	   Doors	  	   Windows	  	  	   I	  Don't	  Know	  What  type  of   l ighting  do  you  have  in  your  home?  	   Incandescent	  	  	   LED	  	   Compact	  fluorescent	  bulbs	  (CFLS)	  	   Fluorescent	  	  	   Halogen	  	  What  type  of  windows  do  you  have  in  your  home?  	   GAS	  FILLS	  (some	  manufacturers	  fill	  the	  space	  between	  the	  panes	  with	  inert	  gas	  -­‐-­‐	  commonly	  argon	  or	  krypton)	  	   HEAT-­‐ABSORBING	  TINTS	  (Heat-­‐absorbing	  window	  glazing	  contains	  special	  tints	  that	  change	  the	  color	  of	  the	  glass)	  	   INSULATED	  (Insulated	  window	  glazing	  refers	  to	  windows	  with	  two	  or	  more	  panes	  of	  glass.)	  	   LOW-­‐EMISSIVITY	  COATINGS	  (Low-­‐emissivity	  (low-­‐e)	  coatings	  on	  glazing	  or	  glass	  control	  heat	  transfer	  through	  windows	  with	  insulated	  glazing.)	  	   REFLECTIVE	  COATINGS	  (Reflective	  coatings	  on	  window	  glazing	  or	  glass	  reduce	  the	  transmission	  of	  solar	  radiation,	  blocking	  more	  light	  than	  heat)	  	   SPECTRALLY	  SELECTIVE	  COATINGS	  (A	  special	  type	  of	  low-­‐e	  coating	  is	  spectrally	  selective,	  filtering	  out	  40%	  to	  70%	  of	  the	  heat	  normally	  transmitted	  through	  insulated	  window	  glass	  or	  glazing	  while	  allowing	  the	  full	  amount	  of	  light	  transmission.)	  	  Did  you  have  the  Energy  Saving  kit    instal led   in  your  house?  	   Yes	  someone	  installed	  it	  	  	   No	  but	  it	  was	  dropped	  off	  	  	   Never	  heard	  of	  it	  	  	   Im	  interested	  in	  having	  it	  installed	  (again)	  Are  there  any  other  energy  eff ic ient  concerns  you  have  regarding  your  home?  	   	  Are  you  interested   in  participating   in  a  energy  eff ic iency  program  ?     If	  yes	  we	  will	  contact	  you	  for	  your	  BC	  Hydro	  account	  number,	  and	  you	  will	  need	  to	  sign	  the	  a	  consent	  form.	  	  this	  means	  you	  would	  be	  eligible	  for	  energy	  projects	  like	  a	  heat	  pump,	  solar	  hot	  water	  etc.	  	  	   Yes	  	   No	  Do  you  have  any  feedback  about  tonight's  meeting?  	   	  Haawa  for  your  t ime    	   	  April  9th  Forestry  Questionnaire  	   Age	  ?	  ______________________	  	   Where	  do	  you	  live?	  ______________________	  Male  /  Female     	   Male	  	   Female	  	  What  factors   l imit  the  economic  benefits  from  the  forest  to  our  communities?     	   	  What  are  the  best  ways  to   improve  the  situation?  	   	  What  are  the  top  three  priorit ies  for   immediate  action?  	   A.	  ______________________	  	   B.	  ______________________	  	   C.	  ______________________	  Comments  or  feedback  on  todays  meeting?  	   	  	   	  Skidegate  CCP-­‐  Land  use  planning  Skidegate	  Land	  Use	  Planning	  Community	  Meeting	  April	  24th	  2015	                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Welcome  the  Skidegate  Land  use  planning  process!  All	  survey	  responses	  will	  be	  kept	  anonymous,	  unless	  you	  decide	  to	  provide	  your	  contact	  information	  (any	  contact	  information	  collected	  will	  only	  be	  used	  by	  the	  planning	  team	  to	  contact	  you	  with	  updates	  and	  event	  invitations).	  Please	  take	  10	  minutes	  to	  fill	  this	  out.	  Haawa!	  ABOUT	  YOU	  Where  do  you  l ive  	   Skidegate	  	   Queen	  Charlotte	  City	  	   Other	  ______________________	  Gender  	   Male	  	   Female	  Do  you  think  the  council lors  should  be  present  at  al l   Skidegate  CCP  meetings?  	   Yes	   No	  	   	   	  Currently  al l   other  Skidegate  reserve  sites  are     under  the  jurisdiction  of  the  Skidegate  band  counci l .   Do  you  think  that  any  decisions  should  go  through  the  hereditary  chief  of  the  territory?  Tanuu,	  Skedans,	  Cumshewa,	  Kaste,	  New	  claw	  Khrana,	  Deena,	  Lagins,	  Black	  Slate,	  Skaigha	  	  	   	  What  did  you  l ike  about  this  years  CCP  /   land  use  planning  process?  	   	  What  would  you  l ike  to  see  happen  differently   in  next  years  CCP  planning  process?  	   	  Do  you  have  any  other  comments  about  the   last  s ix   months  of  community  comprehensive  planning?  	   	  Do  you  have  any   ideas  on  how  we  can  involve  people  who  have  not  attended  ccp  events     so  far?  	   	  Haawa  for  your  t ime!  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  Headstart  Parents  survey  Skidegate	  CCP-­‐	  Land	  Use	  Planning	  About  you  Where  do  you  l ive?  	   Skidegate	  	   Charlotte	  	   Other	  ______________________	  Gender  	   Male	  	   Female	  Age  	   	  About  the   land  and  water  What	  do	  you	  value	  or	  appreciate	  most	  about	  the	  land	  (where	  we	  live)?	  	   	  Draft  Goals  Please	  help	  us	  add	  to	  and	  edit	  the	  draft	  goals	  below	  for	  Skidegate's	  Land	  Use	  Plan:Select	  the	  goals	  you	  like,	  <s>cross	  out</s>	  the	  words	  you	  don't	  like,	  and	  add	  in	  the	  words	  or	  goals	  that	  are	  missing.	  	   Protect	  the	  land	  so	  that	  we	  can	  continue	  to	  gather	  traditional	  foods	  and	  medicines	  ______________________	  	   Create	  more	  employment	  opportunities	  and	  encourage	  new	  local	  businesses	  ______________________	  	   Improve	  good	  governance	  and	  equality	  ______________________	  	   Create	  learning	  opportunities	  from	  elders	  to	  teach	  respect	  and	  traditional	  practices	  ______________________	  	   Support	  community	  gathering	  facilities	  and	  new	  projects	  ______________________	  	   Foster	  community	  pride	  by	  keeping	  our	  land	  beautiful	  and	  clean	  ______________________	  	   Protect	  our	  waters	  from	  threats	  while	  sustaining	  fish	  populations	  ______________________	  	   What	  is	  missing?	  ______________________	  	   What	  is	  missing?	  ______________________	  Circled	  words:	  	   	  Crossed	  out	  words:	   	   	  What's	  missing:	  	   	  How  do  you  feel   about  the  draft  goals?  	   I	  love	  it	  	   I	  like	  it	  	   I	  don't	  know	  	   Somewhat	  	   I	  hate	  it	  Current   Issues  Over	  the	  past	  months,	  community	  members	  have	  talked	  about	  several	  important	  issues	  relating	  to	  Skidegate's	  land	  and	  waters.	  Choose	  3	  of	  the	  issues	  below	  that	  are	  most	  important	  to	  you.	  	   Waste	  disposal	  (e.g.	  improper	  dumping	  of	  carcasses,	  fish	  waste)	  	   Threats	  from	  outside	  resource	  extraction	  companies	  (e.g.	  Enbridge,	  LNG)	  	   Exploitation	  of	  community	  natural	  resources	  (e.g.	  taking	  too	  much	  fish,	  seafood,	  plants	  etc.	  for	  sale	  outside	  the	  community)	  	   Lack	  of	  employment	  opportunities	  	   Need	  for	  an	  Elders	  Assisted	  Living	  Facility	  	   Need	  to	  be	  prepared	  for	  emergencies	  (e.g.	  tsunami)	  	   Need	  for	  educational	  opportunities	  	   Need	  better	  governance/	  management	  of	  land	  use	  (e.g.	  enforcing	  rules	  equally)	  	   Need	  different	  activities	  for	  kids/	  recreation	  opportunities	  for	  youth	  	   Invasive	  species	  	   Rising	  sea	  levels	  	   Pollution/	  environmental	  damage	  	   Not	  enough	  land	  	   Unfinished	  houses/	  houses	  needing	  repairs	  	   Other	  thoughts	  	  ______________________	  Policies  Some	  of	  the	  issues	  above	  might	  be	  addressed	  by	  policies	  or	  actions	  taken	  by	  different	  people	  in	  the	  community,	  or	  by	  the	  Band	  Council.	  What	  three	  things	  (policies/	  rules/	  actions)	  would	  you	  do	  to	  make	  sure	  that	  future	  generations	  can	  continue	  to	  enjoy	  our	  land	  and	  waters?	  	  	   	  	  	   	  	  	   	  Planning  for  young  famil ies  When	  it	  comes	  to	  the	  way	  we	  use	  the	  land	  in	  our	  community	  what	  is	  the	  biggest	  challenge	  you	  face	  as	  a	  young	  family?	  	   	  Potential   New  Developments  Some	  community	  members	  have	  given	  ideas	  of	  new	  buildings,	  businesses,	  or	  facilities	  they	  would	  like	  to	  see	  developed	  in	  Skidegate.	  Choose	  3	  that	  are	  most	  important	  to	  you.	  	   Garage	  	   Upgrade	  athletic	  facilities/	  improve	  gym	  	   New	  Health	  Centre	  	   New	  or	  Renovated	  SHIP	  Building	  	   Pool	  	   Hotel	  	   Community	  Gardens/	  Orchards	  	   Bigger	  Community	  Hall/Feast	  Hall	  	   Tsunami	  Gathering	  Space/	  Building	  for	  emergency	  supplies	  	   Fish	  Hatchery	  	   Education	  and	  Training	  Centre	  	   Elders	  Centre/	  Elders	  Assisted	  Living	  Facility	  	   New	  Co-­‐op/	  Bigger	  Grocery	  Store	  	   Other,	  please	  specify...	  ______________________	  Skidegate  Education  and  Training  Strategy  Part	  of	  land	  use	  planning	  is	  planning	  for	  how	  to	  use	  the	  land	  in	  Skidegate	  to	  promote	  economic	  development.	  With	  economic	  development	  comes	  opportunities	  for	  new	  jobs.	  For	  our	  community	  to	  benefit	  from	  those	  jobs	  we	  will	  need	  to	  ensure	  that	  we	  have	  the	  necessary	  education	  and	  training	  for	  community	  members.	  	  The	  focus	  of	  this	  section	  is	  to	  develop	  a	  Skidegate	  Education	  and	  Training	  strategy.	  Which	  areas	  do	  you	  think	  the	  strategy	  should	  focus	  on?	  	  	   	  Which  of  the  fol lowing  economic  development  sectors  should  be  focused  on  for  education  and  training  opportunit ies   in  our  community?  (Choose  3)   	   Tourism	  and	  Hospitality	  (e.g.	  campground,	  restaurant)	  	   Fisheries,	  Aquaculture,	  Ocean	  management	  (e.g.	  Fish	  processing,	  marine	  biology)	  	   Forestry,	  Silviculture	  and	  wood	  processing	  (e.g.	  log	  scaling,	  wood	  waste	  products)	  	   Healthcare	  (e.g.	  dietitian,	  nurse)	  	   Services	  (e.g.	  mechanic,	  internet)	  	   Education	  (e.g.	  school	  teachers,	  Haida	  language	  teachers)	  	   Commercial/	  Sales	  (e.g.	  florist,	  shoe	  store)	  	   Recreation	  (e.g.	  pool	  hall,	  gym)	  	   Trades/	  Construction	  (e.g.	  house	  construction,	  electrician)	  	   Management	  and	  Administration	  (e.g.	  bookkeeping,	  business	  administration)	  	   Cultural	  (e.g.	  pole	  carving,	  archaeology)	  	   Other,	  please	  specify...	  ______________________	  Draft  Vision  Please	  help	  us	  edit	  this	  draft	  vision	  statement	  for	  Skidegate's	  Land	  Use	  Plan:"Traditional	  Haida	  ways	  have	  taught	  us	  to	  respect	  our	  islands'	  natural	  beauty,	  offering	  us	  sustenance	  and	  self-­‐	  sufficiency.	  Ongoing	  protection	  and	  respect	  of	  our	  land	  and	  waters	  have	  been	  a	  priority	  since	  the	  beginning	  of	  time.	  Good	  governance	  ensures	  our	  community	  will	  thrive	  providing	  sufficient	  shelter,	  preserving	  safety	  &	  security,	  while	  aligning	  with	  community	  needs	  for	  education	  and	  employment	  for	  future	  economic	  development	  &	  sustainability."1)	  Circle	  words	  you	  like2)	  <s>Cross	  out	  </s>words	  you	  don't	  like3)	  What	  is	  missing	  from	  the	  draft	  vision	  statement	  above?	  	   	  Circled	  words:	  	   	  Crossed	  out	  words:	  	   	  	   I	  love	  it	  	   I	  like	  it	  	   I	  don't	  know	  	   Somewhat	  	   I	  hate	  it	  Getting  Involved  Have  you  attended  Land  Use  Planning  meetings  already  this  year?  	   Yes	  	   No	  I f   yes,   do  you  have  any  feedback  about  how  to  make  those  meetings  better?  	   	  I f   no,  what  might  make  you  more  l ikely  to  partic ipate?  	   	  Would  you  l ike  us  to  contact  you  to   let  you  know  about  future   land  use  planning  events?   If   yes,   please  provide  us  with  your.. .   Name	  	   	  Phone	  Number	  	   	  Email	  	   	  	   	  Appendix 11 Event PostersEarly Bird Bingo! Lots Of Prizes! Skidegate CCP Land Use Planning Community Meeting April24th 5:00- 7:00 PM Skidegate Community ccp@skidegate.ca   (250)559-4496 Ask for Dana’s Office Do you need a ride? Give us a call at the band office and we can pick you up! iPad Giveaway!!Appendix 12 Report Backs       What we’ve done The planning team has been busy preparing for the launch of Skidegate’s Land Use Planning Process. Here’s some of what we’ve done so far behind the scenes: ∙Research and review of past Skidegate plans ∙Updates with GNC and Housing  ∙Meetings with Chief and Council ∙Analysis and summary of feedback gathered at engagement events ∙Preparing for Community process Dec. 2 Advisory Committee meeting Dec. 3 Elders’ Luncheon at SHIP  What we heard Here is a snapshot of responses t o some of the questions Community members answered at the Open House: 44% prefer to participate in land use planning through Community Meetings or Fields Trips 36% have participated in CCP meetings at least once in the last two years 29% appreciate traditional food gathering most about the land 23% said Housing issues were one of the most important issues on their minds  November 3rd : Sk’aadgaa Naay Workshop On November 3rd a workshop was held for 65 students at Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary School. The planning team introduced the Land Use Planning process, and led three activities: “Move your Butt,” a Sticky Note activity, and a drawing exercise to get the student’s ideas about land use in Skidegate. The students were sent home with a questionnaire to complete, and the responses gave a good snapshot of what is important to youth in the community when it comes to land. #1: “Move Your Butt” Students get excited about land use issues such as traditional food harvesting and pipeline opposition #2: Sticky Note activity                  Fishing was the most common traditional and current use of land identified, and a pool was the most common future use #3: Drawing Exercise 31% of students drew a swimming pool in their vision of Skidegate’s future November 4th: Skidegate Band Council Open House    As a kick-off to Skidegate’s Land Use Planning process, the planning team set up a table at the SBC Open House. Community members were invited to come and learn about the planning process so far and asked to complete questionnaires to identify some important land use related issues, and find out how they would like to participate in the process. A large photo of the Skidegate reserve was put up on the wall and community members put stickies on the map to show places that are important to them.  Land Use Planning Report Back #1 December 2014 What we learned Research into past planning processes in Skidegate identified several themes which may still be relevant today, such as: ∙Protection of Environment, water supply, wildlife habitat ∙Home-based businesses ∙Emergency preparedness ∙Land designation/ leasing for commercial and industrial uses ∙Traditional food and medicine gathering ∙Housing to meet needs of future generations ∙Elders’ supportive housing  ∙Employment opportunities for community members       Contact Us: SBC Office: 250-559-4496 Email: ccp@skidegate.ca                  What is Land Use Planning?  Brief History of Land Use Planning in Skidegate  Rich Haida planning history since time immemorial  1997 Physical Development Plan (PDP)  2005 Comprehensive Community Development Plan (CCDP)  2005 Haida Land Use Vision (CHN)  2012- Ongoing: Gud Ga Is (Comprehensive Community Plan- CCP) Land Use Planning Report Back #1 December 2014 A few definitions “undertaken to develop a formal framework that guides decisions about existing and future land allocation, use, management and protection” -Building Environmental Aboriginal Human Resources (BEAHR), 2008 “an opportunity to engage a community in determining the future use of its natural resources” -Ecotrust Canada, 2009  “A set of rules, guidelines, policies (or an agreement) about how to decide what types of uses should occur in different locations” -Modus, 2014   In a Nutshell  a way to gather traditional knowledge about the land  a way to include the community in planning for future generations  a decision- making tool for Council   a set of guidelines for sustainable future development   a map designating preferred uses for different areas based on Skidegate laws and values   What does a Land Use Plan look like?  Land Use Map (2005 Skidegate CCDP) Land Use Policies (1997 Skidegate PDP) Land Use Actions                                  (Gud Ga Is -2014 Draft) Land use designations match colours on the land use map, specifying types of use to be allowed in that area, such as “Residential,” “Industrial,” or “Community Facilities” Other examples of land use policies: “The Band supports projects that maximize employment  opportunities for the Community”   “New business developments are responsible for servicing extensions to their sites”   “Host voluntary Community Clean-up” “Grow our own plants and use our medicine” “Build Elders’ Assisted Living Facility”  Community members have provided valuable information and ideas about land use in Skidegate. Here are the top land uses and issues identified so far by community members:- Waste disposal
- LNG/Enbridge/Resource Extraction
- Exploitation of community natural resources
- Lack of employment opportunities
- Need for Elders Assisted Living
- Emergency Preparedness
- Lack of post-secondary education opportunities
- Teaching traditional land practices to younger generations
- Need better, more equal governance of land
- Limited recreational opportunities for children and youthThe Land Use Planning team for 2014-2015 is led by Dana, CCP Coordinator, with Planning Assistants Loni and Cheryl and UBC students Malcolm and Emma visiting Skidegate to support the process. Taan Forest is generously providing mapping services, and the Community Advisory Committee guides the planning process. But the most important part of the planning team is YOU - the Skidegate community members. Haawa for your wonderful ideas and making this plan the best it can be!Over the next two months,  events will focus on Business and Commercial activities, Education and Training, creating a draft land use map of Skidegate, and reviewing the draft of what has been produced so far. Please contact us (see top of page) with questions, comments, or to host a family meeting!What have we talked about?About the planing team:What’s next?                    Land Use 
                    PlanningReport Back #2 - January 2015Left to right: Cheryl Sosick, Malcolm MacLean (UBC), Loni LeBlanc, Dana Moraes, Babs Stevens, Emma Fineblit (UBC)Email: ccp@skidegate.ca
SBC Office: 250-559-4496
Facebook: “Skidegate CCP”                    Land Use 
                    PlanningReport Back #2 - January 2015SBC Open House:We set up a table and askedcommunity members to completea survey and mapping exercise.Community AdvisoryCommittee Meeting:We introduced the Land Use Planningprocess and got input as to what a greatcommunity-driven process would look like, and some of the major land use issues thatcan be addressed by the Land Use Plan.Community Meeting:This was the first Community event of theLand Use Planning Process. 64 Skidegatecommunity members attended. We shared a delicious meal and discussed how differentgroups of people in Skidegate use the landincluding our Ancestors, youth, families,and industry. Community members alsocompleted a survey and mapping activity. Sk’aadgaa Naay Workshop:65 students participated in fun activities talking about how they use the land in Skidegate and what they want to see in the community in the future.Council Meeting:We met with Council to get some direction for the Land Use Planning process and to see which issues Councillors would like to get community feedback about. One major question identified by Council was where to put a new Co-op and new Health Centre.Meeting at SHIP:We spoke with the Elders at SHIP about traditional uses of land that should be protected for future generations in Skidegate and finished off with a fun game of Digwaay.Next Community Meeting 
(On Governance):This community meeting at the Community Hall focusing on governance issues - come have your say about how the land in Skidegate should be governed! Dinner will be served and we will draw for door prizes. NOV 3 NOV 4 DEC 2 NOV 25 DEC 3 JAN 15 DEC 4 Upcoming Community Meeting:Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more info!JAN 29 !Skidegate Land Use Planning !Report Back - February 19!!!!!!RESULTS FROM THE LAST (JANUARY 28TH) SURVEY:!!Percent who agree that existing policies about “_______” are still relevant:!!• 68% agree: Protected open space!• 66% agree: Industrial space!• 80% agree: A quarry!• 90% agree: Natural resources!• 76% agree: Residential areas!• 66% agree: Commercial space!• 78% agree: Tourism commercial space!• 81% agree: The land use planWHAT HAVE WE TALKED ABOUT?!!• How we use our land and waters!• Traditional land uses!• Land use issues!• Policies and Actions to address the issues!• Desired new developments!• Economic Development: !• Business, Industry, and Employment!• Housing!• Our vision for the land!• Beginning to map the CommunityWHAT HAVE WE DONE SO FAR?!!1 Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary Workshop!1 SBC Open House!1 Workshop at SHIP!1 Meeting with SBC staff!4 Individual Interviews!3 Meetings with Chief and Council!4 Advisory Committee Meetings!4 Community Meetings (including tonight, Feb 19)WHAT’S COMING NEXT?!
COMMUNITY MAPPING SESSIONS:
!• Feb. 23rd Adult Day Program 2-4pm!• Feb. 24th Advisory Committee 5-7pm!• Feb. 25th SHIP 12pm-3pm!• Feb. 26th Community Meeting 5-7pm   What have we done so far? • 1 Sk’aadga Naay Elementary Workshop • 1 SBC Open House • 2 Workshops at SHIP • 2 Workshops with ADP • 2 activities on the land with Headstart • 1 Meeting with SBC staff • 6 Individual Interviews • 9 Different Questionnaires • 3 Meetings with Chief and Council • 5 Advisory Committee Meetings • 5 Community Meetings (including tonight, Feb 26) What have we been talking about? • How the Skidegate community uses the land and waters • Traditional land uses • Current land use issues • Policies and Actions needed to address those issues • Desired new developments in Skidegate • Economic Development: Business, Industry, Employment • Housing • Our vision for the land in Skidegate • Beginning to map the community • Education and Training needs February 19th Community Meeting At our last community meeting, we focused on Education and Training needs for our community. We took feedback from previous community meetings and from the Community Advisory Committee about existing education needs and potential economic development opportunities, and asked the community “How do we get there?” We will use this information to draft a Skidegate Education and Training strategy. Community Mapping This week, we have been focusing on putting together a map of how the land in Skidegate could be used in the future. With ADP, SHIP, and the Community Advisory Committee, we looked at all the new developments that community members have said they want to see here and existing land uses, and thought about which uses could go together, and where they could go. We had a lot of fun re-arranging groups of rocks and driftwood and placing things on the big community map. Skidegate Land Use Planning Report Back #5: February 26th GUD GA IS VISION Our unique way of seeing the world is shaped by the traditional lands and waters that we have occupied since time immemorial. The Haida way of life relies on sustaining our natural environment. Through the widespread practice of our culture and language, we are working towards greater community resilience and improving our health and wellness. We place trust in our community leaders who govern openly, helping us to build vibrant local economies, and strengthen pride in Skidegate. PROTECT OUR LAND & WATERSFOSTER COMMUNITY PRIDE & EQUALITYINCREASE COMMUNITY RESILIENCEENHANCE GOOD GOVERNANCE
Tradi&onal*Haida*ways*have*taught*us*to*respect*our*islands’*natural*beauty,*offering*us*sustenance*and*self<sufficiency.*Ongoing*protec&on*and*respect*of*our*lands*and*waters*have*been*a*priority*since*the*beginning*of*&me.*Good*governance*ensures*our*community*will*thrive*providing*sufficient*shelter,*preserving*safety*&*security,*while*aligning*with*community*needs*for*educa&on*and*employment*for*future*economic*development*&*sustainability.*[Have&ideas&about&what&to&add&or&change&here?&Let&us&know!]&SKIDEGATE&LAND&USE&PLAN&[DRAFT]&VISIONGOAL 1 GOAL 2 GOAL 3 GOAL 4 GOAL 5 GOAL 6 GOAL 7 GOAL _Protect the land so that we can continue to gather traditional foods and medicinesCreate more employment opportunities and encourage new local businessesImprove good governance and equalityCreate learning opportunities from elders to teach respect and traditional practicesSupport community gathering facilities and new projectsFoster community pride by keeping our land beautiful and cleanProtect our waters from threats while sustaining fish populations.[Please use the surveys to suggest any new land use planning goals or changes to these goals]health and well-b ing. We place trust in our community leaders who govern openly, 
Appendix 13 Newsletter UpdatesEconomic'Development!We!need!more!employment!opportunities!0!especially!for!our!youth!so!that!they!can!stay!in!the!community!or!come!back!here!after!graduation.!There!are!many!great!economic!opportunities!available!here!(e.g.!tourism,!art,!culture!and!language!revitalization,!resource!use,!technology,!etc.).!We!need!better!access!to!local!training!and!mentorship!so!that!our!community!can!develop!a!more!skilled!workforce!and!support!successful!business!development.!The!Skidegate!Band!Council!and/or!Gwaalagaa!Naay!may!need!to!consider!policies!and!even!land!designations!to!support!the!establishment!of!new!businesses.!!What We’ve Heard The!following!are!DRAFT'summaries!intended!to!reflect!the!board!themes!of!community!discussion!over!the!past!six!months!of!land!use!planning.!  !!'!!'!!!!!'!!!!!!!!! !! !!!!!! ! Environmental'Protection'The!land!and!waters!of!Haida!Gwaii!are!beautiful!and!clean,!and!we!need!to!protect!them!from!threats!like!climate!change,!invasive!species,!and!resource!extraction,!so!future!generations!can!enjoy!them.!There!are!some!areas!that!are!especially!important!to!protect,!such!as!animal!habitat,!our!watershed,!and!areas!where!we!gather!food.!Some!of!the!ways!we!can!protect!our!environment!are!by!disposing!of!our!waste!in!responsible!ways,!taking!care!of!the!animals,!and!water!conservation.!!Food,'Medicine'and'Resources!Our!way!of!life!depends!on!the!food,!medicine!and!natural!resources!provided!by!our!land!and!water.!We!continue!to!hunt,!fish,!gather,!grow!and!harvest!a!wide!variety!of!food!medicine!and!resources!in!and!around!Skidegate.!We!want!to!do!more!to!make!sure!that!future!generations!continue!to!understand!our!values!and!traditional!practices!regarding!the!use!and!management!of!all!that!comes!from!the!land!and!water.!This!means!we!need!more!facilities!(e.g.!community!garden,!smokehouse,!processing!plants),!events,!and!educational!programming!(e.g.!going!out!on!the!land!with!Elders)!to!pass!on!this!traditional!knowledge.!We!also!need!to!improve!how!we!monitor!and!manage!our!resources!(e.g.!fishing,!hunting,!medicine!gathering,!forestry,!mining,!etc.)!and!make!sure!everyone!is!following!the!rules!we!put!in!place.!'! !Building'Community!Community!is!important!to!us.!We!want!opportunities!to!come!together!for!recreation,!social!gatherings,!and!programming.!To!do!these!things!we!need!gathering!places,!recreational!facilities!(indoor!and!outdoor),!and!structured!programs!0!especially!for!youth,!and!with!a!focus!on!health!and!wellness,!and!getting!out!on!the!land.!We!can!also!build!community!by!supporting!our!Elders,!and!preparing!for!emergency!situations.!Culture!We!want!to!stay!connected!to!our!rich!Haida!culture.!This!means!living!by!traditional!values,!practicing!traditional!ways!of!life!and!learning!our!language.!We!want!to!build!on!cultural!practices!like!dance,!carving,!weaving!and!longhouse!building.!In!order!to!maintain!our!culture,!it!is!important!for!younger!generations!to!learn!from!Elders!who!have!a!wealth!of!knowledge!about!traditional!practices,!values,!and!language.''!Do!you!agree!with!the!statements!above?!What’s!missing?!Come!let!us!know!at!the!Community!Meeting!on!April!24th!!Housing!While!the!majority!of!the!homes!in!Skidegate!are!lived!in!and!well!cared!for,!there!are!issues!with!unfinished!homes,!abandoned!homes,!and!houses!in!need!of!maintenance!and!repair.!We!need!to!deal!with!these!homes!so!that!families!in!need!can!have!good!homes!to!live!in.!Our!community!also!needs!new!housing,!including!family!homes,!and!homes!for!singles,!seniors!and!students0!maybe!an!apartment!building!or!housing!rentals.!All!of!our!housing!should!be!governed!fairly0!with!everyone!given!equal!treatment!in!enforcement,!and!the!community!should!be!involved!in!decision0making.!'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Infrastructure'and'Development'We!have!identified!some!ideas!for!new!developments!that!we!want!to!see!built!in!Skidegate,!thought!about!what!kinds!of!developments!might!work!well!together,!and!pointed!out!places!in!Skidegate!where!they!could!go.!There!are!some!areas!in!the!community!with!traffic!issues!which!can!be!addressed!with!stop!signs,!speed!bumps,!sidewalks,!street!lights,!signage,!etc.!We!are!interested!in!investing!in!sustainable!local!power!generation!projects!(e.g.!wind,!solar)!to!employ!community!members!and!reduce!or!eliminate!our!dependence!on!diesel!generators.!Some!of!Skidegate’s!infrastructure,!like!roads,!sewers,!sinking!lots!and!internet!lines!need!to!be!upgraded/updated.!Governance!While!things!are!moving!in!the!right!direction!(e.g.!regular!community!meetings),!we!still!want!to!be!better!informed!about!Band!Council!business,!and!have!more!opportunities!for!the!community!to!participate!in!decision0making.!Our!approach!to!good!governance!needs!to!reflect!our!culture!and!values,!and!we!need!to!apply!our!rules!consistently!for!all!community!members.!There!is!not!enough!consultation!and!too!much!external!control!over!the!things!that!affect!our!lives.!We!need!to!take!a!strong!stance!and!have!more!local!control,!ownership,!and!priority!given!to!Haida!for!employment!and!leadership!positions!(e.g.!more!Haida!working!at!Gwaii!Haanas).!! A CCP meeting on Energy Efficiency was held at the Community Hall. We had our biggest turn out yet with 111 people. The purpose of the event was to make the community aware of the energy they use and discuss possible ways to be more energy efficient. The goal was to set policies pertaining to building codes.  A CCP Meeting on Housing Policy was held at the Skidegate Community Hall. A total of 83 community members attended. The purpose of the event was to develop and update a new housing policy and strategy.  A Haida Gwaii Forest Management Strategy  meeting was held at the Skidegate Community Hall. A total of 57 people attended. The purpose of the event was to discuss a forestry strategy for Haida Gwaii.  Land Use Planning Community Meeting April 24, 2015 5:00- 7:00 PM Skidegate Community Hall  Skidegate CCP Early Bird Bingo! Lots Of Prizes! Dinner By Kathy Williams! ccp@skidegate.ca   (250)559-4496 Ask for Dana’s Office Do you need a ride? Give us a call at the band office and we can pick you up! Appendix 14 Event Summaries Executive Summary On February 26th 2015 a community meeting was held at the Skidegate community hall. 80 community members attended. The$purpose$of$the$event$was$to$develop$a$land$use$plan$map.$We$started$off$the$meeting$with$an$early$bird$bingo$then$gave$the$community$time$to$fill$out$the$survey$before$we$had$a$delicious$dinner$provided$by$Marg$Parker.$Next$we$moved$on$to$Skidegate$café.$We$had$13$questions$pertaining$to$policies$for$the$groups$to$choose$from$and$give$their$input.  Questionnaire Results  Skidegate Land use planning Community Meeting Feb 26th    v Community Mapping  Part of developing a land use plan is designating certain areas in the community for different types of uses. Developing a land use plan map helps future development in the community take the shape that the community wants it to take.  In this activity we talked about which areas in the community would be best for certain types of uses. For example, we asked you where new businesses or new houses could go in the community, and which areas should be protected from development.  We went through four different categories: Protected Areas, Commercial/Industrial, Housing/ Community Facilities and Traffic. In each category, we put stickers on the map about where different uses in these categories could go in Skidegate in the future. We numbered each of the stickers as we put it down and a note taker wrote down the specifics of what is, what should happen at each location and why.  Protected  Areas  Commercial Areas  Housing  Areas Traffic  Concerns V  v v Feb 24th & Feb 26th Clam Digging Feb 24th Land Use Planning Headstart Workshop   2 1On February 26th the Land Use Planning team joined with the Skidegate head start program to go on a field trip to teach the young families how to pick seaweed and how to harvest stinging nettles. The morning started at balance rock where we all met to learn about what kind of seaweeds were edible and how to harvest them in a respectful manor.  2When the families had enough of the wet morning we packed up and headed up to dead tree to gather some stinging nettles. When we arrived at the Dead tree long house. The families were shown how to safely gather the stinging nettles. The kids were fascinated by a tree frog we found bouncing on the path in front of them. After we had enough nettles we gathered in the long house to build a fire and have some snacks to end the day.  February 26th Seaweed & nettle picking     Event&Summary&On#March#13th#2015#a#community#meeting#was#held#at#the#community#hall.#We#had#our#biggest#turn#our#yet#with#111#people.#The#purpose#of#the#event#was#to#make#the#community#aware#of#the#energy#they#use#and#discuss#possible#ways#to#be#more#energy#efficient.#The#goal#was#to#set#policies#pertaining#to#building#codes.#We#started#off#the#meeting#with#an#early#bird#bingo#then#gave#the#community#time#to#fill#out#the#survey#before#we#had#a#delicious#dinner#provided#by#Kathy#Williams.#After#dinner#we#had#a#presentation#from#Areef#Abraham,#coE#owner#of#Quality#Program#Services#and#associate#Emily#about#energy#efficiency.#Next#we#moved#on#to#Skidegate#café.#We#had#12#questions#for#the#groups#to#choose#from#and#give#their#input.          Land Use Planning Community Meeting March 13th 2015   What existing programs would you like to see improved? • Housing renovations & maintenance to all  What have been the biggest challenges with trying to participate in other energy savings programs? • Not understanding how to contribute  • Lack of funds  • Access to info  • People to install  • Nothing is being recycled  • Teach to young children  What are the best things the community and council have already done to improve energy efficiency? • Funding for 230 heat pumps  What kind of initiative would help motivate you to save energy? • Have people sign up for an energy-saving competition  • Show people how to access and understand their bills on line  What new “green” projects could be started would you like to see? • Solar panels & Windmills  • Gardens thru village  • Compost – fish left overs too  • Recycling bins all over the village  What advice could you give communities who are just starting to learn about energy efficiency? • Set hot water tank to 55* • Regulate fridge & freezers  • Laundry in cold water and hang dry  • Energy efficient light bulbs & appliances  • Insulate everything • Weather strip doors and windows  • Make sure your fans are vented to outside • Get a heat pump for efficiency  What workshops or resources would be helpful for you to understand specific aspects of energy use?  • Heating options  • Water use & Insulation  • Weather guarding windows and door  • Workshop in hydro reading  What workshops or resources would be helpful for you to understand specific aspects of energy use?  • Heating options  • Water use & Insulation  • Weather guarding windows and door  • Workshop in user friendly hydro reading  Did you know that each year the amount of water in the Slarkedus dam decreases and the usage in our community increases? How could we fix this? • Shut off all water valves at all vacant or unoccupied houses  • Collect rain water for gardens  • Shorten time in showers • Fix all leaky taps  • Make sure all garden hoses are shut off  • Efficient water taps and shower heads  How can we motivate youth to become involved in energy saving programs?  • If you leave light on you pay a fee  • Limit electronic time  • Sit as family at dinner time  • Have workshops for kids  • Home competitions  • Encourage to turn off lights  What are we missing? • Energy efficient carpenters  • Access to inexpensive, good quality building supplies  • Education about efficiency  • Training more people to work in energy industry plumbers, carpenters, BC hydro, etc.  • Survey house to house to see what need to make homes energy efficient  Skidegate Café Results   2 Dolor Sit Amet Lorem Ipsum Issue | Date     Do you recycle water for your   watering your garden?  Response Chart Percentage Count Yes   9.0% 6 No   91.0% 61  Total Responses 67  Yes 91% No 9% People interested participating in a energy efficiency program   Did you have the Energy Saving kit installed in your house?  Do you have water saving  toilets in your house? Response Chart Percentage Count Yes   28.1% 18 No   71.9% 46  Total Responses 64 Do you have water saving  faucets in your house? Response Chart Percentage Count Yes   35.4% 23 No   64.6% 42  Total Responses 65  Do you have water saving  shower heads in your house? Response Chart Percentage Count Yes   46.9% 30 No   53.1% 34  Total Responses 64  Summary Report S K I D E G A T E  L A N D  U S E  P L A N N I N G  On March 2nd 2015 a community meeting was held at the Skidegate community hall. 83 community members attended. The$purpose$of$the$event$was$to$develop$and$update$new$housing$policy$and$strategy.$We$started$off$the$meeting$with$an$early$bird$bingo$then$gave$the$community$time$to$fill$out$the$survey$before$we$had$a$delicious$dinner$provided$by$Marg$Parker.$Next$we$moved$on$to$Skidegate$café.$We$had$13$questions$pertaining$to$policies$for$the$groups$to$choose$from$and$give$their$input. Event Summary  Survey Results   Needs pictureNeeds picture  2 THE LOREM IPSUMS SUMMER 2016  Fears • Fires  • Mold  • Improper insulation  • Inadequate windows  • Swampy lots  • Break ins  • No money for insurance  • Earthquakes  • Not enough land  • Land slide  • Community awareness  • Independence  • Pride in ownership  • Elders that live alone • Children who are primary caregivers to their parents • 80% of our people own houses • Security  • Equal treatment  • Consideration of family income & single mothers • Everyone who needs a home has the opportunity  • People will take responsibility for maintaining their houses  HOMES  Hopes  Strengths Opportunities • Giving renters the opportunity, • I.e.: painting, mudding, landscaping  • Training people to do own maintenance  • Milling and building own houses HEATING SYSTEMS • Repair cost  • Purchasing parts for pellet stove  • Declining resources  • Health issues  • No vehicle  • Wood gathering  • The Cost is too high • Provide wood for people with wood stoves • New briquette plant  Opportunities Fears  Strengths  Issues  • Providing firewood • Home owner is responsible  Skidegate Café Results Membership  Council • Stick to policies  • Should have more education meetings  • Pursue trades & training at home • Get the youth involved  Tenants • Don’t assume you are above the law  • Tenants who are behind in rent should be warned once then evicted   • People should have to live in their house for 5 years and then they can rent it out, not before  • Should be informed of decisions  • More posters • Flyers put in mail boxes  • Should have final say in all matters   Administration • Be more attentive, • Listen to what people have to say  • Follow through with promises  • Equal opportunities for everyone  COMMUNICATION & EDUCATION   ! !!!!!!!!Land!Use!Planning!Community!Meeting!Summary!!February!19th,!2015!!!!!!!!Event!Summary!!On!February!19th!a!community!meeting!was!held!at!the!Skidegate!community!hall,!81!people!attended.!The!purpose!of!the!event!was!to!discuss!education!and!training!and!to!try!to!develop!a!strategy.!The!meeting!started!with!an!early!bird!bingo,!and!then!moved!on!to!a!delicious!dinner.!After!dinner!a!report!back!on!what!we’ve!done!so!far,!the!community!filled!out!a!survey!and!finished!with!“Skidegate!Café”.!!Skidegate!Café!Exercise!!!We!had!sixteen!different!questions!for!the!tables!to!choose!from!all!pertaining!to!education!and!training.!Every!question!was!on!a!flip!chart!and!the!whole!group!brainstormed!together!to!come!up!with!some!great!ideas!to!list!under!each!topic.!!! !!SOME!SURVEY!RESULTS!!!!16%!16%!14%!14%!12%!11%!9%!8%!Which!areas!of!work!are!most!important!to!future!development!in!our!community?!!Fisheries,!Aquaculture,!Ocean!Management!!Education!!Tourism!and!Hospitality!!Health!Recreation!!Trades/!Construction!!Cultural!!Forestry,!Silviculture,!Wood!Processing!!21%!13%!12%!12%!11%!10%!8%!7%!6%!Education!and!Training!opportunities!that!you!think!are!most!important!for!our!community.!!Trades!Oil!Spill!Response!Business!Administration!Carving/!woodworking!First!Aid!Heavy!Equipment!operators!Marine!Biology!Nutrition/!Dietitian!Bachelor!of!Education!!In!the!survey!community!members!were!also!asked!to!edit!the!Education!and!Training!Strategy!by!crossing!out!any!words!they!didn’t!like!and!circling!words!they!liked.!They!also!did!the!same!thing!to!the!land!use!planning!goals.!!!!!!!!!!!1On!February!26th!the!Land!Use!Planning!team!joined!with!the!Skidegate!head!start!program!to!go!on!a!field!trip!to!teach!the!young!families!how!to!pick!seaweed!and!how!to!harvest!stinging!nettles.!The!morning!started!at!balance!rock!where!we!all!met!to!learn!about!what!kind!of!seaweeds!were!edible!and!how!to!harvest!them!in!a!respectful!manor.!!When!the!families!had!2enough!of!the!wet!morning!we!packed!up!and!headed!up!to!dead!tree!to!gather!some!stinging!nettles.!When!we!arrived!at!the!Dead!tree!long!house.!The!families!were!shown!how!to!safely!gather!the!stinging!nettles.!The!kids!were!fascinated!by!a!tree!frog!we!found!bouncing!on!the!path!in!front!of!them.!After!we!had!enough!nettles!we!gathered!in!the!long!house!to!build!a!fire!and!have!some!snacks!to!end!the!day.!!February!26th!Seaweed!&!nettle!picking!!!!!!Clam!Digging!Feb!24th!Land%Use%Planning%Head%Start%Workshop%Feb!24th!&!Feb!26th!2015!%On!February!24th!the!planning!team!and!Head!Start!went!on!a!field!trip!to!learn!how!to!dig!clams.!the!group!headed!out!to!the!beach!to!go!clam!digging.!Everyone!had!fun!it!was!a!beautiful!morning.!!We!took!a!break!from!the!digging!and!has!snacks!with!the!group!as!we!discussed!some!of!the!issues!the!young!families!had!on!their!minds!.!!!!Adult!Day!Program!Workshop!Land!Use!Planning!!February!23rd!2015!!!!!!Rock!Sorting!Exercise!!!We!started!with!about!90!rocks!all!labeled!with!different!future!or!existing!developments.!We!asked!each!group!of!people!to!make!groupings!of!rocks!that!they!thought!might!fit!together.!Example!one!group!put!recreation!facilities,!gym,!pool,!roller!rink,!Skate!Park!and!library!all!together!with!the!elementary!school.!Both!groups!of!people!were!very!involved!and!seemed!to!have!lots!of!fun!arranging!the!rocks!the!way!they!thought!it!would!best!benefit!our!community.!Event!Summary!!On!February!23rd!a!workshop!was!held!at!the!Adult!Day!Program!and!16!people!attended.!The!purpose!of!the!event!was!to!discuss!different!possible!groupings!of!potential!future!developments.!The!workshop!included!a!delicious!lunch,!a!report!back!on!what!we’ve!done!so!far,!a!rock!sorting!activity!with!the!second!step!being!a!mapping!activity.!! !! !!!!!Mapping!Exercise!!!After!we!had!all!the!rocks!sorted!and!organized!the!two!groups!then!moved!on!to!the!next!step,!which!was!to!place!each!grouping!on!a!spot!on!the!map!where!they!thought!they!should!go.!For!example!one!group!of!people!had!a!mall!with!a!Library,!Retail!Shops,!Offices,!Forestry,!Travel!Agency,!Restaurants,!Fine!Dining,!Radio!Station,!Spa/!Salon,!Arcade,!Theater,!Art!Center,!Late!night!Store,!Casino,!Car!Wash!Gas!Station!Garage!all!grouped!together!and!they!placed!it!in!the!parking!lot!across!from!Kay.!!!!!Land!Use!Planning!Advisory!Meeting!Summary!February!17th,!2015!!!!!!Event!Summary!!On!February!17th!an!advisory!meeting!was!held!at!the!band!council!chambers!and!26!people!attended.!The!purpose!of!the!event!was!to!discuss!our!opportunities,!strengths!and!desired!outcomes!pertaining!to!education!and!training.!The!advisory!meeting!included!a!delicious!dinner,!a!presentation!from!Alan!Moore,!a!report!back!on!what!we’ve!done!so!far,!and!two!group!activities.!!Vision!Exercise!!Committee!members!were!asked!cross!out!any!word!they!didn’t!like!and!circle!word!they!liked!in!the!education!and!training!strategy.!From!that!we!were!able!to!draft!a!vision!statement!to!bring!to!the!community!to!edit.!!!Brainstorming!Exercise!!!We!started!with!five!basic!questions.!What!are!our!strengths?!What!kind!of!opportunities!are!we!lacking?!Who!will!benefit!from!an!education!and!training!strategy?!Why!we!need!a!strategy?!And!how!we!could!accomplish!this?!Every!question!was!on!a!flip!chart!and!the!whole!group!brainstormed!together!to!come!up!with!some!great!ideas!to!list!under!each!topic.!!!!!Adult!Day!Program!Workshop!Land!Use!Planning!!February!16th!2015!!!!! !!! !!Brainstorming!Exercise!!!We!started!with!6!different!questions!pertaining!to!the!land.!!What!do!you!love!about!the!land!in!Skidegate?!What!traditional!practices!would!you!like!to!see!come!back!into!our!every!day!lives?!What!should!be!protected?!What!are!some!land!related!issues!that!have!been!on!your!mind?!What!can!we!do!to!resolve!these!issues?!And!what!rules!should!we!have!in!place!for!our!land!and!how!we!use!it?!We!asked!the!group!these!questions!one!at!a!time!and!managed!to!brainstorm!a!very!good!list!under!each!topic.!People!were!very!involved!and!seemed!to!have!lots!to!say!about!the!land!in!Skidegate.!Event!Summary!!On!February!16th!a!workshop!was!held!at!the!Adult!Day!Program!and!19!people!attended.!The!purpose!of!the!event!was!to!discuss!six!different!topics!as!a!group!.The!workshop!included!a!delicious!lunch,!a!report!back!on!what!we’ve!done!so!far,!a!brainstorming!activity!and!finished!off!with!a!game!of!bingo.!What%do%you%love%most%about%the%land%in%Skidegate?%• “It’s!clean.!The!Ocean.!The!view.”!• Fairly!untouched.!• The!land!for!the!food!that!it!provides!• That!it!belongs!to!Haida.!• You!can!grow!almost!anything.!• Clean!drinking!water.!• Everything!about!Skidegate!• No!smog!• WellWorganized!• Good!sewer!system!• Land!and!ocean!is!one!body!• Land!and!sea!are!well!protected!!What%traditional%practices%do%you%think%should%be%brought%back?!• Community!Gardening!(potatoes,!Apples)!• Both!Sgungwaay!and!Skadaans!have!black!rich!soil!• Indian!medicine!• There!should!be!smaller!canoes.!!• You!need!the!key!blossom!and!then!you!can!produce!big!apples.!!• Greenhouses!• Burn!the!bushes!so!the!berries!would!grow!• Wild!blueberries,!huckleberries,!cranberries!• Seaweed!for!medicineW!dry!it,!keep!in!the!freezer!What%should%be%protected?%• Roe!on!kelp!• No!new!homes!until!they!finish!the!other!ones!that!have!been!sitting!!• Protect!the!islands!we!can!see!• Protect!along!the!beach!front!• Dana!provided!the!example!of!the!herring!fishery!DFO!was!considering!opening,!and!that!!• All!the!islands!that!we!see!need!to!be!protected.!!• Bigger!buffer!than!15m!!against!development!or!cutting!near!a!watercourse.!“With!a!rising!sea,![the!buffer!will!need!to!move!with!the!water?]!Issues%• No!room!for!future!development!!• Need!an!elders!home!with!a!view!of!the!water!!• Unfinished!homes,!just!a!waste!when!someone!else!could!be!using!it!• Think!about!rising!tideW!we’re!losing!our!sea!shores!• Need!a!railing!along!cement!steps!by!the!beachesW!it’s!dangerousW!they!ran!out!of!moneyW!when!they!built!the!seawallW!at!least!on!one!sideW!Elders!too!scared!to!fall!• Need!more!stop!signs!on!side!streetsW!like!by!Liz’sW!people!come!flying!by!too!fastW!there!are!kids!around,!also!by!the!Health!Centre,!coming!out!of!health!Centre!down!the!hill!Wtowards!youth!centerW!across!from!youth!CentreW!need!to!make!people!stop!and!look,!or!coming!out!of!rec!Centre,!also!by!Corrine’s!houseW!on!the!side!roadWin!front!of!Michelle’s:!always!children!there,!by!postal!kiosk!• Need!a!speed!bump!in!front!of!the!playground!What%could%be%done%to%resolve%these%issues?%• There’s!a!little!flat!spot!up!in!the!heights!that!is!not!used!but!is!really!prime!land!and!there!should!be!something!done!with!it.!That!is!bigger!than!any!other!area!in!the!village!that!is!flat!land.!I!don’t!know!what!should!be!done!with!it,!but!something!should!be!done!with!it.!!• Stop!Sign!quick!start!project!!• Place!speed!bumps!around!the!whole!village!where!needed!!What%rules%should%we%have%for%our%land?%• Don’t!tell!people!where!medicines!are!• Teach!proper!medicine!picking!techniquesW!educate!people!who!are!picking!how!to!take!not!too!much,!could!take!Elders!with!them!to!show!them!how!• Someone!should!go!with!youthW!show!them!how!to!respectfully!harvest!Devil’s!Club!• High!bush!cranberry!was!a!highWstatus!berryW!only!used!for!potlatches!!Land%Use%Planning%Community%Meeting%Summary%January%28th,%%2015%% %Event%Summary%On%January%27th%a%community%meeting%was%held%at%the%community%hall%and%88%people%attended.%The%purpose%of%the%event%was%to%find%out%if%all%the%policies%in%place%are%still%relevant%and%if%there%were%more%policies%that%need%to%be%added%to%the%land%use%plan.%The%community%meeting%included%an%early%bird%bingo,%delicious%dinner,%and%a%report%back%on%what%we’ve%done%so%far,%a%Visioning%activity,%Timeline%exercise,%questionnaire%and%“Skidegate%Café”.%Vision%Exercise%Community%members%were%asked%to%circle%words%they%liked%and%cross%out%words%they%didn’t%like%on%the%vision%statement%drafted%by%the%advisory%committee.%They%were%also%encouraged%to%add%words%or%phrases%they%felt%should%be%included%in%the%vision%of%the%land%use%plan.%%%Time%Line%Exercise%%Community%members%were%asked%to%pick%three%new%developments%from%a%list%of%thirteen%that%were%most%important%to%them.%Then%place%each%one%on%a%timeline%showing%when%they%would%like%them%to%be%started.%A%new%CoRop%was%the%top%new%development%with%96%people%all%agreeing%that%this%is%the%most%important.%The%Timeline%Exercise.%The%Vision%Exercise.%%%%%%%%%%%%96%52%48%41%38%36%29%23%22%18%13%8%6%0% 100% 200%CoRop%Pool%Elders%Assisted%living%ship%Health%Centre%Education%and%Community%hall%Tsunami%Gathering%Hotel%Fish%hatchery%Garage%Community%Gardens%Hardware%Store%Developments+important+to+the+community+Series1%Skidegate%Cafe%15%small%groups%discussed%at%their%tables%all%the%different%land%designations%the%GAPS%opportunities%and%what%we%can%do%to%get%to%the%point%we%want%to%be%at.%The%topics%ranged%from%commercial%space,%industrial,%residential%different%businesses%to%medicines.%The%small%groups%were%asked%to%brainstorm%current%factors%to%each%topic,%then%identify%the%GAPS%and%think%of%a%way%we%could%get%there.%Each%group%had%the%opportunity%to%discuss%3R4%different%issues.%Some%great%ideas%were%generated.%Questionnaire%Results%Community%members%were%asked%to%complete%a%questionnaire%about%the%current%policies%in%place%and%weather%or%not%they%were%still%relevant.%Some%highlights%of%the%results%of%that%survey%are%below.%Stats%• %68%%agree%that%the%policies%for%protected%open%space%are%still%relevant.%• %66%%agree%that%the%policies%for%industrial%space%are%still%relevant.%• %80%%agree%that%the%policies%for%a%quarry%are%still%relevant.%• 90%%agree%that%the%policies%for%natural%resources%are%still%relevant.%• %76%%agree%that%the%policies%for%residential%areas%are%still%relevant.%• %66%%agree%that%the%policies%for%Community%commercial%space%are%still%relevant.%• %78%%agree%that%the%policies%for%tourism%commercial%space%are%still%relevant.%• %81%%agree%that%the%policies%for%the%land%use%plan%are%still%relevant.%%Haawa$to$everyone$who$came$out$to$the$meeting,$for$your$time$and$great$ideas!$See$you$at$the$next$meeting!$79%%3%%18%%Are+Current+Policies+Still+Relivant++YES%NO%I%DON'T%KNOW%Land%Use%Planning%Advisory%Meeting%Summary%January%27th,%2015%% %Event%Summary%On%January%27th%an%advisory%meeting%was%held%at%the%band%council%chambers%and%23%people%attended.%The%purpose%of%the%event%was%to%try%to%create%policies%for%the%different%land%issues%the%community%has%put%forward,%and%to%draft%a%vision%statement%to%present%to%the%community%to%edit%and%approve.%The%advisory%meeting%included%a%delicious%dinner,%a%report%back%on%what%we’ve%done%so%far,%and%the%two%activities.%%Vision%Exercise%Committee%members%were%asked%to%write%words%or%phrases%they%would%like%to%se%in%the%land%use%vision%statement%.%We%received%so%many%good%ideas%which%helped%us%draft%the%vision%for%the%community%to%edit.%%%Action%Exercise%%All%of%the%land%actions%to%help%manage%the%issues%we%got%from%the%community%were%placed%on%the%wall%with%a%spot%to%write%a%policy%to%fix%that%issue%and%a%spot%to%write%who%should%be%responsible%to%enforce%the%policy,%the%committee%was%encouraged%to%write%any%actions%or%issues%that%were%missed%and%give%their%thoughts%on%how%they%could%be%resolved.%%The%Timeline%Exercise.%The%Vision%Exercise.%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%Waste&Disposal&Policies& &&&&&Housing&Policies&& &&&&&Animal&control&Policies&&• Have%a%specific%place%to%put%%%%%%%carcasses%• Have%a%recycling%day%or%time%for%pick%up%from%those%recycling%(Monthly)%• Begin%to%implement%the%composting%policy%%%&&Enforced&by&Waste&Management&%• Review%lot%size%policy%• Create%a%5%to%10%year%plan%for%population%increase%%• Get%rid%of%abandoned%houses%%• Housing%community%meeting%1/year%• When%a%policy%is%set%follow%not%just%sometimes%• Changes%must%be%approved%by%community%• 1/4SBC%¾%Community%input,%will%go%to%community%to%approve%%%%&&&&&Enforced&by&Housing&Committee&and&Council&Committee&Members&&&%• Dogs%tied%up%• All%animals%Spayed/neutered%• All%animals%Up%to%date%shots%• All%animals%must%have%Tags%• Proof%of%home%ownership,%with%info%on%up%to%date%shots%%%%&&&&&Enforced&by&??%Education&Policies& Emergency&Preparedness&Policies& Gwaii&Haanas&Policies&• Maintain%C+%average%• Learning%strategies%course%offered%to%high%school%students%• College%prep%in%high%school%• Finish%what%your%start%or%repayment%agreement%• Education%policy%for%AANDC%can%be%accessed%applicants%should%be%required%to%research%• Semester%reporting%grade%average%• Coordinators%should%be%mentors/%advisors/%a%resource%and%support%to%students%%&Enforced&by&Education&Committee%%• All%people%must%listen%to%people%in%charge/(wardens?)%• Each%area%should%be%taken%care%of%by%one%certain%person%Each%house%should%have%a%sign%that%shows%house%is%clear%–%visible%from%road.%• Have%someone%in%charge%of%elders%pickup%• Have%several%gathering%areas%not%just%one%• More%practices%–%suggestion%of%one%a%month%• Promote%emergency%services%to%young%people%• Everyone%should%know%where%emergency%supplies%are%%• Secured%storage%for%emergency%supplies%• Clearly%identified%house%numbers%&%emergency%numbers%&&Enforced&by&Firemen,&Police,&Emergency&Committee%• Haidas%and%spouses%only%to%gather%traditional%foods%• Haidas%must%be%with%spouse%at%the%time%%• Community%Engagement%with%AMB%• Board%policies%changed%%• Change%Policy%to%allow%community%access%%&&&&&Enforced&by&AMB&and&Community&Consultation%Policy%Activity%Results%Committee%members%were%asked%to%complete%a%series%of%different%policies%about%the%current%land%issues%and%the%actions%needed.%Some%highlights%of%the%results%of%that%activity%are%below.% Community Land Use Planning December 4th 2014   Executive Summary The first of a series of Community Sessions for the Skidegate Bad Council (SBC) Land Use Planning Process was held on December 4th 2014. After a prayer and a great meal, the session engaged 64 Skidegate community members, ages ranging from 10 years to 90 years, in 2 different planning exercises, to determine how different groups use the land. Dana Moraes, SBC’s Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP) Coordinator, opened the session with a report back on what had been done in the process so far, including sessions at Sk'aadgaa Naay Elementary School, a booth and survey at the SBC Open House, and meetings with Chief and Council, departments, and the Community Advisory Committee.   The first exercise was a brainstorming session split into 12 small table groups. The night was set up as a “Skidegate Café”: there were 12 different big brainstorming papers passed around to each table where every person was invited to write down any ideas thoughts or issues that came to mind about the topics at the top of each paper: Businesses, our Elders, the animals, our ancestors, the community of Skidegate, the youth, the government, tourists, the future generations, families, industries/ natural resources, and anything that we are missing in our community.  !   There were some great thoughts shared by all who participated.  We recognised that many of the ways that our ancestors used the land are still the ways we use it today and we hope it is used the same way by the future generations to come. Everyone is very concerned that we as people are not taking the correct care to protect the land and the resources it provides us with.   Harvesting food and medicines is a major way the land is used by everyone in the community, from small children to Elders. The concerns the public have are people harvesting more then they need and not teaching the next generations the proper respect for the animals and land.     The second activity was a mapping exercise. We asked each individual to put three sticky notes on our map: one for where they live, a place they go every day and a place that they love. Everyone enjoyed the map and talking about the places they love and go everyday. For most of the elders the places they go and love are the same. The Adult Day Program and SHIP are some great examples.             At the beginning of the event, community members were given a survey to fill out. From the surveys we gathered some great information about how members of the Skidegate community use and value the land, and how they want to see the land use planning process proceed in the future.  Some of the results of these surveys are summarized in these graphs we’ve put together for easy viewing:  54%!29%!17%!Values''Abundant!food,!water,!and!resources!(i.e.!all!needs)!Untouched,!Beau@ful,!and!Clean!Family!and!cultural!prac@ces!sustained!by!land!41%!59%!What'Should'Be'Protected''All!Of!Haida!Gwaii!Forrests,!Oceans,!Creeks!and!Rivers!!!   59%!5%!19%!7%!10%!How'Do'you'use'the'land?'Harves@ng!Gathering!Fishing!and!Hun@ng!!Access!to!fresh!drinking!water!and!firewood!Recrea@on,Exercise!Hiking!Swimming!Walking!the!Beaches!!Travel!and!Transporta@on!Culture!3!4!4!5!7!9!11!11!16!18!18!0! 2! 4! 6! 8! 10! 12! 14! 16! 18! 20!Employment!Drainage!and!errosion!Invasive!Plants!Elders!assisted!Living!!Be[er!management!of!village,!youth!and!teens!!Keeping!it!clean!!Culture!Forestry,!creeks,!rivers!and!ocean!!Enbridge!LNG!Oil!spills,!pollu@on!Housing,!small!sinking!lots,!not!enough!land!!Protect!!Old!forrests,watersheds,!creeks,!rivers,!ocean!and!water!Land'Issues'Series1!!2!3!4!4!5!5!6!7!12!0! 2! 4! 6! 8! 10! 12! 14!Healing!house/!Treatment!center!Saw!Mill!!Coop,!Hotel!Assisted!living!/!Be[er!housing!Wind!Mills/!Solar!Panels!!Health!center/!Feast!Hall!Swimming!pool/!Hockey!!Processing!plant/!Community!Garden!Employment,!new!business!Future'Developments''Series1!Once'we'finished'with'the'questions'we'explained'our'next'steps'of'the'land'use'planning'process,'and'finished'with'a'game'of'digwaay.''Summary'report'SHIP'meeting''On'December'3rd,'2014'an'important'meeting'was'held'with'the'elders'of'Skidegate'at'the'Skidegate'Haida'Immersion'Program'(SHIP)'building'about'land'use'planning.''We'started'out'with'a'brief'introduction'and'a'bit'about'the'planning'process,'and'to'follow'we'got'into'some'questions.'It'came'up'into'conversation'quite'a'bit'that'we'cannot'get'as'much'food'as'we'used'to,'and'some'of'the'reasons'being'were'sea'lions,'seals'and'bears'eating'up'all'the'food,'creeks'that'used'to'be'filled'with'fish'are'now'too'overgrown,'and'strangers'and'locals'taking'more'than'they'need.'When'asked'about'land'use'planning'in'the'past,'we'were'informed'by'the'elders'that'the'only'planning'to'their'knowledge'was'planning'for'the'seasons'on'when'to'harvest'food'like'k’aaw'and'sockeye.'They'also'planned'out'when'to'go'to'places'like'Copper'bay'or'North'Island'for'example.'Everyone'agreed'land'use'planning'is'important'for'our'food,'our'medicine,'to'protect'our'fish'and'creeks.'It'was'said'that'we'need'to'have'a'solid'economic'base,'not'to'have'everything'logged'off,'and'that'the'last'few'years'of'tourism'is'too'big'so'we'need'to'preserve'some'parts'of'Skidegate'for'cement'walkways.''To'the'members'of'SHIP'a'successful'planning'process'would'be'if'the'youth'were'involved.'They'made'a'point'that'when'you'go'to'Copper'Bay'each'family'can'get'only'5'fish'which'is'a'problem'for'large'families.'A'rising'concern'is'what'happened'to'the'salmon?'Years'ago'there'were'plenty'of'fish,'there'were'always'seals'and'sea'lions'eating'fish,'but'why'are'they'all'disappearing'now?'When'we'asked'how'their'ancestors'used'the'land'the'elders'explained'that'there'were'plenty'of'gardens'everywhere,'gardens'at'their'houses'and'big'community'gardens,'even'out'on'islands.'The'ancestors'used'the'bark,'wood'for'heating,'art,'housing'and'even'chewing'on'with'grease'and'sugar.'The'beaches'were'used'to'dry'out'k’aaw'and'they'would'throw'back'the'heads,'fins'etc'of'the'fish'in'the'ocean'and'creeks'to'say'thanks.'Moving'forward'with'the'questions,'we'then'asked'what'they'were'most'proud'of.'The'elders'of'SHIP'discussed'they'were'very'proud'about'all'the'fresh'food'they'can'still'get'from'the'island.'Another'said'our'beautiful'clean'nonUpolluted'beaches,'also'medicines'we'can'still'get'out'of'the'bush'that'cure'sickness,'bark,'roots'and'good'drinking'water.'As'for'things'that'need'to'be'protected,'a'common'response'was'“The'whole'island”.'They'would'also'like'to'protect'fish,'logging,'deer'and'bears.'The'elder’s'concerns'and'issues'were''hides'being'thrown'down'the'beach,'shortage'of'housing'for'young'single'people,'nobody'volunteering'for'community'gardens,'elders'especially'the'women'who'live'by'themselves'not'being'checked'up'on,'and'elder’s'complex'not'being'used'for'elders.'They'want'some'land'for'elders'that'is'not'up'on'the'hill'away'from'the'ocean.''Next'the'members'of'SHIP'brainstormed'some'ways'to'solve'some'of'these'issues,'and'that'would'be'population'control'for'seals,'sea'lions'and'bears'so'they'don’t'eat'all'of'the'food,'because'government'doesn’t'allow'you'to'shoot'any'of'them,'so'they'can’t'use'seal'oil'anymore.''Summary'of'December'2nd'Advisory'Committee'!On!December!2nd!2014!the!first!advisory!committee!meeting!was!held!at!the!Skidegate!band!office.!With!a!low!turnout!of!5!community!members!we!still!managed!to!get!some!good!feedback!and!thoughts.!After!everyone!enjoyed!a!good!meal!we!had!a!discussion!about!what!we!were!trying!to!get!from!the!community!meeting!coming!up.!When!asked!what!land!use!planning!meant!to!them!they!said;!“respect”,!historical!uses!of!the!land!and!properties,!knowledge!from!the!Elders,!Protection!of!the!water!ways!and!engaging!the!youth!when!gathering!medicinal!plants.!The!committee!all!agreed!that!land!use!planning!is!important!because!it!gives!the!community!a!sense!of!ownership,!gives!you!a!chance!to!voice!your!opinions.!Land!use!planning!is!important!because!it!gives!council!clean!direction!of!what!the!community!wants.!Some!benefits!from!land!use!planning!are!teaching!our!youth!and!informing!children!about!the!salmon!creeks,!protecting!our!water!sheds!and!protecting!what!trees!we!have!left.!Our!community!is!well!manicured!we!take!pride!in!having!a!nice!clean!looking!village.!We!cut!our!grass!and!keep!our!yards!tidy,!some!people!don’t!even!know!this!is!a!village.!We!need!more!things!for!Elders!like!the!ADP!the!youth!and!children!should!be!more!involved!with!the!elders!even!just!vising!the!ADP.!Some!traditional!practices!are!still!enjoyed!these!days.!Gathering!and!preparing!medicines!salmon!berry!shoots,!Xilguuga!(single!delight)!and!cedar!bark.!Catching!salmon!in!the!copper!bay!river!and!digging!clams.!!In!order!to!protect!traditional!practices!we!need!to!teach!our!children!during!school!how!to!gather!and!prepare!everything,!teach!them!to!respect!and!only!take!what!they!need.!They!might!go!home!and!teach!their!parents.!Baby!trees!need!to!be!enclosed!so!that!deer!can’t!eat!them.!We!need!better!management!of!resources!too!many!people!take!more!then!they!need!just!to!sell!it.!There!were!many!major!land!issues!the!committee!had!concerns!about.!Dumping!of!garbage!and!animal!carcases!in!Skidegate!Heights!seems!to!be!a!big!problem!on!everyone’s!mind.!The!introduced!beavers!living!in!Spirit!Lake!are!causing!all!sorts!of!problems!including!causing!a!water!shortage!in!mission!creek!where!the!proposed!fish!hatchery!is!supposed!to!go.!The!Slarkedus!culvert!is!stopping!salmon!from!crossing!the!highway.!If!the!water!dam!breaks!what!measures!do!we!have!to!stop!the!water!from!taking!out!buildings?!Now!that!the!dog!problem!seems!to!be!under!control!lets!work!on!the!feral!cats.!Animal!maintenance!is!the!problem!we!need!to!have!mandatory!spaying!and!neutering!enforced.!Rats!are!also!a!problem.!With!the!rising!sea!levels!there!is!a!concern!for!the!low!level!buildings.!!!!Some!of!the!questions!we!got!were!if!the!rock!quarry!was!a!good!site!for!the!new!CoYop?!Where!the!community!would!like!to!see!the!new!health!center.!It!needs!to!be!at!a!higher!elevation!and!high!enough!to!see!the!ocean.!Is!the!firehouse!location!next!to!ship!a!good!decision!or!does!the!community!have!a!better!place!in!mind?!Gwaalagaa&Naay&Meeting&Summary&Report&&&On&November&21st,&2014&we&had&a&meeting&with&the&Gwaalagaa&Naay&cooperation.&A&few&important&notes&were&brought&together&from&our&short&meeting&as&followed:&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&Our&first&topic&in&our&meeting&with&the&GNC&was&land&designation.&We&were&told&that&CHN,&Gwaii&Trust,&the&Carving&Shed,&the&Rock&Quarry&and&lastly&a&hockey&rink&all&need&to&be&designated.&&&Secondly,&our&next&topic&was&the&industrial&site,&and&what&policies&exist&for&it.&We&were&told&that&it&is&rental&only&and&there&are&no&lots&available.&They&mentioned&they&have&leases&drawn&up&by&lawyers&about&what&they&can&and&can’t&do&on&the&site.&It&was&said&that&they&still&need&the&policies&for&the&industrial&site,&as&there&are&none&yet&for&what&types&of&businesses&that&are&allowed&there.&They&said&they&want&the&industrial&site&to&be&expanded,&but&there&is&no&space&left,&so&they’re&wondering&if&maybe&it&can&be&expanded&out&further&east.&&&&The&members&of&the&GNC&were&speaking&of&a&specialty&mill&going&in,&and&they&mentioned&they&have&an&old&map&of&the&industrial&site&but&were&told&that&some&of&the&pins&are&not&where&they&are&supposed&to&be.&They&made&a&point&that&businesses&on&the&industrial&site&are&supposed&to&be&Haida&owned&and&operated,&and&no&environmental&assessments&have&been&completed.&Residential&uses&are&not&allowed&on&the&industrial&site.&Lastly,&the&next&thing&to&do&is&GPS&the&industrial&site&with&the&past&map.&&&&& Following&that,&our&next&topic&was&Natural&Resource&Development&opportunities.&We&were&informed&that&they’re&thinking&of&a&fish&hatchery,&specialty&mill,&Health&Centre,&assisted&living&facility,&fuel,&and&an&expansion&for&new&lands&for&light&industrial&useR&but&first&they&need&to&blast&the&rock&quarry.&We&were&told&that&they&are&in&need&for&a&new&commercial,&lightweight&industrial&site&in&5R10&years&out&east.&As&for&environmental&hazards,&they&said&there&is&“mill&waste”,&and&“a&flooding&dam”.&&&Our&third&topic&of&discussion&was&objectives.&The&staff&at&Gwaalagaa&Naay&responded&with&expansion&of&the&industrial&site,&more&office/&commercial&site,&and&space&for&the&CoRop&building.&&We&then&asked&about&environmentally&sensitive/&protected&areas,&they&directed&us&to&Willard&Wilson.&&&Moving&along&we&discussed&other&projects,&issues&and&ideas.&They&brought&up&that&there’s&a&rumor&for&the&Health&Centre,&and&let&us&know&that&a&larger&hotel&is&not&happeningR&they’re&going&to&build&little&longhouse&cabins&instead.&Next&they&listed&coRop,&education&and&Training&Centre,&more&places&students&and&tourists&can&rent,&and&elder&homes&in&the&new&Health&Centre&as&an&idea.&&&Lastly&we&discussed&Issues&to&ask&the&community&about.&We&were&told&the&biggest&problem&was&the&limited&space&issue.&At&GNC&they’re&concerned&there’s&not&enough&room&for&office&space&and&rentals.&They&discussed&as&an&idea&the&new&coRop&in&a&different&area,&and&the&old&one&to&be&used&as&office&space.&&&Summary: Open house November 4th 2014 On#November#4th,#2014,#Skidegate#band#council#held#an#open#house.#At#our#Comprehensive#Community#planning#booth#members#from#Skidegate,#Queen#Charlotte,#Tlell#and#Miller#Creek#participated#and#shared#their#interesting#ideas,#concerns#and#information#through#various#activities#we#held#at#our#table,#pictured#below:#################################The#CCP#team#presented#two#display#boards#“Gud#Ga#Is”#being#one#of#them,#featuring#a#timeline,#our#vision,#what#land#use#planning#is#about…###############Also#featuring#a#CCP#timeline:##For#our#first#activity#we#handed#out#a#two#page#questionnaire#for#the#community#members#to#go#through,#in#total#we#had#82#respondents.#Below#are#a#few#graphs#demonstrating#the#responses#we#received:####Pictured#below#we#did#an#activity#where#we#got#the#community#to#place#a#sticky#where#their#favorite#childhood#memory,#top#issues,#and#where#they#like#to#go#for#fun#on#a#map#of#Skidegate.#############################And#lastly#we#gave#each#community#member#four#stickers#to#place#on#their#answer#for#each#question,#we#found#it#was#mostly#elders#who#had#not#been#to#Gwaii#Haanas.##!Summary:(Youth(Workshop,(November(3rd(2012(!On!November!3rd,!2014,!a!workshop!was!held!for!Youth!at!Sk’aadga!Naay!Elementary!School.!In!total!65!youth!from!Skidegate,!Queen!Charlotte,!Tlell!and!Miller!Creek!participated!and!shared!their!ideas!about!land!use!in!their!community.!They!gave!different!ideas!on!how!the!land!was!used!in!the!past,!present!and!what!they!would!like!to!see!in!the!future.!The!youth!provided!many!unique!and!creative!ideas!for!the!Land!Use!Plan.!!!!!!!The!Youth!shared!many!suggestions!for!improving!life!in!the!community.!These!suggestions!are!all!related!to!the!land!and!the!land!use!plan.!Youth!talked!about!wanting!more!things!to!do!after!school.!While!many!youth!expressed!a!desire!for!more!shops!and!malls,!when!asking!them!why!they!wanted!these!things,!some!talked!about!the!social!aspect!of!these!places.!The!Youth!workshop!was!broken!down!into!three!activities.!The!purpose!of!the!workshop!was!to!get!the!youth!thinking!about!the!land!and!how!a!land!plan!would!benefit!the!community.!!!!!!!!!! !Activity(1:(Move(your(Butt((!The!first!activity!we!asked!the!youth!a!series!of!questions!about!the!land.!!• The!first!question!we!asked!was,!have!you!harvested!traditional!foods?!The!majority!of!youth!have!harvested!food!before.!!• The!second!question!was!do!you!support!“No!Pipeline!No!Tankers!No!Problem”!and!everyone!was!in!support.!!• We!learned!that!most!youth!wanted!to!protect!Haida!Gwaii!for!their!children!and!grandchildren.!!!!!!!(2(20(7(21(I!WOULD!LIKE!TO!SEE!A!HOTEL!BUILT!IN!SKIDEGATE!!I!WOULD!LIKE!TO!SEE!A!EDUCATION!AND!TRAINING!CENTER!IN!SKIDEGATE!!I!WOULD!LIKE!TO!SEE!A!WELLNESS!CENTRE!BUILT!IN!SKIDEGATE!!I!WOULD!LIKE!TO!SEE!A!LARGER!CO]OP!BUILT!IN!SKIDEGATE!!What(youth(think(we(should(have(in(our(community(Activity(2:(Sticky(Notes((Traditional,(Present(and(future(uses(of(land)(The!Second!activity!we!did!with!them!was!a!sticky!note!activity;!we!had!each!person!write!down!a!traditional!way!the!land!was!used,!a!way!we!use!the!land!now!and!what!they!would!like!to!see!in!the!future!happen!with!the!land.!Top!traditional!use!was!fishing.!Top!present!land!use!was!swimming.!When!asked!how!they!wanted!the!land!to!be!used!in!the!future!the!top!answer!was!see!a!swimming!pool!built.!!!!15(7( 5( 2( 2( 2( 1(15(7( 5( 2( 2( 2( 1( 2( 2(Present(uses(of(land((15(10(5( 5( 3( 2( 1( 1( 1( 1( 1( 1( 1(Future(Land(Use(((!Activity!3:!Draw!what!you!would!like!to!see!in!the!community!!!The!last!thing!we!did!with!the!kids!was!we!asked!them!to!draw!a!picture!of!what!they!wanted!to!be!built!in!Skidegate.!With!20!pictures!of!pools,!it!was!clear!that!the!youth!wanted!this!change!the!most.!The!next!most!drawn!picture!was!a!mall!with!13!very!detailed!pictures.!They!had!many!more!ideas!including!a!new!skate!park,!ice!rink,!arcade,!college,!zip!line,!community!green!house!and!a!diving!program.!!!!!!! !!!!!!0!5!10!15!20!20!13!5! 4! 3! 3! 2! 2! 2! 2! 2! 2! 1! 1! 1! 1! 1!RESULTS(FROM(DRAWING(EXERCISE(LUP(November(3rd(2014(!Activity!4:!Questionnaire!!We!sent!a!questionnaire!home!with!the!students!and!gave!a!reward!of!pizza!lunch!to!them!when!we!got!them!all!back.!The!Information!from!the!questionnaires!will!be!in!___________.53(29(16(9(6(5(4(3(3(2(1(1(1(Berries!Fish!!Deer!Mushrooms!Crab!Clams!!Seaweed!Grouse!Elk!Venison!!Kaaw!Squirrel!Mint!Foods!!Gathered!By!Youth!1(3(2(7(4(1(2(1(1(2(6(2(1(1(1(1(1(1(2(0! 1! 2! 3! 4! 5! 6! 7! 8!HOT!SPRINGS!!CAMPING!!TREE!CLIMBING!!BERRY!PICKING!!CRABBING!!GWAII!HANNAS!!MOUNT!MORESBY!MESEUM!GATHERING!MEDICINES!!GATHER!CEDAR!Feild(Trips(Youth(Are(Interested(In(!!4(1(2(4(2(1(1(1(1(1(4(16(2(2(7(3(10(1(1(1(2(1(0! 2! 4! 6! 8! 10! 12! 14! 16! 18!LAND!&!WATERS!ARE!PROTECTED!SEAFOOD!DEER!TRADITIONAL!FOOD!PLANTS!!GETTING!OUTDOORS!NATURAL!RESOURCES!FREEDOM!HARVESTING!!LAKES!BERRIES!TREES!BEACHES!THE!NATURE!FISH!!ANIMALS!!OCEAN!HUNTING!!FISHING!!GATHERING!!EVERYTHING!!ITS!OUR!HOME!!Whats(Important(To(Youth((3(7(10(1(3(1(2(13(13(1(2(1(2(0! 2! 4! 6! 8! 10! 12! 14!FISHING!HUNTING!AND!SKINNING!DEER!HAIDA!LANGUAGE!TO!LOVE!MY!HOME!!CARVING!!BOW!HUNTING!!MEDICINAL!PLANTS!&!HERBS!HARVESTING!CEDAR!WEAVING!CEDAR!TRADITIONAL!WAYS!OF!LIFE!HAIDA!DANCING!!DRAWING!!LONG!HOUSES!!What(Youth(Want(To(Learn(More(About((!!10(3(1(1(1(1(1(1(1(1(2(1(1(2(16(1(1(6(1(1(1(1(0! 2! 4! 6! 8! 10! 12! 14! 16! 18!POOL!LITTERING!!BAD!PEOPLE!!HOMES!BUILT!&!CARED!FOR!MORE!PROTECTED!AREAS!!LESS!CAR!USE!PARKS!TRAILS!ARCADE!WATER!PARK!AFTER!SCHOOL!ACTIVITIES!LESS!LOGGING!NO!PIPE!LINE!!NO!POACHING!!NOTHING!ITS!PERFECT!CHICKEN!FARM!!BIGGER!CO]OP!MALL!CAMPING!SPACE!BATTING!CAGES!!ICE!RINK!!GET!RID!OF!NO!SEEUMS!!What(Youth(Would(Like(To(Change((34%(66%(Have(You(Ever(Been(To(A(CCP(Mee[ng?(Yes!No!Appendix 15 Powerpoint PresentationsGud Ga Is(recap and moving forward)Skidegate Band Council January 16, 2015Proposed Agenda● Introductions● Recap on CCP process so far: where are we now?● Current initiatives● Review CCP list of actions (May 2014)● Next Steps○ Prioritization○ Getting ready to implement the CCP○ Identify potential quick start projects ○ Monitoring and Evaluation● Set timeline for next steps● Student research opportunity (?)● Wrap up 10:30/11:00What has happened already?● CCP Phase 1 (2012-13): Interim document● CCP Phase 2 (2013-14): Draft of Gud Ga Is, with some key sections missing (Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation)Where are we now?Phase 1 – Spawning, Getting ReadyPhase 2 - Hatching, Discovery, Community Engagement and CommunicationPhase 3 - Journey to the Ocean, Vision, Values and PrinciplesPhase 4 - Swimming the Ocean, ActionDevelop implementation strategy that describes how to move ideas to action, including prioritizing values that require immediate actions, medium and long term actions, phasing actions, creating budgets and assessing capacity needs and partnerships.Phase 5 – Returning Home, Reflection, Celebration and ResultsWatch and look at our results, adjust our plan, celebrate successes and share wisdom on challenges and begin our new planning cycles.Identify Current Initiatives● What projects/actions is Council working on currently?Prioritization●Gud Ga Is Draft: Shortlist of actionsIdentifying “quick start” projects“Starting out on a small, feasible project that moves you towards meeting one or two goals may give your community the confidence to start tackling bigger projects in the future” -CCP HandbookWhich actions in Gud Ga Is might make good “quick start” projects?Which are already underway?How can this tool be useful?● How should the tool be changed to be useful in moving Gud Ga Is forward?Next steps● Deciding which actions to focus on...● How can Council narrow down a list of priority actions to move forward?● Is prioritization important? Why?Implementation“The purpose of IMPLEMENTATION is to complete the actions and projects set out in the comprehensivecommunity plan—to make the plan and vision a reality by creating positive changes in your community. Thisphase will likely take the longest, as actions and projects are implemented over time.” -CCP HandbookWhat is needed to bring the plan to life?Monitoring and EvaluationIn other words…● “Are we making progress?” ● Is the plan working?Monitoring and Evaluation● What is needed for M&E to be effective?Next stepsWhere do we go from here?Student Research OpportunityOther comments, suggestions, questions, concerns?Haawa! aawa!Skidegate Band CouncilLand Use Planning Process2014-2015IntroductionsPurpose of meeting1) Introduction to land use planning (LUP) team and process2) Get SBC direction for LUP process3) Identify SBC’s top land use issues What is land use planning?What does “land use planning” mean to you?What is land use planning?“undertaken to develop a formal framework that guides decisions about existing and future land allocation, use, management and protection” -Building Environmental Aboriginal Human Resources (BEAHR), 2008What is a land use plan?“a conception about the spatial arrangement of land uses with a set of proposed actions to make that a reality” -Hok-Lin Leung, 2004What is land use planning?“an opportunity to engage a community in determining the future use of its natural resources”-Ecotrust Canada, 2009What is land use planning?- a way to gather traditional knowledge about the land- a way to include the community in planning for future generations- a decision- making tool for Council - a set of guidelines for sustainable future development - a map designating preferred uses for different areasLand Use Plan Map (A few examples)Land Use Plan Map (A few examples)Land Use Plan Map (2005 Skidegate CCDP)Land Use Plan Map (2005 Haida Gwaii LUP)Value and MeaningHow might a land use plan help Council and members to govern and manage SBC lands?How might it benefit present and future generations?ProcessHow would you describe a successful planning process in Skidegate?What needs to be included in the final LUP document?ProcessHow would you like to be involved in the LUP process?Who else needs to be included in SBC’s LUP process? Why?Who else might use the completed plan?Content/ IssuesWhen you think of the land and water of Skidegate, what are you most proud of?What do you see as the current, most pressing land use issues in Skidegate?Content/ IssuesCurrent/ Future development projects/pressures that might impact SBC lands?What lands still need designation?Content/ IssuesWhat should be protected? Sites? What recreational projects have been developed? Has any land been set aside?Gud Ga Is Potential Next Steps- another phase of prioritization- quick guide- community presentation- action planningQuestions? Comments?Haaw’a!Skidegate Land Use Planning 2014-2015 Summary Planning Team: SBC- UBC Partnership &Process Summary: Community Engagement ●  1 Sk’aadga Naay Elementary Workshop ●  1 SBC Open House ●  2 Workshops at SHIP (including April 23) ●  2 Workshops with ADP ●  2 activities on the land with Headstart ●  1 Meeting with SBC staff ●  8 Individual Interviews ●  11 Questionnaires ●  3 Meetings with Chief and Council ●  5 Advisory Committee Meetings ●  7 Community Meetings (including April 24)  Advisory Committee Community Meetings Skidegate Cafe Open House Sk’aadgaa Naay E.S. Workshop Sk’aadgaa Naay E.S. Workshop Adult Day Program (ADP) Sk’aadgaa Naay E.S. Workshop Adult Day Program (ADP) HeadstartSk’aadgaa Naay E.S. Workshop Adult Day Program (ADP) idegate Band Council S.H.I.P. S.H.I.P. S.H.I.P. S.H.I.P. S.H.I.P. S.H.I.P. S.H.I.P. S.H.I.P. Process Summary: Documents Produced ●  11 Questionnaires ●  5 Report Backs  ●  3 Land Use Plan newsletter updates ●  16 Event Summary Reports ●  3 Powerpoint presentations ●  1 Community Planning Timeline ●  1 summary of past Skidegate plans ●  1 CCP Goals vs. Council Current Initiatives chart ●  1 Housing Report ●  1 CCP Quick Guide draft ●  8 event posters ●  1 Map of Skidegate reserve sites ●  1 Process strategy document (salmon cycle) ●  1 Draft vision statement and Goals ●  1 analysis spreadsheet with 2800+ comments ●  1 Draft LUP Statements document ●  6 themed land use maps ●  Thousands of photos   Process Summary: Documents Produced Process Summary: In Numbers Draft Land Use Plan Vision “Traditional Haida ways have taught us to respect our islands’ natural beauty, offering us sustenance and self-sufficiency. Ongoing protection and respect of our lands and waters have been a priority since the beginning of time. Good governance ensures our community will thrive, providing sufficient shelter, preserving safety & security, while aligning with community needs for education and employment for future economic development & sustainability.”  Land Use Plan Topics 1. Food, Medicine and Natural Resources 2. Building Community 3. Emergency Preparedness 4. Economic Development 5. Environmental Protection 6.  Infrastructure and Development 7. Housing 8. Governance 1. Food Medicine and Resources Highlights:  ●  Teach traditional food and medicine practices to all Haida (especially younger generations) ●  Revitalize community gardening ●  Protect and manage fisheries ●  Control and manage our natural resources based on Haida values 2. Building Community Highlights: ●  Improve/Expand George    Brown Rec Centre to accommodate other sports/activities ●  Establish more community gathering spaces ●  More programming for youth ●  Health and wellness programming    3. Emergency Preparedness Highlights: ●  Build or designate a Tsunami gathering place up on the hill with emergency supplies ●  Make an emergency plan for the community ●  Consider Tsunami risk in future development decisions 4. Economic Development Highlights: ●  Designate more land and build more facilities for commercial and industrial use (including retail and office space, industrial site expansion) ●  Develop Economic Development Strategy (with new business ideas) ●  Develop Education and Training Strategy (based on local employment needs and opportunities) 5.Environmental Protection Highlights: ●  Protect: waterfront, habitat, forest, food and medicine gathering areas, historical/cultural sites, ocean, fish, watershed ●  Dispose of animal/fish remains in a proper way ●  Keep the community clean and beautiful 6. Infrastructure and Development Top New Developments (frequency): 1.  New Coop (176) 2.  Pool (144) 3.  Elders Assisted Living Facility (122) 4.  New Health Centre (105) 5.  Education and Training Centre (105) 6.  Tsunami Gathering Place (89) 7.  New Feast Hall (85) 8.  Hotel/Tourist Accommodation (81) 9.  Garage (65) 10. Commercial/retail development (34)  6. Infrastructure and Development Other Highlights: ●  Maintain and renovate existing community facilities (e.g. SHIP) ●  Address traffic issues with new stop signs, speed bumps, street lighting and sidewalks (see traffic map)  7. Housing Highlights: ●  Finish unfinished homes ●  Repair and renovate homes and build local capacity so community members can do home maintenance ●  Update homes and habits for energy efficiency ●  Involve community in housing decisions and enforce housing policies fairly and equally for everyone 8. Governance Highlights: ●  Reserve Expansion ●  Haida control over land and natural resources, economic self-sufficiency ●  Increase community consultation, participation in decision making, and communication between SBC and community ●  Enforce rules consistently and equally ●  Govern according to Haida values and traditions  Community Mapping: Phase 1 (map link) Protected Areas Map Next Steps ●  Presentations this week: o  SBC Chief and Council o  SBC Staff o  Advisory committee o  Youth Centre o  Community Meeting Friday, April 24, 5-7pm ●  SCARP Presentation April 28th ●  Complete Draft LUP Framework document: May ●  2015-2016: LUP Phase 2, CCP Phase 4 Reflections from Planning Team/ Students Haawa!  SCARP Final Presentation Context: Skidegate, Haida Gwaii Context: Past Skidegate Planning Context: SBC- UBC Partnership &Welcoming the Students Context - Practicum 2014 &6 trips Sept - May Context: CCP + Land Use Plan Process Summary: Pre-planning Process Summary: Community Engagement ●  1 Sk’aadga Naay Elementary Workshop ●  1 SBC Open House ●  2 Workshops at SHIP (including April 23) ●  2 Workshops with ADP ●  2 activities on the land with Headstart ●  1 Meeting with SBC staff ●  8 Individual Interviews ●  11 Questionnaires ●  3 Meetings with Chief and Council ●  5 Advisory Committee Meetings ●  7 Community Meetings (including April 24)  Engagement Goals 1. To be INCLUSIVE 2. To remove BARRIERS 3. To use PROTOCOL 4. To create an ADVISORY COMMITTEE 5. To be prepared for CONFLICT RESOLUTION and to develop HOUSE RULES  Removing Barriers 1.Rides 2.Food 3.Kids welcome 4.Youth Workers 5.Easy to understand 6.Facilitators/Helpers 7.Make it FUN!  How did we get this information? •Questionnaires •Welcome & Prayer •Meal •Report Back •Skidegate Café •Prizes  Sk’aadgaa Naay E.S. Workshop Advisory Committee Community Meetings Skidegate Cafe Sk’aadgaa Naay E.S. Workshop Adult Day Program (ADP) S.H.I.P. Sk’aadgaa Naay E.S. Workshop Adult Day Program (ADP) HeadstartSk’aadgaa Naay E.S. Workshop Adult Day Program (ADP) BC St ffSk’aadgaa Naay E.S. Workshop Adult Day Program (ADP) idegate Band Council Process Summary: In Numbers Documents Produced ●  5 Report Backs  ●  3 Land Use Plan newsletter updates ●  16 Event Summary Reports ●  3 Powerpoint presentations ●  1 Community Planning Timeline ●  1 summary of past Skidegate plans ●  1 CCP Goals vs. Council Current Initiatives chart ●  1 Housing Report ●  1 CCP Quick Guide draft ●  11 Questionnaires ●  8 event posters ●  1 Map of Skidegate reserve sites ●  1 Process strategy document (salmon cycle) ●  1 Draft vision statement and Goals ●  1 analysis spreadsheet with 2800+ comments ●  1 Draft LUP Statements document ●  6 themed land use maps ●  Thousands of photos   Process Summary: Documents Produced Draft Land Use Plan Vision “Traditional Haida ways have taught us to respect our islands’ natural beauty, offering us sustenance and self-sufficiency. Ongoing protection and respect of our lands and waters have been a priority since the beginning of time. Good governance ensures our community will thrive, providing sufficient shelter, preserving safety & security, while aligning with community needs for education and employment for future economic development & sustainability.”  Overview: Summary of what we heard ●  Food, Medicine and Resources ●  Building Community ●  Emergency Preparedness ●  Economic Development ●  Environmental Protection ●  Infrastructure and Development ●  Housing ●  Governance Food Medicine and Resources “Living with the land, not off it” -personal interview   “Our food is our medicine.” -Haida Elder  Building Community "A place for young kids to hang out" - Community survey  Emergency Preparedness "Build storage facilities for emergencies near the reservoir" - Advisory committee  Economic Development “We need jobs to keep the young people here- they are missing out on their own culture” - Community meeting   Environmental Protection “No pipeline No tankers No problem” Infrastructure and Development “We feel some attachment to the S.H.I.P. building so maybe it would be better to renovate”- S.H.I.P. Elder Housing “Finish unfinished homes – it’s a waste- they are just deteriorating, moulding- when someone else could be using it” - Adult Day Program  Governance "We need more council engagement with the community!"  -Community survey  “If we don’t listen then what are we doing sitting at this table?” -SBC Councillor Community Mapping Community Facilities Map Commercial Areas Map Protected Areas Map Next Steps... Reflections Reflection: Practicing Community Reflection: Creative Process Photo of the money Reflection: Collaboration Reflection: Food and The Land Photo(s) and/or video Haawa! Haawa! Appendix 16 CCP Goals vs Current InitiativesAppendix 17 Housing ReportHousing	  in	  Skidegate	  in	  2015:	  What	  do	  we	  know?	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  Snapshot	  of	  Current	  Housing	  in	  Skidegate:	  • There	  are	  392	  housing	  units	  in	  Skidegate,	  and	  a	  total	  of	  431	  units	  on	  all	  of	  Skidegate	  Band’s	  reserve	  sites	  (AANDC	  Community	  Infrastructure	  and	  Housing	  Annual	  Report)	  o All	  are	  single	  family	  homes,	  except	  for	  1	  duplex	  and	  6	  apartment	  units	  o More	  than	  half	  of	  the	  occupied	  units	  are	  found	  in	  Old	  Skidegate	  (98),	  Skidegate	  Heights	  (73),	  or	  Second	  Subdivision	  (64)	  o 5	  of	  the	  homes	  need	  replacement,	  and	  82	  others	  need	  major	  renovations	  o All	  houses	  are	  currently	  occupied,	  and	  there	  is	  a	  waiting	  list	  of	  8	  people	  waiting	  for	  new	  houses	  o There	  are	  currently	  150	  empty	  serviced	  lots	  in	  Skidegate	  (mostly	  in	  Oceanview	  Subdivision)	  that	  are	  ready	  to	  be	  developed:	  it	  cost	  $75,000	  to	  service	  each	  of	  these	  lots	  o An	  average	  of	  2	  new	  houses/year	  are	  being	  built,	  based	  on	  demand,	  but	  more	  could	  be	  built	  if	  demand	  increased	  o Skidegate	  Band	  has	  a	  total	  of	  11	  reserve	  sites	  scattered	  throughout	  East-­‐	  central	  Haida	  Gwaii.	  While	  the	  majority	  of	  the	  dwelling	  units	  (392)	  are	  found	  within	  Skidegate	  Village	  reserve	  site,	  the	  Kaste	  site	  has	  34	  units,	  Skedans	  and	  Tanuu	  each	  have	  two	  units,	  and	  Cumshewa	  has	  one	  unit.	  Population:	  • There	  are	  currently	  approximately	  1,616	  Skidegate	  Band	  members,	  of	  whom	  approximately	  743	  (46%)	  members	  live	  on	  reserve.	  • The	  total	  population	  of	  Skidegate	  was	  estimated	  in	  2006	  to	  be	  885	  people	  (Skeena	  Native	  Development	  Society,	  Labour	  Market	  Census,	  2006).	  In	  2011,	  the	  population	  was	  estimated	  at	  1080	  people	  (SBC	  Energy	  Baseline	  Report	  2011).	  Issues:	  The	  following	  issues	  related	  to	  housing	  have	  been	  raised	  by	  Skidegate	  community	  members	  at	  previous	  Land	  Use	  Planning	  events.	  There	  is	  an	  opportunity	  for	  these	  issues,	  and	  others,	  to	  be	  addressed	  by	  the	  Land	  Use	  Plan:	  • Unfinished	  houses	  • Need	  for	  policies	  regarding	  renting	  of	  someone’s	  house	  • Equal	  expectations	  for	  home	  owners	  and	  renters	  (i.e.	  maintenance,	  pets)	  • Equality	  in	  distribution-­‐	  only	  1	  lot/house	  per	  person	  • Need	  housing	  for	  single	  people,	  Elders,	  young	  people,	  single	  parents	  • Need	  for	  Assisted	  Living	  Facility	  with	  a	  view	  of	  the	  water	  	  Summary	  of	  Current	  SBC	  Housing	  Policies:	  	  Homeowner	  Responsibility:	  “The	  HOME	  OWNER	  is	  ultimately	  responsible	  for	  the	  planning,	  financing,	  constructing	  to	  finish,	  and	  maintaining	  their	  house”-­‐	  SBC	  2006	  Housing	  Policy	  Priority	  for	  Housing:	  The	  following	  criteria	  will	  be	  used	  to	  determine	  who	  has	  priority	  for	  housing:	  • Families	  who	  don’t	  have	  any	  housing;	  • Extreme	  overcrowding;	  • Band	  Members	  living	  off	  reserve	  with	  the	  intent	  of	  moving	  back;	  • Health;	  and	  • Self-­‐sufficient	  seniors.	  	  Lot	  Policies:	  One	  housing	  lot	  is	  allowed	  per	  member,	  and	  only	  serviced	  lots	  can	  be	  built	  on	  with	  housing	  grants.	  Members	  must	  have	  proof	  of	  adequate	   funds	  or	  a	  housing	  grant	   to	  receive	  a	  serviced	  lot.	  More	  details	  on	  lots	  can	  be	  found	  in	  the	  2006	  “SBC	  Lot	  Policies.”	  Housing	  Grants:	   One	  housing	   subsidy	   is	   granted	  per	  house,	   up	   to	   the	   amount	   approved	  by	  Indian	  and	  Northern	  Affairs.	  A	  condition	  of	  receiving	  the	  housing	  grant	  is	  to	  occupy	  the	  house	  for	  a	  minimum	  of	  5	  years	  before	  selling	  it.	  Any	  debts	  to	  SBC	  must	  be	  cleared	  before	  receiving	  a	  housing	  grant.	  Members	  who	  live	  in	  Social	  Housing	  when	  they	  receive	  the	  housing	  grant	  have	  2	  years	  to	  complete	  and	  move	  into	  their	  new	  home,	  and	  out	  of	  the	  Social	  Housing	  rental	  unit.	  A	  homeowner	  who	  has	  built	  their	  home	  in	  the	  past	  7	  years	  without	  a	  housing	  grant	  is	  eligible	  to	  apply	  to	  receive	  a	  housing	  grant	  to	  be	  reimbursed	  for	  their	  costs,	  up	  to	  the	  maximum	  housing	  grant	  amount.	  Building	  the	  House:	  Several	  standards	  and	  requirements	  apply	  when	  building	  a	  new	  house.	  They	  include	  requirements	  to	  hire	  a	   licenced	  builder,	  purchase	  appropriate	  insurance,	  secure	  quotes	   and	   letters	   of	   intent	   from	   subcontractors,	   provide	   proof	   of	   adequate	   finances	   to	  complete	  the	  house,	  and	  a	  goal	  to	  complete	  the	  house	  construction	  within	  15	  weeks.	  During	  the	  building	   process,	   policies	   are	   in	   place	   about	   unloading	   and	   storage	   of	   materials,	   purchase	  orders,	  and	  inspections.	  These	  policies	  are	  detailed	  in	  the	  SBC	  2006	  Housing	  Policy	  Document.	  Siting	  Requirements:	  “Attachment	  1”	  to	  “SBC	  Lot	  Policies”	  lays	  out	  the	  specific	  requirements	  for	  siting	  a	  new	  house	  on	  a	  lot	  in	  Skidegate.	  This	  policy	  requires	  that	  new	  home	  construction	  allow	   enough	   space	   around	   the	   house	   for	   fire	   protection,	   air	   circulation,	   privacy,	   parking,	  recreation,	   and	   accessory	   buildings.	   It	   also	   details	   the	   required	   setback	   distances	   for	   house	  placement	  from	  the	  edges	  of	  a	  lot.	  Certificates	  of	  Possession:	  After	  5	  years	  of	  occupancy,	  Skidegate	  Band	  members	  will	  receive	  Certificates	  of	  Possession	  for	  their	  houses.	  Renovations:	  After	  5	  years	  of	  occupancy,	  housing	  will	  be	  eligible	  for	  a	  renovation	  grant.	  Special	  considerations	  for	  renovation	  grants	  will	  be	  given	  if	  they	  affect	  the	  health	  and	  safety	  of	  Elders	  (e.g.	  hot	  water	  tanks,	  furnaces).	  There	  is	  a	  list	  of	  “Acceptable	  Renovations”	  (e.g.	  electrical,	  plumbing,	  and	  roof	  replacements	  when	  current	  conditions	  are	  beyond	  repair)	  and	  “Unacceptable	  Renovations”	  (e.g.	  carports,	  patios,	  rugs)	  found	  in	  the	  “Skidegate	  Band	  Council	  Renovation	  Policies	  2006.”	  Only	  “Acceptable	  Renovations”	  will	  be	  eligible	  for	  renovation	  grants,	  and	  only	  up	  to	  the	  amount	  covered	  by	  Indian	  and	  Northern	  Affairs	  Policy,	  with	  the	  exception	  of	  Elders’	  homes.	  The	  renovations	  performed	  should	  add	  an	  additional	  15	  year	  life	  expectancy	  to	  the	  home.	  SBC	  Social	  Housing	  Units:	  The	  2006	  “SBC	  Social	  Housing	  Policy”	  document	  includes	  detailed	  policies	  and	  procedures	  for	  SBC-­‐owned	  Social	  Housing	  rental	  units.	  Social	  Housing	  units	  are	  allocated	  to	  Band	  member	  on	  the	  waiting	  list	  based	  on	  need,	  in	  the	  following	  order	  of	  priority:	  	  a)	  	  Presently	  residing	  in	  unsafe	  or	  unhealthy	  conditions;	  	   b)	  	  Presently	  residing	  in	  overcrowded	  conditions;	  	   c)	  	  Presently	  residing	  off	  reserve;	  	   d)	  	  Couples	  with	  minor	  children/elders	  in	  household;	  	   e)	  	  Single	  parent	  with	  minor	  children;	  	   f)	  	  	  Elders	  with	  dependents;	  	   g)	  	  Young	  childless	  couples;	  	   h)	  	  Elders	  without	  dependents;	  and	  	   i)	  	  Single	  people	  Decisions	  based	  on	  these	  criteria	  are	  made	  by	  the	  Housing	  Committee	  and	  recommended	  to	  the	  Skidegate	  Band	  Council.	  Rent	  for	  Social	  Housing	  units	  is	  either:	  25%	  of	  total	  monthly	  income,	  “Low	  End	  of	  Market”	  rent	  determined	  by	  CMHC,	  or	  the	  “Shelter	  Allowance”	  of	  Social	  Assistance,	  depending	  on	  the	  member’s	  income.	  Families	  are	  to	  be	  moved	  out	  of	  their	  unit	  into	  a	  smaller	  or	  larger	  one	  if	  the	  number	  of	  bedrooms	  differs	  from	  the	  number	  of	  family	  members	  in	  need	  of	  a	  bedroom.	  Members	  moving	  into	  Social	  Housing	  units	  are	  required	  to	  sign	  the	  Rental	  Tenancy	  Agreement	  described	  below,	  and	  meet	  its	  conditions.	  Rental	  Tenancy	  Agreement:	  Tenants	  living	  in	  SBC-­‐owned	  rental	  units	  sign	  a	  Rental	  Tenancy	  Agreement,	  which	  outlines	  the	  conditions	  of	  the	  rental,	  including	  the	  rent	  amount,	  the	  respective	  responsibilities	  of	  the	  tenants	  and	  of	  the	  Band,	  restrictions	  against	  pets	  and	  subletting,	  and	  move-­‐out	  cleaning	  requirements.	  Housing	  Committee:	  A	  Housing	  Committee	  is	  in	  place	  to	  advise	  the	  Skidegate	  Band	  Council	  on	  Housing	  policies.	  Community	  members	  on	  the	  Housing	  Committee	  are	  elected	  by	  the	  community	  at	  a	  general	  community	  meeting	  for	  a	  four-­‐year	  term.	  The	  Housing	  Committee	  is	  responsible	  for	  advising	  SBC	  on	  decisions	  related	  to:	  housing	  selection,	  social	  housing,	  renovations,	  lot	  applications,	  housing	  programs	  and	  selecting	  and	  supporting	  the	  Housing	  Manager.	  Committee	  decisions	  are	  made	  by	  a	  consensus	  or	  vote	  of	  a	  quorum	  of	  Committee	  members,	  and	  Committee	  members	  are	  not	  permitted	  to	  vote	  on	  matters	  related	  to	  their	  immediate	  family.	  Appendix 18 Draft Vision and GoalsGUD GA IS VISION Our unique way of seeing the world is shaped by the traditional lands and waters that we have occupied since time immemorial. The Haida way of life relies on sustaining our natural environment. Through the widespread practice of our culture and language, we are working towards greater community resilience and improving our health and well-being. We place trust in our community leaders who govern openly, helping us to build vibrant local economies, and strengthen pride in Skidegate. PROTECT OUR LAND & WATERSFOSTER COMMUNITY PRIDE & EQUALITYINCREASE COMMUNITY RESILIENCEENHANCE GOOD GOVERNANCE
Tradi&onal	  Haida	  ways	  have	  taught	  us	  to	  respect	  our	  islands’	  natural	  beauty,	  offering	  us	  sustenance	  and	  self-­‐sufficiency.	  Ongoing	  protec&on	  and	  respect	  of	  our	  lands	  and	  waters	  have	  been	  a	  priority	  since	  the	  beginning	  of	  &me.	  Good	  governance	  ensures	  our	  community	  will	  thrive	  providing	  sufficient	  shelter,	  preserving	  safety	  &	  security,	  while	  aligning	  with	  community	  needs	  for	  educa&on	  and	  employment	  for	  future	  economic	  development	  &	  sustainability.	  [Have	  ideas	  about	  what	  to	  add	  or	  change	  here?	  Let	  us	  know!]	  SKIDEGATE	  LAND	  USE	  PLAN	  [DRAFT]	  VISIONGOAL 1 GOAL 2 GOAL 3 GOAL 4 GOAL 5 GOAL 6 GOAL 7 GOAL _Protect the land so that we can continue to gather traditional foods and medicinesCreate more employment opportunities and encourage new local businessesImprove good governance and equalityCreate learning opportunities from elders to teach respect and traditional practicesSupport community gathering facilities and new projectsFoster community pride by keeping our land beautiful and cleanProtect our waters from threats while sustaining fish populations.[Please use the surveys to suggest any new land use planning goals or changes to these goals]Appendix 19 LUP Statements in ProgressDRAFT LUP Summary Statements: In progress As of April 21, 2015 (in no particular order) 1. Food, Medicine and Resources Our way of life depends on the food, medicine and natural resources provided by our land and water. We continue to hunt, fish, gather, grow and harvest a wide variety of food medicine and resources in and around Skidegate.   We want to do more to make sure that future generations continue to understand our values and traditional practices regarding the use and management of all that comes from the land and water.   More community facilities are needed (e.g. community garden, smokehouse, processing plants), events, and educational programming (e.g. going out on the land with Elders) to pass on this traditional knowledge. We also need to improve how we monitor and manage our resources (e.g. fishing, hunting, medicine gathering, forestry, mining, etc.) and make sure everyone is following the rules we put in place.   Teaching food gathering There is a need to learn and pass on (especially to youth) our knowledge, rights, values and practices of traditional food gathering/growing/fishing/hunting/etc. so that we can continue to benefit from (and conserve) all that our land and waters provide. (96 mentions, 12 events) • Need more organized groups and teaching sessions with elders (especially targeted to youth and school children) to pass on the traditional knowledge.  Fishing/seafood Fish hatchery A fish hatchery is a high priority opportunity to ensure that future generations can continue fishing (83 mentions, 12 events) • Some concerns expressed relating to disease spreading and lack of water in Mission Creek because of damming Fish processing Updating the fish processing plant to process all seafood and open to tourists is an important opportunity for Skidegate’s economic development. (15 mentions, 8 events) • Could include a window in a smokehouse for tourists to see the process • Could sell canned goods in gift shop Community smokehouses Greater access to smokehouses or a community smokehouse is needed in Skidegate (7 mentions, 6 events) • Post who is willing to share their smokehouses • Community Smoke House where young people are taught to prepare fish and when done they can hand it out to elders and single mothers • Old smokehouse at SHIP is currently used as storage • Could be used as tourist attraction with window to see process Gardening/farming We used to grow a lot of our own food (e.g. potatoes, turnips, carrots, vegetables) and actively cultivate berry bushes (e.g. burning bushes). We should identify interested gardeners and re-establish a community garden and orchard to grow more of our own food. (111 mentions, 12 events)  • Consider paying someone to manage the garden • Promote household gardening as well as community garden Medicine Need elders/knowledge holders to teach younger generations to harvest, use, and protect/respect the source of traditional medicines (62 mentions, 12 events)  • Over harvesting is a problem (e.g. at spirit lake) • Medicine should never be sold for money • Don’t tell non-Haida about medicine gathering/use, and recordings of teachings should be for family use only Fisheries management Our fish and other seafood need to be protected. Too much is being taken (especially by those coming from off island), and we need better monitoring and enforcement by Haida fisheries officers to prevent overfishing. Everyone needs to do their part to support good management of our seafood (e.g. only take what they need, distribute the catch in the community, and return remains to the ocean). (89 mentions, 10 events) General food/resource management We need to be in control of our own resources and manage them based on our values (e.g. only take what you need) so that future generations can continue to benefit from them. This management can include carefully managed natural resource development. Management approach should also ensure non-Haidas aren’t taking too much either. (31 mentions, 12 events)  • Need to develop management plan for hunting deer and effective enforcement against hunting bears. (10 mentions, 7 events) • Need to consider management (e.g. protection from being cut down) and cultivation (e.g. fertilizing) berry bushes (10 mentions, 2 events) • Need to prevent over harvesting of timber and improve community awareness of forestry policy development (9 mentions, 3 events) 2. Building Community We value our community and we want opportunities to come together for recreation, social gatherings, and programming. To do these things we need gathering places, recreational facilities (indoor and outdoor), and programs - especially for youth, and with a focus on getting out on the land and honouring our Elders.   Recreation Indoor recreation: Skidegate could use some indoor recreational spaces. (12 mentions, 4 events) ● Some examples: arcade (6), hockey arena/rink (6), dance studio, bingo hall, pool hall  Outdoor Recreation: Trails/hiking: Hiking is an important recreational activity in Skidegate and opportunity for tourism, but some improvements to trails are needed. (15 mentions, 8 events) ● create a trail or boardwalk along the waterfront (to Kay?)(3) ● put an outhouse at the base of Spirit Lake Trail (1) ● cement walkways for wheelchair accessibility(1) Bike path: Create bike paths or trails. (2 mentions, 2 events) Benches/seating areas Install (sheltered) benches/rest areas along Front Street/waterfront. (3 mentions, 2 events) Gym/Rec centre The George Brown Recreation Centre should be improved or expanded to accommodate other activities.(34 mentions) ● include a weight room/fitness room/ machines (4) ● include an exercise room (yoga, karate etc.) (1) ● expand gym (2) ● build a bigger athletic facility (2) ● health food snack shop (1) ● bigger kitchen facilities (1) Outdoor recreational facilities  Skatepark Build a skatepark in Skidegate. (12 (incl.7 youth) mentions, 3 events) ● near the school (1) Baseball field Upgrade the ball field so it is more functional and can be used for other sports (3 mentions, 3 events) ● build steel backstop ● replace with football field Swimming/beach Improve beach access for Elders. (1 mention, 1 event) Running track Put in a running track at the school. (1 mention, 1 event) Gathering spaces There is a need for more community gathering spaces. (9 mentions, 5 events) ● shared work spaces (2) ● outdoor spaces (gazebos, community gardens, BBQ area) (3) ● free community spaces Community events Host community social gatherings, dinners and events. (4 mentions, 3 events) Programming Youth programs  Our youth need more activities that keep them safe and healthy, teach them traditional ways, and connect them to culture. Opening the Youth Centre full-time, year-round, with youth workers is the first step. (51 mentions, 11 events) ● See appendix: “Youth Centre Ideas” for details on program and operations ideas for the youth centre. Wellness programming  For our community to stay healthy, we want wellness programming that teaches about healthy lifestyles, prevents and treats addiction, and gives us fun ways to exercise. (56 mentions, 18 events) ● See appendix: “Health Centre Ideas” for details on types of wellness activities and programs suggested. Elders Helping/supporting Elders Younger people should show respect for Elders by supporting them with daily needs.(6 mentions, 3 events) ● deliver, cut, stack wood for Elders (3) ● deliver traditional food to all Elders (1) ● give Elders rides (1) ● people could get credits for visiting/assisting Elders (1) Elder care Elder care is needed, and could be a source of employment. (3 mentions, 3 events) ● in-home care options for Elders Elder safety For safety reasons, Elders who live alone should be checked on regularly- by visits or by phone, and/or should have alert buttons to call for help. (3 mentions, 3 events) Gwaii Haanas accessibility for Elders Gwaii Haanas could be made more accessible to Elders by building hunting cabins. (2 mentions, 1 event)  3. Emergency Preparedness Tsunami gathering place/storage place for emergency supplies We need a place to gather in the case of a Tsunami and a place to store emergency supplies. (87 mentions, 8 events) ● up the hill/ in the Heights/ by the reservoir (4 (plus mapping activity)) ● secure storage of emergency supplies (Water, food, generators, blankets, cots, pots + pans) (32) ● several gathering areas (1) ● with community garden (1) ● not needed/already have the daycare (2) Sirens Move Tsunami sirens to waterfront. (2) Planning evacuation protocol Develop an emergency response plan with details of protocols to follow in the case of an emergency/disaster situation to keep everyone safe. (17 mentions, 3 events) ● See Emergency/ Tsunami Plan appendix for some initial ideas. More consultation is neede   4. Economic Development  We need more employment opportunities - especially for our youth so that they can stay in the community or come back here after graduation. There are many great economic opportunities available here (e.g. tourism, art, culture and language revitalization, resource use, technology, etc.). We need better access to local training and mentorship so that our community can develop a more skilled workforce and support successful business development. The Skidegate Band Council and/or Gwaalagaa Naay may need to consider policies and even land designations to support the establishment of new businesses in Skidegate.  New business ideas  Major themes of business ideas in the community include tourism, restaurants, a market for traditional Haida foods, Haida artistry, fishing, forestry and value added forest products, trades services, and other retail and professional services.   Employment priorities/needs Community members feel strongly that improving employment opportunities for members is a key priority. Opportunities for employment identified by the community follow similar themes as the new business ideas, but also include entry into more established sectors like healthcare and government/managerial roles. Developing a shuttle service for members to get to Queen charlotte for work was identified as an opportunity to support employment in the community. Education and Training  Our community members need Education and Training opportunities and support to complete that training so they can take advantage of economic development opportunities here and so that the jobs available can go to members of our community. • *see appendix: “Education and Training Strategy” Industry/industrial site • Expand Industrial site • clean it up • move sawmill to industrial site • develop policies for what is allowed at Industrial site- e.g. dealing with environmental hazards, only Haida-owned businesses? Land designation • need to designate more land for commercial/ industrial use • explore possibility of leasing land Supporting new/growing businesses Community members have stated a desire to increase the number of small business and make it easier to operate a small business in Skidegate. Enabling and supporting the operation of business out of homes, and/or supporting the creation shared workspaces is an important step in supporting small business and entrepreneurship in Skidegate. Additional retail spaces for businesses in a visible and accessible centralized location (this could include creating offices for the institutional/administrative bodies in order to free up the the storefronts currently occupied under SBC). Increased business development support and education for aspiring entrepreneurs was recommended as an effective strategy for economic development.  Bus/shuttle Explore options for bus/shuttle/ public transportation service.(6 mentions, 4 events) • Could help for people attending training or getting jobs (e.g. in Charlotte)  SBC/GNC businesses While leasing of Skidegate land was suggested as an opportunity to generate significant revenue, some concerns have been raised that land in Skidegate is already too scarce and that leasing would make things worse. Starting or expanding Band run industrial enterprises (e.g. forestry, commercial fishing, fish processing, supplying diesel) has been identified as an avenue for revenue generation and employment of community members.    5.  Environmental Protection/Restoration  The land and waters of Haida Gwaii are beautiful and clean, and we need to protect them from threats like climate change, invasive species, and resource extraction, so future generations can enjoy them. There are some areas that are especially important to protect, such as animal habitat, our watershed, and areas where we gather food. Some of the ways we can protect our environment are by disposing of our waste in responsible ways, taking care of the animals, and water conservation.  Pollution We want to prevent environmental damage from pollution. (11 mentions, 5 events) ● threats from: burning plastic, insecticides, bleach from octopus hunting (4) Protected Areas Protect beach/waterfront Protect the beach/waterfront/shoreline in front of Skidegate from development. (9 mentions, 5 events) Protect forests/trees Protect some or all of our forests. (21 mentions, 4 events) ● protect big trees/ old growth (3) ● cedar gathering areas/culturally qualified trees (2) ● culturally modified trees (1) ● replant (1) Food and medicine gathering areas Protect food and medicine gathering areas. (20 mentions, 4 events) ● protect the food species themselves (e.g. fish) (4) ● protect medicine plants (deer exclosures, no logging) (9) ● protect berry picking areas (4) Sensitive habitat Protect areas that provide habitat for animals, especially fish and birds (Eagles and Blue Herons). (12 mentions, 4 events) ● Protect Eagles’ nests- 200m buffer, Eagles and Blue heron’s nests between Balance Rock and top subdivision (2) Historic/culturally significant sites Protect heritage sites and sites with cultural, spiritual, and historic significance. (56 mentions, 4 events) ● cultural remains ● burial sites ● culturally modified trees Protect everything/land and waters Protect our land and waters (everything/ all of Haida Gwaii). (86 mentions, 8 events) Other specific areas to protect: ● Skyass and Indian Head/ the islands we can see (2) ● Dead Tree- up the trail Regarding the current policy of: “Protected areas include a 15 metre “safe strip” on either side of water courses eagles nests, heron’s nests, archaeological sites and 8 metres between buildings.”  ● This is not enough. (10 mentions, 2 events) ● should be at least 50m/65m/150m/1km ● “Yes” this policy is still relevant (39) Regarding the current policy of: “Set aside lands that should not be developed due to physical constraints, unique environmental, unique cultural or spiritual attributes.” ● “Yes” this policy is still relevant (37) ● “No” (1) Outside resource extraction/no tankers Oppose oil and LNG companies, tankers, and pipelines: “No pipeline, no tankers, no problem”/ “Enbridge: Say no!” (13 mentions, 5 events) Invasive plant management (e.g. knotweed) Deal with invasive plants, especially Knotweed(13 mentions, 7 events) ● bushes (Knotweed) are out of control, choking the creek ● Invasive plants: Dandelions, Cow parsnip, Thistles, Fox Gloves, Knotweed Water Protect our waters so we can continue to have clean water and fish. (180 mentions, 14 events) Ocean Protect the ocean- especially Skidegate Inlet, from commercial fishing to protect the fish and their habitat. (25 mentions, 6 events) ● Protect Skidegate Inlet from commercial fishing (6) ● Protect Burnaby Narrows ● Purchase a multijurisdictional vessel  and teach navigation to protect our waters from outside resource extraction companies Creeks/streams/lakes Protect lakes and streams/ creeks/ rivers.(19 mentions, 10 events) ● Mission Creek (potential fish hatchery)- may not be enough water due to damming (2) ● Slarkedus Creek- culvert is stopping salmon from crossing the highway (3) ● buffer around lakes/watercourses (2) Water saving There are actions that everyone can take to reduce their water use. (9 mentions, 2 events) ● see appendix: “Energy Efficiency Tips & Policies” Watershed/drinking water Protect our watershed so we can continue to have good, clean, drinking water. (53 mentions, 8 events) Wild animals ● Protect the bears (1) ● Protect the deer so they don’t get hunted out(1) ● Population control for sea lions and seals (1) Beavers Beavers interfere with the water flow from the watershed and we need to find a way to control them. (5 mentions, 3 events) Waste Disposal Keep our community clean by improving the way we dispose of waste- recycling, composting, putting fish waste back in the ocean, and not littering. (76 mentions, 16 events) Food remains We need to make policies and educate people about the proper way to dispose of their carcasses, hydes, and fish waste. (11 mentions, 6 events) ● put fish remains back in the ocean to say thank you ● people have been dumping these things in the wrong places- carcasses in the Heights, deer in the dump, fish remains in the garbage bin, hydes on the beach: need a place to properly dispose of  them Recycling Make recycling easier to do. (13 mentions, 5 events) ● bottle depot (2) ● recycling bins up in the Heights and other parts of the village (1) ● regular recycling pickup (monthly?) (1) Cleanliness/litter/cleanup Keep our community clean. (36 mentions, 9 events) ● Have regular community cleanups (2) ● Clean up the graveyard (1) ● Keep Slate Chuck clean (2) Compost Encourage composting in the community. (5 mentions, 4 events) Litter There is too much litter- consider a no littering policy or clean up litter. (7 mentions, 3 events) ● new garbage boxes (1) ● contract people to do waste disposal (1) Animal control Put in place animal control policies for domestic animals. (9 mentions, 2 events) ● dogs tied up  ● all animals spayed/neutered, with tags, up to date shots (2) Natural beauty We appreciate  and take pride in the beautiful, untouched, natural beauty of our land and waters and want to preserve that. (55 mentions, 9 events)   6. Infrastructure and Development We have identified some ideas for new developments that we want to see built in Skidegate, thought about what kinds of developments might work well together, and pointed out places in Skidegate where they could go. There are some areas in the community with traffic issues which can be addressed with stop signs, speed bumps, sidewalks, street lights, signage, etc. We are interested in investing in sustainable local power generation projects (e.g. wind, solar) to employ community members and reduce or eliminate our dependence on diesel generators. Some of Skidegate’s infrastructure like roads, sewers, sinking lots and internet lines need to be upgraded/updated.   Proposed New Developments (listed in order of most→ fewest mentions) a) New Co-op (176 mentions) ● with more services (e.g. bakery) ● walkable location ● room for parking ● near other businesses b) Pool (144 mentions) (4 said it was not needed) ● multi-purpose- for Elders, learning how to swim, rehabilitation c) Elders Assisted Living (122 mentions, 9 events) ● with an ocean view ● safe from tsunamis ● with lots of activities nearby (walkable location) ● see appendix: “Ideas for Elders Assisted Living Facility” for more suggestions d) New Health Centre (105 mentions) (7 said it was not needed) ● above tsunami zone ● combine with/near Elders Assisted Living Facility? e) Education and Training Centre (105 mentions) (5 said it was not needed) ● expand educational opportunities at Kay (new building not needed) (2) f) Tsunami Gathering Place (89 mentions) (1 said it was not needed) ● see details in appendix: “Emergency/Tsunami Plan”  g) New Feast Hall/community Hall (85 mentions) (9 said it was not needed) ● meets need for community gathering space ● on its own? as part of gym expansion? h) hotel/tourist accommodations (81 mentions) (10 said it was not needed) ● near the Kaay Centre/ where Kinkles’s house was ● proposal for small Longhouse- style accommodations i) Garage (65 mentions) (7 said it was not needed) ● car wash (4 mentions) ● part of Taaw Naay? j) mall/commercial/retail development (34 mentions) ● centralized location for businesses (and community spaces?) ● new stores to shop in ● a place (for youth) to hang out k) theatre (13 mentions) (1 said it was not needed) ● movies and plays ● not too expensive l) breakwater/boat launch (11 mentions) (1 said it was not needed) m) campground/RV park (9 mentions) (1 said it was not needed) n) art centre/ carving workshop (9 mentions) o) office space (6 mentions) p) casino (6 mentions) (3 said it was not needed) q) fire house/ ceremonial house (4 mentions) ● Council is ready to proceed with this project but the community expressed concern about the proposed location (near SHIP). r) Library (2 mentions) s) Gun range (2 mentions) t) crematorium (2 mentions) u) Other new development ideas (1 mention each): ● Cultural training centre ● Firefighter training building ● Jail ● Hospital ● Aquaculture New development policies ● See appendix: “New Development Policies” for responses to existing development policies and suggestions of new policies ● More engagement is needed to develop these policies.  Existing buildings We should maintain the buildings we have before spending resources on building new ones. Some improvements are wanted for existing buildings: ● Gas station- add another til ● Community Hall- better PA system ● Pole plant- upgrade ● Unused smoke houses- take down ● Consider safety of buildings at sea level with possible sea level rise SHIP A new, or renovated SHIP building is a priority. (78 mentions, 6 events) ● Not safe on Front Street anymore so should be moved up the hill, but still to a convenient walkable location. (1) ● Feel attachment to existing building, so better to renovate-keep it where it is. (2) ● 6 respondents said that a new or renovated SHIP building was not needed Traffic/transportation Stop sign There are some intersections in the community where stop signs could help make traffic safer. SBC has extra stop signs to be put around the village. ● by Liz’s ● by Corrine’s ● by the health centre down the hill across from the youth centre ● coming out of rec centre ● on the side road in front of Michelle’s ● by the postal kiosk ● stop signs sometimes overgrown ● see community traffic map for more details Road maintenance (4) ● The new Slarkedus road (road to the dam) needs extra protection (lots of mud) (2) ● Road maintenance: grade to ditch and clean ditches Sidewalks We need more sidewalks and walkways in the community for safety, recreation and tourism. (16 mentions, 8 events) ● to and from elementary school (2) ● beach boardwalk ● NE from cemetery ● up the hill(2) ● railing along cement steps by beaches ● see community traffic map for more details Street lighting We need more streetlights for safety. (9 mentions, 4 events) ● up the big hill ● between gas station and George Brown Rec Centre ● at the corner near Liz Williams ● on highway 16 towards Balance Rock (by the Legal project, Monique’s, Stinker’s) ● renew burnt out lights ● see community traffic map for more details Signage ● We should put up Xaayda Kil/ interpretive signs everywhere. (3) ● Slate Chuck needs signage. Speed bump We need a speed bump in front of the playground. (3 mentions, 2 events) ● see community traffic map for more details Sustainable Energy We want to reduce our reliance on the diesel generator and have more sustainable and cost efficient energy. (11 mentions, 5 events) ● solar panels (4) ● windmills/turbines (3) Water supply ● The water and sewer system is working well now. (2 mentions, 2 events) ● There is a fear that the dam will break and flood the community/take out buildings/ dam needs improvements. (4 mentions, 4 events) ● Water and sewer for reserve expansion/ Copper Bay?(2) ● *Maintenance Crew suggestions: insert here Lots Some lots have issues, such as sinking, drainage- need to be upgraded over time. (3 mentions, 2 events) Internet Invest in local internet to promote online businesses (1)  7. Housing While the majority of the homes in Skidegate are lived in and well cared for, there are issues with unfinished homes, abandoned homes, and houses in need of maintenance and repair. We need to deal with these homes so that families in need can have good homes to live in. Our community also needs new housing, including family homes, and homes for singles, seniors and students- maybe an apartment building or housing rentals. All of our housing should be governed fairly- with everyone given equal treatment in enforcement, and the community should be involved in decision-making. Unfinished homes There are too many unfinished homes in the community. Policies are needed to ensure that these home get finished so people can live in them, and to make sure that homes are finished in the future. (22 mentions, 5 events) ● Buy out unfinished houses and rent to own (2)  ● Take back the unfinished homes and allow others to finish them or give/rent them to families in need (8) ● Ensure that people have the money to complete their homes before they start building (3) Apartment building Explore the possibility of building an apartment complex in Skidegate. (6 mentions, 3 events) ● For seniors and single people ● Near Kay? Near shopping Mall? Near highway?  ● With a view of the ocean but not on the waterfront Maintenance/repairs/renovations Many of our houses need repairs, renovations and maintenance and we need qualified people (our own community members need to be trained) and funding to do them. (61 mentions, 7 events) ● Fix and renovate homes needing repairs (54 mentions, 7 events) ○ mold (2) ○ leaky taps (1) ○ updated windows- no aluminum (1) ○ more housing inspections (1) Develop local capacity for home maintenance Train local people (homeowners, renters, other qualified people) to do home maintenance and renovations (7 mentions, 4 events) Energy efficiency We need to update our homes and our habits to be more energy efficient (62 mentions, 2 events). ● See appendix: “Energy Efficiency Tips and Policies” ● Housing Department- develop Energy Efficiency Standards for new housing (refer to appendix and surveys) New homes/need There are 150 serviced lots to be built on- mostly build single family homes, but there is also a need for new homes for Elders, singles and young/single-parent families (77 mentions, 11 events). Demographics with housing need ● We need more housing for: single/bachelor (4), Elders (2), younger generations (1), young couples with kids (1), low income (1), single mothers (1) single family homes (39 agree, 10 don’t know, 6 disagree) Abandoned homes Tear down or repair abandoned homes. (10 mentions, 6 events) ● issues with rats, water leakage Housing rentals Renting and leasing of housing is an opportunity to provide affordable housing for our community members and to generate income. (9 mentions, 5 events) ● affordable rentals and rent-to own opportunities for our people (6) ● renting to students and tourists for income generation (2) ● leasing land for housing to non-Haidas (e.g. people from Charlotte) to generate income(1)/ No leasing land we have little enough as it is (1) Lots Review lot size policy. (10 mentions, 5 events) ● bigger lots (6)/ equal/standard lot size (2)  ● road access to all lots, avoid swampy lots, survey lots Housing governance/policies We need housing policies, and fair, equal treatment in allocation and enforcement. Involve the community in housing decisions. (44 mentions, 6 events) • Further consultation is needed to develop/ revise housing policies Policies for homeowners We need rules for homeowners(6 mentions, 5 events) ● Homeowners should have to live in their homes for 5 years before renting them out (4). ● Honour Certificates of Possession (1). Policies about SBC rental houses Policies for tenants need to be enforced. (4 mentions, 3 events) ● People need to pay their rent (2) Housing Governance and Accountability Involve the community in decision-making around housing. Review, update, follow, and enforce policies that are in place. (13 mentions, 4 events) ● Housing committee to review policies (2) ● Community approval/(annual) community meetings (3) ● Involve Elders, youth, young single mothers (1) ● Communicate through posters, flyers in mailboxes (2) Drugs/safety Homes should be safe and drug-free. (5 mentions, 2 events) Equality There should be equal treatment for all members in enforcement of rules and lot allocation (15 mentions, 6 events) ● One lot per person (9) Construction Make sure that houses are well-built and look into milling out own wood and building our own houses. (7 mentions, 5 events) ● houses built by proper builders, with the right materials for our climate- proper insulation and adequate windows (4) ● mill our own wood and build our own houses (1) ● log homes (1)   8. Governance While things are moving in the right direction (e.g. regular community meetings), we still want to be better informed about Band Council business, and have more opportunities for the community to participate in decision-making. Our approach to good governance needs to reflect our culture and values, and we need to apply our rules consistently for all community members. There is not enough consultation and too much external control over the things that affect our lives. We need to take a strong stance and have more local control, ownership, and priority given to Haida for employment and leadership positions (e.g. more Haida working at Gwaii Haanas).  Skidegate reserve expansion There is not enough land and there are some key areas that Skidegate should control. Expand the reserve. (23 mentions, 11 events) Expand the reserve to include: • the dam/ watershed • Skyass and Indian Head Islands • to Miller Creek Haida control/ sovereignty Control over natural resources Haidas should be making policies and issuing licences for who is allowed to harvest natural resources on our land and how much they are allowed to take. (14 mentions, 10 events) • control over fisheries licences- too many fish and seafood leaving the island and Haidas don’t benefit from it • traditional foods and medicines should only be harvested by Haidas- outsiders are wiping them out Economic self-sufficiency Create business and employment opportunities so we can be self-sufficient here on Haida Gwaii. (19 mentions, 8 events) • hire local • spend local (a dollar spent in the community multiplies) • build local capacity Control over land/title This land is ours. We should be doing the planning, decision-making, and managing of it. (16 mentions, 9 events) • “Now, strangers are policing it, but they don’t know what’s going on- it’s about who controls it”- SHIP Access to our resources We (Haida) should be able to harvest food, medicine, bark, etc. anywhere on the island, any time we want. (13 mentions, 3 events) • embodying our rights and title • “We used to get abalone whenever we wanted- now, outsiders are taking it all but we can’t. We didn’t take more than we could use, but the poachers get loads.”- SHIP • “I need to phone to find out where they are going to log before I go out to get bark”- SHIP Impact of outsiders Outsiders are taking too much of our resources and not giving anything back. We need to watch our land and make sure they’re respecting it. (10 mentions, 7 events) LNG/Enbridge No LNG/Enbridge! (3 mentions, 1 event) Gwaii Haanas/Parks Haida access to Gwaii Haanas Make Gwaii Haanas more accessible to Haidas. (11 mentions, 6 events) • cabins in Gwaii Haanas for Elders • lower the cost/ fund field trips • get kids down to Gwaii Haanas • allow Haidas (and spouses) to gather food in Gwaii Hanaas Haida control of Gwaii Haanas Haidas should have control over Gwaii Haanas- on the AMB, filling all the positions, and by regular community consultation. (14 mentions, 4 events) • fill all positions in Gwaii Haanas office with Haidas • AMB should do regular community consultations • change board composition/policies, but ensure equal representation of Haidas and Parks Community Participation and Communication  SBC should consult with the community on all areas of decision making. Policies, decisions, and progress should be regularly reported back to the community. Committees should be formed to manage specific areas. (40 mentions, 8 events) • community/ membership should have the final say • committees for: business, Copper Bay, Education • get youth involved • suggestion box at Band Council entrance • “Through that communication, governance happens.”- Personal interview • "We need more council engagement with community!"- Community survey • “We are here to serve our people”- SBC Councillor • “If we don’t listen then what are we doing sitting at this table?”- SBC Councillor Good governance principles  Good governance means our land should be governed according to our culture, and policies should be followed. (40 mentions, 11 events) • gather our oral laws and write them down • stick to/ follow current policies, follow through with promises • review policies regularly • governance should incorporate our values, traditions Equal Enforcement Laws and by-laws need to be consistent, communicated clearly, and enforced equally for everyone. (16 mentions, 9 events) • equal enforcement, no favouritism for family members etc. • by-law officer for enforcement Coordination between SBC and CHN Communicate and coordinate policies between SBC and CHN. (12 mentions, 4 events) • Reference All Islanders Economic Development Protocol Values The following values should govern all land use decisions: “Living with the land, not off it” (9 mentions) • “People and land are intrinsically connected- no separation.” • “We’re only one species- we’re not in charge” • the land sustains us and we take care of the land “Protect our land and waters” (10 mentions) “Yahguudang- respect” (10 mentions) • respect everything (animals, land, water) • teach children to be respectful “Practice Culture” / “Focus on Culture”(19 mentions) Other values: • food from the land • honesty • equality • take only what you need, no waste • self reliance • keep things the way they are- small population, don’t expand too far • love my home • proud of who we are              Skidegate Band CouncilThis practicum was possible thanks to the partnership between The Skidegate Band Council and UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning.

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