EcoPlan conducted a detailed regional tourism market assessment, opportunity analysis and community-based structured decision-making process to help identify, and prioritize tourism development opportunities for an Aboriginal community located in northern Alberta. The project included an evaluation of three opportunities that had already been identified by the community and involved the creation of an advisory committee […]
Yale First Nation Comprehensive Community Plan and Land Use Plan Date: 2012-2014 EcoPlan worked with Colliers International and Yale First Nation, BC’s newest Treaty First Nation, to develop a Comprehensive Community Plan and supporting Land Use Plan for the Nation’s Treaty Settlement Lands and former reserve areas. Due to funding and Treaty implementation obligations, the […]
Xwísten Website Date: 2014 EcoPlan worked with Xwísten to completely redesign (in form and function) their website in order to better meet communications needs with members, funders, and other stakeholders. The need for improved communications, especially with members (on and off-reserve), was identified in their 2014 Comprehensive Community Plan, and this plan is guiding the […]
Xwísten Comprehensive Community Plan Date: 2012-2014 EcoPlan worked with Xwísten to develop their first Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP). With extensive participation, this project was an opportunity to bring the community together through multiple Community Gatherings, youth workshops, dinners, and other activities. Two surveys were also used to make sure on- and off-reserve members had a chance […]
Comprehensive Community Planning Toolkit for Northern Ontario Communities Client: Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund Date: 2007 EcoPlan developed a Comprehensive Community Planning Toolkit and training program for NADF and its 89 First Nation communities. The toolkit is designed as a step-by-step resource for First Nations staff and leadership who are involved in resourcing and delivering a CCP project. […]
Sts’ailes Non Market Evaluation Date: 2013
St’át’imc Tribal Council Comprehensive Community Planning Review Date: 2012 An association of ten communities located in southwestern BC close in and around Lillooet, BC, the St’át’imc Nation recently negotiated a settlement for the impacts of hydroelectric development on their traditional territories. EcoPlan was hired by the St’át’imc Trust Board through their trustee, Deloitte, to review the […]
SEAS Program Evaluation Date: 2017+ EPI is currently working with TNC Canada and several Coastal First Nations (Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’xais and Nuxalk) to evaluate the impact of a youth program known as the SEAS program – Supporting Emerging Aboriginal Stewards. This program operates in several communities and is specifically tailored to meet each community’s priorities, needs and […]
Regional Planning Toolkit for Treaty First Nations & Local Governments Date: 2012 In 2012, EcoPlan helped support two new Treaty First Nations of the Maa-nulth Treaty — Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government — join the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) on Vancouver Island’s west coast. An undertaking with no precedents, EcoPlan worked with the parties through […]
Powley Date: 2005-2016 EPI worked with the Metis Settlements of Alberta for over 10 years to gather evidence for their efforts to assert Aboriginal Rights and meet the tests established by this landmark 2003 Supreme Court Decision. The work conducted resulted in an agreement between the Province of Alberta and the Metis Settlements.
Peavine Métis Settlement Non-market Value Analysis Date: 2000-2002 The Peavine Métis Settlement commissioned EcoPlan to conduct a value analysis to determine a comprehensive dollar-based measure of compensation for non-market losses resulting from the construction and operation of the South Heart Reservoir. EcoPlan conducted interviews with Settlement members to explore the current and historical issues surrounding […]
Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement Non-market Value Analysis Date: 1998-2000 The Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement commissioned EcoPlan to conduct a value analysis in order to determine net compensatory losses resulting from surface disturbances caused by ongoing petroleum development activity on the Settlement. Petroleum resources have been exploited on the Settlement since the 1950s and have proceeded […]
Musqueam Staff Retreat Date: 2008 EcoPlan supported a Staff Retreat that focused on Strategic Planning and Organizational Planning in the Musqueam community. This retreat built on a previous staff planning retreat which focused on developing the 2008 departmental work plans and visions. The workshop, which emphasized Musqueam organizational development, was designed as an interactive group […]
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Musqueam Chief, Council, and Economic Development Retreat Date: 2009 EcoPlan facilitated a retreat for the Musqueam Chief and Council, which focused on developing an effective Musqueam economic development governance structure. This governance structure has helped improve transparency, economic efficiency and boost revenue generation.
Musqueam 2010 Council Retreat Date: 2010 EcoPlan conducted a retreat for the Musqueam Council to address governance issues. During the retreat, EcoPlan facilitated effective discussion between Council members and helped develop a strategic plan for Council and for the Economic Development branch of the Musqueam government.
Marpole Archeological Site Management Plan Review Date: 2011 EcoPlan provided a review and analysis of the “Marpole Archeological Site (DHRS 0001) Management Plan – A Proposal”, a document that provides the history of a valuable archeological midden located in Vancouver, BC. Determining that the document was mistitled and was not a management plan, EcoPlan recommended […]
Matsqui First Nation Socio-cultural Impact Assessmen Date: 2014-2015 As part of the National Energy Board (NEB) review process of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), Matsqui First Nation commissioned EcoPlan to conduct a socio-cultural impact assessment of the proposed pipeline that would pass through their traditional territory. Our approach to this impact assessment and the […]
Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis Comprehensive Community Plan Update Date: 2016-2017 EcoPlan supported the update of KHFN’s award- winning CCP, Hith Alis Lax Gwa-yas-dums: Moving from Crisis to Hope. The CCP acted as a guide for many projects in KHFN, and the update sought to keep the CCP relevant and keep the community moving forward by revisiting the […]
Kaniki Point Date: 2007-2010 William Trousdale provided expert witness testimony on this project that is still moving its way through the courts.The Kikino Métis Settlement commissioned EcoPlan to conduct a compensation analysis for net damages resulting from the development of petroleum resources on the Settlement. Direct and widespread changes from petroleum-related activities have impacted, and […]
Tl’etinqox Comprehensive Community Plan Date: 2016+ EcoPlan is currently working with the Tl’etinqox Government to develop a Comprehensive Community Plan that will outline a vision for Tl’etinqox’s future, and establish a plan for how to get there. Though the plan itself is still under development, this project has involved a substantial amount of community engagement. […]
Governance Capacity Initiative for the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council Date: 2012-2013 EcoPlan worked with the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council (NSTC) to develop an orientation kit and training program (including interactive web elements) and deliver several workshops to the Tribal Council and community for governance capacity building. Developed with input from elected officials and Band Administrators […]
Four Host First Nations Olympic Pavilion Relocation Proposal Date: 2010 EcoPlan assisted Musqueam in writing a proposal for the Host First Nations Pavilion from the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The proposal included production of video and graphic support material. Musqueam’s bid was successful and the pavilion has since been rebuilt as Musqueam’s Cultural Learning Centre.
Dzawada’enuxw Comprehensive Community Plan Date: 2008-2010 The Dzawada’enuxw CCP was developed in phases over three years, exploring the traditional governance, social practices, and community issues and their historical roots. The plan describes a vision for future generations incorporating traditional laws, values and practices. Innovations include a uniquely Dzawada’enuxw approach to community development based on the […]
Coquitlam River Flood Management Process Date: 2012-2013 Cowichan Tribes, the largest First Nation in BC, worked with EcoPlan to create a pair of guiding planning documents for the community – a Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) and Land Use Framework. Initial meetings identified that Cowichan Tribes lacked a trained and experienced community planner. Throughout the project […]
Coldwater Indian Band Comprehensive Community Plan and Land Use Plan Date: 2012-2013 EcoPlan worked with Coldwater First Nation on a Comprehensive Community Plan and Land Use Plan to guide decision-making and lands management in the community’s future development. While completed in little over six months (comparable projects typically lasting 12 to 18 months), the project […]
SRD First Nations Engagement Date: 2015 EcoPlan was contracted by the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) to review a draft of their First Nations engagement strategy and associated staff report.
Metro Vancouver First Nation Reports Date: 2015 EcoPlan provided technical support on communications to First Nations in Metro Vancouver regarding various Metro project
Plan Talk- Aboriginal Planning Date: 2005 EcoPlan provided support to a major public process devoted to developing a watershed plan for Snohomish Basin, which includes Seattle, Everett and many outlying rural communities.
Confidential – First Nation Compensation Legal Case Date: 2012 EcoPlan conducted a compensation analysis of loss from neglected treaty obligations.
MIB Council Priorities Date: 2012 EcoPlan facilitated numerous Musqeaum nation council retreats.
AZA Capital Plan Date: 2015-16 . .
Aseniwuche Winewak Date: 2000 EPI initiated an analysis of cultural, environment/resource and community loss with the ultimate purpose to put a dollar figure on these intangible losses. .
Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek Land Use Plan EcoPlan completed a comprehensive community plan for the Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek (AZA). A formally landless community who negotiated their community’s land based in 2008, the plan focuses on this new area located at Partridge Lake, about three hours north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Called Giiwedaa (which means “coming home” […]
Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek Comprehensive Community Plan EcoPlan worked with Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek (AZA) on a comprehensive community plan for a new reserve, received by the formerly landless First Nation in 2008. Located three hours north of Thunder Bay, Ontario, the Partridge Lake community will ultimately be home to administrative offices, community facilities, housing and new businesses. […]