The Rainy River First Nations Land Use Plan has been recognized with a Canadian Institute of Planners Award of Planning Excellence in the Aboriginal Community and Development Planning category.
This project has been recognized for its comprehensive and community-focused approach to planning for extensive land holdings and variety of tenure types, including fee simple and Reserve lands. The planning process was actively led and developed by the community, based upon strong ancestral ties to their lands. In light of development pressures posed by resource development, the Rainy River First Nations Land Use Plan finds the delicate balance of planning for traditional and non-traditional uses. It interweaves land use, economic development, infrastructure, and cultural planning into one document.
What particularly impressed the CIP judging jury was the well thought out, detailed, and action-oriented implementation strategy, and the ability to transfer this community-driven planning process to other communities.
You can read the Rainy River Land Use Plan here.
Rainy River First Nation