First Nation

  • LSCFN CNAD 2014

    Project Description

    The 2006 Infrastructure Condition Assessment Report (see above) confirmed that implementation funding provided to Yukon First Nations for infrastructure capital development, maintenance of existing assets and program management appeared inadequate. As a result, Inukshuk was retained to conduct a more detailed analysis determining the size and cause of the infrastructure deficit in two different First Nations.

    Client:

    Council of Yukon First Nations

     
  • Crow Mountain

    Project Description

     Inukshuk coordinated preparation of the project description and environmental screening to the standards expected to be required under the Yukon’s new environmental and socio-economic assessment legislation. The project was designed to establish the benchmark for future submissions and demonstrate the First Nation’s commitment to apply the same standards to its own projects.

    Client:

     Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

  • Dena Cho Trail

    Project Description

    Following a traditional route along the north bank of the Pelly River, the 80 km trail commemorates the role of First Nations prospectors in the economic development of the area. The project is a partnership with the communities of Faro and Ross River and will provide the region with a major eco-tourism resource.

    Client:

    Town of Faro, Ross River Dena Council

  • Fort Selkirk Historic Site Management Plan

    Project Description

    Fort Selkirk is one of the Yukon's most important heritage sites, a place of great cultural and natural significance. For the past 17 years, the Selkirk First Nation and Yukon government have worked together to research, preserve, restore and interpret the historic town site. Located near the confluence of the Pelly and Yukon rivers, the site was a traditional fishing, trading camp and meeting place for generations of First Nations people.

    Client:

     Selkirk First Nation, Government of Yukon

  • LSCFN Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

     

    Project Description

     In 2007, Inukshuk facilitated the preparation of an ICSP for the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation, and an update of their Capital Plan. The Plan identifies all of the community’s infrastructure issues and needs, and promotes a cooperative planning approach with the Village of Carmacks. The Plan reflects the values,
    goals and priorities of the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation, and promotes equity and self government empowerment.

    Client:

     Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation

  • Old Corw Plan

    Project Description

    This 2002 plan will guide land use decision making for the next five years. The plan is a roadmap allowing community residents to see the direction Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation (VGFN) Council proposes to go on their behalf. By defining objectives and establishing priorities, it sets out an agenda for action that both the VGFN and Government of Yukon can respond to.

    Client:

    Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

  • Pehdzeh Ki Ndeh

    Project Description

     Research was conducted in the community of Wrigley, NWT to gather resident feedback on the proposed Pehdzeh Ki Ndeh Protected Area. The study analyzed the regional tourism potential and sought community feedback through personal interviews and a questionnaire.

    Client:

     Pehdzeh Ki First Nation & CPAWS NWT

  • RRDC Tourism Development

    Project Description

     Inukshuk assisted the Ross River Dena Council (RRDC) in the preparation of a holistic, community-based tourism plan. The tourism strategy identifies ecological integrity as a core value while also providing mechanisms to achieve economic diversification and local business development goals.

    Client:

    Ross River Dena Council

     

  • SFN Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

    Project Description

    Also in 2007, Selkirk First Nation (SFN) hired Inukshuk to develop a Comprehensive Community Development Plan. SFN required funding for a community water supply improvements. Completion of an ICSP was prerequisite to obtaining that funding.

    Inukshuk evaluated community capital improvement needs and assisted the government to identify priorities which were ratified through community consultation. Inukshuk also provided a detailed 10-year financial plan for the community.

    Client:

    Selkirk First Nation

  • seven first nations 2014

    Project Description

    Inukshuk was commissioned by the Council of Yukon First Nations to provide a baseline snapshot of infrastructure conditions in seven different Yukon First Nation communities. The report identified a number of inadequacies and emerging issues for consideration during the Ten Year Review of implementation funding negotiations with the Government of Canada.

    Client:

    Council of Yukon First Nations

  • Taan Land Lease Subdivision

    Project Description

    Inukshuk designed this 25 lot land lease residential subdivision managing the subdivision, rezoning and YESAA review process on behalf of TKC. This involved coordinating the work of the geotechnical, biophysical and heritage assessment and preparing the project description. 

    Client:

    Ta’an Kwäch’än Council 

  • Trondek 2014

    Project Description

    Three options were prepared with associated servicing costs for this 22-hectare site at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers. Design challenges included the cost to re-grade the placer mine tailings and provide adequate flood protection.

    Client:

    Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation

  • THFN Heritage Plan

    Project Description

    The Strategic Plan was created at a workshop with Heritage Branch staff. It provides a focused, strategic approach for staff to carry out their responsibilities, containing everything from a long-term vision to practical workplan for each outlined goal. It also allows others to understand the Heritage Program and appreciate the interdependencies between branches.

    Client:

     Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation

  • VGFN Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

    Project Description

    In 2009, Inukshuk was commissioned by the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation to develop an ICSP for Old Crow, the only Yukon community without road access. This required a comprehensive assessment of local infrastructure challenges, including limited land availability, existing infrastructure conditions, air transport considerations, drainage and riverbank flood erosion protection, permafrost management as well as cultural and heritage value considerations. The end result was a clear 10 year capital plan for the future of Old Crow that has been used to justify winter road planning, airport upgrades, riverbank stabilization, road/surface drainage improvements and waste management upgrades.

    Client:

    Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

  • WRFN Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

    Project Description

    Inukshuk completed their Comprehensive Community Development Plan in 2009. The First Nation is still under the Indian Act because of an unsettled land claim. Beaver Creek is Canada’s furthest west community on the Alaskan border. With a population of 100, the unincorporated community has many sustainability challenges. The result was a specialized plan with provisions tailored to best manage these unique circumstances.

    Client:

    White River First Nation