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803A: Lessons From Algonquin Territory – Conceptualizing Land Claim Agreements in Land Use Planning

April 03, 2019

10:45AM - 11:00AM

The Algonquin Land Claim has been an ongoing manner of negotiations for over 25 years in Ontario. Traditional territories of the Algonquin Nation include areas in the Ottawa River Valley and the city of Ottawa itself. As a result, this land claim is fairly unique in its scale and scope, situated in urban landscapes that are heavily populated and developed. This session will provide information on land transfer agreements, negotiations and public consultations - continuously relevant topics to the future of planning with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. It will also support a greater understanding of the Algonquin Land Claim process and outcomes and shed light on the social conceptions of Indigenous rights and treaty in settler communities, and the implications these may have on planning practices. The findings may inform and offer recommendations to the planning community for consideration, by examining the practices, procedures and perceptions of cases such as the Algonquin Land Claim.