Nak’azdli Community Plan
“Made by Nak’azdli, For Nak’azdli”
“To Become a Stronger, Self-Governing Dakelh (Carrier) Community Supporting our Culture and Heritage Through Education, Healthy Life Styles and Economic Progress.”
Need For Community Planning
The Nak’azdli Band passed a motion in 2011 to hire a community planner to assist in the development of long term community plan framework. The planning process was initiated in July 211 and continues moving forward today. Nak’azdli Band will use Plan Framework as a tool for improving community governance, decision making and communication, as well as for building community and institutional capacity, and improving infrastructure planning and development on Nak’azdli Band reserve lands.
The need for community planning include:
- Environmental protection and management
- Culture and language revitalization
- Healthy and safe community development
- Reconciliation and relationship building
- Continue asserting and protecting Nak’azdli rights and title
- Implementation of the United Nation Declaration of Rights of Indigenous People (U.N.D.R.I.P.)
What is a Community Plan Framework?
A community plan framework focuses on the environment, Health, Social, Housing, Education, Governance, and Economic Development.
Year one of the planning process focused on education and awareness creation on the community planning process, community engagement and participation, and the development of the draft plan framework.
Year two is focused on the review and finalization of the Nak’azdli Community Plan Framework. An extensive review process was provided from June – October 212. The review process was open to all community members, staff and Chief & Council. Now that the review process is complete,
– Host a community gathering to present the final framework and celebrate (aiming for Summer 2013)
Monthly Project Updates
The following documents are C.C.P. Project Updates submitted into the Nak’azdli Dustl’us and issued as an E-Brief via email to all staff, Chief & Council, and any interested community members.