About

Marine Planning Program

The Council of the Haida Nation Marine Planning Program (MPP) is staffed by a group of marine planning professionals who provide expertise and technical support for the CHN’s marine planning and plan implementation initiatives, including:

  • Haida Gwaii Marine Plan
  • Gwaii Haanas Gina ‘WaadluXan KilGuhlGa Land-Sea-People Management Plan
  • SGaan Kinghlas-Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area Management Plan
  • Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Plan
  • Marine Shipping and Safety Initiatives
  • Marine Protected Area Network planning for the Northern Shelf Bioregion

In addition, MPP provides support for other marine-related initiatives, including: reconciliation, cooperative and coordinated management with BC and Canada, solutions table support and communications and outreach.

Haida engagement in CHN’s marine initiatives draws on the expertise and knowledge of the Haida Marine Work Group, supported by MPP. Stakeholder engagement related to the CHN’s marine planning initiatives is also supported by MPP in collaboration with marine planning partners.

Program Manager: Gudt’aawt’is Judson Brown
Executive Assistant: Jaad ‘lljuus Denise Olsson
Project Manager and Marine Planner: Molly Clarkson
Project Manager and Research Advisor: TBD
Marine Planner I: Tu-Kelni Lindsay Richardson
Marine Planner II: SGaana xaw.iidGa Geoffrey Martynuik
Marine Biologist-Planner: Lais Chaves
EBM Monitoring Coordinator: Stuart Crawford
EBM Monitoring Coordinator II: TBD
Marine Economic Development Coordinator: Julien Braun
Marine Shipping and Safety Coordinator: Jason Thompson
Marine Safety Officer: Jennifer Parenteau
Geographic Response Strategy Coordinator: Luguud Shaun Edgars
Marine Awareness Information Analyst: Olivia Choi
Junior Marine Awareness Analyst: Kil Hltaanuwaay Tayler Brown
Marine Awareness Engagement Officer: Hannah Bregulla

Haida Marine Work Group

The Haida Nation formed the Haida Marine Work Group in August 2006 and tasked it with the responsibility of identifying Haida priorities to inform marine planning processes occurring in Haida Gwaii waters. The Work Group continues to meet regularly with the Marine Planning Program to provide feedback on CHN marine planning and implementation activities.

Council of the Haida Nation
Kung Xaangajee Shawn Cowpar, Alfred Setso, Pansy Collison
Alternates: Kii’iljuus Barbara Wilson, Lawrence Jones

Hereditary Chiefs Council
Gaahlaay Lonnie Young, Sgaann 7iw7waans Allan Wilson
Alternate: Wigaanad Sidney Crosby

Old Massett Village Council
Harold Yeltatzie
Alternate: Patrika McEvoy

Skidegate Band Council
Nankil’slas Trent Moraes
Alternate: Naajuuwa Michelle (Missy) McDonald

Haida Public
Michael McGuire, Gwiisihlgaa Daniel McNeill
Alternates: Captain Gold, Willie Davies

Haida Oceans Leadership Committee

The Haida Oceans Leadership Committee (HOLC) consists of the CHN-appointed members to committees of the Reconciliation Framework Agreement for Bioregional Oceans Management and Protection (RFA).

Council of the Haida Nation
President Gaagwiis Jason Alsop
Vice President Ginn wadluu un uula isdaa ayaagang Trevor Russ
Gidadguudslilyas Kim Goetzinger
Alternate: Xyallaga Daaguuyah Desi Collinson, Kii’iljuus Barbara Wilson

Hereditary Chiefs Council
Gya awhlans Roy Collison
Alternate: Gaahlaay Lonnie Young

Old Massett Village Council
Harold Yeltatzie
Alternate: Patrika McEvoy

Skidegate Band Council
Trent Moraes
Alternate: Naajuuwa Michelle (Missy) McDonald

Haida Public
Michael McGuire