NRRN Northern Dialogues Session

On February 19-20, 2008 a small group of community leaders, academics, and government representatives came together to further discussions on rural and northern issues. The session provided an opportunity to establish north-south dialogues, influence research, influence policy, and create new connections. The one and a half day session was co-hosted by the National Rural Research Network (NRRN), Yukon College, the Yukon Regional Round Table, and the Rural Development Institute, Brandon University. Through keynote speakers, panel discussions, and facilitated discussions the workshop provided an opportunity to explore northern issues and engage representatives of Yukon communities, First Nations, Yukon College, territorial and federal governments. The focused dialogue session was held in Whitehorse at the Ayamdigut Campus of Yukon College. The session was the first northern event sponsored by NRRN.