Melanie Harding is a Registered Professional Planner and Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. She has spent her career supporting community-led planning processes in Indigenous communities in British Columbia, northern Ontario, and the Northwest Territories. Most recently she has focused on land use planning and community conservation planning in the NWT. Her focus is on building planning capacity in Indigenous communities and honouring ancient ways of planning in contemporary planning processes. Melanie has also been involved in regional and national processes to advocate for community development and nation led planning in First Nations communities in Canada. Melanie holds a Master’s Degree in Indigenous Community Planning from the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia. Melanie is a fourth generation settler originally from Ireland and she is perpetually reflecting on her role and responsibilities in Canada. When not at work, Melanie spends her time raising her daughter Maeve with her partner in the most enchanted way possible. Melanie joined the SRRB team in 2021.