Members of the Global Indigenous Trust and delegates from six communities in Peru met with the Timmins Economic Development Corporation, Mayor Steve Black and President of Northern College Fred Gibbons.
Indigenous Trust Co-Founder and Chair of the Board, Jerry Asp, met with Minister of Aboriginal Affairs for Ontario David Zimmer, Federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Carolyn Bennett, and Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne.
January 28, 2015. Speaker at RIMISP Coference Territorial Inequality and Development. President of Global Indigenous Trust, Sonia Molodecky, gives a talk on “Indigenous Participation in Resource Development: A Paradigm Shift.” Puebla, Mexico.
January, 2015. Speaker, “Resolving conflicts between mining companies and communities in Latin America,” Canadian Institute of Mining. Toronto, Canada.
December, 2014. Invited to participate in the inauguration ceremony of the Peruvian Nacional Plan on Human Rights in Education with President Humala and Ban Ki Moon. Lima, Peru.
November, 2014. Invited to participate in dialogue table to develop government policy on indigenous issues around mining, UNDP. Lima, Peru.
September, 2014. Invited to participate in High Level Forum Dialogue between communities and mining companies in Latin America, put on by the Organizacion de Dialogo y Sostenibilidad. Lima, Peru.
August, 2014. Speaker, “Legal Issues around Community Relations – a comparative perspective” at II International Congress on Community Relations and Mining. Lima, Peru.
January 7, 2016 – Association for Mineral Exploration BC (AME BC) named P. Jerry Asp to the AME BC Honourable Service Roll in recognition of his contributions and support of the Association.
March 5, 2013 – Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to P. Jerry Asp for his contributions to the inclusion and training of Aboriginal People in the mining industry.
March 2011: Jerry was the recipient of the prestigious “Skookum Jim Award ” from the Prospectors and Developer Association of Canada, for a lifetime of service to the mining industry of Canada;
P. Jerry Asp receiving the AME BC Frank Woodside Past Presidents and Chairs Award in 2015.
P. Jerry Asp receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Metal.
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