Yukon Chamber of Mines | 2022 50TH Annal Yukon Geoscience Forum First Nation Award

Jasper Lamouelle, CEO, and Oscar Gomez of First Kaska GP Ltd., accepted the 2022 YCM First Nations Award, for socially responsible practices, environmental stewardship, and leadership in innovation.

The Chamber’s website describes the Award:

First Kaska undertook several activities over the past year related to the responsible advancement of Yukon’s mining industry, including encouraging First Nations and Industry partnership participation in sustainable development, promoting and development of clean technology to advance future projects [current development of a 5 MW solar farm in Watson Lake, YT that will lessen dependence on diesel generated electricity which can be utilized for future resource development, among other uses] and engaging local First Nation government and band members to compile skills needed for employment and training opportunities which lead to the training and employment of 68 members including 25 environmental technicians and 10 heavy equipment operators, among others.

Left to right: Oscar Gomez, Chief Stephen Charlie, Jasper Lamouelle, Fmr Chief George Morgan