Chief Clarence Louie

Chief Clarence Louie 2017-09-20T09:45:41+00:00

Osoyoos Indian Band
Meet Chief Clarence Louie

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“People talk about running native businesses the Indian way, but there is only one way to do business and that is the business way.”
– Chief Louie

  • 2017 • Chief Louie named to Order of Canada, recognizing outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

  • 2006 • Chief Louie was presented with the Order of British Columbia; the province’s highest honor for outstanding achievement.

  • 2004 • Chief Louie was presented with the award for “Business and Community Development” by the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation.

  • 2003 • The US Department of State selected Chief Louie as 1 of 6 First Nation representatives to participate in a 2-week tour of successful American Indian tribes.

  • 2003 • MacLean’s Magazine listed Chief Louie as one of the “Top 50 Canadians to Watch”.

  • 2002 • Aboriginal Tourism BC awarded Chief Louie the “Inspirational Leadership Award”.

  • 2001 • Chief Louie was appointed to the Aboriginal Business Canada Board and was appointed Chairperson of this Board.

  • 2000 • Chief Louie was chosen to join the Governor General of Canada in the 2000 leadership tour.

  • 2000 • The Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO) named Chief Louie the “Economic Developer of the Year”.

  • 1999 • Received the Aboriginal Business Leader Award from All Nations Trust and Development Corporation.

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“We are very focused on the future, and we realize that we create this future by our actions. The single most important key to First Nation self-reliance is economic development.”
– Chief Louie

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