Osoyoos Indian Band
Meet Chief Clarence Louie
“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.
“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