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Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie receives new honour, elected to tribal chair

Osoyoos Indian Band chief Clarence Louie has been elected tribal chair to the Okanagan Nation Alliance.
July 29, 2020 - 5:39 PM

Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie recently received a new honour, being elected to Tribal Chair by the Okanagan Nation Alliance.

Louie has served as the well-known chief of the Osoyoos band for 34 years and is the longest standing chief within the Okanagan Nation.

Louie takes over the tribal chair position from Dr. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip after he served almost 16 years as tribal chair.

The Okanagan Nation Alliance expressed appreciation for his lifetime commitment to the defence of Indigenous people’s title and rights, his service to the Syilx Okanagan people and the advancement of the Okanagan Nation in a press release issued yesterday, July 28.

"Chief Louie is the longest standing chief within the Nation and will no doubt provide strong leadership based on his years of experience, knowledge and past service to the Nation," the release stated.


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