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VIDEO: South Okanagan First Nation trumpets economic success

FILE PHOTO - Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie addresses band youth at the opening of Area 27 race track last year.
June 08, 2018 - 1:00 PM

OSOYOOS - As part of National Indigenous History Month, the Osoyoos Indian Band has released a video tribute to Chief Clarence Louie and the adaptability of the band as it cultivates new business ventures.

In the clip, Louie says creating employment has meant opportunities for the band’s youth to learn leadership skills, broaden their horizons and find work they are passionate about.

The First Nation invites all Canadians "to get to know the Indigenous cultures in the area," in the post accompanying the video on Facebook.

"The simple first step of making an introduction, giving a warm welcome, or extending an invitation to sit down and talk, can do great things," the post says. "We know this in the South Okanagan, and we want to thank our neighbour communities and businesses for their support and willingness to work together."

Louie has been Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band for 30 years and was awarded the Order of Canada in 2016 for his progressive economic success with the band.


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