Chief Clarence Chief Clarence Louie

Award of Distinction
Oliver, British Columbia

Chief Louie was elected Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band in 1985 at the age of 25. Under his leadership, the Band has built a multi-faceted corporation that owns and manages nine businesses, including Nk’Mip Gas and Convenience Store, Nk’Mip Construction, Oliver Ready-Mix Ltd., Nk’Mip Daycare, Nk’Mip RV Park, Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Sonora Dunes Golf Course, Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort and Spa, Nk’Mip Cellars, the first Aboriginal winery in North America and most recently, the Senkulmen Business Park.

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