Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie is scheduled to give a Keynote Address at National RES Las Vegas 2016.

Louie’s Keynote is scheduled for the final day of RES, March 24, during the Small Business Showcase Luncheon and Grand Finale Giveaway. Click here to register.

in 1984, Louie was elected Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band, part of the Okanagan Nation in British Columbia, Canada. Louie emphasizes economic development as a means to improve standard of living for his people.

Under his direction, the Osooyoos Indian Band has become a multi-faceted corporation that owns and manages nine businesses and employs hundreds of people.

“Every First Nation comes from a working culture,” Louie said. “Our ancestors worked hard for a living. Today life is as complicated or messed up as you make it. To improve your quality of life, you either go to school or get a job. Words without action, excuses and blame, leads towards more welfare dependency and poverty. It’s hard work and making money that improves one’s standard of living and provides for First Nation social needs.”

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