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OSOYOOS INDIAN BAND-Osoyoos Chief Clarence Louie has been elected as tribal chair of the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA).
Chief Louie has led the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) for 3 many years. He’s taking over the lead from well-known tribal chair and spokesman Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.
“Chief Louie is the longest-standing chief throughout the nation and can little question present sturdy management based mostly on his years of expertise, data and previous service to the nation,” the ONA mentioned in a press launch.
Chief Louie is understood nation extensive for main the OIB into quite a lot of financial ventures together with an industrial park , vineyard and golf course and resort.
Phillip served as tribal chair for 16 years.
He went public in June interesting for a kidney donation he mentioned was wanted to increase his life.
“The ONA want to acknowledge (Phillip’s) lifetime dedication to the defence of Indigenous folks’s title and rights, his service to the Syilx Okanagan folks and our development as a nation,” the assertion learn.
The alliance is made up of seven First Nations from this area, plus the Colville Confederated Tribes in Washington State.
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