CNC is honoured to have Chief Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band as a keynote speaker for our LaKles Way-hut: Business Start-Up for Indigenous Youth program.
Chief Louie will provide a two-hour session (with Q & A) on March 17, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The event is open to the LaKles Way-hut students, faculty, and CNC staff across campuses offering the program.
He will cover the following topics:
- Building self-confidence
- How to move a business idea to an actual plan and the steps to make it happen
- How to turn challenges into successes
- How to deal with lateral violence when starting your business
- On-reserve business start-up (taxation, financing, assets, etc.)
About Chief Louie
Chief Louie is very well known in the Canadian business world (Canadian Business Hall of Fame inductee). Apart from his main role as Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band, Chief Louie is involved in the management of 11 different businesses, which together employ over 1000 people. His projects include vineyards, a winery, retail stores, a construction company, a Readi-Mix company, a championship golf course, an eco-tourism business, and much more.
He received an honourary appointment to the Order of BC and the Order of Canada for his contributions to First Nations communities in becoming business-oriented by empowering them to create their own jobs and revenue sources.