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Chief Clarence Louie Visits Thunder Bay to Dialogue with Community

All members of the public are welcome and encouraged to spend an evening with Chief Clarence Louie, one of Canada’s greatest business leaders and speakers, as he visits Thunder Bay and Lakehead University on September 21.  Hosted by Lakehead University’s Office of Aboriginal Initiatives and Faculty of Education, this event takes place at 7:00 p.m. in ATAC 1003.  Admission and parking are free of charge. 

Chief Clarence Louie, Chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band in British Columbia, will speak to the Lakehead University and broader communities about Working Together for Success.

Since 1984, Chief Clarence Louie has led his community to prosperity by building and managing a multi-faceted corporation that owns nine highly successful businesses. The Chief’s direct speaking style has made him a sought-after speaker both nationally and internationally.  

This past January, Chief Louie was named one of the top ten nation builders of the past decade by the Globe and Mail, just one of many accolades which include being named to the Order of British Columbia in 2006. Chief Louie is committed to sustainable business development as a way to improve the socio-economic conditions of his people. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining the Okanagan language and includes Okanagan culture in all aspects of the band’s activities. Chief Louie has taken his experience and his message across Canada and around the world, and Lakehead is honoured to welcome him to its Thunder Bay campus.   

This event would not be made possible without contributions from presenting sponsor Ontario Power Generation, as well as those from the City of Thunder Bay (via Aboriginal Liaison Anna Gibbon alongside the Community Economic Development Commission), the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, the Lakehead District School Board, and the Northwestern Ontario Building Trades, among other sponsors and partners.    

For more information, please contact Laura Buker at (807) 629-7190 or

Last updated August 31, 2010

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