Chief Clarence Louie
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Louie’s efforts have been widely recognized in Canada and the United States. In 1999, he received the Aboriginal Business Leader Award from All Nations Trust and Development Corporation. In 2000, the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO) named Chief Louie the “Economic Developer of the Year”.In the same year, Clarence was chosen to join the Governor General of Canada in the 2000 leadership tour. In 2001, Chief Louie was appointed to the Aboriginal Business Canada Board and most recently was appointed Chairperson of this Board. In 2002, Aboriginal Tourism B.C. awarded Chief Louie the “Inspirational Leadership Award”.
MacLean’s Magazine listed Chief Clarence Louie as one of the “Top 50 Canadians to Watch” in their January 2003 issue.More recognition came in 2003 as the U.S. Department of State selected Clarence as 1 of 6 First Nation representatives to participate in a 2-week tour of successful American Indian tribes.
In April 2004, the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation presented Clarence with the award for “Business and Community Development”. The National Aboriginal Achievement Awards represent the highest honor the Aboriginal Community bestows upon its own achievers.In June 2006, Chief Louie was presented with the Order of British Columbia, which is the province’s highest honor for outstanding achievement.