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Duane Hicks

Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian Band said First Nations have to shift their focus to economic development, and break the cycle of poverty and dependence, during his keynote address yesterday at the annual Northern Networks trade conference at La Place Rendez-Vous. Chief Louie spoke to 125 delegates from Ontario, Minnesota, and Wisconsin attending the conference, which wrapped up last night with a local foods dinner at Sunny Cove Camp.