BC First Nation a corporate success… it all started with a vineyard – Brooks Bulletin

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BC First Nation a corporate success… it all started with a vineyard – Brooks Bulletin

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202114 Views

July 21, 2021

Most folks visiting Osoyoos BC would probably be unaware of a large corporate entity that operates 13 businesses in the south Okanagan area. I suspect it may well be the most significant corporate business in the area, generating income close to $100 million per year. That may not sound like much in Alberta, where big corporations operate in the billions. That corporate entity is the Osoyoos Indian Band Development Corporation (OIBDC); it was created by the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) to manage its various interests. The OIB still uses their old school name rather than the more politically correct First Nation handle that most indigenous reserves now use. Many First Nations are now changing their anglicized names to their original indigenous language names. As admirable as that may be, some of the new/old names are unpronounceable by the unfamiliar.

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