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Former WFN chief makes his debut on new TV show Bear’s Lair – West Kelowna News

Louie’s Bear’s Lair debut

The previous chief of the Westbank First Nation made his debut on a brand new TV present over the weekend.

Robert Louie is likely one of the mentors on APTN’s Bear’s Lair.

Bear’s Lair is just like reveals like Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank, nevertheless it’s the first-ever to showcase Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Louie is certainly one of ‘the bears’, a panel of Indigenous enterprise moguls and visitor judges who will probably be deciding which of the 18 entrepreneurs competing in season one will get a share of $180,000 in prize cash. He is one of many 4 core ‘bears’ on the sequence.

The premiere episode of Bear’s Lair aired on September 11.

The founding father of Indigenous World Vineyard and Distillery was chief of the WFN from 1986 to 1996 and 2002 to 2016 and is working once more on this yr’s election. He has additionally served as president and director of over 30 firms, from development and forestry to retail and residential growth and is an skilled on Indigenous regulation.

The winner of Bear’s Lair will earn $100,000, however the assist does not finish there. The staff will proceed to assist contestants past their respective episodes. Mentorship will probably be supplied to previous contestants on an ongoing foundation. Plus they are going to have entry to the Bears’ Lair Useful resource Centre, which incorporates webinars, on-line programs, technological instruments and extra.

Bear’s Lair airs on Sunday at 7:30 pm solely on APTN.

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