Osoyoos: Corrections staff impressed by public reception to aboriginal offender halfway house in Osoyoos - Correctional Service Canada (CSC) staff are thoroughly impressed with the community’s response to the planned opening of a Community-Based Residential Facility (CBRF) for aboriginal offenders by the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) in Osoyoos.
Osoyoos: The lesson for us all on job creation - Nestled in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, the 470-person Osoyoos Indian Band, led by Chief Clarence Louie, is providing a telling answer to the question of how best to create jobs. Policymakers in Washington, D.C., and other national capitals around the globe are well-advised to pay heed. Enterprise is the tribe's middle name, and Chief Louie has been adamant about relying on that private-sector recipe to foster economic well-being.
Osoyoos: Band sets sights on halfway house - The Osoyoos Indian Band is proposing a halfway house for federal and provincial Aboriginal male offenders on parole. At least one full-time staff member will be required as a caregiver in the house, with a number of part-time positions to augment that, and they will also have an elder working with offenders in the house.
Osoyoos: New jail unlikely to reduce Aboriginal incarceration - Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie suggested earlier this week that hosting a new prison on the First Nation's land is going to help reduce the over representation of Aboriginal people in the corrections system. But Simon Fraser University criminology professor Neil Boyd said he thinks that's an unlikely result of building the new jail.
Osoyoos: Okanagan band wins bid for $200-million prison - The small Osoyoos Indian Band in B.C.’s Okanagan has already earned the distinction of owning the most businesses per capita of any first nation in Canada. On Monday, Chief Clarence Louie’s bid for the province’s next maximum-security prison beat three others, adding a $200-million prize to his community’s development.