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

Louie’s Bear’s Lair debut

The former chief of the Westbank First Nation made his debut on a new TV show over the weekend.

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

Bear’s Lair is similar to shows like Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank, but it’s the first-ever to showcase Indigenous entrepreneurs.

Louie is one of ‘the bears’, a panel of Indigenous business moguls and guest judges who will be deciding which of the 18 entrepreneurs competing in season one will get a share of $180,000 in prize money. He’s one of the four core ‘bears’ on the series.

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

The founder of Indigenous World Winery and Distillery was chief of the WFN from 1986 to 1996 and 2002 to 2016 and is running again in this year’s election. He has also served as president and director of over 30 corporations, from construction and forestry to retail and residential development and is an expert on Indigenous law.

The winner of Bear’s Lair will earn $100,000, but the support doesn’t end there. The team will continue to help contestants beyond their respective episodes. Mentorship will be offered to past contestants on an ongoing basis. Plus they will have access to the Bears’ Lair Resource Centre, which includes webinars, online courses, technological tools and more.

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

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