GRAND CHIEF RONALD DERRICKSON served as Chief of the Westbank First Nation from 1976 to 1986 and from 1998 to 2000. He was made Grand Chief by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs in 2012. Grand Chief Derrickson is one of the most successful Indigenous business owners in Canada. He is also a residential school survivor, has been the target of 17 federal investigations, a Royal Commission, defamation, an assassination attempt, and numerous lawsuits. As a businessman, he has been a successful rancher, real estate investor, developer and financier of alternative energies. He divides his time between his home in Kelowna, British Columbia, and the Ukraine.
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