Chiefs of the Valley
The contrast between Chiefs is interesting in itself. Among the six tribal heads interviewed was 71-year-old Barnett John Allison, a rancher who is still very much committed to an agrarian way of life. Archie Jack, a stubborn and determined bucking horse cowboy, is also a respected school trustee in the Penticton area. Robert Louie is a very sharp lawyer with progressive plans for the band he leads, located near the fast-developing City of Kelowna. They bicker among themselves and find room for disagreement yet they must also find ways to pull together as a Tribal Council if their claims are to be at all effective.
Read the original feature from the Summer 1991 issue.