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Working in Indian Country

Ebook – October 29th, 2010

Ebook | $9.99 Paperback | $19.95

What is the First Step in Developing a Successful Business Relationship with any American Indian Tribe? Understanding that relationships come first and business comes second! That pearl of wisdom and others is what you will take away from Working in Indian Country. It is the definitive work on how to successfully build trust and long-term working relationships with tribal leaders. Born out of nearly twenty years of working with American Indian tribes both as a federal official and as a seminar facilitator, Larry Keown’s Working in Indian Country lays a foundation for relationship building based on redefining your leadership role through understanding history, trust, respect, honor, and tribal sovereignty. There is little doubt you will experience a paradigm shift in how you currently think about working with American Indian Tribes. Whether you are a government or corporate official, work for a non-profit organization, or merely have a personal interest about Working in Indian Country, this book will serve as your bible and should always be at “arms length” in your personal library. “Every organization dealing with American Indian tribes should have a line of top- management people who are familiar with the contents of this book.” Jeff Sanders Chair, Dept. of Sociology et al. Montana State University – Billings


Title: Working in Indian Country: Building Successful Business Relationships with American Indian Tribes
Author: Larry D. Keown
ISBN – Trade Paperback: 978-1-936449-00-2
BISAC: Social Science : Ethnic Studies – Native American Studies, Business & Economics : Leadership, Business & Economics : Government & Business
Pages: 264
Price: Trade Paperback – $19.95, Ebook $9.99
Trim: 6×9
Publication date: October 29th, 2010

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“I think that you make many interesting and perceptive observations, which will be valuable to non-Indians who do not have much experience working with tribes. You have put an impressive amount of time and effort into thinking about this topic based upon your experiences and listened carefully to what Indian people have had to say. All of this is reflected in your book and you provide a unique perspective on the challenges and rewards of meaningful consultation with Indian tribal nations.” Jack Trope, Executive Director American Association on Indian Affairs


“Practical, informative, highly readable road map to achieve success in Indian country. Every organization dealing with American Indian tribes should have a line of top management people who are familiar with the contents of this book.” Jeff Sanders Chair Department of Sociology, Political Science, Native American Studies, and Environmental Studies Montana State University – Billings


[This book] should be required reading for all non-Indian government people before they’re allowed to work with tribes.” Jim St. Arnold, Past Tribal Chairman and Council Member Keweenaw Indian Community, Ojibwa, Michigan


“It’s great, easy reading, very colloquial, and has both common sense and expert sense. It belongs on every line officer’s library shelf in every agency.” Alan Dorian


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Excellent source on a complicated area.
By Ryan Rash on January 22, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

I found Working In Indian Country to be an excellent guide to understanding how to create a relationships within the tribal communities.


Rating: 5 out of 5 stars - Very Useful and Instructive Book- I Highly Recommend It!
By William Krouse on July 12, 2011
Format: Paperback

I highly recommend Working In Indian Country. It provides a great perspective and approach on creating and fostering a team environment with tribes. I learned a lot from reading this book and recommend it to anyone interested in working with tribes or developing their personal leadership skills.