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How Myths, Stereotypes, and Misperceptions Affect Relationship Building with Tribes

Published to site on: April 16th, 2012

Many times we have what I call “hidden” feelings about people or a class of people. Let’s call them filters.   These filters can be derived from our experiences, how we were raised, or what someone has shared with us.  These filters can be housed deep in our inner core and influence how we communicate with […]

American Indian History from a Different Perspective

Published to site on: July 22nd, 2011

I remember growing up attending elementary school in the public system.  We were taught about American Indians from a “white man’s” perspective.  I’m not being critical but that is just the way it was.  I learned about Columbus discovering America and meeting Indians, the Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock and meeting more Indians, the first […]

A New Leadership Perspective when Working with Tribes Part 1

Published to site on: May 24th, 2011

By Larry Keown Oh, how we look to our leaders – those that are visionary, motivate our organizations, and keep our compass pointed in the right direction.  Our list of prominent leaders like John F. Kennedy (putting a man on the moon by the end of the 60’s), Martin Luther King (his “I Have a […]

A New Leadership Perspective when Working with Tribes Part 2

Published to site on: May 22nd, 2011

By Larry Keown In my previous article I discussed a new approach to leadership when working in Indian country.  It ended with a definition of leadership being a set of activities or skills that are adjusted to meet cultural situations. The activities and skills that define a new approach to leadership when working in Indian […]