Our Pendleton workshop is offered in partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

  • City/State – Pendleton, OR
  • Date – November 8-9, 2011
  • Location – TamÁstslikt Cultural Institute, 47106 Wildhorse Blvd., Pendleton, OR 97801
  • Schedule – Workshop begins at 9:00 a.m. on November 8, 2011 and ends at 4:00 p.m. on November 9, 2011
  • Registration Fee – $250.00

Registration Instructions – Enter the number of participants you are registering in the box below and click “Register Here.”  After you complete the billing information you will be sent to a form to add participant information.  Limit is 3 registrations at one time.

If you prefer to mail or fax a registration form  click here.

About Working In Indian Country Workshops

Working In Indian Country workshops are two-day interactive open-registration seminars that provide participants the understanding, knowledge and tools needed to develop trust and effective working relationships with American Indian tribes and organizations.

During day 1, you will build your understanding of history, leadership, and communication protocols.  Topics will include:

  • A Whirlwind Trip Through American Indian History (buffalo herds, historic trails, sacred sites, land ethic, treaties, etc.)
  • Bringing History to the Present:  Contemporary Impacts on Indian Life and Understanding How Historical Events Affect Relationship Building Today
  • How Communications Break Down (stereotypes, misperceptions, cultural protocols, etc.)
  • Ten Communication Protocols for Working in Indian Country

On day 2, you will be presented with the “nuts and bolts” of developing effective working relationships and have an opportunity to interact with American Indian elders and/or tribal officials who are active at the local and/or national level.  You will learn about and discuss:

  • Respect: The Foundation of Trust
  • The Platinum Rules for Building Trust and Relationships
  • Interaction with Tribal Elders and/or Leaders
  • Case Studies Focusing on Recent Successes at a National Scale

Participant Materials

Each registered participant will receive a reference guide, protocol card, and refreshments at breaks.  Copies of Larry Keown’s newly released book “Working In Indian Country” will be available for purchase at the workshop.

Confirmation Letter

Upon receipt of payment and within 14 days of the workshop you will receive an electronic confirmation letter.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations will be accepted with a full refund up to 14 days prior to the workshop.  Substitutions can be made at any time by contacting us.