What Other Readers are Saying about

“Working In Indian Country”

First and Second Place Winner in the 2012 CIPA EVVY Book Awards


  • “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.”

-Dr. Jeff Sanders, Professor, Chair
Department of Sociology, Political Science, Native American Studies, and Environmental Studies
Montana State University – Billings

  • “As I read and re-read this book, each time it was more and more like sitting in our old log house and watching and listening to the elders, learning from them how I was to approach and visit with them with all the respect and honesty they deserve….Larry gives rock-solid advice—this is a guide and a message—that now is the time to understand and acknowledge the necessity of working with tribal people on their terms…I have never run across a person who has captured these abilities and knows how to present it so we can all continue to learn from it.”

-Gerard A. Baker—Mandan-Hidatsa
Retired, National Park Service Assistant Director of American Indian Relations and Superintendent, Mount Rushmore National Memorial

  • “[This book] should be required reading for all non-Indian… people before they’re allowed to work with tribes.”

-Jim St. Arnold
Past Tribal Chairman and Council Member
Keweenaw Indian Community, Ojibwa, Michigan

  • “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

  • “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