Dec 28, 2015 - Indian Country Stylebook: New Stylebook for Writers, Reporters Covering Indian Country


Ingemar Anderson, 206-849-6855
19124 Jensen Way NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370

‘Indian Country Stylebook for Editors, Writers and Journalists’

BOOK LAUNCH DATE: February 2016

POULSBO, Washington – The “Indian Country Stylebook for Editors, Writers and Journalists” will be published in February 2016 by Kitsap Publishing (

The guide is available now for pre-order — $9.95, a discount from the list price of $16.95.

Twenty-nine federally recognized indigenous nation are located in Washington, the Indian Country Stylebook is designed to help its users understand Indian Country and its cultures, customs and laws.

The guidebook evolved after a panel discussion, “Tribal Nations and the Media,” at the 2013 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention in Olympia. Questions asked at that conference made it clear that such a guidebook would be helpful:

Does the First Amendment apply to journalists covering stories on Indian reservations?
What is “Indian Country”?
What authority do Tribal governments have on- and off-reservation?

Author BIO: Gabriel S. Galanda, Round Valley Indian Tribes, is an owner of the Seattle law firm Galanda Broadman. Jackie Jacobs, Lumbee, is media relations coordinator for the Quileute Tribe and principal of JTalentgroup, a Seattle-based public relations and marketing agency. Richard Walker, Mexican/Yaqui, is a correspondent for Indian Country Today Media Network and an editor for Sound Publishing. The cover, “All Rights Reserved,” was designed by the Louie Gong, Nooksack, owner of Eighth Generation and founder of the Inspired Natives Project.

The Indian Country Stylebook is patterned after the Associated Press Stylebook for familiarity and ease of use. The fully reviewed guide contains more than 100 entries, with correct spellings, word usage, and legal references; a briefing on American Indian Law; a briefing on newsgathering in Indian Country; a directory of indigenous nations in Washington; and a directory of Indian Country media in Washington.

Manuscript review was provided by Darrell Hillaire, Lummi Nation; state Sen. John McCoy, Tulalip Tribes; Steve Robinson, Salish-Kootenai descent; Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock; Michael Vendiola, Swinomish.

“The best journalism is precise. That includes references that are accurate and reflect Native people, tribes and communities as we see ourselves. That’s why the Indian Country Stylebook is an essential reference,” said Trahant, an independent journalist and the Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism at University of North Dakota.

“The Indian Country Stylebook for Editors, Writers and Journalists is a good document for reference that I hope whets [the user’s] appetite for more information,” McCoy said.

The stylebook was first published as a Kindle ebook in December 2014.

Pages: TBD
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Kitsap Publishing
Sold by: Kitsap Publishing, Poulsbo, WA, distributed
Language: English

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— Ingemar Anderson

19124 Jensen Way NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370

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