David W. Bland will Launch & Present his New Hardcover & Softcover ~ Slings & Arrows: How Toxic Narratives Perpetuate Poverty in Indian Country

EVENT OVERVIEW:  David W. Bland will Launch & Present his New Hardecover & Softcover Slings & Arrows: How Toxic Narratives Perpetuate Poverty in Indian Country while In Conversation with our Customers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  David W. Bland is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Travois, Inc., the Company he founded in 1995.  Though retired as the CEO, leaving the management of his company in the capable hands of his daughter and son-in-law, he remains committed to the work Travois continues to do in Indian Country.  Prior to forming Travois, he was the Manager of Community Affairs for the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, where he learned about Indian Country.  What he learned both inspired and saddened him.  Travois, now a Certified B-Corporation, was his response to the critical scarcity of decent, safe, and affordable housing and the absence of critical infrastructure (roads, water, waste water treatment facilities, schools, and medical facilities) on America’s many Indian Reservations.  He was recruited to work at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis because of the success of the groundbreaking affordable housing development corporation, City Light Development Corporation, he Founded in Winchester, Virginia in 1988.  City Light was the first significant effort to improve housing conditions in the minority communities of this historic Virginia town, home to the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, the Byrd family, and lamentably, the virtual birthplace of Massive Resistance to School Desegregation.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  Why do Native Americans get a monthly federal check just for being Indian?  And can’t white people sue Indians?  These and other false narratives are still used to justify ruinous private and public acts.  David W. Bland’s Slings & Arrows: How Toxic Narratives Perpetuate Poverty in Indian Country is an exemplar of such “Narrative Economics” described by Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller in his 2019 Bestseller.  To read and learn more about David W. Bland and his New Softcover Slings & Arrows please tour his Website: www.DavidWBland.com

Slings & Arrows shows Shiller’s theory in unconscionable practice.  Bland’s Book is “a story about stories that will make you look at Indian Country with new eyes,” according to Former The Wall Street Journal Finance Columnist Jonathan Clements.  Over the course of a 40 Year career, Bland witnessed firsthand the power of narrative economics that stifles initiative, hinders advancement, and injures good people.  “When you look at the impact these stories have on bankers and investors in Indian Country, you begin to see that capital is less available to Indians not just because of Indian Trust land, but the lack of trust in Indians,” Bland writes.

Slings & Arrows is an “intelligent, informative Book” that blows the whistle on this system.  “The mistake is still being made, often with tragic consequences, by even well-meaning Non-Indians in relation to our Native American neighbors,” wrote Rev. Carter Heyward PhD, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, in her review.  Bland is a truth-teller, and problem-solver.  He’s given us a new narrative that is “Truly inspiring,” says Lance Morgan, Winnebago Tribal Leader & CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 7:00 PM

EVENT LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

EVENT FORMAT:  David W. Bland will Launch & Present his New Hardcover & Softcover Slings and Arrows: How Toxic Narratives Perpetuate Poverty in Indian Country while In Conversation with our Customers.  A meet & Greet Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

A Complimentary OPEN House Author Event.  Reservations are Required.  Please make your Reservation by Clicking on this Link.  You can also make your Reservation In-Store at our Sales & Service Counter, or by Calling us at 913-384-3126 during our Normal Business Hours.  Seating is Limited to 40 People.

The Publication & Sale Date for Slings & Arrows was Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:00pm
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