Upcoming Events 


The International Traditional Games Society provides demonstrations, 

certification clinics and training sessions. Here is a current list of events:


Certification Clinic - Levels I, II, and III

At the Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier Park, MT

June 30 - July 2, 2014


Learn more about the Native games in a beautiful setting, on the Blackfeet Reservation skirting Montana's most beloved destination, Glacier National Park. 

During this two-and-a-half-day certification clinic, three levels of learning are available, catering to new and returning individuals who enjoy the clinics for a variety of reasons, from learning more about personal cultural identity to utilizing the games to challenge and encourage children, youth, adults and elders in the workplace, healing centers, and schools. 

“Not just for youth workers, these clinics are for anyone who works with people,” says Executive Director Craig Falcon.  “Elders and youth used to play together. That’s why our communities were so tightly knit.”

As generic, Olympic-type competitions replace the traditional games of old, ITGS seeks to recover and restore what’s been lost. In so doing, they discovered a window to the past charged with relevancy for today’s modern youth and a beautiful medium in which elders and youth can restore cultural identity. Promoting mental, physical, social, and spiritual health, the games teach survival skills and encourage unity in the clan, family, band, and tribe.

The fee is $250.00 and will cover one adult and one youth aged 8 to 18 years old. Supplies and tools for crafting game pieces will be provided. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for playing and crafting both indoors and out. Advance registration is recommended. Neither lodging nor meals are included; we suggest packing a sack lunch and snacks.

To register: Please fill out this online form or download a PDF version to print and mail. If you encounter difficulties, contact us at games@traditionalnativegames.org

Lodging: We have secured a discounted rate (starting at $184) at the historic Glacier Park Lodge, where the clinic is being held. To book your stay, please contact them soon, referring to the special rate for International Traditional Games Society: 406-892-2525. Other lodging options: hostels including The Backpacker's Inn: 406-226-9392 and Brownies Hostel: 406-727-4448, hotels including Dancing Bears Inn: 406-226-4402, Mountain Pine Motel: 406-226-4403, Whistling Swan Motel: 406-226-9227, and the Sears Motel: 406-226-4432 (plus others), as well as lovely vacation rental homes in the area (www.vrbo.com) and camping at the Two Medicine Campground in Glacier National Park. 



Don't see a clinic in your area? Learn more about hosting a special clinic for your employees, students, or organization (here). 


Past Events

2014
Traditional Games Certification Clinic in Ulm, MT on April 25-27, 2014 for Montana State Parks employees at First Nations Buffalo Jump. All levels

2013
Traditional Games Certification Clinics in Browning, MT at the Blackfeet Stampede Grounds in October 2014. All levels

First International Native Games Conference at the Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, MT in June 2013.

2012
Traditional Games Certification Clinic in East Glacier Park, MT on June 18-20, 2012. 

Tribal Horse Culture Clinic in Browning, Montana at the Blackfeet Stampede Grounds on June 25-27, 2012.  Sponsored by ITGS. Level 1 & II. 

Lodge Pole Gallery, 3 miles east of Browning, Montana on July 11, 2012, 1-5pm. Tourist demonstration of "Dog Day" traditional Native games.

University of Montana, Missoula, MT
east of Browning, Montana: July 7, 2012, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm of "Dog Day" traditional Native games for high school youth of the Upward Bound college program.

2011
Tribal Horse Culture Clinic in Calgary, AB, Canada on January 17-19, 2011.
Sponsored by Aboriginal Friendship Center of Calgary. Level I only.

“Best Practices Conference”  for Montana's Indian Education Department in Helena, MT at the Best Western Great Northern Conference Center on February 7-8, 2011.

Traditional Games Certification Clinics in Ulm, MT on March 26-27, 2011 for First Nations Buffalo Jump. Level I only. 

Tribal Horse Culture Clinic in Calgary, AB, Canada on May 12-14, 2011. Sponsored by Aboriginal Friendship Center of Calgary. Level I & II. 

Tribal Horse Culture Clinic in Browning, MT, on June 15-17, 2011. Sponsored by ITGS. Level I & II. 

Traditional Games Certification Clinic at the Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier Park, MT on June 20-22, 2011. Sponsored by ITGS. Levels I, II, and III.  

First International Conference on Traditional Games in Pablo, Montana at Salish Kootenai College Campus. Rescheduled to 2012.  

Traditional Games Certification Clinics
 at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, MT on October 20-22, 2011. Level I & II training for college students and teachers. 

2010
Traditional Games Certification Clinic in Kalispell, MT on October 21-22, 2010. Sponsored by Missoula County Public Schools. Level I and II. 

Traditional Games Certification Clinic in Pablo, MT on November 11-12, 2010. Sponsored by Salish Kootenai College. Level I and II. 

Traditional Games Certification Clinic in Regina, SK, Canada on September 13-15, 2010. Sponsored by U Sask/Regina. Level I only. 

Traditional Games Certification Clinic in East Glacier Park, MT on June 22-24, 2010. Levels I and II.

"Traditional Games Camp - For Families "  at the Chewing Black Bones Campground on Lower St. Mary's Lake, Blackfeet Reservation, MT on July 29-31 2010

Traditional Games Certification Clinic in 
Havre, MT on August 2-4, 2010. Sponsored by Havre Public Schools. 

Traditional Games Certification Clinic 
in 
Missoula, MT on August 9-10, 2010. Sponsored by Missoula County Public Schools. Level I only. 

Traditional Games Certification Clinic 
in Billings, MT on August 17-19, 2010. Available exclusively for Billings Public School System employees with preference given to certified HPE teachers. Level I only

Montana Tourism Conference - Traditional Games Demo in 
Kalispell, MT at the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center on April 7, 2010, 6-7 pm. FREE & open to the public.

Traditional Games Certification Clinic in 
Wolfpoint, MT on June  7-9, 2010. Reserved for employees of Wolf Point School district and Wolf Point community to a maximum of 40  participants. Sponsored by Wolf Point Indian Education   Kalispell Committee (WPIEC)/JOM

Traditional Games Certification Clinic - TREATY 8  Schools in 
Wabasca, AB, Canada, on March 22-24, 2010. Level I only.

Traditional Games Instructor Certification Clinic in Stony Plain, AB, Canada on March 25-27, 2010. Sponsored by Mother Earth's Children's Charter School. Levels I & II.

2009
Traditional Games Instructor Certification Clinic
in Bozeman, MT on October 15-16, 2009. Levels 1 & II.

Traditional Games Instructor Certification Clinic in Browning, MT on October 14-16, 2009. Sponsored by Carol M. White for employees of Browning Public Schools & BPS Indian Education Dept. Levels I & II. 

Traditional Games Instructor Certification Clinic in Stony Plain, AB, Canada on September 17-19, 2009. Sponsored by Mother Earth's Children's Charter School. Levels I only.

Traditional Games Certification Clinic in East Glacier Park, MT on June, 10-12, 2009. Traditional Native Games education program. 

"Traditional Games Camp - For Families" at the Chewing Black Bones Campground on Lower St. Mary's Lake, Blackfeet Reservation, MT on July 16-19, 2009. 

Traditional Games Certification Clinic in Helena, MT at the Helena Indian Alliance on April 3-5, 2009. 

 
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