My name is Calvin P. Gone III. I am a proud Gros Ventre/UMÓⁿHOⁿ man who happened to be blessed to grow on the Fort Belknap Reservation, Harlem, Montana. I was filled with pride as I entered the sacred circle at an early age as a grass dancer and later a traditional dancer. I then began to sing traditional powwow songs with my father, Calvin Jr., head singer for the Hays Singers. The Hays Singers were the very first drum located on the Fort Belknap Reservation; I am currently the fourth generation head singer of the Hays Singers, drum keeper and the third Calvin P. Gone to inherit being the lead singer. I was given my feathers by my grandfather Corbet Tyndall, WWII Navy vet at the UMÓⁿHOⁿ Harvest Celebration, Macy, Nebraska.
I grew up at Fort Belknap Reservation with my parents Calvin P. Gone, Jr. (Gros Ventre) and Gloria Grant Gone (UMÓⁿHOⁿ), who have been married for 46 years. I have three siblings: Jeremey P. Gone, Patrick R. (Gone) Returns To War, Sr. and Erica S. Gone Montes. I have two daughters, Jacklyn Frances Gone and Olivia Joyce Gone. I would like to mention that I have asked to be a spokesperson and have provided presentations on the topic of Recovering from Alcohol and Drug and the struggles on the Red Road.