STAFF AND BOARD

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Art Westwolf

President

(Blackfeet)  Art has been involved in the teaching profession for 34 years. With degrees in Blackfeet Elementary and Blackfeet Bilingual plus a Class 7 Endorsement for native languages certified by the State of Montana, Arthur worked for Vina Chattin School and Nizipuhwahsin Blackfeet Immersion Schools before taking his current position teaching Blackfoot language and cultural activities at Browning Elementary School. He has additionally taught many successful Blackfeet traditional drum groups, performing all over the state of Montana and the United States. He is the proud father of 12 children and lives with his wife, Valerie, near Browning, MT.

Dana Kingfisher

Treasurer

Dana Croff Kingfisher, is an enrolled member of the Gros Ventre Tribe and Descendant of the Blackfeet Nation, where she was born and raised through a Pikunii akii (Blackeet Woman) lense. She has been living with her family for the past 20 years in Missoula. Dana has been working for the Missoula Urban Indian Health Center for 14 years. She is very honored to have had the opportunity to support and empower the Missoula Urban Indian community through culturally relevant programming.  "I first came to know ITGS, through a Level I Instructors training at the East Glacier Park Lodge. I enjoyed it so much and was inspired to bring the games and their teachings to Missoula!" Her experience with making and teaching traditional games into her community, inspires her to be a part of the International Traditional Games Society Board of Directors.

Benita Plainfeather

Board Member

(Assininboine) Bonita has been on the ITGS Board since 2006, when the traditional games summer camp was moved to the Fort Belknap Reservation. There, she has been involved in traditional game activities connected with the Diabetes Program, Social Services, and other tribal agency events. She is an essential part of the history of this organization and a very valuable asset to its future.

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STAFF

Kati Antonich

Executive Director

Kati is a descendant of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of MT. She is a registered nurse with acute care experience. She also worked as an American Indian Commercial Tobacco Prevention Specialist for 6.5 years. She enjoys working with youth, especially when she can play Native Games with them! Kati loves her family, her horses, and the outdoors.

DeeAnna Brady-Leader

Advisor/Grant Writer

DeeAnna has been involved with the research and recovery of the traditional games since 1991. When working as an assistant principal at Browning Middle School, she and others brought back 20 games from written and oral history, and were played by Blackfeet youth. DeeAnna’s experience as a school administrator in Indian Education has been beneficial to "Indian Education for All" programs throughout Montana.

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CONTACT US

 

International Traditional Games Society

625 Central Avenue West, Suite 107

Great Falls, MT 59404

Mailing Address:

PO Box 535

Great Falls, MT 59403

Great Falls Office: 406-952-0150

email: games@traditionalnativegames.org

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