Become a "traditional games" certified instructor! 

Individuals wishing to teach traditional games must complete our certification process. There are three levels of certification, each requiring the previous level completion. After all three are completed, participants may teach traditional games as part of Montana's "Indian Education for All" curriculum for Grades K-12. 


Certification for teaching traditional Native games include:


  •  The recommended procedures for recovering and restoring traditional games, including learning about each game's cultural significance and making the handcrafted game pieces to each game

  • Connections with advisors, teachers, and coaches who use the games as tools to educate modern youth and adults

  • Certification and permission to teach the many tribal games that have come into the traditional games' blanket with permission for all people to play

  • Knowledge that will enhance goals for: healthy lifestyles, family fun and humor, increased connections with values of the past, developing social skills, and building spiritual connections                                                      



Aug 12, 2019

Level 1 trainings

Fall 2019 Trainings

Level 1 trainings coming this fall to:

Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park. Oct 18-19, 2019

Spirit of Women meetings for teen girls and their mentors

Great Falls, MT @ GFC-MSU Room G45/46

Wednesdays 5-7pm in October

Check back often for updates!

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If you have questions, please contact DeeAnna Leader at (406)360-1936

Paying by check? Click on Download printable registration form. Complete and mail with your check to address on registration form.

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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



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