WHAT WE DO

Instructor Certification

 

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.    More....

LESSON PLANS / BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Cajete, Greg. Spirit of the Game: Indigenous Wellsprings. Milwaukee: Kivaki Press, 2005.

 

Stewart Culin, Games of the North American Indians, Dover Publications

 

Indian Ed for All, Traditional Games Unit. Montana Office of Public Instruction

 

Workshops/Education

ITGS instructors have carried our mission to summer youth camps, local  and national events, and to workshops and presentations where participants, young and old, from varied jobs, religions, and
languages, learned lessons of interconnectedness with all beings and nature through play.

 

Contact us to send requests for presenters.

Special Events

 

Special games events resemble the best of community. They live in relationship to each other over great distances, in different cultures, and different languages. Events have formed a social ecology around our mission because they create passionate about the healing practices of play, the profound lessons for responsibility to others, and the values of interdependent relationships embedded in the games.
ITGS trainers can host special events for your organization.

 

Contact us to send requests for presenters.

Horse Culture

 

One of the greatest sources of pride is our rich traditions connected with the horse. Not only have Native youth been distanced from language and ceremony, many no longer have a relationship with a horse. Unless our children learn about the history, culture, and language that shaped their people, they will never really know themselves or their potential as “real people.” The spirit of the horse culture is taught in our horse clinics.

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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

SUPPORT OUR VISION

ITGS is a 501c3. All contributions are tax deductible.

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