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By Moosetrack Megan


WEST GLACIER, MONT –Glacier National Park is pleased to announce the Native America Speaks schedule for the 2016 season.Now in its 32nd season, the Native America Speaks program provides park visitors the opportunity to hear from members of the Blackfeet, Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d’Oreille Tribes as they share their knowledge of the language, history, and culture of Native America with park visitors throughout the summer. The Native America Speaks program is one of the highlights of the growing partnership between the National Park Service, the Glacier National Park Conservancy, and Native American tribes.

Presentations are offered throughout the park almost daily through September 9. All programs are free except for Blackfeet Singers and Dancers performances held on Wednesday evenings at the St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium. Tickets go on sale the morning of the performance at the St. Mary Visitor Center Bookstore ($5 for adults and free for children 12 and under). Tickets are also available at the door (cash only) prior to the beginning of the show, however, seating is limited. Proceeds help the Glacier National Park Conservancy’s generous support of the Native America Speaks program.

The Blackfeet Singers and Dancers, led by Joe McKay and Ray Croff, will provide insight into contemporary and traditional Native American history and culture through narration and fancy, jingle, traditional, and grass dance demonstrations. Jack Gladstone, a Native “PoetSinger” and lecturer from the Blackfeet Indian Nation of Montana, uses a blend of song and narrative to guide visitors through tribal stories, animal legends, and character portraits of Native American heritage. The program also features presentations by Darnell Rides At The Door, RobertHall, Ernie Heavy Runner, and Kenneth Eagle Speaker.

All Native American interpretive programs offered at Glacier National Park are made possible through donations from the Glacier National Park Conservancy. For more information about the Native America Speaks program, including a schedule of events, please visit http://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/nas.htm.

Photo Credit: Connor Welles

Photo Caption: The Native America Speaks program provides park visitors the opportunity to hear from members of the Blackfeet, Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d’Oreille Tribes as they share their knowledge of the language, history, and culture of Native America with park visitors throughout the summer.

Native America Speaks Program Schedule, 2016

Date

Time

Program

Speaker

Location

July 1Fri. 8:30 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium
July 2Sat. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Ernie Heavy Runner Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
July 3Sun. 8:00 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium
July 4Mon. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Robert Hall Apgar Campground Amphitheater
July 5Tues. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Jack Gladstone Many Glacier CG Amphitheater
July 5Tues. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Alyx Ladd Rising Sun Campground Amphitheater
July 6Wed. 7:00 pm *Blackfeet Singers and Dancers Blackfeet Singers and Dancers St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium
July 6Wed. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Ernie Heavy Runner Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
July 7Thurs. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Jack Gladstone Rising Sun Campground Amphitheater
July 8Fri. 8:30 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium
July 9Sat. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Darnell Rides at the Door Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
July 10Sun. 8:00 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium
July 11Mon. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Ernie Heavy Runner Apgar Campground Amphitheater
July 12Tues. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Darnell Rides at the Door Many Glacier CG Amphitheater
July 12Tues. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Alyx Ladd Rising Sun Campground Amphitheater
July 13Wed. 7:00 pm *Blackfeet Singers and Dancers Blackfeet Singers and Dancers St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium
July 13Wed. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Blackfoot Children Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
July 14Thurs. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Jack Gladstone Rising Sun Campground Amphitheater
July 15Fri. 8:30 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium
July 16Sat. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Robert Hall Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
July 17Sun. 8:00 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium
July 18Mon. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Ernie Heavy Runner Apgar Campground Amphitheater
July 19Tues. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Robert Hall Many Glacier CG Amphitheater
July 19Tues. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Alyx Ladd Rising Sun Campground Amphitheater
July 20Wed. 7:00 pm *Blackfeet Singers and Dancers Blackfeet Singers and Dancers St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium
July 20Wed. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Jack Gladstone Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
July 21Thurs. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Jack Gladstone Rising Sun Campground Amphitheater
July 22Fri. 8:30 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium
July 23Sat. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Ernie Heavy Runner Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
July 24Sun. 8:00 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium
July 25Mon. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Ernie Heavy Runner Apgar Campground Amphitheater
July 26Tues. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Blackfoot Children Many Glacier CG Amphitheater
July 26Tues. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Alyx Ladd Rising Sun Campground Amphitheater
July 27Wed. 7:00 pm *Blackfeet Singers and Dancers Blackfeet Singers and Dancers St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium
July 27 Wed. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Jack Gladstone Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
July 28Thurs. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Jack Gladstone Rising Sun Campground Amphitheater
July 29Fri. 8:30 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium
July 30Sat. 8:00 pm Native America Speaks Darnell Rides at the Door Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
July 31Sun. 8:00 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium
Aug. 1Mon. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Robert Hall Apgar Campground Amphitheater
Aug. 2Tues. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Darnell Rides at the Door Many Glacier CG Amphitheater
Aug. 2Tues. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Alyx Ladd Rising Sun Campground Amphitheater
Aug. 3Wed. 7:00 pm *Blackfeet Singers and Dancers Blackfeet Singers and Dancers St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium
Aug. 3Wed. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Ernie Heavy Runner Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
Aug. 4Thur. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Blackfoot Children Rising Sun Campground Amphitheater
Aug. 5Fri. 8:30 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium
Aug. 6Sat. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Kenneth Eagle Speaker Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
Aug. 7Sun. 8:00 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium
Aug. 8Mon. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Darnell Rides at the Door Apgar Campground Amphitheater
Aug. 9Tues. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Kenneth Eagle Speaker Many Glacier CG Amphitheater
Aug. 9Tues. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Alyx Ladd Rising Sun Campground Amphitheater
Aug. 10Wed. 7:00 pm *Blackfeet Singers and Dancers Blackfeet Singers and Dancers St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium
Aug. 10Wed. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Blackfoot Children Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
Aug. 11Thurs. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Jack Gladstone Rising Sun Campground Amphitheater
Aug. 12Fri. 8:30 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium
Aug. 13Sat. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Robert Hall Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
Aug. 14Sun. 8:00 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium
Aug. 15Mon. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Ernie Heavy Runner Apgar Campground Amphitheater
Aug. 16Tues. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Jack Gladstone Many Glacier CG Amphitheater
Aug. 17Wed. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Darnell Rides at the Door Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
Aug. 18Thurs. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Jack Gladstone Rising Sun Campground Amphitheater
Aug. 19Fri. 8:30 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium
Aug. 20Sat. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Kenneth Eagle Speaker Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
Aug. 21Sun. 8:00 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium
Aug. 22Mon. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Ernie Heavy Runner Apgar Campground Amphitheater
Aug. 23Tues. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Robert Hall Many Glacier CG Amphitheater
Aug. 24Wed. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Kenneth Eagle Speaker Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
Aug. 25Thurs. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Ernie Heavy Runner Rising Sun Campground Amphitheater
Aug. 27Sat. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Darnell Rides at the Door Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
Aug. 29Mon. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Darnell Rides at the Door Apgar Campground Amphitheater
Aug. 30Tues. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Kenneth Eagle Speaker Many Glacier CG Amphitheater
Aug. 31Wed. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Robert Hall Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
Sept. 1Thurs. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Robert Hall Rising Sun Campground Amphitheater
Sept. 2Fri. 8:30 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium
Sept. 3Sat. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Ernie Heavy Runner Two Medicine CG Amphitheater
Sept. 4Sun. 8:00 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone St. Mary Visitor Center Auditorium
Sept. 5Mon. 7:30 pm Native America Speaks Kenneth Eagle Speaker Apgar Campground Amphitheater
Sept. 9Fri. 8:30 pm Triple Divide:Heritage and Legacy Jack Gladstone Lake McDonald Lodge Auditorium

*A fee is charged for programs marked with an asterisk.