2016 Native America Speaks Program Schedule

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Date: July 1, 2016
Contact: Margie Steigerwald, 406-888-5838
Contact: Tim Rains, 406-888-7895

Glacier National Park Media Release

July 1, 2016

Margie Steigerwald 406-888-5838

Tim Rains 406-888-7895

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Opportunities to learn about Native American language, history, and culture

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 https://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.

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