PABLO — As school districts across the state of Montana look for ways to share Native American history and culture with their students, one thing’s for sure — Native games will be part of the solution and the Flathead Reservation is ahead of the curve. During the MEA/AFT Teacher Convention days Oct. 20-22, the Salish Kootenai College Education Department hosted International Traditional Games Level I, II and III training and certification. World-renowned instructors from the International Traditional Games Society conducted the training, which was open to people, six years or older.
“Last year, the course was mainly employees, SKC staff and students,” event organizer Amy Burland, an instructor in the SKC Education Department, said. “This year, the organization brought together teachers from Billings and Alberta, Canada, plus teachers from all across this reservation.”