Browning High School students observe the proposed drill site at Hall Creek in the Badger-Two Medicine, an area of the Helena National Forest sacred to the Blackfeet Nation. The Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance, a leading advocate for protecting this wildlife-rich area from development, will lead a hike to the drill site during its annual Fall Gathering, Sept. 23–25. This annual weekend celebration features educational presentations, live music, meals and a benefit auction. Photo courtesy of Peter Metcalf

The 13th annual fall gathering of the Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance will take place the weekend of Sept. 23–25 in East Glacier Park.

The weekend celebration of the Badger-Two Medicine area and fundraiser for the Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance features inspiring presentations from award-winning journalist Hal Herring about America’s changing relationship to public lands; former Blackfeet Tribal Council member Terry Tatsey about passing on cultural traditions to the next generation; and road ecologist Liz Fairbank about helping wildlife safely cross Montana’s highways and railways.

Enjoy live music from the John Floridis Trio plus volunteer-led hikes into the Badger-Two Medicine and Glacier National Park, cultural games walk, a special award ceremony, hearty meals and a whole lot more.

The event includes a live and silent auction Saturday evening to benefit Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance’s work to protect and steward the land, water, and wildlife of the Badger-Two Medicine and surrounding areas.

“The fall gathering is such an incredibly fun weekend of celebration, learning and exploring the ecologically and culturally-important Badger-Two Medicine,” said Gina Rink, president of the Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance. “Whether it’s your first time gathering or your 13th, it’s a great way to make new friends, re-connect with old ones and raise some money to help protect this special place.”

The event is open to anyone. Registration is required as space is limited.

Tickets to the fall gathering are $50 for adults, $35 for youth and students. Admission includes lunch and dinner Saturday, two alcoholic drink tickets (additional drinks available for purchase) and additional refreshments throughout the weekend.

For more information, a complete event schedule or to purchase tickets, visit For questions, email Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance at or call 406-531 – 5098.

The Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance is a grassroots community committed to protecting the wild and cultural Badger-Two Medicine and the adjacent lands, clean water, and wildlife in Montana’s northeastern Crown of the Continent. Since 1984, the Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance has inspired everyday people to protect the wild beauty and irreplaceable cultural resources of this region through community-based conservation, science, and advocacy. Learn more at

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