Tappin the Earths Backbone
Jack Wallace Gladstone Jack Gladstone is a Native 'PoetSinger' and lecturer from the Blackfeet Indian Nation of Montana. Regarded as a cultural bridge builder, he delivers programs nationally on American Indian mythology and history. In a career spanning two decades, Jack has produced a dozen critically acclaimed CD's. In 1985, Jack co-founded 'Native America Speaks', an award-winning lecture series for Glacier National Park. A former college instructor, Jack has been featured on both the Travel Channel and in USA Today magazine. Honored as a "modern day warrior and bridge builder", he holds a Human Rights Award for Outstanding Community Service from Montana State University. Since 1997, Jack Gladstone has collaborated with Lloyd Maines, Grammy winning producer of the Dixie Chicks. He was also a key tribal voice providing alternate perspectives of the Lewis and Clark expedition during the recent bicentennial commemoration. Jack recently narrated the Telly award winning Lewis and Clark film Confluence of Time and Courage. In 2008, 2007 and 2006, Gladstone headlined programs at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indians in Washington D.C. In the fall and winter of 2008, Jack will be Montana's spokesperson for the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree, which will be cut in Montana. As the tree makes it's way across the country, Jack will be there to sing his songs and deliver a resounding message from the "Heart of Montana"