March 2015, Terri Crawford Hansen (Winnebago).
Terri Hansen is a Portland, OR based science journalist with a focus on North American tribal nations, and global Indigenous communities. An enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Terri is a correspondent for Indian Country Today Media Network (ICTMN), and contributes to High Country News, Earth Island Journal, a Scientific American blog, and other news publications. Terri also maintains an online public service news project titled Mother Earth Journal.
April 2015, Ciarra Greene (Nez Perce). Wisdom Workforce Coordinator and master’s student in STEM Education at Portland State University, Ciarra has a degree in Chemistry from Northern Arizona University and is strengthening Wisdom’s habitat restoration work on public lands. Ciarra discussed her career and recent work at Wisdom.
Wisdom is forming a Native Climate Council and seeking recommendations of Native individuals willing to serve on this council. It will be formed during the spring and summer months of 2015 in order to consult on the issues being experienced in our local Native communities and to recommend individuals to be recorded and featured on the climate documentary films and radio programs.
Wisdom is excited to announce that we have received funding from National Endowment for the Arts to produce two more climate documentary films and two American Indian radio programs. We will feature environmental and climate issues from the perspective of Portland’s Native American community and Oregon coastal tribes. Additional funding must be raised before we can start production and we are currently planning a crowdfunding campaign.