It has been an action-packed and fulfilling year at Wisdom of the Elders, Inc, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our board, staff, partners and other friends and colleagues. As a Wopila, or thank you, we’re looking back at 2015 at Wisdom in review and sharing our reflections and photos of special events with you!
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The Wisdom team is excited to announce that we are in the process of hiring a new Deputy Director for our organization. This new team member will partner with our executive director and play a vital role in establishing plans for Wisdom’s future, as well as maintaining positive relations with all of our current partners and projects.
As an organization founded on principals that promote the wellbeing of the earth and all people who inhabit it, Wisdom is dedicated to finding the right person to fill this position who will uphold our ideals and align properly with our values as a part of the Indigenous non-profit community.
For more information about our on-going search, or information about requirements and how to apply for the position yourself, please email Rose High Bear at [email protected].
Wisdom of the Elders has launched our “Star-Storming” crowdfunding campaign. We have a wonderful opportunity to document treasured Native American elders from the Oregon Coast for our Climate and Native Wisdom documentary film series.
The Climate and Native Wisdom documentary film series allows you to see and hear the changing world of nature from the astute observations of our elders whose ancestors have watched over this land for thousands of years.
The Climate and Native Wisdom documentary film series also shares the beauty of tribal traditions – music, dance, storytelling and traditional arts. We are all beginning to witness climate issues in our communities and many people are seeking input from Native elders and their astute observations of the world of nature.
We seek networking support from you, our community, to raise $40,000 which matches our National Endowment for the Arts grant. The campaign launched at Wisdom’s office just east of Kelly Butte in SE Portland on Tuesday, November 24th. We screened both of the Alaskan Climate and Native Wisdom documentary films at this event, engaged in discussions about the project, served delicious food, and gave out some gifts to our supporters. For more information, visit the Generosity by Indiegogo campaign page (Click Here), email [email protected] or callNico Wind at (503) 775-4014.