JOIN US for the 11th Annual Story Telling Gathering & Traditional First Foods Symposium


Two special Pacific Northwest Tribal Storytelling events are being held in Portland on Friday afternoon and evening, February 17, 2017 at Portland Community College Cascade Campus.


Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. and the Northwest Indian Storytellers Association will hold two cultural events Friday, February 17, 2017 at Portland Community College Cascade’s Moriarty Auditorium (705 North Killingsworth, Portland,  OR 97217).

Tribal storytellers and song carriers have always acknowledged the link between their stories and songs to traditional First Foods and other Native species, and are increasingly communicating the critical importance of restoring Pacific Northwest ecosystems to support declining species.

Guest Speakers

Both events integrate Native American cultural arts with traditional ecological knowledge and other STEAM* elements integral to indigenous science and raise awareness of the intersection of Native American cultural arts with subsistence practices in a changing climate. (*STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, ARTS, and mathematics)

Events are funded by National Endowment for the Arts. Sponsors include the Northwest Indian Storytellers Association, Portland Community College’s Native Nations Club and Multicultural Program, and Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. Special thanks to Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha S’Klallam) for the poster art; and Wieden + Kennedy’s Paul Levy, Senior Designer and Dez Ramirez for the poster design