Announcements

News from Wisdom of the Elders

Monday April 11, 2016 CELEBRATION WELCOMING DOROTHY AGUILERA-BLACK BEAR TO WISDOM Portland’s Native American community along with our colleagues, partners, funders and the general public are invited to a special celebration welcoming our new deputy director to Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. The celebration will be held on Monday, May 16 at 5:30 pm at…

News & Invitations from Wisdom of the Elders

Wednesday February 17, 2016 Thank you to our Multimedia Production Interns! Bennington College students Cody Walker and Owen Gerber-Hatem have been serving as interns at Wisdom for their Field Work Term Project assignment this winter. They have been assisting in the development of video clips for Wisdom Workforce Development training program. Producing a set of 6…

Wisdom’s 2015 Year in Review

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…

Wisdom’s “Star-Storming” Crowdfunding Campaign has launched!

Minto youth

Click Here to support Climate and Native Wisdom Documentary Film and Radio Series! 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…

March Discovering Our Story TV

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…

Meet Wisdom’s Native Peer Mentors In April, Wisdom of the Elders recruited four Native American youth to serve as peer mentors for Discovering Yidong Xinag (The Old Wisdom in the Athabascan language), formerly known as The Wisdom Project. This Native American youth leadership initiative is designed to engage Native youth in environmental and climate studies…

Northwest Indian Storytellers Association Annual Retreat Wisdom held its annual Northwest Indian Storytelling Association Retreat the weekend of May 16-18 outside of Olympia, Washington. Five elder tribal storytellers and 18 emerging tellers joined us this year at a beautiful equestrian center in Olympia in a majestic old home just a few minutes from I-5. But…

Survivance – A Social Impact Game

Survivance Framework

Survivance is a game for Indigenous health and wellness that asks us to listen to, reflect on, and create stories in any medium that inspires us. By listening to the stories of our elders and reflecting, we are inspired to create acts of survivance — Indigenous self-expression in any medium that tells a story about our…