Events

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

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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…

10th NISA Festival Photos

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Thursday October 15th An Evening of Tribal Storytelling to Honor NIEA – First Unitarian Church of Portland Friday October 16th Presented by ASPCC Native Nations Club Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, Moriarty Arts & Humanities Building Saturday October 17th Presented by Portland Art Museum, Native American Art Council – Mark Building, Fields Ballroom

Native American Storytelling Gathering
Friday November 20th, 7:00 – 9:30pm
Zenger Farm Urban Grange, 11741 SE Foster Rd
Portland, OR 97266

Stories have been an important aspect of Native American Alaskan Native culture for thousands of years, and continue to enliven and enrich the lives of Native people of all ages and ethnicities. Wisdom of the Elders, Inc., the Northwest Indian Storytellers Association, Zenger Farm and East Portland Action Plan are teaming up to hold a…

2014 Ninth Annual NISA Storytelling Festival & Emerging Storyteller Workshops

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The Northwest Indian Storytellers Association (NISA) 2014 NW Indian Storytelling Festival and Emerging Traditional Storytellers Workshops celebrated the ninth season of traditional storytelling in the Pacific Northwest. With friends and relatives joining us from around the region, generations gathered to listen to and learn from one another, the craft of traditional storytelling woven into each…

An Evening with Wisdom of the Elders Providence Health & Services Presents: The Third Annual An Evening with Wisdom of the Elders Includes a salmon dinner, cultural arts presentations, and silent auction Friday, June 20, 2014

An Evening of Love and Laughter with Peter Yarrow

Wisdom is pleased and honored to announce a benefit concert with Peter Yarrow of the beloved folk trio from the ’60’s “Peter, Paul & Mary.” For over 50 years Peter has dedicated his life to social justice issues, peace activism, educational initiatives and a better world. On February 14th 2014, Peter will lead us through…

Celebrate 20 years with Wisdom!

Join us at Wisdom’s 20 Year Anniversary Celebration. The evening will include music from Cedar Rose featuring Nico Wind and Karen Kitchen, an account of Wisdom’s history, storytelling, and a keynote address. A raffle and welcoming of new Friends of Wisdom will be held to help cover event expenses. Please contact Lisa Lakes at [email protected]

NISA Eighth Annual Storytelling Festival

8th Annual NISA Festival

The Northwest Indian Storytelling Association’s (NISA) 2013 Festival and Emerging Tribal Storytellers Workshops celebrated our eighth season of tribal storytelling in the Pacific Northwest. With friends and relatives joining us from all over the region, generations came together to listen to and learn from one another, the craft of traditional storytelling woven into each day.