Radio Production Team

Executive Producer Rose High Bear

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Rose High Bear (Deg Hit’an Dine or Alaskan Athabaskan), Executive Producer of the national public radio program series, Wisdom of the Elders, has developed the concepts for the project and its six features. She has raised funds for the current Native American cultural magazine radio series, recorded most of the archival audio material, and expanded Wisdom…

Arlie Neskahi

Arlie Neskahi

Wisdom of the Elders host Arlie Neskahi (Diné Nation) is an award-winning composer, musician and recording artist. Neskahi is also widely known for storytelling and his knowledge of traditional Native American culture, music and spirituality. Neskahi is a teacher of traditional style musical traditions as well as multicultural educator and trainer at universities and colleges and…

Brian Bull

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Producer Brian Bull (Nez Perce), has been involved in public radio for nearly 20 years. He’s worked with public radio stations in Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and now 90.3 WCPN ideastream in Cleveland, Ohio. Bull has completed freelance work for PBS, Minnesota Public Radio, NPR’s Cultural Desk, and Morning Edition. Bull’s reporting has earned him numerous honors, including…

Judy Bluehorse Skelton

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Educator and herbalist, Judy BlueHorse Skelton (Nez Perce/Cherokee), shares her knowledge of plants and their role in community healing at conferences, institutions and tribal gatherings.  For 15 years she was the Cultural Student Support Specialist with Portland Public Schools Indian Education program, creating curriculum and leading cultural activities focusing on the traditional and contemporary uses of…

Nico Wind

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Nico Wind (Assiniboine/Ojibwa) has been with Wisdom of the Elders since 2002. Nico helped develop the radio program, Wisdom of the Elders Radio Program by co-producing the radio segment Tribal Rhythms. She wrote, performed and produced the theme song for the radio series; provided the vocables to the “Water Loon song” intro to Discovering Our Story…