Tag Archive for Biography

William Ward

William Ward serves as Recording Engineer on location for Wisdom of the Elders. He has worked at Oregon Public Broadcasting for twelve years in various capacities, including Director, Assistant Director, Audio Engineer, Camera Operator and Key Grip. Ward’s honors include a regional Emmy for his contributions to sound and additional videography on Rose City Remembered,…

Anne Morin

Writer Anne Morin is responsible for researching and writing the popular Tribal Rhythms feature on Wisdom of the Elders. Educated in Virginia, Oregon and Montana, Morin’s life has been primarily focused in the field of learning. She has taught at Adams High School in Portland, Oregon, Portland State University and Hays/Lodge Pole High School at…

Judy Trejo

The late song-carrier and storyteller Judy Trejo, from the Summit Lake Paiute tribe of Nevada, has sung traditional songs since infancy. Trejo was a member of the Native American Church, and was a retired school teacher. She had a Master’s in Counseling, and has taught the Paiute language at the college level. She has published a book…

Mary Louise Defender Wilson

The black dog often found at Mary Louise Defender Wilson’s side is her Hokshina. That’s the dog’s name, and also the word for dog in Defender’s Dakotah language. Hokshina chases cows in the gumbo hills of North Dakota and makes Defender laugh.Gumbo hills is a term for the rugged low hills of southwestern North Dakota.…

N. Scott Momaday

N. Scott Momaday’s baritone voice booms from any stage. The listener, whether at the United Nations in New York City or next to the radio at home, is transported through time, known as ‘kairos”and space to Oklahoma near Carnegie, to the “sacred, red earth” of Momaday’s tribe. Born Feb. 27, 1934, Momaday’s most famous book…

Mary Louise Defender Wilson

The black dog often found at Mary Louise Defender Wilson’s side is her Hokshina. That’s the dog’s name, and also the word for dog in Defender’s Dakotah language. Hokshina chases cows in the gumbo hills of North Dakota and makes Defender laugh. Gumbo hills is a term for the rugged low hills of southwestern North…