2014 Fourth Annual Wisdom of the Elderberry Harvest Celebration

2014-Harvest-CelebrationJoin us in September for Wisdom of the Elders 4th Annual Wisdom of the Elderberry Syrup Harvest Celebration at Wisdom Gardens.
The harvest celebration will focus on Wisdom’s elderberry plants and the elderberry’s healing properties to support a healthy immune system against winter’s cold and flu season. This will also be an open house for the community to learn more about Wisdom of the Elders and Wisdom Gardens.

9th Annual Northwest Indian Storytelling Festival

Harvest Moon (Quinault) presenting at the 8th Annual NISA Festival - photo credit Treothe Bullock

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

On September’s Discovering Our Story TV

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Our featured guest is Paul Lumley (Yakama), Executive Director of Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC).

Sunday September 7th, at 1:00 pm Discovering Our Story Television Program aired LIVE on Comcast Ch. 11 in the Portland Metro Area.

The program will air again on Tuesday, September 9th at 10 PM, on Portland Comcast Channel 22, and again on Friday, September 12th at 9 AM, on Portland Comcast Channel 23.

Mr. Lumley has a wide-ranging background on issues that directly impact American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. He has worked directly with tribal governments, tribal consortia, virtually all federal agencies impacting Indian Country, and Native American national and regional organizations throughout his professional career.

- Learn more about Paul at: http://www.critfc.org/staff/paul-lumley/

- View his bio at: http://www.critfc.org/paul-lumley/

2014 Ninth Annual NISA Storytelling Festival & Emerging Storyteller Workshops

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

The 2014 NISA Workshops and Festival are scheduled for October 9-13, 2014. Traditional drumming and singing, with opening prayer and commentary by treasured native elders are integral to the events.

Sign up here to become a member of NISA, and learn how you can join us at this year’s NISA Storytelling Festival and Emerging Tribal Storytellers Workshop. The Northwest Indian Storytellers Association (NISA) was formed in 2005 to encourage, preserve and strengthen traditional storytelling among tribes in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and to share tribal oral cultural arts with our entire regional community.