February Discovering Our Story TV

Our February 2015 guest was Rochelle Kulei Nielsen (Shoshone), who is joining Wisdom to coordinate the 10th anniversary year of Northwest Indian Storytellers Association (NISA) Storytelling Festival and Emerging Storytellers Workshops in 2015.

Rochelle, who has served in the Native community for the past 15 years, worked as the Native American Education Coordinator for ten years in the Vancouver, Evergreen, and Battleground School Districts, taught at PSU in the Native Studies program teaching Native American Contemporary Art, currently teaches at Portland Community College in the Art Department, and served numerous organizations in the Portland area.

Discovering Yidong Xinag

Paid Environmental Training Opportunity
for Native American Youth, May – August 2015

Wisdom of the Elders is inviting Native American college-age students in the Portland area to serve as peer mentors for Discovering Yidong Xinag*. This Native American youth leadership initiative is designed to engage Native youth in environmental and climate studies through service learning by serving as peer mentors to middle school youth. They will have opportunities to learn about their local ecosystem, explore higher education in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) fields, and pursue STEAM career pathways. They will also learn how to produce a short video about a local environmental/climate issue.

(*means “The Old Wisdom” in the Athabascan language)

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Wisdom of the Elders

News & Invitations from Wisdom of the Elders – Wednesday February 25, 2015

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Discovering Our Story TV Anniversary:
We are inviting the public to join us at 12:30pm on Sunday, April 5, 2015 as we prepare for our fifth anniversary of Discovering Our Story Television Program, broadcast live from the studios of Portland Community Media (2766 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd).
A few tickets are available for guests to join us at PCM in Studio A. Visit dostv.bpt.me to reserve your seat in our studio audience. Our audience can also watch the program at 1PM on Comcast Channel 11. Rebroadcasts are on Tuesday April 7th at 10PM on Comcast Channel 22, and Friday April 10th at 9AM on Comcast Channel 23.

January Discovering Our Story TV

Our January 2015 guest was Linda Nilsen-Solares, MPA. Linda serves as Executive Director for Project Access NOW, which connects low-income, uninsured people to donated care across the Portland metropolitan area.

Linda has had diverse experience in the world of health care, starting with public health community organizing in Central America with a non governmental organization called Outreach International. After moving to the Portland area in 1993, she spent 12 years working for Washington County, most of that time in the Department of Health and Human Services, where she worked as a Health Educator and Program Manager for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening program.