The Wisdom Project

The Wisdom Project is a youth leadership initiative for Native and low-income youth in the greater Portland area. Wisdom of…

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The Wisdom Project Peer Mentor Program

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Wisdom of the Elders is recruiting 2 – 4 Native American youth to serve as mentors for The Wisdom Project. This Native American youth leadership initiative is designed to engage Native youth in environmental and climate studies through service learning so they can learn about their local ecosystem, consider higher education and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, and serve as peer mentors to middle school youth. Peer mentors will assist a small team of Native youth during our one-month Summer Field Science Camp being held in Portland in July 2014.

Wisdom Radio Series Four

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Indigenous Response to Climate Change

Wisdom of the Elders Radio is producing it’s next series of American Indian public radio programs. Employing a higher level of multimedia journalism – high definition audio and video, science journalism, and new media web content – release is anticipated to be in 2014. We are accepting input regarding scientific and cultural content from tribes, tribal colleges, science universities and federal agencies.

Native people are the first and most severely impacted by a shifting climate and degrading ecosystems. This impact is compounded by the fact that many Indigenous communities have few economic resources to mitigate the harmful effects of a changing climate. Indigenous communities from around the world are demonstrating resilience and resourcefulness combining both contemporary and traditional ecological knowledge to preserve threatened ways of life.

Survivance – A Social Impact Game


Survivance is a game for Indigenous health and wellness that asks us to listen to, reflect on, and create stories in any medium that inspires us. By listening to the stories of our elders and reflecting, we are inspired to create acts of survivance — Indigenous self-expression in any medium that tells a story about our active presence in the world now. Stories take us on a journey of transformation.