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October’s Discovering Our Story TV

On Sunday October 5th, at 1:00 pm Discovering Our Story Television Program aired LIVE on Comcast Ch. 11 in the Portland Metro Area.

Board Treasurer for Wisdom of the Elders, Inc., Shyla Spicer (Yakama Nation) was our featured guest on Discovering Our Story Television Program Sunday, October 5 at 1 PM. Hosts Bill Ray and Nico Wind and executive producer Rose High Bear welcomed Shyla to Studio A at Portland Community Media.

Operations Manager for Sustainable Business & Innovation at Nike Inc., Shyla served for the past 4 years as co-chair of Nike’s Native American Network developing a cultural design program highlighting art and fashion in Native American artistry.

Wisdom of the Elders Radio Series Four: 
Indigenous Response
to Environmental and Climate Issues

Rose High Bear - Wisdom of the Elders Radio

Image: Rose High Bear recording credits in studio on September 25. Photo Credit: Lawrence Johnson

Wisdom’s radio production team is getting ready to release the first two Wisdom of the Elders Radio Programs. Series Four will feature stories, songs, and science from indigenous elders and cultural leaders of the Inupiat and Athabascans of Alaska and their response to unprecedented environmental and climate issues.

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.

On September’s Discovering Our Story TV

Our featured guest on September’s program was Paul Lumley (Yakama), Executive Director of Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC).

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.

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Discovering Our Story Television Program airs the first Sunday of every month at 1:00 pm on Comcast Ch. 11 in the Portland Metro Area.