Wisdom Film Screenings in April

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Two short films on environmental and climate issues from the perspective of Alaskan Native elders and leaders will offer our community an opportunity to learn more about Alaska Native response to climate issues. You can learn at a deeper level the importance of preserving Native Alaskan communities’ unique earth-based cultures which are increasingly facing unprecedented sustainability challenges. Inupiaq and Alaskan Dine (Athabascan) elders and community leaders discuss environmental and climate issues and also share Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) by integrating oral history, cultural arts (traditional arts, music and storytelling), linguistics, and environmental observations.

Tuesday, April 8 6:00-8:00 pm 
Native American Youth and Family Center 
5135 NE Columbia Boulevard (map)
Wednesday, April 9 5:30-7:30 pm  
Midland Library
805 SE 122nd Avenue (map)
Thursday, April 10 11:00 am-2:00 pm
PCC Cascade Campus, Moriarty Arts Auditorium
705 N Killingworth Street (map)

Wisdom of the Elders Indiegogo Campaign for Climate Radio Series

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Our Indiegogo Campaign launches this week to raise matching funds for Wisdom of the Elders Radio Program: Series Four. Wisdom was funded by National Endowment for the Arts to produce this series featuring Alaskan, Washington and Oregon tribes and their response to unprecedented environmental and climate issues.

Our Development Intern Dani has had a bit of prior experience with this and has been working to get it ready for launch. You can check it out here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/indigenous-response-to-climate-change-wisdom-radio-series-four

Wisdom of the Elders is producing one-hour Native American public radio programs for a national audience. This oral history, cultural arts and climate science series will feature the rich voices of exemplary Native elders, storytellers, song carriers and scientists who provide Traditional Ecological Knowledge as well as their perspective on unprecedented environmental and climate issues.

Wisdom’s production team traveled to Alaska in August and September to record 28 Alaska Native elders for our fourth radio series, on compelling climate and cultural issues.

Peter Yarrow and Wisdom featured on KBOO FM

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On Thursday, February 13th, from 6 to 8 PM, KBOO Community Radio, Media Sponsor for “An Evening of Love and Laughter”, welcomed Peter Yarrow for a live in-studio performance.

Peter Yarrow discusses his life and work, and plays some old favorites for the KBOO listening audience. Also in studio were Peter’s son Christopher Yarrow and Wisdom’s Executive Director Rose High Bear.

Click here to visit kboo.fm and listen to the show.

Click here to check out Wisdom Radio’s Indiegogo Campaign