Wisdom of the Elders was honored as recipient of a 2012 “Light A Fire” award in the category “Honoring Our Elders - Awarded to an organization that serves and celebrates the oldest and wisest people in our community”.
Special thanks go to Portland Monthly Magazine and Wisdom board member Julie Young for nominating us! Julie is Executive Director of the nonprofit, Chess for Success, which received a Light A Fire award two years ago.
Wisdom and the story of Board President Woodrow Morrison, Jr., are highlighted in Portland Monthly’s November/December issue.“[I]t is a way to take Native history and make it very much relevant to life today. ‘If I put a [traumatic experience] behind me … it’s just going to hit me in the face again,” Morrison says. “But if I let it go, then I can see where it fits into my history, and it starts to make sense.’”
Please join us in this important work by becoming a Friend of Wisdom of the Elders. Some of our Friends are Sustaining Members and make monthly, quarterly, or annual contributions to support our work and vision. Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. (Wisdom) is a 501(c)(3) corporation, so your donation is always tax-deductible. You are welcome to call us at (503) 775-4014 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wisdom of the Elders continues to fulfill the mission of our organization, committed to Native American cultural sustainability, multimedia education, and race reconciliation. Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. (Wisdom) records and preserves the oral history, cultural arts, language concepts, and traditional ecological knowledge of exemplary American Indian historians, cultural leaders, and environmentalists in collaboration with arts and culture organizations and educational institutions. We especially seek to correct misconceptions, end prejudice, bring health and wellness to Native people, and demonstrate how Indian culture has and is continuing to enrich our worlds.