Announcements

Wisdom Film Screenings in April

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…

An Evening with Wisdom of the Elders

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Providence Health & Services Presents: The Third Annual An Evening with Wisdom of the Elders Includes a salmon dinner, cultural arts presentations, and silent auction Friday, June 20, 2014 5:30pm VIP Golden Hour (special guests and sponsor guests) 6:30pm Dinner and Cultural Arts Program A special Dinner for Two is available only until April 30th   The Melody Ballroom 614…

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…

The Wisdom Project Peer Mentor Program

Fill out an application          Email Amanda 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…

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…

Survivance – A Social Impact Game

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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…

The Wisdom Project

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The Wisdom Project is a youth leadership initiative for Native and low-income youth in the greater Portland area. Wisdom of the Elders is developing a summer field science camp focused on environmental and climate change issues, with career pathway planning in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) fields. Integrating best practices of k-12 curricula from…

Wisdom Gardens in the News

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Wisdom Gardens was featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Edible Portland magazine. In the article “Powerful Medicine: A garden gives Portland’s Native community a place to call home”, Executive Director Rose High Bear discusses the vision for Wisdom Gardens, and the importance of cultural resiliency in our local Native communities: “Get your hands dirty,…