Announcements

Discovering Our Story TV: August 2014

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Join Rose High Bear, Nico Wind, and Bill Ray in welcoming Wisdom of the Elders Board member Ga-lo Vann to Studio A at Portland Community Media. Ga-lo Vann (Cherokee) is a Project Manager for the CDC-funded Oregon Prevention Research Center (PRC) at the Center for Healthy Communities in OHSU’s Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, where he supports the Dangerous Decibels program, Listen for Life project, and PRC-funded programming for Native American tribes. He is also the Chair of OHSU’s Native American Employee Resource Group and a member of the CDC National Community Committee, an advisory committee to guide responsible policies and partnerships in conducting research with at-risk communities of color.

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The Name of The Wisdom Project is changing to “Discovering Yidong Xinag” To honor her Deg Hit’an Dine heritage, Rose High Bear is re-naming The Wisdom Project in June. It is now called Discovering Yidong Xinag. Yidong Xinag in her dialect means “the old wisdom.” This fits our Native American youth leadership initiative very well.…

Meet Wisdom’s Native Peer Mentors In April, Wisdom of the Elders recruited four Native American youth to serve as peer mentors for Discovering Yidong Xinag (The Old Wisdom in the Athabascan language), formerly known as The Wisdom Project. This Native American youth leadership initiative is designed to engage Native youth in environmental and climate studies…

Northwest Indian Storytellers Association Annual Retreat Wisdom held its annual Northwest Indian Storytelling Association Retreat the weekend of May 16-18 outside of Olympia, Washington. Five elder tribal storytellers and 18 emerging tellers joined us this year at a beautiful equestrian center in Olympia in a majestic old home just a few minutes from I-5. But…

Discovering Our Story Television Program Discovering Our Story TV broadcasts LIVE on the first Sunday of every month, at 1:00 pm on Comcast Ch.11 in the Portland Metro Area. Our program which aired Sunday June 1st featured members of our volunteer crew, CarlaDean Caldera, CG Graphics and Camera Operator, and Willie Towner, Camera Operator, with…

Wisdom Radio Series Four

Wisdom of the Elders

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

Survivance Framework

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…

Wisdom Gardens in the News

Wisdom Gardens Harvest

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,…