Wisdom Gardens, Winter Solstice

As Wisdom Gardens rests for the winter and we prepare for Winter Solstice, I am reflecting on the year, my life, and Wisdom’s shared vision for the future of our people. My sub-arctic heritage reveres Winter Solstice as the holiest time of the year – the time to remember and grow closer to our Athabascan (Deg…

Elderberry Harvest Celebration

Wisdom of the Elders invites you to Wisdom Gardens Harvest Celebration, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday Sep. 21. The “Wisdom of the Elderberry” syrup making demonstration was well received last year, and we hope to see both familiar and fresh faces this year. This event celebrates not only the healing properties of…

Celebrate 20 years with Wisdom!

Join us at Wisdom’s 20 Year Anniversary Celebration. The evening will include music from Cedar Rose featuring Nico Wind and Karen Kitchen, an account of Wisdom’s history, storytelling, and a keynote address. A raffle and welcoming of new Friends of Wisdom will be held to help cover event expenses. Please contact Lisa Lakes at…

Free Talk on Salmon and Sea Lions

A free talk on news framing and public opinion concerning salmon and sea lions at the Columbia River. Tuesday, 29 January 2013 6:30-7:30 p.m. Native American Student and Community Center Portland State University Prof. Cynthia-Lou Coleman   Download the flyer here: Coleman Lecture flyer PDF 2013

Become a Friend of Wisdom of the Elders

Wisdom of the Elders is connecting the wisdom of our Native American elders with younger generations and our increasingly diverse community.  We seek to correct misconceptions and end prejudice, to bring wellness to Native people and demonstrate how our cultures continue to enrich our world.   Become a Friend of Wisdom of the Elders

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In November, Wisdom completed production on the last 12 of 36 sets of Discovering Our Story culturally tailored multimedia health and wellness curriculum. This career pathway planning curriculum will provide guidance for those exploring careers in k-12 education, higher education, tribal administration, social work, non-profit management, engineering, forestry engineering, archeology, medical and therapy fields, and…

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Wisdom Gardens was formed at Kelly Butte House last spring to provide gardening education and plots for our Native American community to grow their own food. Click here to read more.

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“I think if we are good students to these teachers, we will learn to live well, live now, with a heart full of compassion; think of all that their eyes have seen, how much joy and pain their hearts have experienced. What treasures they have to share! I have always called their teachings ‘heart treasures.’”…