Wisdom of the Elders, Inc
Wisdom of the Elders, Inc
Wisdom records, preserves, and shares oral history, cultural arts, language concepts, and traditional ecological knowledge of exemplary Native American elders, storytellers, and scientists in collaboration with diverse institutions, agencies, and organizations. Our vision: Native American cultural sustainability, multimedia education, and cultural reconciliation.
Greetings Friends of Wisdom, We hope this finds you all well and enjoying your summer. Happy Summer Solstice! Wisdom has been very busy picking up our team and programs after this pandemic, and we are grateful to be back up and able to share! We want to say thank you...
Native Wisdom Documentary Film Update
Wisdom’s multimedia team is continuing its work on an educational film shared with the forestry service, and also filming a program that features a variety of Grandmothers stories.
Traditional Ecological Knowledge: An Internship program
Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. is pleased to announce the (TEK Program) Traditional Ecological Knowledge. This program is designed for interns and focuses on traditional ecological knowledge passed down from generations.
Wisdom Projects, Community Action, & Events
Read more about what Wisdom of the Elders is doing in the community.
Are you passionate about the environment, Indigenous wisdom, and hands-on teaching? Do you yearn to be part of a team that's dedicated to restoring First Foods and cultivating a harmonious relationship with the Earth? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!...
In the heartfelt 2023 Earle R. Wilcox Award Acceptance video, Donald (Don) Motanic, a distinguished figure in the Native American community, and Wisdom of the Elders Board President, radiates humility and gratitude as he receives this prestigious honor. Having served...
Summary: The Multimedia Production Assistant helps produce, manage, and facilitate media production responsibilities for Wisdom. This includes: Assists with production and post-production in a variety of settings including in the field, at the office, and in studio...
Wisdom of the Elders is looking for the right person to create a new logo that reflects Wisdom’s new mission-driven focus. The right person will lend their expertise to bringing Wisdom a new logo as well as a visual identity. Please submit your artist portfolio,...
Join in on the fun with Native Gathering Garden Saturday, April 29th, 10 AM –3 PM 5810 NE 72nd Ave., Portland, OR 97220. Gain experience learning about and giving native plants to the Indigenous community. There will be tools and refreshments provided while supplies...
The First Nations Development Institute (FNDI) has awarded a grant to Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. under the Nourishing Native Foods and Health Initiative made possible through generous support from the Northwest Area Foundation and Agua Fund. This grant will help...
Notes from Wisdom’s Executive Director
New Years Greetings
First and foremost, we would like to express our gratitude to all of you who made such generous donations to Wisdom of the Elders through our Give! Guild campaign and to those who made private donations. What a turnout!
We cannot continue the work for our communities without your generous support and continued partnerships and helping with the collaborative work we share throughout our communities. We have been able to move forward with our Strategic Plans for building into the future a stronger stance and broader outreach into our communities and helping to restore and rebuild our Traditional Ecological internships and move forward with making new films and increasing our curriculum to include more STEM/STEAM elements and partnerships.
I hope each of you is keeping well and safe and I wish you all a prosperous New Year.
With our deepest gratitude, we thank you to each and every one!