Wisdom at Tryon Creek


On behalf of Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. and Wisdom Workforce Development, LLC we wish you a joyful holiday season!

We hope 2022 has been a year of prosperity, compassion, kindness, and a deeper connectedness to your cultural values and practices.

Wisdom of the Elders is a Portland Oregon based 501(c)3 Nonprofit organization committed to Native American cultural sustainability, multimedia education, environmental restoration, and cultural reconciliation!

We represent and serve The Portland Oregon Metro area which is home to approximately 50,000 Native Americans representing over 400 different tribes.

Our valued Friends of Wisdom help support our new Archive Project and other programs that include:

  • Health and Wellness initiative 
  • Youth Science Education/STEM
  • Wisdom Workforce Development: Conservation & Restoration Workforce Training
  • Wisdom Multimedia: Indigenous Archive InitiativeNative Wisdom Film Academy InternshipDocumentary Film Series
  • Discovering Our Story Radio and Television programs
December Newsletter - WWD Zenger Farm

This past year, we received support from our partners:

  • Ninety-nine Girlfriends

  • Big Green DAO: Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative

  • Oregon Metro

  • The Bureau of Environmental Services

  • Miller Foundation and

  • National Endowment for the Arts

With your support, we will be able to accomplish even more in the coming year. We would be grateful for your consideration, kindness and generosity in support of Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. 

TEK Internships

Contributions help support Wisdom’s mission to record, preserve, and share Indigenous oral history, cultural arts, language concepts and Traditional Ecological Knowledge of our valued Indigenous elders, storytellers and tribal leaders.

Please consider Wisdom for in-kind donations, gifts/goods donations, sponsorships, grant opportunities, and matching gift programs. Your help will provide opportunities and enhance our ability to share the traditional wisdom and knowledge of Indigenous peoples while providing opportunities for archival preservation and job skills training.

You can contact us at: Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. 3917 NE Shaver St Portland OR. 97212 for more information on how we can include you in our mission. 

Donations can also be made at:www.wisdomoftheelders.org/be-part-of-our-story
and WW Give Guide Campaign

Thank you for your time and consideration! 

My best to you,

Teresa Montana

Exec. Dir.