Elaine Grinnell presents at PCC Cascade, Moriarty Arts Auditorium

Elaine Grinnell

Photo © Treothe Joseph Bullock and treeoathe.wordpress.com, 2002 – 2014

Wednesday Oct 8, 7 PM [Buy Tickets]

Providence ElderPlace Gresham
2600 SE 170th Ave, Portland, OR 97236

Ed Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce)
Victor Mandan (Mandan, Hidatsa)
Woodrow Morrison (Haida)

Thursday, Oct 9, 7 PM [Buy Tickets]

Parkrose Community United Church of Christ
12505 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97230

Rose High Bear (Deg Hit’an Dine)
Toby Joseph, Sr. (Ute, Apache)
Rochelle Nielsen (Shoshone)

Friday Oct 10, 7 PM  [Buy Tickets]

Ed Edmo

Ed Edmo

Photo © Treothe Joseph Bullock and treeoathe.wordpress.com, 2002 – 2014

(Family-Friendly Night!)

PCC Cascade Campus Moriarty Arts and Humanities Auditorium
705 N Killingsworth St Portland, OR 97217

Ed Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce, Yakama)
Harvest Moon (Quinault)
Woodrow Morrison (Haida)
Esther Stutzman (Komemma Calapuya, Coos)

Saturday Oct 11, 7 PM [Buy Tickets]

Portland State University Native American Student and Community Center (NASCC)
710 SW Jackson St Portland, OR 97201

Raven Heavy Runner (Ampska-Pii-Pikuni – aka Blackfeet)
Victor Mandan (Mandan, Hidatsa)
Elaine Grinnell (Jamestown S’Klallam)
Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Band of S’Klallam)

Roger Fernandes

Roger Fernandes

Photo © Treothe Joseph Bullock and treeoathe.wordpress.com, 2002 – 2014

Sunday Oct 12, 12 PM [Buy Tickets]

Portland State University Native American Student and Community Center (NASCC) 710 SW Jackson St Portland, OR 97201

Emerging Tribal Storytellers Matinee

NISA was formed in 2005 to encourage, preserve and strengthen traditional storytelling among tribes in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and to share tribal oral cultural arts with our entire regional community.

If you are Native American or self-identify as Native, you are also invited to join us at NISA’s Emerging Tribal Storytellers Workshop being held on Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12. All workshop events will be held at Portland State University’s Native American Student and Community Center on the corner of SW Broadway and Jackson Streets (on the south side of PSU’s campus). Scholarships are still available. Please sign up at wisdomoftheelders.org/nisa-membership-form to become a member or renew your membership in the Northwest Indian Storytellers Association (NISA), and learn how you can join us at this year’s NISA Emerging Tribal Storytellers Workshop.


Photos courtesy of and © Treothe Joseph Bullock and treeoathe.wordpress.com, 2002 – 2014


Wisdom presents at Indian Education Convention in Anchorage:

Yidong Xinag logo_copyWisdom’s Executive Director Rose High Bear is traveling to Anchorage, Alaska next week to present a workshop, “Discovering Yidong Xinag (“The Old Wisdom” in Deg Xinag Dine dialect),” at the National Indian Education Association Convention. Wisdom created Discovering Yidong Xinag Native youth leadership initiative in 2013 and has provided fun outdoor conservation service learning, peer mentorships and video production training to Portland’s Native youth for the past two years. Previously called The Wisdom Project, this STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) initiative provides culturally-tailored multimedia curriculum that integrates western science with Traditional Knowledges Donny moose antlersdesigned to engage Native youth in their local ecosystem and strengthen their academic achievement so they are more likely to pursue STEM higher education and career pathways.


Rose will stay with family, her brother Donny, while she is in Anchorage. Her sister announced on Facebook that Donny got a moose last week with one arrow using a longbow that he built. They hunt every September along the Kuskoquim River outside of McGrath, AK (see photos). This year the freezer is full because he also hunted and brought home a buffalo from Delta Junction in Alaska’s interior.



Discovering Our Story Television ProgramShyla Spicer (Yakama)

Wisdom is in its fourth year of producing Discovering Our Story Television Program and just welcomed Shyla Spicer (Yakama) to the program last Sunday. The program will rebroadcast Tuesday October 7th at 10 PM on Comcast channel 22, Friday October 10th at 9 AM on Comcast channel 23, and then be available shortly at our website. Next month, watch for our show on Sunday, November 2 at 1 PM on Comcast channel 11.