Willamette Week’s annual Give Guide donation campaign

Greetings from Wisdom of the Elders. Welcome to our new website! We’re excited to have our new site up and running! We’ll be making many additions, tweaks and corrections in the coming weeks (possibly months) so if something seems like it’s missing or incomplete,...

Native Wisdom Documentary Film update

Wisdom’s multimedia team is continuing its recording work on the Native Wisdom Documentary Film Series last week with a trip to the Warm Spring Indian Reservation. We conducted interviews with veteran Hotshots/Warm Springs Fire Management officers Luther Clements and...

Wisdom of the Elders Launches its Documentary Film Fundraiser

Wisdom’s Multimedia Team is inviting you to join us in completing a pair of hour-long television programs about the effects of the warming climate on traditional Native foods and resources in Oregon. On December 12th, we will launch a crowd funding campaign on...

Welcome to the new Home of Wisdom of the Elders

We are hard at work getting the finishing touches complete on our site. We will be posting new and older content soon. Please stay tuned for updates. Let us know if there is anything you would like to see.

About Wisdom Of The Elders

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 race reconciliation.

Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. (Wisdom) was founded in 1993 by the late Martin High Bear, Lakota medicine man and spiritual leader, and Rose High Bear, Deg Hitan Dine (or Alaskan Athabascan) and Inupiat.

Wisdom Events

Our End of Year Fundraising Drive

Wisdom is in the middle of our end of year fundraising drive and asking for the assistance of our supporters. Wisdom is in the middle of our end of year fundraising time and asking again this year for the assistance of our supporters. In addition to our Indiegogo...

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Wisdom Newsletter

Native Wisdom Documentary Film update

Wisdom’s multimedia team is continuing its recording work on the Native Wisdom Documentary Film Series last week with a trip to the Warm Spring Indian Reservation. We conducted interviews with veteran Hotshots/Warm Springs Fire Management officers Luther Clements and...

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Announcements

eNewsletter from Wisdom of the Elders December 13th 2018   Wisdom Workforce Partnership with the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services For the past six months, Wisdom’s social and economic venture, Wisdom Workforce LLC has partnered with the Portland Bureau...

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Native Wisdom Documentary Film Update

Wisdom’s multimedia team is continuing its recording work on the Native Wisdom Documentary Film Series last week with a trip to the Warm Spring Indian Reservation.

Wisdom Internship Opportunities

Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. is pleased to announce the recruitment of 8 Native American Adultsto participate in the Wisdom Agricultural Business Incubator!!

Featured Wisdom Projects & Community Action

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Note from wisdom’s executive director

Once again, we at Wisdom of the Elders would like to thank everyone who attended and/or supported Wisdom’s 25-year celebration in November 2018. We appreciate you walking through the years with us. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue growing and improving our projects and programming into the next 25 years!

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- Teresa Montana,

Executive Director