Wisdom of the Elders Inc

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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.

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Wisdom Newsletter

Greetings From Teresa Montana

Greetings, community! I hope you all are well and happy and enjoying the beautiful colors of fall! Wisdom of the Elders is transitioning and looking into the future full of hope and excitement. I would like to say, I am so very honored to be considered for the...

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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. We conducted interviews with veteran Hotshots/Warm Springs Fire Management officers Luther Clements and...

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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.

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 the generations.

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