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.
Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge: An Internship program
Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. is pleased to announce the (ITEK Program) Indigenous 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.
Title: Environmental Field Instructor Employment Status: Non-exempt employee, .75 FTE Wage: $41,340 + benefits ($26.50/hr + benefits) Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. / Environmental Field Instructor The Internships are offered in a 12-week segment 2 times a year for a...
Wisdom is very proud of you all, and honored to be a part of your growth. Wisdom wants to encourage you to stay connected and active in this growing dynamic community. Great Spirit United Methodist Church, Nellie Stearns and Allen Buck Friends of Tryon Creek, Gabe...
Over the last few months Wisdom has been hard at work writing a grant proposal for the 2022 Impact award which is provided by Ninety-nine girlfriends. Their organization makes annual, large, impactful grants in the Portland Metro/SW Washington region. They fund in...
Join us for the Portland Indigenous Marketplace. An in-person Indigenous Marketplaces event for Spring/Summer 2022, the marketplace will be held at 432 NE 74th ave Portland, OR 97213 Portland Indigenous Marketplace supports indigenous artists and entrepreneurs by...
Wisdom's Director of Multi-Media and Co-Director/Producer of Wisdom’s ongoing documentary film series, Tim Keenan Burgess recently completed a long paused program and cultural exchange between Wisdom of the Elders, Inc and the Musrara phototherapy school in Jerusalem...
The Wisdom of the Elders, Inc is guided by a Board of Directors that provides feedback, guidance, and support to the Executive Director and helps to plan for the organization future. The board is currently seeking at least three new members who can bring Indigenous...
Notes from Wisdom’s Executive Director
Hello and season greetings,
I want to take this time to thank all of our partners, supporters, and funders for a very successful and engaging year. Graduates for our Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge (ITEK) Internships have joined our Wisdom Workforce Development, LLC Crew or have found positions working with our partners while some have moved on to increase their opportunities in the field by furthering their schooling.
To all of you, thank you for walking with us in our important work, we wish you continued success! If you are interested in joining one of our twice-yearly ITEK Internships be sure to get in touch to register for either the Spring or Fall sessions. In addition, please note we will also be offering internships for our Multi-Media Program that in the Spring. If you or anyone you know are interested in learning
aspects of film production, please get in touch with us.
As we continue to increase our partnership with Open Signal, we will be creating new films, documentaries, and footage from our Environmental Restoration and Conservation team’s fieldwork. In the meantime, you can view some already produced and shown on OPB. This year we have received a great deal of support from our community members and our funders. For this, we are always delighted and full of gratitude as each one of you has contributed to our success. From our team to you, we wish you each a pleased and prosperous New Year.