Wisdom of the Elders February Newsletter | Change and Growth on the Horizon

Greetings to all,First and foremost, we would like to send a huge thank you to all those who contributed to our End of Year Fundraising Campaign with Give! Guide. We are filled with gratitude for your generosity and for having stepped up to help Wisdom of the Elders...

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“Wisdom is a portal into Indian Country, with rich relationships into sacred landscapes and Native Elders’ stories. Give today and make a difference. Our Mission Wisdom of the Elders Inc. records, preserves, and shares Native American oral history, cultural arts,...

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.

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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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Looking into the future

eNewsletter from Wisdom of the Elders November 27th 2018   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...

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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.

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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