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 Indiegogo to prepare the films for broadcast.

For thousands of years, we Native Oregonians have been deeply connected to the land, our source for food, medicine and the things we need to live. We consider these to be gifts from The Creator. But today, these traditional gifts are threatened. As the climate warms up and development encroaches on our lands, our fish are getting sick, our forests are burning and our wild game is struggling to survive.

You can help bring this important story to a national audience through two hour-length video programs: ”Native Wisdom: The People of Oregon’s Coast” and “Native Wisdom: The People of Oregon’s Interior.” While most of the shooting is done, additional funding is needed to complete these programs and ready them for broadcast on national educational television and for distribution to schools, libraries and film festivals. Post-production editing, music, sound design and mastering take lots of time and money. We hope to raise $10,000 to do the job right.

Please consider supporting Wisdom’s film project. Contributions of any size are welcome. There will be lots of great perks for you to enjoy in appreciation of your gift: free downloads, DVDs, signed original art prints and tickets to the premiere. Even if you can’t contribute, you can join us in getting the word out. Change is coming. Let’s make it the right kind of change. Watch for news of the campaign!

Larry Johnson and Rose High Bear filming “Native Wisdom: The People of Oregon’s Coast.”

Robert Kentta, Cultural Resources Director, Confederate Tribe of Siletz Indians of Oregon, with Rose High Bear, Executive Producer of the Native Wisdom Documentary Film Series at Wisdom of the Elders.

Coos and Coquille Tribal Members practice with a traditional NW Coast canoe

Please consider supporting Wisdom’s film project. Contributions of any size are welcome.