Wisdom of the Elders Inc. records, preserves and shares Native American oral history, cultural arts, language concepts, and traditional ecological knowledge of Indigenous elders, scientists and cultural leaders in collaboration with tribes, environmental organizations, government agencies and educational institutions.
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Wisdom of the Elders Inc. is dedicated to preserving cultural and environmental Indigenous knowledge for future generations. We share our documentaries at public and online film screenings across the state; develop and provide Youth Science Education STEAM curriculum for Oregon public and Tribal schools, provide workforce development based on TEK (Traditional Ecological Knowledge) and agricultural business training for low-income Native American youth and adults.
Give $25 or more for a chance to receive one of 10 Wisdom of the Elders gift bags that will include multiple items: canvas totes, T-shirts, sage, camus seeds, masks, and other unique Native handmade salves, tinctures and dreamcatchers, among other items—each gift bag is unique!
Give $100 or more for a chance to receive one of five Wisdom of the Elders gift boxes that will include multiple items: Native artist packages, canvas totes, T-shirts, books, jewelry, masks, and other unique Native handmade salves, tinctures and dreamcatchers, among other items—each gift bag is unique!
Give $150 or more for a chance to receive a gift certificate package that includes a $150 gift certificate for a tattoo at TATTOO 34 on Hawthorne and a gift certificate for Cultural Blends clothing! Both these businesses are Native/BIPOC-owned.
Give $500 or more for a chance to receive a handmade drum and Wisdom gift package!
“Wisdom is a portal into Indian Country, with rich relationships into sacred landscapes and Native Elders’ stories. Wisdom’s diverse partnerships show we can coexist through common threads as responsible stewards for future generations. I have a deep sense of pride as Wisdom fulfills its original mission of sharing Indigenous knowledge.” —Columbia River Elder Sarah Night-Bear Queener-Plourde