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Wisdom of the Elders Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. was founded in 1993 by the late Martin High Bear, Lakota medicine man and spiritual leader, and Rose High Bear, Deg Hit'an Dine (Alaskan Athabascan).

Wisdom of the Elders office is located in Portland, Oregon. is a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation located in Portland, Oregon. We record and preserve oral tradition, cultural arts and environmental science of exemplary Native historians, storytellers and scientists. We share these teachings with all generations of Native Americans and public audiences from diverse cultures, working in collaboration with diverse cultural organizations and educational institutions.

Wisdom of the Elders office is located in Portland, Oregon. is a 501(c)3 not for profit corporation located in Portland, Oregon. We record and preserve oral tradition, cultural arts and environmental science of exemplary Native historians, storytellers and scientists. We share these teachings with all generations of Native Americans and public audiences from diverse cultures, working in collaboration with diverse cultural organizations and educational institutions.

Operating as usual

Leach Botanical Garden is hiring a new Facilities and Maintenance Coordinator!The Facilities and Maintenance Coordinator...
06/01/2022
Careers

Leach Botanical Garden is hiring a new Facilities and Maintenance Coordinator!

The Facilities and Maintenance Coordinator position is a hands-on role that is responsible for making sure the buildings and grounds are maintained. This entails daily and weekly cleaning schedules, supply maintenance, determining scheduling for repairs, renovations, waste removal and safety inspections. This position also helps with occasional tech support, event setup and maintenance of contracts with professional cleaners hired for our rental department.

For more information, please visit https://www.leachgarden.org/careers!

Leach Botanical Garden in SE Portland, Oregon

Green Workforce Academy is recruiting for the next cohort beginning June 20th!!! @greenworkforcepdx Green Workforce Acad...
05/28/2022

Green Workforce Academy is recruiting for the next cohort beginning June 20th!!! @greenworkforcepdx

Green Workforce Academy is a 5-week, paid training program for Black, Indigenous, and people of color in the Portland area who are interested in learning skills and opportunities for green jobs, like landscaping, tree care services, and urban farming.
There will be 3 sessions in 2022 - the first one starts on April 25!

Apply at the link in our bio!

#GreenJobs #GreenWorkforce #PDXJobs #JobTraining #Portland #PortlandEvents #GreenJobsForAll

About this event:"As we face uncertainty in the world around us, we look to our Native artistic voices and creative mind...
05/23/2022
The Constellations That Guide Us

About this event:

"As we face uncertainty in the world around us, we look to our Native artistic voices and creative minds to lead, inspire, and ground us. Like constellations, they are guiding lights that foster our deep and sacred connection to the Earth: they remind us of our humanity, the power of dreams, and the beauty of humor. Their contributions, ideas, and solutions around the pressing issues affecting the lives of many Native peoples in their homelands and as global citizens are vital to our future.

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is honored to host the first biennial national arts gathering September 14-17, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.

We are excited to welcome the Native arts community for a multi-day, in-person gathering that seeks to center the voices of our artists and culture bearers and provide an opportunity to come together in community for the first time in over two years. Attendees will experience numerous plenaries, artist presentations, learning sessions, networking opportunities, and a closing night celebration at the new Center for Native Arts and Culture.

Themes / Focus Areas

Native artists and culture bearers at the forefront of social justice movements:
Land, Climate, and Environmental Justice
Cultural Preservation, Revitalization, and Protection
Identity, Representation, and Perceptions of Native Peoples
Native arts and culture as a pathway towards healing and well-being"

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-constellations-that-guide-us-tickets-292656602777?discount=nacfearlybird+https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nativeartsandcultures.org%2Fconstellations-conference

Join us in Portland, Oregon for four days of learning, inspiration, and celebration!

Hooray!After a couple weeks to work out the logistics, the winner of our Earth Day raffle is finally united with our gif...
05/17/2022

Hooray!

After a couple weeks to work out the logistics, the winner of our Earth Day raffle is finally united with our gift basket! Winner Laurie Lava is pictured here with basket and our (photo-shy😉) executive director. Thank you to all who participated, and helped to #AmplifyEarthDay2022

@earthdayoregon #amplifyearthday #earthdayoregon #earthday2022
@wombynswellnessgarden

On May 20, the Native Ways Federation (@nativewaysfederation) is launching their first Native Nonprofit Day – a giving i...
05/10/2022

On May 20, the Native Ways Federation (@nativewaysfederation) is launching their first Native Nonprofit Day – a giving initiative aimed at increasing support for Native-led organizations nationwide. This annual giving campaign seeks to reduce the funding inequities Native-led organizations face. NAO is encouraging foundations, individuals, and other allies to learn about groundbreaking work of local organizations such as the National Indian Child Welfare Association (@nicwa1983), Warm Springs Community Action Team (@warmspringscat), Native American Youth and Family Center (@naya_pdx), and Wisdom of the Elders (@wisdomoftheelders). Support them directly through the organization’s donation pages or through their own fundraisers.

The #NativeNonprofitDay giving campaign began May 1 and ends on May 20.

Visit www.nativeways.org to learn more and get involved!

#GiveNative #SupportNativeLed

On May 20, the Native Ways Federation (@nativewaysfederation) is launching their first Native Nonprofit Day – a giving i...
05/10/2022

On May 20, the Native Ways Federation (@nativewaysfederation) is launching their first Native Nonprofit Day – a giving initiative aimed at increasing support for Native-led organizations nationwide. This annual giving campaign seeks to reduce the funding inequities Native-led organizations face. We at NAO are encouraging foundations, individuals, and other allies to learn about groundbreaking work of local organizations such as the National Indian Child Welfare Association (@nicwa1983), Warm Springs Community Action Team (@warmspringscat), Native American Youth and Family Center (@naya_pdx), and Wisdom of the Elders (@wisdomoftheelders). Support them directly through the organization’s donation pages or through their own fundraisers.

The #NativeNonprofitDay giving campaign began May 1 and ends on May 20.

Visit www.nativeways.org to learn more and get involved!

#GiveNative #SupportNativeLed

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOI/bulletins/3168313Departments of the Interior and Justice Take Important S...
05/05/2022
Departments of the Interior and Justice Take Important Step in Addressing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Crisis

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOI/bulletins/3168313

Departments of the Interior and Justice Take Important Step in Addressing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Crisis:
Not Invisible Act Commission set to begin active advisory role in combatting violence against Native people.

WASHINGTON — Today, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco will recognize National Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day with a virtual event to highlight the Not Invisible Act Commission. During the event, panelists will discuss the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples crisis and the importance of the Not Invisible Act Commission in the collaborative efforts to address the crisis.

The event will be livestreamed at 2:30 PM ET today on the Interior Department’s website.

The Departments of the Interior and Justice are working to implement the Not Invisible Act, sponsored by Secretary Haaland during her time in Congress. The law established the Not Invisible Act Commission, a cross jurisdictional advisory committee composed of law enforcement, Tribal leaders, federal partners, service providers, family members of missing and murdered individuals, and most importantly — survivors. Today, the Departments announced the Not Invisible Act Commission members.

“Everyone deserves to feel safe in their community, but a lack of urgency, transparency and coordination have hampered our country’s efforts to combat violence against American Indians and Alaska Natives,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. “As we work with the Department of Justice to prioritize the national crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous peoples, the Not Invisible Act Commission will help address its underlying roots by ensuring the voices of those impacted by violence against Native people are included in our quest to implement solutions.”

“The Justice Department is committed to addressing the crisis of missing or murdered Indigenous persons with the urgency it demands,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “That commitment is reflected in the strength of our partnerships across the federal government, including with the Department of the Interior as we take the next steps in launching the Not Invisible Act Commission. The Commissioners announced today will play a critical role in our efforts to better meet the public safety needs of Native communities. The Justice Department will continue to work alongside our Tribal partners with respect, sincerity, and a shared interest in the wellbeing of Tribal communities.”

The Not Invisible Act Commission will make recommendations to the Departments of the Interior and Justice to improve intergovernmental coordination and establish best practices for state, Tribal, and federal law enforcement, to bolster resources for survivors and victim’s families, and to combat the epidemic of missing persons, murder, and trafficking of Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people.

Among its mission, the Commission will:

Identify, report and respond to instances of missing and murdered Indigenous peoples (MMIP) cases and human trafficking,
Develop legislative and administrative changes necessary to use federal programs, properties, and resources to combat the crisis,
Track and report data on MMIP and human trafficking cases,
Consider issues related to the hiring and retention of law enforcement offices,
Coordinate Tribal-state-federal resources to combat MMIP and human trafficking offices on Indian lands, and
Increase information sharing with Tribal governments on violent crimes investigations and other prosecutions on Indian lands.
The Commission has the authority to hold hearings, gather testimony, and receive additional evidence and feedback from its members to develop recommendations to the Secretary and Attorney General.

Departments of the Interior and Justice Take Important Step in Addressing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Crisis U.S. Department of the Interior sent this bulletin at 05/05/2022 02:00 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022 Contact: Interi...

05/05/2022

OREGON & WASHINGTON VOTING INFORMATION:

Oregon Primary Election Voter Deadlines:

- April 26 - last day to update voter registration and change party affiliation
- April 27 to May 12 - Start checking your mailbox for a ballot
- May 17 - 8 PM on May 17 is the deadline to drop your ballot at a ballot dropbox or mail in your ballot

OREGON Q&A
- Add, check, or update voter registration https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/showVoterSearch.do
- For any other Oregon voter information, visit https://www.multco.us/elections/register-vote-or-update-your-registration-here#2 or email [email protected]

Washington Primary Election Voter Deadlines:

- July 15 - Ballots will be mailed out and the voting period begins
- July 25 - Last day to register to vote online or through the mail
- August 2 - 8 PM on August 2 is the deadline to drop your ballot at a ballot drop box, and also the deadline to register or update your registration in person.

WASHINGTON Q&A:

- Find your County Elections Department: www.sos.wa.gov/elections/auditors/
- Register to vote for the primary online: www.olvr.votewa.gov/
- For any other Washington voter information, visit www.sos.wa.gov/elections/ or email [email protected]

Today is Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Awareness Day. Across the nation, Indigenous Women, girls, transgender p...
05/05/2022

Today is Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Awareness Day.

Across the nation, Indigenous Women, girls, transgender people, and two spirit people go missing or are murdered with little to no recognition from the media or local authorities.

In Portland, we live on the unceded land of Indigenous peoples from the Multnomah, Wasco, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater, Cowlitz, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other tribes that made their homes along the Columbia (Nch’i-Wana) and Willamette (Whilamut) Rivers.

Here in Oregon, we have 11 missing Indigenous people, and 8 murdered Indigenous people documented between 1984 and today. Most of these cases remain unresolved.

Please take a moment with us now to recognize those lost in Oregon.

Missing Indigenous People of Oregon:
Lisa Pearl Briseno
Heather Leann (Haller) Cameron
Avery Chester Charles
Jerome Clements Charles
Shaydin Jones-Hoisington
Leona Sharon Kinsey
Roger Jacob LeMieux
Sennia Pacheco
Zachary Silatqutaq Bashir Porter
Tyrone Beau Robinson
Tina Vel Spino

Murdered Indigenous people of Oregon:
Gunner Bailey
Jonathan Thomas Gilbert
Gregory Scott Peter's
Leslie Shippentower
Selena Shippentower
Sophia Rosenda Strong
Lynette Watchman
Melissa Wilson

Please donate to your local Indigenous led organizations and make a difference in your community today, and every day.

Portland locals can donate to:
@naya_pdx
@oregonnativechamber
@wisdomoftheelders
#Repost @wildmountainwax

Green Workforce Academy visited the garden to learn about environmental restoration with Wisdom Workforce Development th...
04/27/2022

Green Workforce Academy visited the garden to learn about environmental restoration with Wisdom Workforce Development this week!

WWD Director Adrienne Moat says of the experience: “It was so fun and inspiring to see the interns enthusiasm and talk about why we need more people like them working with the land”.

Special thank you to Ecotrust and Leach Botanical Garden!

@greenworkforcepdx @ecotrust @leachbotanicalgarden
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#native #pdx #outdooreducation #oregon #traditionalknowlegde #science #ecotrust

ENTER NOW FOR $1 TO WIN THIS HANDMADE GIFT BASKET!!!Happy Earth Day!🌱🌿🍂🌷🌎🌍🌏☀️ Check out our Earth-Day inspired gift bask...
04/22/2022

ENTER NOW FOR $1 TO WIN THIS HANDMADE GIFT BASKET!!!

Happy Earth Day!🌱🌿🍂🌷🌎🌍🌏☀️ Check out our Earth-Day inspired gift basket, made possible by @wombynswellnessgarden, @comethrupdx, @earthdayoregon, and many more!

ITEMIZED CONTENTS:

• Teas, French press, Reusable bag, & Tea spoon from @wombynswellnessgarden ($80 value).
• Two $50 vouchers from @comethrupdx ($100 value).
• Facial gift certificate, Mist, and Rose perfume from @rosealchemista ($155 value).
• Fire cider & Face mask from @herbnhood ($28 value).
• Coffee mug & Swag from @indigenousmrktplc ($30)
• Tea, Tincture & Mist from @twospiritmedicinals ($48 value).

TOTAL BASKET VALUE $441!

🔗Link (www.bit.ly/WisdomRaffleEDO) is in our bio, for Instagram users!

#earthday #earthdayeveryday #earthdaygiveaway #earthdayoregon #earthday2022 #giveaway #nativegoods #handmadegoods #giftbasket #raffle

This week we were featured in an Oregonian article, along with our friends at The Blueprint Foundation and Verde, highli...
04/21/2022

This week we were featured in an Oregonian article, along with our friends at The Blueprint Foundation and Verde, highlighting BIPOC led environmental organizations making life long impacts in our community!

🔗To read the entire article, click the link in our bio!

Please consider donating directly to Wisdom of the Elders, @theblueprintfoundation , and @verdepdx on Earth Day April 22nd to support our work!

#repost #wotepdx #wisdomoftheelders #pdx #environmentalism #oregon #native #EarthDayOregon2022

Join Portland Parks Foundation in person on May 12 from 5-7pm at the Laurelhurst Club to celebrate the hard work and cou...
04/16/2022
Spring 2022 Friends and Allies Summit — Portland Parks Foundation

Join Portland Parks Foundation in person on May 12 from 5-7pm at the Laurelhurst Club to celebrate the hard work and countless hours that hundreds of friends and partner groups contribute to making Portland’s parks clean, accessible, and thriving.

It will be an inspirational, exciting, and fun program:

- Their annual U.S. Bank Parks Champion Awards
- The first Joey Pope Award for Parks Leadership
Keynote talk by Gabe Sheoships, Executive Director at Friends of Tryon Creek, on leadership, the authentic narrative of the lands we now steward as parks and the importance of inclusive park programming
- And last, but not least, we get to connect with each other and build new partnerships in person!

When registering, don't forget to sign up for a Day of Service on either May 6 or May 7 at either Gabriel Park or Gateway Green to network, learn, and provide volunteer service side by side other individuals and community groups dedicated to making Portland’s parks healthier, safer, and more accessible.

https://www.portlandpf.org/spring-2022-friends-and-allies-summit?mc_cid=24f026d73f&mc_eid=9c3df11816

Let's gather in person to celebrate  the hard work and countless hours that hundreds of friends and partner groups contribute to making Portland’s parks clean, accessible, and thriving. This is an opportunity for you to meet your fellow parks leaders, local park volunteers, community builders, ad...

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Happy Birthday Rose High Bear! I am catching up to you! I hope this year is full of joy and rest and falls into the path, that you choose to walk, with ease.
Please come and join (NIVA) Northwest Indian Veterans Association for a Flag and Honor Ceremony this Veterans Day! Please share!