Wisdom of the Elders

Wisdom of the Elders (WOTE) is the community partner for this Capstone. This course guides students through grant research and writing process by pairing the student with a community partner, WOTE. WOTE's mission is to preserve and revitalize indigenous, specifically Native American, cultures.

Working in collaboration with diverse cultural organizations and educational institutions, WOTE records and preserves oral tradition and cultural arts of exemplary indigenous elders, historians, storytellers and song carriers. WOTE shares these teachings with younger generations of American Indians as well as public audiences of all cultures via the radio series, Wisdom of the Elders Radio, online speaker's bureau for American Indian oral cultural artists, Turtle Island Storytellers Network, the Northwest Indian Storytellers Association, and other educational venues. Students will stay in regular touch with WOTE as they work toward producing the grant.

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