Native Wisdom: The Peoples of Eastern Oregon

United States

Running time: 57 minutes - Language: English - Year: 2017

Film Summary

Indigenous scientists, artists and elders from several Oregon interior tribes, including the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Reservation, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde share observations of their changing environment, natural resource issues, and the beauty of tribes’ traditional arts, music and storytelling.

Category: Indigenous Rights


Tim Keenan Burgess

Tim Keenan Burgess is Paiute and Shoshone and lives in Portland OR. He is the Multimedia Coordinator at Wisdom of the Elders non-profit. He has served as Associate Producer for The Learning Channel; as well as Director, producer, editor, camera operator, etc. for many films, videos and broadcast companies. He was an organizer/promoter for the Portland Indigenous Film Festival “One Flaming Arrow” in 2016 and 2017. He currently provides training for emerging Native filmmakers and peer mentors and he is Co-Producer of Wisdom of the Elders monthly TV show, and Co-Director/ Producer of Wisdom’s ongoing documentary series.


Lawrence Johnson

Larry Johnson, with Lawrence Johnson Productions, Portland, OR, has been making films
and videos professionally since 1983. His work in history and culture has been distinguished
through many awards, including the Individual Artist Fellowship by the Regional Arts & Culture
Council, Portland OR . Since 1995, Lawrence Johnson Productions has worked on at least a dozen major museum projects in culture, science and history.