Please Note: Due to technical difficulties, some who registered for this workshop did not receive conformation. Please do not hesitate to join the others attending the workshop at 9:00 a.m. September23.

September 23rd and 24th. 2017

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
5135 NE Columbia Blvd.ortland, OR, 97218




The 1-1/2 day workshop consists of five, 90 minute  interactive sessions facilitated by Aleut Elder Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff, with guest panelists, Donita Fry, Be’sha Blondin, Yvonne Vizina, Alberta Iron Cloud Miller and Jim Miller. This program is designed to address the question: “When we attempt to problem solve are we addressing the consciousness that caused the problem in the first place?”  Our approach is to develop understandings based on indigenous perspectives, and explore paths for moving forward together. Please see Ilarion’s 3 1/2 minute video, "Are we Asking the Right Questions?" by clicking below.




Program Details

September 23, 2017
Opening Ceremony 
&The Earth is Alive, 10:00am – noon
Buffet Lunch
Guiding Principles, 1:30 - 3:00pm
Youth Leadership, 3:30 - 5:00pm
Buffet Dinner
Indigenous Wisdom, 7:00 - 8:30pm

September 24, 2017
Pathways to Becoming Real Human Beings & Closing, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)5135 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR


Admission is free with a suggested donation of $100 to help us cover expenses. No one will be turned away, but your generous support will make a huge difference. All revenue exceeding expenses will be donated to the leaders of this workshop to help them continue their work. Thank you!

To register on line CLICK HERE or call (503) 949-7114


Additional Infusing Indigenous Wisdom Workshop Leaders

Edith Woodley Randy Woodley

Edith and Randy Woodley,
will be leading our prayers and participating in talking circles.

Jefferson Greene

Jefferson Green (Warm Springs)
will be on the Indigenous Solutions panel sharing the pathways he's creating in education, language, culture, the arts, and the confluence of pathways so necessary to bring about necessary paradigm shifts.

Davud West

David West, Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Miko Vergun Issac Vergun

Miko Vergun (Marshall Islander)and brother Isaac Vergun
will be on the Youth Leadership panel