Monday, July 21, 2014

Hannah Thomas talks with Noodin ~ Wisdom of the Wind

Wisdom of the Wind

A unique interview discussing the application of indigenous elder teachings to healthy living in todays world.

 Stories are powerful

Indigenous peoples tell sacred stories as a way of keeping coherence in culture. These stories become a foundation of shared understanding of the general nature of life upon which their societies are built. Their stories contain wisdom and hope, and shape their societies in profound ways.

To introduce our Life Stories Series, we are thrilled to bring to you professional story teller and keeper of wisdom, James Beard.
Also known as Noodin, which means Wind, Jim is a story teller, author, speaker, teacher and founder of the Northeast American Cultural Resource at This platform enables him to make the aboriginal teachings of the Northeastern region of North America available to everyone. His wisdom is much in demand in schools, environmental centers, museums and private groups. You can also visit his regular blog here:
Celtic by birth, Jim has been adopted into an Ojibwe family. He is a student of native teachings from the Ojibwe Elders, an Algonquin language based people who live throughout the Great Lakes region of the US and Canada.

 James B. Beard aka Noodin 


In his search for deeper meaning in life, Jim literally stumbled upon The First People. They led him on a journey of discovery and understanding. In his book, "White Mocs on a Red Road/ Walking Spirit in a Native Way", Jim introduces us to Spirit through the wisdom of the ancients. To learn more about his book or to order a copy direct from the author, just click on the image of the book.
Sacred stories may only be shared verbally and may not be written or recorded. Out of respect for his tradition, Noodin has been careful to share only from his personal experience.
Make yourself comfortable and listen to this broadcast.

“To be centered is to stand alone together” Noodin

Friday, July 18, 2014

Diamond Nicholas Memorial Youth Culture Camp

Diamond Nicholas Memorial Youth Culture Camp

July 13 - 18, 2014

In memory of Diamond ~ Elder of the Maliseet from Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Canada.

He was dedicated to the people in all that he did. Diamond Nicholas and Edward Perley put together this youth summer camp for kids of the Maliseet and MicMak Nations.

James B. Beard aka Noodin

Books :

“To be centered is to stand alone together” Noodin