The intergenerational wisdom woven into Indigenous stories

Tai Simpson|TEDxBoise (

The way we behave politically, socially, economically and ecologically isn’t working, says community organizer and activist Tai Simpson. Sharing the creation myth of her Nez Perce tribe, she advocates for a return to the “old ways” guided by Indigenous wisdom that emphasize balance, community and the importance of intergenerational storytelling in order to protect what’s sacred.

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxBoise, an independent event. TED’s editors chose to feature it for you.


Tai Simpson · Community organizer and activistAs a direct descendant of Chief Redheart in the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, Tai Simpson takes great pride in serving her community as an organizer, activist and advocate.

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