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Quality Academics

NAIITS’ academic degrees offer open-ended opportunities for First Nations, Metis, Inuit and others of Indigenous ancestry to be part of a flexible program of learning.

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NAIITS symposiums are themselves learning communities, unique in their blend of academic and practitioner teaching.

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Providing resources to the members of our learning community for personal and community growth is the goal of the NAIITS store.

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Our Partners

NAIITS has carefully selected partners who are clearly Jesus-focused in their worldview and mission, and who respect Indigenous leadership.

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Support Us

We invite you to participate with Indigenous leaders from around the world and become part of a diverse group of highly dedicated visionaries.

Director of NAIITS honored by Acadia Divinity College

The Board of Governors, Senate, and Faculty of Acadia University, Wolfville, NS conferred on Rev. Dr. Terry LeBlanc a Doctor of Divinity Honorary May 10, 2015. Terry is the founding Chair and current Director of Indigenous Pathways, and Director of the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS). Mi’kmaq and Acadian, Terry is committed to Christian education from an Indigenous perspective. Author of numerous articles, theological papers and assorted book chapters, Terry has won several awards for his varied writings. In June 2010, for his work on the creation of NAIITS, Terry became the 28th recipient of the Dr. E.H. Johnson Memorial Award for Innovation in Mission.

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NAIITS graduates at George Fox Evangelical Seminary

Terry LeBlanc attended the graduation ceremony at the George Fox Evangelical Seminary last May 2, 2015 with one of our NAIITS graduates, Michelle Foster, who received her MA in Intercultural Studies. We are proud of you, Michelle!
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Indigenous Pathways Director Calls for Real Change

The Executive Director of Indigenous Pathways, Terry LeBlanc, speaks out about the Western economic systems and theory, and the environment. A great read!

"Not unlike Copenhagen in 2009, or Kyoto in 1997, governments are posturing so as not to give away economic advantage. National prosperity continues to trump the environment."
Why Would a Good Southern African-American Christian Study Under Indians?
(April 21, 2015)
NAIITS: Theology and Ethics of the Land
(June 15, 2014)
George Fox University
(June 11, 2014)
Indigenous Pathways Introduction
(Sept 2, 2011)
Call for Proposals for the 13th Annual Symposium

June 2 - 4, 2016
Co-hosted by
Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, ON

The theme is: “Education: Looking Behind, Seeing Ahead”
Winter/Spring/Summer Courses 2016

The 2016 schedule for Winter, Spring and Summer courses is now posted online! Click here to view the details...
Visit NAIITS Academics for information on applications and scholarships!
NAIITS - A Learning Community
NAIITS, is one of three divisions of Indigenous Pathways, a non-sectarian organization dedicated to working together with the Indigenous community to develop and articulate Indigenous perspectives in theology and practice. We encourage Indigenous learning styles and world views in our instruction as we facilitate the development of a body of written work addressing biblical, theological, and ethical issues from within Native North American and other Indigenous perspectives. We do so in concert with partners of other ethnicities who would speak into this context. NAIITS currently has five degree program partnerships offering BA, MA and Ph.D programs.
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