NAIITS and Diversity

During its formation, NAIITS founders determined to address the absence of significant contributions of Indigenous people to the formal academic fields of Biblical Studies and Theology by taking charge of its own agendas and setting its own course. Having made that determination, they recognized the potential to become like those who had once excluded them. It was determined, therefore, to ensure that activities, events, and programs would continue to be directed primarily toward Indigenous peoples, but be intentionally open to those from other than Indigenous ethnicities who would learn with us and speak into our concerns from their perspectives.

Governed by an Indigenous Board, Faculty and staff, NAIITS provides a strong representation of different peoples, including a diversity of nations and cultures.

Diversity, as we have come to understand and describe it, therefore, will not simply be an aspirational statement, but has been and will continue to be a lived reality at NAIITS.