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.
NAIITS symposiums are themselves learning communities, unique in their blend of academic and practitioner teaching.
We invite you to participate with Indigenous leaders from around the world and become part of a diverse group of highly dedicated visionaries.
NAIITS has carefully selected partners who are clearly Jesus-focused in their worldview and mission, and who respect Indigenous leadership.
Providing resources to the members of our learning community for personal and community growth is the goal of the NAIITS store.
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.
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!
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."
(April 21, 2015)
(June 15, 2014)
(Sept 2, 2011)