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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.


"NAIITS becomes affiliate member of the Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto!”

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The IP Community Grieves a Great Loss - Wendy Lynn Beauchemin Peterson

It is with the deepest sadness and an overwhelming sense of loss that the board of NAIITS, together with the rest of the Indigenous Learning Community who knew and loved her, announce the passing from this life into the next of our dear sister, friend, and colleague in Indigenous life and education, Wendy Lynn Beauchemin Peterson. Wendy left us September 28th while celebrating friendship and birthdays with a number of friends in Paris, France. Her death, while sudden to all of us, will have come as no surprise to the one who formed her at the beginning of the world, instilling in her all the raw materials that would become the person we all knew and loved. She has now been welcomed by her creator into the next steps of life's journey beyond this world. Read More

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NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community 16th Annual Symposium

June 6 - 8, 2019
Co-hosted by Tyndale Seminary

“Land and Place: Indigenous Perspectives In an Era of Displacement”

Courses for 2018 - 2020

The schedule for courses from 2018 - 2020 is now posted online! Click here to view the details...
Visit NAIITS Academics for information on applications and scholarships!

NAIITS Becomes An ATS Associate Member!

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NAIITS is thrilled to announce that as of Wednesday, June 20, 2018, by unanimous vote of its member schools, the Association of Theological Schools of Canada and the United States has admitted NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community, to Associate Membership. This is a first in the one hundred years that ATS has been in existence! Associate Member status provides us the pathway to full accreditation in the next few years. Thanks to all those who have contributed to the work of achieving this historic goal.
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)
NAIITS - An Indigenous Learning Community
NAIITS (formerly North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies) is one of four 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 whom we have invited to speak into this context. NAIITS currently has five degree program partnerships offering undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programs.
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