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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.


Cornelius Buller
Our Tribute and Thanks

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Following an extended struggle with cancer, Cornelius Buller, our good friend, colleague, and the sole non-Indigenous cofounder of NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community, journeyed from this side of life to the next. Early Sunday morning July 19, Cornelius walked on into eternity, there to be with the saviour he longed to see, and for whom he had laboured so many years.

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The services of commemoration and celebration for Cornelius Arthur Buller, held on July 24th, 2020, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, can be viewed using the link below.

In accordance with Cornelius’ wishes and with the family’s blessing, we invite gifts toward the ongoing work of NAIITS in memory of Cornelius.

NAIITS Journal Volume 15 Published!

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NAIITS is pleased to announce the publication of volume 15 of the NAIITS Journal, a collection of papers from the 2017 symposium which took place at Portland Seminary.


17th Annual Symposium

Thank you to everyone that made our first Virtual Symposium a great success!!!

Please check back for more information on what's coming next!

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NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community 17th Annual Symposium

June 4 - 6, 2020
Going Virtual!

“Spirituality of Wellness in Community”

For more information email us at

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Why Would a Good Southern African-American Christian Study Under Indians?
(April 21, 2015)


NAIITS An Indigenous Learning Community is hosting a comprehensive evaluation visit for initial accreditation by the ATS Commission on Accrediting on March 8-11, 2021. The purpose of this visit is to verify that the school meets all applicable Commission Standards of Accreditation. Comments regarding how well the school meets those standards and/or generally demonstrates educational quality may be sent to the ATS Director of Commission Information Services at least two weeks before the visit. Comments may also or instead be sent in writing to Terry LeBlanc (PO Box 1169, Montague, PE, C0A1R0, Canada). All comments will be shared with the onsite evaluation committee.”
(note: This visit will be held virtually due to COVID restrictions.)

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2020 Course outlines now available!

Visit NAIITS Academics for information on applications and scholarships!

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A campaign is to be held Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto, with co-chairs for the that evening to include former Grand Chief of Alberta, Joe Dion, a member of the IP board, and two members of the wider Christian business and financial community to be named shortly.

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Honoured to be a candidate for accreditation by:

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NAIITS - An Indigenous Learning Community
NAIITS (formerly North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies) is one of two 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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