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7th Annual NAIITS Symposium 2010
In the Beginning: First Nation Narratives of Ontology and Mutuality
June 10-12, 2010
Co-hosted by George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon
Co-Sponsors: Asbury Theological Seminary, Canadian Mennonite University’s Concord College, First Nations Alliance Churches (C&MA) of Canada, Inter-Varsity Canada, George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Inter-Varsity USA, My People International, Providence College and Seminary, The Salvation Army Ethics Centre, Wiconi International and William & Catherine Booth College.
Scope of Topics:

NAIITS invites proposals for papers and panels on the topic First Nation Narratives of Ontology and Mutuality. Papers that utilize any of a broad range of research methodologies will be considered. Submissions should address one or more of the following topics. Submissions on topics that relate clearly to the overall theme also will be considered.


• Traditional Native North American Creation Narratives and Theologies
• Spiritual and Theological implications of multiple narratives of creation
• Indigenous readings of the creation through traditional cultural lenses
• Indigenous readings of the Genesis narrative in light of Evangelical eschatology(ies): engaging the idea of the destruction and replacement of creation
• Traditional Native North American Creation Narratives and Theologies;
• Spiritual and Theological implications of multiple narratives of creation;
• Indigenous readings of the creation through traditional cultural lenses;
• Indigenous readings of the Genesis narrative in light of Eevangelical eschatology(ies): engaging the idea of the destruction and replacement of creation
• Indigenous and cultural perspectives on creation, nature, and the sciences;
• The meaning and implications of Indigenous creation narratives on the Christian doctrine(s) of creation;;
• Theological and relational perspectives on the nature of time and of the future


Papers should strive to show how traditional practices within the Native North American contexts and cultural perspectives might be strengthened and implemented, or how new ideas and practices of contextualization might further the goals of Native mission and the advance of Native people in life, service, and ministry following Jesus. Papers should address themselves to traditional ideas of Native Christian faith, as well as contemporary Native Christian
thought related to contextualization.

Honoured to be a candidate for accreditation by:

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