9th Annual Symposium on Indigenous Theology
Giants in the Land: Metaphors for Native Evangelicalism

"The Native North American has been a sleeping giant. He is awakening.
The original (North) Americans could become the evangelists who will help win (North) America for Christ!"

- Dr. Billy Graham

Location: Wheaton College, 501 College Av., Wheaton, IL 60187, United States
Dates: June 7-9, 2012

From all of us who lead the NAIITS community, to all of you who have been faithful attendees and participants over the years, we would like to say, “Thanks.” Without your contributions and your confidence in us as as we journey together, we would not be able to achieve what we have. So, as we look toward 2013, our tenth symposium on Indigenous Theology and Mission, it is appropriate that our focus concerns how indigenous languages shape our faith. "Shaping Faith: How Language Informs the Journey."

Plan now for June 6-8, 2013 at Tyndale University College and Seminary as we launch NAIITS – Symposium number ten!

Symposium 2012 Highlights

Visit us here again soon to see more pictures and video footage of the Symposium

“After being told for years that being a Christian meant abandoning their First Nations identity, the brothers and sisters of NAIITS boldly and joyfully follow the Jesus Way as Native people.  The NAIITS Conference is a celebration of love for the Creator bound tightly with rigorous scholarship from an indigenous perspective.  Contextualized theological reflection mixed with stories of pain and hope punctuate the NAIITS gathering.  Native and non-Native participants are welcomed into this circle of conversation.  It’s a conversation we must not miss.”

Gene Green
Professor of New Testament
Wheaton College

"The Best Yet!!"

Tom Bursma
MPI Staff

"The way you blend story and scholarship is unheard of in any other conference environment I attend."

Gail Wynard

"For those of us who have been part of shaping the NAIITS community for the past 12 years, we certainly see a strengthening of our vision and a maturing of our ability to engage in meaningful conversation in pursuit of that vision."

Terry LeBlanc
NAIITS Director