THE CENTRE FOR INDIAN SCHOLARS

      AN INDIGENOUS RELIGIOUS CENTRE   

  

CENTRE FOR INDIAN SCHOLARS

6000 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T 1L4
Phone: 604-827-3447 Fax: 604-822-9212
 

UPDATE - OCTOBER  13, 2014 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

"Strengthening our Relationship with the Great Spirit"

2014 Indigenous Interreligious Conference

FLASH - THIS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN REPLACED BY THE GATHERING OF INDIGENOUS ELDERS & MEDICINE OF THE GREAT LAKES AREA, OCTOBER

 13 - 16

 

    Dear Friends,

    This fall the Centre For Indian Scholars (CIS) will be convening the 2014 Indigenous Interreligious Conference (IIC) at the heart of Turtle Island, Bowiting or Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario /Michigan. WE HAVE MOVED THE CONFERENCE FROM JUNE TO THE FALL SO THAT WE CAN FIND THE FUNDS TO HELP PEOPLE PARTICIPATE. The CIS Board has established the Great Lakes Bowiting Committee to organize this special conference which is a continuation of the 70s Indian Ecumenical Conference held in Morley, Alberta. Your support and donations are important.

    GOAL

    To hold a gathering of invited Indigenous spiritual people and for them to share who they are, their concerns about the past, present and visions for the future.

    OBJECTIVES

    • Remember our ancestors
    • Share ways from the tribal nations present
    • Guidance in overcoming challenges of human and spiritual existence
    • Voice thoughts on spiritual ways and reconciliation

    The 2014 IIC will be held for 4 Days. 1st Day East - Youth; 2nd Day South - Women; 3rd Day West - Medicines; 4 th Day North - Elders We will sit in council each day and begin with an Indigenous ceremony.

    DONATIONS INFORMATION

    Canada CIS has a federal charitable number. You can mail a cheque to the Centre For Indian Scholars, 6000 Iona Drive, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1L4 OR donate through our Canada Helps Donate button.

    Unites States Donation cheques can be mailed to St. Isaac Jogues Church (Tax # 381390524), 1529 Marquette Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783.

    John Hascall, President and Chair: Great Lakes Bowiting Committee, jshascall@sheglobal.net OR Cell, 906-630-8112; Carol Nadjiwon,  cnadjiwon@shaw.ca  OR 705-575-8523.

    Board of Centre For Indian Scholars

    John Hascall, Chippewa, President; Rick Lightning, Cree, Past President. Carol Nadjiwon, Odawa. Vice President;  Moses McKay, Nisga’a, Secretary-Treasurer ; Jim White,Heiltsuk; Gabrielle, Mackenzie-Scott, Tlicho ; Felipé Molina, Yoeme/Yaqui;

 

We  reafirmed our Relationship with the Great Spirit at the

2013 INDIAN ECUMENICAL CONFERENCE (IEC)

Monday, July 22 to Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the Ermineskin First Nation.  We will publish a report here .

 

WELCOME to our indigenous, religious and educational Centre  created by the Indian Ecumenical Conference (IEC). The IEC brought together First Nations religious leaders from across this North American Island  in the early seventies. They authorized the creation of the Centre in 1972. It is designed to develop Native reflection and scholarship by North American First Nations peoples about their aboriginal, religious, cultural and social heritage. It was incorporated as the Centre for Indian Scholars.

We invite you to explore the achievements of the Centre and the challenges which face the spiritual leaders of the tribal peoples in North America. While our head office is located in Vancouver we represent a network of religious practitioners throughout the continent who convene local gatherings from time to time.

You can explore some of the work we have accomplished through FOUR Robert K. Thomas symposiums. Bob was one of the founders of the IEC and the Centre, an anthropologist and university professor and a world renowned Cherokee religious practitioner and thinker. Our last symposium explored traditional wisdom and law. Check out the videos of this by pressing here.

We have spent many years negotiating with the Native Ministries Consortium, the Wilp Wilxo'oskwhl Nisga'a Institute and Vancouver School of Theology to develop programs fostering First Nations Religion and Spirituality. We have established the Indigenous Studies Centre and offer a MA and an MTH in Indigenous religious studies.  We have created a consortium named Yuuhadaax which will provide the oversight for these programs. 

We hope you enjoy exploring this site and please contact us if you have any questions.  The Centre receives  no core funding from government but is dependent on the generosity of its donors. Please consider making a donation.

THE CENTRE HAS TAX DEDUCTIBLE STATUS AS A CHARITABLE INSTITUTION.

 

 

 

 Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

  INDIVIDUALS OR CORPORATIONS WHO WISH TO MAKE DONATIONS TO THE CENTRE MAY ALSO SEND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE SECRETARY/TREASURER,  THE CENTRE FOR INDIAN SCHOLARS, 6000 IONA DRIVE,  VANCOUVER, BC,  V6T 1L4. CHEQUES SHOULD BE MADE OUT TO THE CENTRE FOR INDIAN SCHOLARS.

 


 

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