THE CENTRE FOR INDIGENOUS SCHOLARS

      AN INDIGENOUS RELIGIOUS CENTRE   

  

The Centre for Indigenous Scholars

6015 Walter Gage Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada

Phone: 604-822-9480
 

 

UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 2016

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

THE LEGAL NAME FOR THE CENTRE FOR INDIAN SCHOLARS HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THE CENTRE FOR INDIGENOUS SCHOLARS

 

 

We  reafirmed our Relationship with the Great Spirit at the

2013 INDIAN ECUMENICAL CONFERENCE (IEC)

 

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 both an 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.

DONATIONS INFORMATION

CANADA . You can mail a cheque to the Centre For Indigenous Scholars, 6015 Walter Gage Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1 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 Indigenous Scholars

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

 

 

 

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