Indigenous Peoples and Christian Higher Education:  Next Steps



Over 25 people from nine institutions took part in a follow-up session to an initial symposium that took place at Booth University College in Winnipeg, MB, in May 2013. This second event was sponsored by CHEC (Christian Higher Education Canada) and NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community. Its focus was on the development of cooperative ways of supporting Indigenous students in their pursuit of distinctive, Biblically sound, and academically rigorous programs of study, respectful of Indigenous worldviews.

Highlights from the symposium include a commitment to


  • Develop a vision statement guiding efforts at greater Indigenization on CHEC campuse
  • Create a web-based platform for sharing online courses and other resources with an Indigenous focus; and
  • Explore the creation of a Circle for Indigenous Studies to benefit joint programs being developed by NAIITS in cooperation with CHEC schools and other campuses.

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For more information on these initiatives, contact Justin Cooper, or Terry Leblanc,