We are a community of ministries with unique identities and skills to work more effectively alongside Indigenous people around the world.

Who we are

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An Indigenous Learning Community

We are dedicated to working together with the Indigenous community in the development and articulation of Indigenous perspectives in theology and practice.

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Building Pathways

We are a catalyst for building pathways for indigenous youth, young adults, their families and communities to engage in culturally appropriate holistic transformational development.

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Healing & Transformation

We are focused on developing the full capacity of Indigenous North Americans to effectively meet the challenges of contemporary life.

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Removing Barriers, Building Bridges

Our aim is to provide education, encouragement and offer practical support to Native American families and communities in creating a preferred future.

Wendy Lynn Beauchemin Peterson

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The IP Community Grieves a Great Loss
It is with the deepest sadness and an overwhelming sense of loss that the board of Indigenous Pathways, together with the rest of the Indigenous Learning Community who knew and loved her, announce the passing from this life into the next of our dear sister, friend, and colleague in Indigenous life and education, Wendy Lynn Beauchemin Peterson. Wendy left us September 28th while celebrating friendship and birthdays with a number of friends in Paris, France. Her death, while sudden to all of us, will have come as no surprise to the one who formed her at the beginning of the world, instilling in her all the raw materials that would become the person we all knew and loved. She has now been welcomed by her creator into the next steps of life's journey beyond this world.

While we are all devastated, and in our own ways, according to our own relationship with Wendy, will experience her loss in the days to come, the deepest loss will lie with Ed, Melanie, Chad, Cory, their spouses and Wendy’s many grandchildren. As we have already begun to do, and invite you to do also, we continue to pray for all of the immediate and extended family in this time of separation and loss.

Wendy was not only a founder of NAIITS’, but a continuous member of the Indigenous Pathways and NAIITS board of directors up until her passing. She was so very central to NAIITS’ formation that she has been referred to on many occasions as NAIITS’ mother. From NAIITS’ inception, Wendy was also its journal editor, devoting her time to its continued improvement and ultimately overseeing its welcome into the indexed volumes of the American Theological Libraries Association (ATLA).

Wendy survived a bout with cancer, to finish writing her Ph.D. dissertation, and successfully defend A Gifting of Sweetgrass: The Reclamation of Culture Movement and NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community this past May. She was hooded as Dr. Wendy Lynn Beauchemin Peterson on June 7, 2018 in the company of the NAIITS community to which she had devoted so much energy and passion over the years.

Wendy’s heart for people was obvious to all who met her. She was a combination of deep compassion, boldness in speech (wrapped in her inimitable humour), accompanied by actions that consistently named discrimination wherever she saw it. She was passionate about justice for all people but especially for Indigenous peoples at home and around the globe. As a Red River Métis woman, she was a role model to all who met her and came to know her, but she was especially concerned for the nurture and development of Indigenous women, of all ages.

Journey well our dear sister, aunt, and friend into the life that lies beyond this one; into the place where he who made you has waited for your return and now welcomes you into his warm and strong embrace. We will deeply miss you!

The family has asked that in lieu of other gifts, donations be made to Indigenous Pathways.

Events

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NAIITS 15th Annual Symposium
June 7 - 9, 2018
Co-hosted by
Acadia Divinity College

This years theme is:
“White Supremacy, Racial Conflict, and Indigeneity: Toward Right Relationship”

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Indigenous Pathways to Reconciliation
Friends in Ontario and Quebec please take note of the following:

My People will be presenting, “Indigenous Pathways to Reconciliation” October 13-14, 2017. This is a Nestooaak Capacity Building Workshop in cooperation with Community Christian Reformed Church of Dixon’s Corners.

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News

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NAIITS gets a new Academic Dean!

The board, faculty, and staff, are pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Gene Green as our Academic Dean effective July 1, 2018.

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Wiconi - Sioux Falls Seminary 2017 Immersion

Wiconi, together with Sioux Falls Seminary, will host the 2017 Immersion Experience on Rosebud Lakota Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. This year’s program will be July 8 – 14, 2017.

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Journeying in a Good Way

Last February, Indigenous Pathways in cooperation with a number of local ministries hosted the Journeying in a Good Way conference, and explored questions on Indigenous Culture and Christian Faith.

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Building a Cultural School!

In the Philippines, iEmergence, together with the Ata community and Swito Designs Inc., continues to walk alongside each other to create this space of learning culture! 

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What we do

Indigenous Pathways is growing!

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We have positions available for the right people to join the IP team. Learn more here…

Resources

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Download the latest publication of Indigenous Pathways
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Check out the article written by our Director, Terry LeBlanc, on economics, prosperity, environment and the challenge of changing our philosophies to bring about real sustainability in the face of climate change.

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About Us
Indigenous Pathways is a community of organizations with unique identities and skills that have chosen to live together within one corporate legal entity in order to more effectively work alongside Indigenous people around the world. At present, there are four members of the Indigenous Pathways family. They are NAIITS, My People, iEmergence and Wiconi.
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