AN INVITATION TO BECOME A FRIEND OF THE CENTRE FOR INDIGENOUS SCHOLARS
THE CENTRE FOR INDIGENOUS SCHOLARS GREW OUT OF A MOTION OF THE SECOND INDIAN ECUMENICAL CONFERENCE HELD IN MORLEY, A.B., IN 1971. FRIENDS OF THE CENTRE FOR INDIGENOUS SCHOLARS ARE PEOPLE WHO AGREE WITH THE OBJECTS OF THE CENTRE WHICH ARE:
1. To create a genuine Indian cultural religious and educational institution.
2. To provide a centre for native religious figures and traditional tribal leaders to pursue the study and teaching of their own traditions and to foster the culture of tribal peoples.
3. To provide special training programs about Indian culture, tradition and indigenous religious movements for clergy and service professionals to lessen cross cultural conflicts.
4. To foster the evolution, coordination and modern adaptation of the culture of the North American Indian civilizations.
5. To provide a seat of learning for those of the community who seek to further their knowledge of North American Indian civilizations.
OUR FRIENDS ARE EXPECTED TO:
· Pray on June 21st the Indian Day of Prayer
· Inform people about the work of the Centre
· Publically identify themselves as a Friend of the Centre
· Assist where possible in raising money for the work of the Centre
· Make their skills and ideas available for the work of the Centre as needed
The Board of the Centre will keep their Friends informed and invite them to attend events in their area when possible.
ACTIVITIES PROPOSED FOR 2017 AND BEYOND
1 Planning and implementing a renewed regional Indian Ecumenical Conference proposed for some time in 2017.
2. Working with our Yuuhadaax partners to deliver Master of Theology and Master of Arts degrees in Indigenous and Inter-Religious Studies.
3. Creating a memorial to the founders of the Indian Ecumenical Conference.
4. Collating and publishing the materials from the Second R.K. Thomas Symposium.
6 Continuing the establishment of a Nisgaa Centre for Religious Study and practice in the Nass Valley.
7. Organizing a workshop of the former members of the Canadian Indian Workshops, 1968-1974, to evaluate the impact on their lives and the workshops relevance to contemporary First Nations problems.
PLEASE INCLUDE ME AS A FRIEND OF THE CENTRE FOR INDIGENOUS SCHOLARS.
Please sign and mail OR e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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OR COPY THE FORM AND PASTE IT INTO YOUR E-MAIL MESSAGE USING CONTACT US.
THE CENTRE HAS TAX DEDUCTIBLE STATUS AS A CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONINDIVIDUALS OR CORPORATIONS WHO WISH TO MAKE DONATIONS TO THE CENTRE MAY ALSO SEND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE SECRETARY/TREASURER, THE CENTRE FOR INDIGENOUS SCHOLARS, 575 Gran Street Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 6K9. CHEQUES SHOULD BE MADE OUT TO THE CENTRE FOR INDIGENOUS SCHOLARS.
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