OBJECTS OF THE CENTRE FOR INDIAN SCHOLARS
THE CENTRE FOR INDIAN SCHOLARS WAS INCORPORATED IN 1972. IT GREW OUT OF A MOTION OF THE SECOND INDIAN ECUMENICAL CONFERENCE HELD IN MORLEY IN 1971. ITS OBJECTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
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 FOR CLERGY AND SERVICE PROFESSIONALS SPECIAL TRAINING PROGRAMS ABOUT INDIAN CULTURE TRADITION AND INDIGENOUS RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS TO LESSEN CROSS CULTURAL CONFLICTS.
4. TO FOSTER THE EVOLUTION COORDINATION AND MODERN ADAPTION 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.
About CENTRE FOR INDIAN SCHOLARS
The immediate goals of the Centre for Indian Scholars for 2011-2012 include the following:
Inviting First Nations traditional elders of all religious persuasions on Turtle Island in 2012 to re-establish their common relationship to the Creator, the earth and to each other.
Establishing a memorial to the founders of the Indian Ecumenical Conference.
Implementing a Religious Studies Program in Native American Indigenous Spirituality and Cultures including certificate, diploma and degree programs with the members of Yuu-hadaax.
Convening a workshop of the former members of the Canadian Indian Youth workshops.
Collating and publishing the materials from the second R.K. Thomas symposium.
Establishing local centres to implement the interface between traditional values and local communities.