Yuu-hadaax is the Nisga’a word meaning to drive or to steer.
Yuu-hadaax and the Centre for Indian Scholars are co-sponsors of the bi-annual Robert K. Thomas Memorial Symposium.
2009 “Using Traditional Wisdom and Law for Today”
A gathering of 20 Elders from across North America who are members of the CIS Board and CIS Advisory Committee, to consider particular current problems facing First Nations communities.
One of the most important resolutions from this gathering was that another Indian Ecumenical Conference be held, inviting traditional and Christian spiritual leaders to discuss the current way of life of Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island and hopes for the future.
2007 “God is Still Red”
This gathering gave consideration to the work of Vine Deloria Jr. and its importance for a new generation. In 1973, God is Red, a voice from Turtle Island, was published. Vine’s book influenced aboriginal theology globally. The symposium brought together several serious scholars of indigenous theology and indigenous traditions to present their reflections on God is Red and the work of Vine Deloria. Jr.. Presentations will be published by the Indigenous Theological Training Institute in the First Peoples Theology Journal.
Centre for Indian Scholars
Native Ministries Consortium
Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a
Vancouver School of Theology