National Indigenous Organization

National Indigenous Organization

Opening/Closing Date: 
May 8, 2019 to June 18, 2019

At the National Indigenous Spiritual Gathering, the National Indigenous Council will bring forward a framework for a new National Indigenous Organization that will operate within the context of the larger United Church of Canada

The National Indigenous Organization consists of eight members, two of whom are youth and young adults, who are Indigenous people and reflect the diversity of The United Church of Canada with respect to gender identity, age, geography, and vocation.  The new organization and the National Indigenous Elders Council will move to more traditional approaches of governance while representing and offering their diverse Indigenous cultural understandings within the church structure.

The National Indigenous Organization will exist and operate within the context of The United Church of Canada. It will

  • be a decision-making body, informing policy and practices that impact Indigenous Peoples within the United Church
  • receive direction on priorities at the National Indigenous Spiritual Gathering
  • receive advice and direction from working/advisory groups made up of representatives from Indigenous communities of faith across Canada (urban, small town, rural, and First Nations)


For more information about this vacancy, please see the complete description, below.

Contact Information

Communities of Faith, please nominate someone by completing this form.

Nominees must complete this additional form to finalize the application.

All submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. If you do not receive acknowledgement, please contact Member Engagement. Incomplete or late submissions cannot be considered.

For further information or assistance in expressing interest or nominating someone, please contact:

Member Engagement
The United Church of Canada
3250 Bloor St. West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4
Tel: 416-231-5931, ext. 2211
Toll-Free: 1-800-268-3781, ext. 2211
Fax: 416-231-3103 attn: Member Engagement
E-mail:  nominate [at]


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