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Book: Indigenous Religious Traditions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 56. Do Indigenous People Have Churches?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43171


Indigenous people on Turtle Island are leaders and members in Christian churches across a wide range of denominations; Indigenous Christians have worshipped, preached, and prophesied for more than four centuries. Some of the most powerful Indigenous advocates and public intellectuals have been Christian clergy or theologians. At the same time, many Indigenous people are sharply critical of Christianity as an ideological support for colonialism and white supremacy.

Chapter Contributors

  • Pamela Klassen ( - peklassen) 'University of Toronto'
  • Roxanne Korpan ( - rkorpan) 'University of Toronto, PhD candidate'