Engaging Local Cultures


Every country has indigenous cultures with varying degrees of influence. Whether it be First Nations peoples in North America or tribal culture in Africa, indigenous leaders and culture hold influence and significance within large portions of the population. Indigenous communities have historically not been heavily engaged in collaboration regarding
child welfare. Cultural leaders have great insight into their people groups and are able to provide guidance and context to larger discussions about the care of indigenous children. As Christians involved in child welfare, it is our honor to engage with local cultures with the humble posture of a servant as we
move towards reconciliation and working together to care effectively for children.

During a Virtual Collaborate in 2020, global leaders from many nations brainstormed about these ideas. This publication is a summary of those discussions.