ROOTS (Reclaiming Original Outdoor Technology and Skills) is an amazing initiative in British Columbia. As a program through NAIM, Tal James and Tim Christensen partner with elders and leaders from the Penelakut Nation to help the community find hope and true healing.

NAIM is committed to covenant relationships with First Nations churches, creating vibrant ministry in their communities and beyond. Specifically, ROOTS is an outdoor education program designed to teach spiritual lessons through traditional skills learning and is one of the many programs offered through NAIM.


NAIM is a multicultural team that exists to glorify God through building the Church by making disciples among North American Indigenous peoples, to reach the world for Christ.

Click to read our articles about R.O.O.T.S

Get Involved

In addition to the many staff and projects of NAIM, you can also give a donation to NAIM’s General Ministries Fund, the support behind their other ministries. Click here to donate or for more information.

NAIM serves coastal villages, interior communities and urban cities primarily across the West. There are various ministry venues & much creative freedom in bringing the love and good news of Jesus Christ to the First Nations peoples. Learn more about the ways to join them here.

R.O.O.T.S. Camping Trip

One of the coolest aspects of ROOTS involves taking Penelakut kids on exciting camping adventures to help them reconnect with traditional outdoor activities.  But the ROOTS team doesn’t do anything without the input and engagement of the community.

During our time with ROOTS, the grade 6/7 class needed to raise $500 for their spring camping trip. To do that, their class designed and starred in a video to share why they’re excited about the trip (WND just helped a bit with the filming and editing).  Check it out!

Note: The kids reached their goal thanks to our readers! But you can still give – every dollar ROOTS raises goes toward camping supplies, archery equipment, etc. and will directly support the work of ROOTS on Penelakut Island.


Keep up with ROOTS and other NAIM programs!