Martin Brokenleg

Rev. Canon Martin Brokenleg
Address6000 Iona Drive
Vancouver, BC

Director of Native Ministries Programmes and Professor of First Nations Ministry and Theology, Vancouver School of Theology

Ed.D., The University of South Dakota, 1983
M.Div., Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1971
B.A., South Dakota State University, 1968

Martin Brokenleg, an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is married and the father of three adult children.

Dr. Brokenleg has degrees from South Dakota State University in communications and religion, from The Episcopal Divinity School in pastoral care, and from The University of South Dakota in counseling and educational psychology. His doctoral dissertation studied intelligence organization among First Nations and Aboriginal children. Albertson College awarded him a Doctor of Divinity degree for work with the national Episcopal church. He is co-author of Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Our Hope for the Future and other articles and chapters on preaching, aboriginal thought and culture, and the spirituality of First Nations peoples. Dr. Brokenleg serves as vice president of Reclaiming Youth International, a research and training institute for adults working with youth. See for his work there.

He has been ordained in the Episcopal Church since 1971. His pastoral experience includes tenure as vicar of Church of the Holy Apostles and canon of Calvary Cathedral in South Dakota. Martin has developed and led educational programs for clergy and laity covering topics in culture, spirituality, pastoral care, and human sexuality. ( Fr. Martin is an Oblate of Blue Cloud Abbey (Benedictine) in South Dakota ( ) and a Benedictine Canon of the diocese of South Dakota.
Dr. Brokenleg has been a professor of Native American studies at Augustana College from 1974-2004, teaching Lakota studies, religion, psychology, gender studies, and gay and lesbian identity. He is a recipient of the Orin Lofthus Distinguished Professor Award and the Augustana Faculty Achievement Award.

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