About the First Nations Version

The First Nations Version New Testament is a new translation of the Sacred Scriptures by and for the Indigenous Peoples of North America. The idea for this project began in 2002 while Terry and Darlene lived on the Hopi Indian reservation in Northern Arizona. They were looking for ways to tell the story of the Bible to Native North Americans, in a culturally relevant context. Terry had no idea that he would end up leading a group of Natives to translate the entire New Testament, but the dream has become a reality! InterVarsity Press published the first edition of the FVN New Testament on August 31st, 2021.

The translation of Psalms and Proverbs First Nations Version is now in process. On August 15-18, the newly formed translation council gathered at InterVarsity Press to launch the next leg of this project.

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