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Recording | Edward Doolittle | Indigenous Maths, Global Math, and Indigenizing Mathematics

The Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics



Indigenous Maths, Global Math, and Indigenizing Mathematics

Dr. Edward Doolittle

Associate Professor, Mathematics

First Nations University


Current Truth and Reconciliation efforts around mathematics generally begin at the wrong place, with the nearly universal and conventional mathematics (Global Math) commonly taught in schools and universities.  To truly succeed in Reconciliation, we must begin with Indigenous Maths, with Creation even, and we must carefully and critically explore the relationships between the many Indigenous Maths, the one Global math, and Indigenizing mathematics.


Monday, November 7


York Lanes 280N

York University


Edward Doolittle is Kanyen’kehake (Flint Nation, Mohawk) from Six Nations in southern Ontario.  He earned a PhD in pure mathematics (partial differential equations) from the University of Toronto in 1997.  He is currently Associate Professor of Mathematics at First Nations University of Canada and at the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan.


All are welcome, but please register to help us make appropriate arrangements:


Sponsored by York University’s Faculty of Science, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics,

and the Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages.


Recording is available here:




Nov 07 2022


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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