2020 Indigenous Math K-12 Symposium

Notice of Postponement: The Indigenous Math Symposium for 2020 is postponed to May 2021 due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Announcement: The Indigenous Math Symposium for 2020 is postponed until May 2021

Given the current situation and health concerns of COVID-19 the Indigenous Math Symposium Organizing Committee is postponing this year’s Symposium. If you have registered for the Indigenous Math Symposium 2020 you will receive a full refund.

Thank you for your interest and support in the Symposium and for your understanding in this complex and unusual time. We’ll continue with the same theme of Mathematical and Indigenous Futures: Generational Journeys and celebrate our 10th Symposium together in 2021. Please check our new website for updates and virtual resources: https://indigenous.mathnetwork.educ.ubc.ca/


We look forward to seeing you at next year’s Indigenous Math Symposium

Indigenous Math Symposium 2020 Organizing Committee:
Cynthia Nicol, Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Joanne Yovanovich Taanud Jaad, Melania Alvarez, and Janice Novakowski

Mathematical and Indigenous Futures: Generational Journeys

May 12th, 2020 Sty-Wet-Tan First Nations Longhouse, UBC

Nico Williams

Geometric Glass Beading: Looking to the Past to Innovate the Future

Nico Williams, Ojibwe from Aamjiwnaang First Nation, works with Japanese glass beads and creates experimental forms using geometric beadwork. His work looks to the past to innovate the future using traditional beading to make political and social statements about issues Indigenous peoples have and are currently facing in Canada. https://www.nicowilliams.com/

With Nico we will celebrate our 10th Symposium travelling through mathematical and Indigenous futures.

Nico WilliamsGeometric Glass BeadingGeometric Glass Beading

2020 Indigenous Math Symposium Draft Agenda

8:00 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 9:00 Remarks and Circle Sharing
9:00 – 9:45 Nico Williams – Mathematical and Indigenous Futures: Contemporary Geometric Glass Beading
9:45 – 10:45 Choose an Activity Nest in the Longhouse:
• Nest Activity 1
• Nest Activity 2
• Nest Activity 3
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 Informal Sharing
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 Presentation
1:45 – 2:45 Informal sharing or Circle discussions – primary, intermediate, and secondary education Circle Sharing.
2:45 – 3:00 Door prizes

Registration for the 2020 Indigenous Math Symposium is CLOSED

the 2020 Indigenous Math Symposium is Postponed to May 2021 due to COVID-19