Mathematical and Indigenous Futures:
May 11 and May 18, 2021 Virtual
Although held virtually the 2021 Indigenous Math Symposium was a huge success. More than 250 people registered for Session 1 May 11 and Session 2 May 18, 2021. Session 1 featured Beadwork and Mathwork with Anishinaabe artist Nico Williams. In Session 2 our Igniting the Sparkle Sharing Circle featured 14 educators sharing their ideas, projects, and innovations related to connecting math, community and culture.
Our theme Mathematical and Indigenous Futures: Generational Journeys speaks to awareness and actions toward futures – beyond connections to culture rooted in traditions and traditional practices and toward bringing together the past, present and future. Drawing upon the past provides opportunities for futuristic thinking. Our focus on Mathematical and Indigenous Futures recognizes the future – not only where we are going but also who we are – as opportunities for mathematical inquiry.