Indigenous Knowledge & Mathematics Education
The recent Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action (2015) outlines many recommendations for educators and school districts. The need to adapt these recommendations for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students’ learning is underway and some progress has been made for most subject areas, particularly in the area of Ministry of Education resources.
Trailer: Indigenous Knowledge & Mathematics Community of Practice
Mathematics education is arguably one of the subject areas that is least developed in terms of Indigenous Ways of Knowing. Teachers are particularly underprepared – the challenges are widespread and permeate classrooms both on and off reserves. The aim of this CoP is advancing mathematics learning for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, building on ways that have been identified through traditional technologies and design, as well as expanding the lens of educators to deepen their understanding on the benefits of integrating Indigenous Ways of Knowing into their practice. Membership in this CoP will include Indigenous community leaders, Elders, and/or Traditional Knowledge Holders.
New Resource: Lessons From Beyond
Lessons From Beyond is a comprehensive digital resource that engages students into learning about the mysteries of the cosmos through Indigenous knowledge systems. The ongoing impacts of colonization have led to the destruction and fragmentation of Indigenous knowledge systems, methodologies, pedagogies, and epistemologies. This resource is based on a unique collaborative network of Indigenous educators, Elders, academics, and scientists from New Zealand, Canada, and the United States, which also includes a partnership with NASA. This resource works from the understanding that Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Western science can reflect, resonate with, and reinforce one another, affirming each other as valid, valuable, and vital. This new learning provides an opportunity to re-center Indigenous knowledge systems in order to advance all of society in the fields of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).
Watch the recording of our launch featuring the content contributors from around the world:
Revitalizing Star Knowledge Webinars
We Come From The Stars Webinar Stories
Join us as we share our collective knowledge and weave together Indigenous Knowledge, Astronomy, Science and Mathematics.