November 28 to December 2, 2022

Indigenizing University Mathematics 2

Online, at First Nations University of Canada

and at Wollotuka

A four-day symposium of talks, panels, yarning, and sharing. The theme this year is Indigenous perspectives on maths and applications.

Some of the Speakers

Kamuela Yong

Native Hawaiian --- Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Hawai'i

Edward Doolittle

Mohawk Nation --- Associate Professor of Mathematics, First Nations University of Canada

Henry Fowler

Navajo Nation --- Director of the Navajo Math Circles Program, Navajo Technical University

Jason Sharples

Bundjalung Nation --- Professor of Bushfire Dynamics in the School of Science, UNSW Canberra

Jade Kennedy

Yuin Nation --- Academic Director of the Jindaola Program, University of Wollongong

Judy-anne Osborn

Anglo-Australian Academic Mathematician at Monash University from Tinamba Victoria (Gunaikurnai Country)

Dan Collins

Worimi/Biripi Nation --- Yapug Program Convenor at the University of Newcastle

Hong Xu

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mathematical Sciences Institute at the Australian National University

Chris Matthews

Quandamooka people of Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) in Queensland Australia. Associate Dean (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement), UTS. Applied mathematician and chair of ATSIMA

wani toaishara

Congolese artist and Ph.D. student at Wominjeka Djeembana Research Lab, Monash

Victoria Grieve-Williams

Warraimaay from the midnorth coast of NSW and an historian working in trans disciplinary ways

Kirsten Lyttle

Māori wāhine (Iwi/tribe: Waikato, Waka/Canoe: Tainui, Hapū/Subtribe: Ngāti Tahinga), artist and creative practice-led researcher, Wominjeka Djeembana Research Lab, Monash

A meeting of worlds between Indigenous and Mathematical perspectives, we explore the Indigenization of University Mathematics.

Four days of talks, panels, yarning, and sharing

Day 1

Why Indigenize?

Day 2

Ways of Knowing

Day 3

Making Maths Local

Day 4

Politics and Change

The Venues

Three Venues

First Nations University

This international event will take place primarily online, with the option for some attendees to join the conference on site (COVID permitting) at First Nations University of Canada in Regina, Saskatchewan, or at the Wollotuka Institute, the University of Newcastle, Australia.

This Symposium is part of an ongoing project, information about which is available at

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