What is Indigenous Mathematics?

Dr. Edward Doolittle

November 7, 2018

Edward Doolittle is a Mohawk from Six Nations in southern Ontario. He earned his PhD in pure mathematics at the University of Toronto in 1997, and later studied the Mohawk language for a year in the Onkwawenna Kentyohkwa immersion program in Six Nations. He has taught mathematics, math education, and Indigenous studies at the University of Toronto, York University, Six Nations Polytechnic, Queen’s University, Confederation College, the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, and the University of Regina. He is currently Associate Professor of Mathematics at First Nations University, where his research interests are Indigenous mathematics, including Indigenous statistics and Indigenous mathematics education, and pure mathematics. He lives in Regina, Saskatchewan with his wife.