Digital Forum: Approaches to Math and Sciences in Indigenous Learning


This panel discussion explores how Indigenous knowledges can be incorporated into teaching math and science subjects. It aired on Facebook Live in April 2020.  


  • Willie Ermine, Sturgeon Lake First Nation
  • Rockford Mackay, Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre
  • Beedahbin Peltier, Sir Sandford Fleming College
  • Dr. Edward Doolittle, First Nations University of Canada

Moderator: Dustin Brass, First Nations University of Canada

Acknowledgement Protocol

Please read this Acknowledgement before the start of this video to respect the knowledge that is being shared and the Land of the People where the knowledge originates:

We respectfully acknowledge the original lands of the Indigenous Peoples of Treaty 4 where this digital forum was held: Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Dakota, Lakota and Treaty 6: Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, and Dakota. We also respectfully acknowledge the original lands of the panelists, who are from Treaty 1 territory and the traditional territory of the Mississauga Anishinaabeg.  As well, we acknowledge the homeland to the many winged, four-legged, crawling, and water creatures.

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Creative Team

Name Role/Job Title Place
Dustin Brass Forum Moderator First Nations University of Canada, Regina, SK
Willie Ermine Panelist; Traditional Health Coordinator for the Sturgeon Lake Traditional Health Program, Knowledge Keeper and Ceremonialist Sturgeon Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan
Rockford McKay Panelist; Science Facilitator, Manitoba First Nations School System, Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Winnipeg, MB
Beedahbin Peltier Panelist; Professor, School of General Arts and Sciences, Sir Sandford Fleming College Peterborough, Ontario
Dr. Edward Doolittle Panelist; Associate Professor, Mathematics, First Nations University of Canada Regina, Saskatchewan
Terry Massey NCCIE Content Coordinator Regina, SK
Stewart Manhas NCCIE Content Editor Regina, SK
Hanah McFarlane NCCIE Research Associate Peterborough, ON
IKS Media & Technology Ltd. Streaming and Recording Studio Regina, SK

This video is about:

Insights into teaching math and science with Indigenous knowledges; a Facebook Live digital forum filmed
in: Regina, SK

Video Details

Length of Video 1:16 minutes
Is there content in this video that is inappropriate to show young children? No


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