In the Fall of 2023, High School students from British Columbia and Southeast Alaska took an Ethnomath class; taught using culturally relevant pedagogy and curriculum. During a week in November, participants from this class met in Honolulu, Hawaii for the first annual Ethnomath Symposium. Teachers and students from across the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii were invited to participate and collaborate. Participants came from the Southeast Alaskan communities of Klukwan, Angoon, Juneau, and Hoonah, as well as Nisga’a Nation in British Columbia, and Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu.
This film tells the story of the Ethnomath Symposium; explaining what ethnomath is, detailing the symposium itself, and outlining the benefits for students.
This video was filmed on Tlingit Land. This film was filmed on location on Hawaiin land, on the larger territory recognized by Indigenous Hawaiians as their ancestral grandmother, Papahānaumoku. Learn more about land acknowledgements at native-land.ca.