The University of Montana
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Technical report #3/2011

Syntheses of Circumpolar Indigenous Issues, Knowledge, Relations to Education, Science and Mathematics

Bharath Sriraman, The University of Montana


In this concluding article of the special issue of Interchange focused on circumpolar indigenous issues, relations to education, science and mathematics, major themes are explored in the context of the 2007 U.N declaration of indigenous rights, as well as the political connotations of the notion of “indigenous” in current geo-economic flux. Commonalties from the five articles exploring Inuit, Yup’ik, Inuktitut, Sami and Athabaskan perspectives are also summarized.

Keywords: Circumpolar first peoples; Indigenous Issues; Traditional knowledge versus Institutional knowledge; Geopolitics; Mathematics; Science

AMS Subject Classification: 97

Preprint of article to appear in Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, vol. 42 (Springer) Pdf (137 KB)