Mistreatment of Canadian Indigenous Women
APPROVAL: You are to explore a topic of your choice. Prof. DeLisle
and Prof. Hu Pegues must approve of your topic in advance. And
thus, in advance of the paper due date, you must either meet Profs.
DeLisle and Hu Pegues in person, OR, submit a one-paragraph
write-up in advance (via Canvas) by 11:59pm Nov. 21.
TOPIC: A topic of your choice, which must relate to the theme of
Native/Indigenous resurgence. It can pertain to something we’ve
discussed in class and throughout the semester, OR, it can focus on
a topic not discussed in class. However, to the extent that the topic
must relate to the theme of Indigenous/Native Resurgence, your
paper will relate to the class. If you select a topic from class, you
must not simply summarize what we’ve already discussed in class –
you must expand the discussion of that topic. Because you will be
incorporating at least one outside scholarly resource, you will
inevitably be taking the discussion and analysis of the particular
topic to a different level. The exercise of this assignment is to get
you to look more closely, critically, and analytically at a topic of
your choice (one that has piqued your interest, one that you feel
warrants more analysis), and relating it to and engaging it with the
theme of Native/Indigenous resurgence.
Note: You need not have an argument or thesis/hypothesis
statement for the final paper. You must however be very explicit
about what your paper is in your introductory paragraph. That is,
what specifically will you be addressing? When describing and
laying out your topic in the intro and writing your paper, you
should inevitably be thinking about the:
is your topic?
does it matter?
look at this topic or
are you interested in
does it relate to indigenous/native resurgence or
does it reveal about indigenous/native resurgence?
SOURCES: You are required to use 3 scholarly sources: 2 readings
from the class, 1 outside published scholarly source. You are
welcome to use more but you must have the required 2 inside and 1
outside. You are welcome to use online newspaper sources.
However, these do not constitute “scholarly” sources for our
purposes here. In other words, you are welcome to use these but
you must also have researched, identified and utilized another
published scholarly source (e.g. an academic book, academic
journal or article). If you are not sure whether the source you are
contemplating is scholarly, please consult with Profs. DeLisle and