Assignment: Final Project
This week, you submit your Ethnographic Narrative that details an exploration of an indigenous heritage, culture, or community. The Final Project is due by Day 7 of this week. Please be sure that your project meets the specified criteria before submitting it.
Remember that the indigenous heritage, culture, or community has been referred to with the umbrella description indigenous identity. Also recall that, although indigenous identity may not fit the UN definitions of indigenous peoples, characteristics of your identity—traditions, economic issues, ancestral lands, country of origin, religion, or class—may parallel those of indigenous groups. By examining an indigenous identity as an ethnographic study, you have the opportunity to see with an indigenous point of view, connect across cultures, and build a better understanding of the global environment.
By Day 7
Submit your Ethnographic Narrative, which should be 5–6 pages long and include the following:
- A descriptive reflection on the indigenous group you selected during the course. Please include any additional insights about the group’s history/origins, culture, beliefs that you found after Weeks 2 and 3.
- A comparison of the similarities or differences that you found between the indigenous group and your own culture.
- An evaluation of how two of the five role perspectives from Thinking Like an Anthropologist(pp. 8–9) influenced, changed, or reinforced your conception while studying indigenous peoples.
- A description of two or three questions about the indigenous group that you studied that remains unanswered, and that you may pursue in the future.
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