Student: Maria Barcinas

Writing Assignment Used for This Interview

Indigenous Issue Analysis Paper

This analytical paper will focus on your choice of a historical or contemporary issue that affects a particular Indigenous people of the United States, including those of Native America, Alaska, Hawaiʻi, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the Federated States of Micronesia, Belau and the Marshall Islands, or Indigenous peoples in general.

Your paper must be typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times Roman font, and 4-5 pages (5-6 pages for students in Honors A) with standard 1-inch margins. All versions of the papers must be complete (typed with an introduction, an arguable thesis, supporting paragraphs providing a thorough discussion of evidence/points, and a conclusion, and using either MLA or the Chicago Style Manual citation format).

A peer review session will be scheduled on 12/3 before the final paper due date on 12/5 to help you write the best paper possible. Also, a detailed assignment description and rubric will be handed out after the midterm in class, so you will know the scope of the assignment and the criteria on which your paper will be graded.

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