AN3001 – Indigenous Cultures: Key Concepts and Issues

AN3001: Indigenous Cultures: Key Concepts and Issues – Explain key concepts relative to the study of indigenous cultures.
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AN3001 - Indigenous Cultures: Key Concepts and Issues

Item 1
In the video The Adaptive Nature of Culture, Dr. García applies several of the anthropological perspectives that are included in the
“Anthropological Perspectives Checklist.”
Explain how Dr. Garcia is applying one of these perspectives. Be sure to articulate which perspective you are focusing on and use examples to support your reasoning. (1 paragraph)
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Item 2
Dr. García’s team field observations show that knowledge is more widely shared within marginalized indigenous cultures. In contrast, within dominant mainstream cultures, knowledge is more carefully guarded. Explain whether this is the case in the indigenous communities that Dr. García’s team has visited/observed. Support your reasoning. (1 paragraph)
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Item 3
How do indigenous knowledge-sharing practices represent cultural beliefs? (1 paragraph)
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Item 4
In response to the question, “What is indigenous identity?” the Overview of Key Anthropological Terms and Concepts describes indigenous identity as reflecting “three modes of thought.”
Consider the indigenous community featured in the Social Inclusion field observation video and explain the following:
 How do outsiders view the Suku Anak Dalam community?
 How do members of the Suku Anak Dalam community view themselves?
 How do members of the Suku Anak Dalam community wish to be viewed by others?
(1–2 paragraphs)
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Item 5
The short film Social Inclusion: An Indigenous Story states, “Indigenous peoples worldwide often face social exclusion.”
Considering this short film, explain how social exclusion relates to poverty. (1 paragraph)
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Item 6

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The “Overview of Key Anthropological Terms and Concepts” provides a definition of “cultural thought.”
Explain ways in which social exclusion mirrors cultural thought. (1 paragraph)
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Item 7

In “About Anthropology: Fieldwork,” the authors insist that fieldwork can be done over an extended period (1–2 years).
Explain how taking extended time to live within an indigenous community can help an anthropologist better understand the community being observed. (1 paragraph)
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Item 8
In “Indigenous Peoples and the MDGs,” the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) call for the creation of programs and policies that include indigenous cultures.
Explain at least two ways culturally inclusive programs and policies encourage indigenous participation. (1–2 paragraphs)
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Item 9
The Overview of Key Anthropological Terms and Concepts provides a definition of the term holism.

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In what way does including indigenous cultural input into MDG programs and policies reflect a holistic approach? (1 paragraph)
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Item 10
The “Who Are Indigenous Peoples?” fact sheet delineates shared commonalities among global indigenous cultures. It also outlines key indigenous community identifiers. According to the fact sheet, why it is more beneficial to identify, rather than to define, indigenous cultures? (1 paragraph)
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Item 11
In the article “Living the Indigenous Way, From the Jungles to the Mountains,” Leahy insists that global indigenous cultures are being “mainstreamed.”
Explain two ways this is occurring. (1–2 paragraphs)
Response
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Item 12
The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) advocates following Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) practices when negotiating with indigenous cultures on how land and resources will be used.

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How does following FPIC practices show respect for indigenous rights? (1 paragraph)
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References
Provide a citation for each resource you used to write your response to this Assessment. The following citation has been provided as an example:
United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. (n.d.). Who are Indigenous peoples? Retrieved March 16, 2019, from
https://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/5session_factsheet1.pdf

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Mastery Rubric
In order to achieve mastery of this Competency, you must achieve a “2” on every rubric row in addition to meeting the additional expectation indicated in the Mastery Rubric.
Mastery Rubric No Yes
Exceeds Expectations: In-Depth Analysis Explores issues/objects/works through the collection and analysis of evidence that result in informed conclusions/judgments.

Explanations of key concepts relative to the study of indigenous cultures do not evidence in-depth thinking and informed conclusions regarding issues, concepts, shared elements, and resources presented in the Competency.

Explanations of key concepts relative to the study of indigenous cultures evidence in-depth thinking and informed conclusions regarding issues, concepts, shared elements, and resources
presented in the Competency.

Professional Skills Building
The faculty Assessor will provide feedback based on the following Professional Skills: Written Communication and Engaging Multiple Social and Cultural Perspectives. Although the feedback is here to inform the development of your skills, it is not a barrier to achieving the Competency,
unless the writing is too poor to be able to score the content of the Assessment. Review the rubric and check your work based on the learning objectives listed. If you are concerned that your writing will not meet these expectations yet, reach out to your Faculty Subject Matter Expert (SME) so he or she can work with you to further develop this important professional skill. It is highly recommended that you use this opportunity to practice these important skills in the context of this Competency Assessment in order to receive feedback about your current level of proficiency.

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