Briefly describe the nation in modern times.

Competency 111.1.1: Native American Peoples – The graduate can describe and discuss issues pertaining to Native American peoples.

Objective 111.1.1-06: Discuss a specified issue of current relevance pertaining to a Native American nation.

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Given:

In the beginning of the 20th century, Native Americans were faced with having little or no resources to adequately sustain their populations. They had limited land, a scattered population, and language and cultural barriers dividing them from the rest of the U.S. population. Many Native American nations have struggled with poor access to healthcare, difficulty sustaining a viable existence on their lands, increased crime and drug abuse, poor educational opportunities, and severe poverty. These issues continue to plague many Native American populations into the 21st century.

Native American organizations and nations have worked to alleviate some of these problems. For example, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) was founded in 1944 in response to governmental termination and assimilation policies that threatened the existence of the Native American culture. This organization now includes over 250 member tribes and works to educate the public about Native Americans, works with the government to maintain their rights, and works toward improving the lives of Native Americans throughout the United States (National Congress of American Indians, 2006). More recently, the United States government has also worked toward changing policies to aid instead of hinder Native American nations.

Task:

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Write an essay (suggested length of 4–6 pages) in which you discuss an example of a current, relevant issue affecting a particular Native American nation. In your essay:

A. Identify the Native American nation you have chosen.

1. Briefly describe the historical background of the nation.

2. Briefly describe the nation in modern times. For example, discuss how many tribes exist today and where most of the tribal members live.

3. Briefly describe at least three current issues facing this nation (e.g., economic, social, educational, healthcare, etc.).

B. Analyze one issue you described in part A3.

1. Discuss how this issue affects the nation you have chosen.

2. Compare this issue to issues that face the general American population (consider any similarities and/or differences).

3. Discuss how long this issue has been a problem (consider if the nation has been dealing with this issue for a long or a short time).

4. Describe how the Native American nation has responded to this issue (consider if the issue can be resolved by the nation itself and what efforts the people of the nation have already made to resolve the issue).

a. Analyze how effective the Native American nation has been in dealing with this issue.

5. Describe how the United States government has responded to this issue (consider if the issue can be resolved by the government [e.g., through legislation, financial support, etc.] and what efforts the government has made to resolve this issue).

a. Provide a timeline of actions that the government has taken in response to this issue from 1890 (or the date when the issue became a problem) to the present.

b. Analyze how effective the government has been in dealing with this issue.

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here are the rubrics
UHT1 – SSS 111.1.1-06

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Unacceptable
value: 1

Needs Revision
value: 2

Meets Standard
value: 3

Exemplary
value: 4

Score/Level

Communication Holistic

The work is difficult to follow and is confusing.

The work needs clarification and other revision.

The work is easy to follow and understand.

The work is extremely clear and easy to understand.

Mechanics
(grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.)

The work contains 5 or more minor errors and some major errors.

The work contains 3–4 minor errors and no major errors.

The work contains 1–2 minor errors and no major errors.

The work contains no minor or major errors.

Style (word choice, sentence structure, etc.)

The writing style is characterized by poor sentence structure, limited vocabulary, and inappropriate word choice.

The writing style is characterized by some sentence variation, adequate but limited vocabulary, and poor word choice.

The writing style is characterized by varied sentence structure, solid vocabulary, and accurate word choice.

The writing style is characterized by highly varied sentence structure, vivid vocabulary, and accurate word choice.

A. Native American Nation

The candidate does not identify a Native American nation.

Not applicable.

Not applicable.

The candidate identifies a Native American nation.

A1. Historical Background

The candidate does not provide a historical description of the Native American nation.

The candidate provides an imprecise historical description of the Native American nation.

The candidate provides a reasonable historical description of the Native American nation.

The candidate provides a precise historical description of the Native American nation.

A2. Description of Nation

The candidate does not provide a description of the nation in modern times.

The candidate provides an imprecise description of the nation in modern times.

The candidate provides a reasonable description of the nation in modern times.

The candidate provides a precise description of the nation in modern times.

A3. Description of Current Issues

The candidate does not provide a reasonable description of any current issues facing the nation.

The candidate provides a reasonable description of 1–2 current issues facing the nation.

The candidate provides a reasonable description of 3 current issues facing the nation.

The candidate provides a reasonable description of more than 3 current issues facing the nation.

B. Analysis of Issue

The candidate does not provide an analysis of an issue.

The candidate provides an implausible analysis of an issue.

The candidate provides a plausible analysis of an issue.

The candidate provides a credible and well-supported analysis of an issue.

B1. Effects of Issue

The candidate does not provide a discussion of how the issue affects the nation.

The candidate provides an illogical discussion of how the issue affects the nation.

The candidate provides a logical discussion of how the issue affects the nation.

The candidate provides a credible and well-supported discussion of how the issue affects the nation.

B2. Comparison to General American Population

The candidate does not provide a comparison of this issue to issues that face the general American population.

The candidate provides an implausible comparison of this issue to issues that face the general American population.

The candidate provides a plausible comparison of this issue to issues that face the general American population.

The candidate provides a credible and well-supported comparison of this issue to issues that face the general American population.

B3. Persistence of Issue

The candidate does not provide a discussion of how long this issue has been a problem.

The candidate provides an illogical discussion of how long this issue has been a problem.

The candidate provides a logical discussion of how long this issue has been a problem.

The candidate provides a credible and well-supported discussion of how long this issue has been a problem.

B4. Native American Response

The candidate does not provide a description of how the Native American nation has responded to the issue.

The candidate provides an imprecise description of how the Native American nation has responded to the issue.

The candidate provides a reasonable description of how the Native American nation has responded to the issue.

The candidate provides a precise description of how the Native American nation has responded to the issue.

B4a. Effectiveness of Native American Response

The candidate does not provide an analysis of the effectiveness of the Native American nation’s response to the issue.

The candidate provides a flawed analysis of the effectiveness of the Native American nation’s response to the issue.

The candidate provides a reasonable analysis of the effectiveness of the Native American nation’s response to the issue.

The candidate provides a credible and well-supported analysis of the effectiveness of the Native American nation’s response to the issue.

B5. Government Response

The candidate does not provide a description of how the United States government has responded to the issue.

The candidate provides an imprecise description of how the United States government has responded to the issue.

The candidate provides a reasonable description of how the United States government has responded to the issue.

The candidate provides a precise description of how the United States government has responded to the issue.

B5a. Timeline of Government Response

The candidate does not provide a timeline of government actions in response to the issue.

The candidate provides an imprecise timeline of government actions in response to the issue.

The candidate provides a reasonable timeline of government actions in response to the issue.

The candidate provides a precise timeline of government actions in response to the issue.

B5b. Analysis of Effectiveness of Government Response

The candidate does not provide an analysis of the effectiveness of the United States government’s response to the issue.

The candidate provides a flawed analysis of the effectiveness of the United States government’s response to the issue.

The candidate provides a reasonable analysis of the effectiveness of the United States government’s response to the issue.

The candidate provides a convincing and well-supported analysis of the effectiveness of the United States government’s response to the issue.

C. In-Text Citations and References in APA Format

The candidate does not provide in-text citations or references, or there are major APA formatting errors that significantly disrupt the comprehensibility of the submission.

The candidate provides in-text citations and references, but there are several major APA formatting errors.

The candidate provides in-text citations and references, and any APA formatting errors are minor and do not disrupt the comprehensibility of the submission.

The candidate provides in-text citations and references that do not contain readily detectable errors.

Overall Holistic

Unacceptable

Needs Revision

Meets Standard

Exemplary

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