Part A: 1000 word essay.

Part B: One page handout to complement 1000 word essay.

Instructions: This assignment is allow you as student to device a piece of writing that can be

read out. Protocol for this assessment, in a contemporary assessment environment, is that you

also create either (1) a powerpoint or (2) a one page handout that you could give to an audience.

You need at least eight (8) references.

This assignment is to satisfy the requirements of an academic paper. However in this

presentation paper you are allowed to use first person, bullet points, numbers and graphs,

should you so chose to do.

TOPIC: A) Write 1000 words on one topic below:

B) Compose a (1) powerpoint to support the 1000 words OR (2) a one page

handout to support the 1000 words

Only answer one question, please.

Question 1: Describe the development of the concept of an “Australian Indigenous history”.

Highlight at least four Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander authors who have been important

in the advancement of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander voice within the academic


Question 2: Explain the meaning of Respect, Responsibility and Reciprocity within human

relationships between language groups, and between individuals. How would these concepts

manifest in daily life such as trading, sharing resources, and cultural exchange. How are these

values used today in terms of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focused policy, for example,

health agreements.

Question 3: Devise a presentation which informs a group of non­Indigenous educators of the

relationship that Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people feel regarding connection to

the Land. You can discuss this from the point of view of the Declaration on the Rights of

Indigenous Peoples. What does this Declaration say about working in Country, using resources,

and so on You can also support your presentation by finding resources through the Department

of Sustainability, or National Parks and Wildlife.

Question 4: Examine some of the prime differences between a Western world view and an

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander worldview. How could these differences have caused

such great frustration for First peoples? As a consequence, what kind of implications did this

have for First People’s freedom and control of their land.

Question 5: Negotiate a question with your lecturer.

Assignment 2

Marking Criteria

? Demonstrate an ability for critical analysis.

? Demonstrate an ability to examine and identify Indigenous knowledge through

academic processes.

? Demonstrate the ability to examine traditional and/or contemporary Indigenous cultural

perspectives and ways of being.

? Demonstrate a knowledge of History as past, present and future

? Show an understanding of the way Indigenous research methodologies operate

? Show an understanding of Contemporary society

? Demonstrate a method of being able to present information, so that it would be engaging

to an audience (imaginary)

? There is an opportunity for those students who may wish to, to be able to present their

prepared presentations to their class for feedback before the due date.

? The presentation document will have a format consistent with academic work. An

introduction and conclusion is important within this formatting style.

? Those who use power point can use pictures, graphs etc to inform the power point an 

make it more visually interesting. The power point would need some text however some

that it can have maximum interest.

? Students who decide to generate a one page handout can use any kind of cartoons and

visuals they chose to use, but the handout would need some text to better inform any

audience or reader.


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