Writing Question

Settler Colonialism & the Dominant Narrative (You need to put quotes to support your answer. Its just a paragraph for each question. like 8-10 sentences)

Read the interview with Native American Studies scholar Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on settler colonialism – particularly the sections about 4 questions in, on “the relationship between settler colonialism and immigration” and Israel. Watch the video on Native American poet John Trudell reading “Look at Us.” Also read chapter 1 of Takaki’s A Different Mirror, paying close attention to the opening pages to understand the “Master Narrative.” Then answer the following 4 questions in well-supported paragraphs, using quotes from the text and explanation in your own words:

1. According to Frantz Fanon and Native American Studies scholar Roxanne Dunbar-Oritz, explain what settler colonialism is. What are its elements? Mention a past and a modern example. How does she view Israel?

2. What are your thoughts on the ongoing destruction and genocide by Israel in Palestine? What forms of protest have you witnessed or observed? What effect does protest have on the political situation in Gaza? What effect is it having on this generation?

3. Listen to John Trudell’s poem “Look at Us.” Consider the profile of John Trudell in week 3 lecture. Who is the “Us”? Who or what is the “Them”?

4. Explain Ronald Takaki’s concept of “the Master Narrative.” What is the intended purpose or outcome of the Master Narrative? Can you think of an example from your own schooling, or U.S. popular culture where the Master Narrative operates?