1) What did the 1968 Indian Civil Rights Act and the 1975 Native American Self-Determination and Educational Assistance Acts entail? How do both of these acts build off of and/or differ from the previous Termination and Relocation policies we learned about?
2) What does the term “self-determination” mean? Why might it be an important term to Native American tribes/nations based on the history we’ve learned so far?
3) According to the PowerPoint lecture, our readings and video on AIM, how exactly did the American Indian Movement emerge?
4) What is the historical significance/symbolism of the location in which the Occupation of Alcatraz took place? What were the goals of the Occupation of Alcatraz?
5) What was the “Trail of Broken Treaties”? What happened during the occupation, and what demands were made? How did the occupation conclude?
6) According to the documentary, what historical events led up to the Occupation of Wounded Knee? What is the historical significance/symbolism of the location in which the Occupation of Wounded Knee took place?
7) According to the article, why is Occupy Wounded Knee considered a “forgotten Civil Rights movement”?
8) Lastly, please share your thoughts and reactions to both this week’s and last week’s discussions on the Occupations of Alcatraz and Wounded Knee, and the American Indian Civil Rights movement overall.
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