Short essay, 3-4 pages double-spaced, (not including cover and reference page), APA format
This assignment is based on the documentary entitled “Finding Dawn”, which can be accessed online directly through nfb.ca. (National Film Board of Canada)
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This is an informative and compelling documentary about the high prevalence of violence against indigenous women and girls, focusing on the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Women in Canada.
This project has two parts. Using specific examples from the documentary, address the following questions in your reflection in essay format:
Using specific examples from the documentary, identify and discuss the intersection of oppressions that shape many indigenous women’s experience of violence. Integrate and cite applicable course material to support your ideas. What new knowledge did you gain through watching this documentary and how will you use this knowledge to further your professional SSW practice?
Research and provide information on one current and applicable community resource that caters specifically to the needs of indigenous women, children, and/or youth. (focus specifically within York Region/Toronto)
Identify and discuss some specific ways that you can participate in VAW social justice work with Indigenous women and children in your SSW/CYC practice?
In addition to using specific examples from the documentary, include direct references from the reading material provided (cited) to support your ideas. APA format is required, as is a cover and reference page.