I have an English final coming up and for it we have to write a speech about social justice issues today. I want to do something on native Americans but have no idea where to start. Any tips??
Hey Sydney! This is something I would like to read. Send it over when you’re done.
With any good writing, it’s good to have a thesis, or a main topic. You’ll have to do a little searching to narrow down this very broad topic, as there is a very long list of social injustices inflicted upon American Indian and Alaska Native peoples.
Do some research by jumping on the internet and see what speaks to you. Your readers will be able to tell if it is something you’re interested/ passionate about, or whether you’re faking it. A good place to start is to check out Native resources like We R Native, I Know Mine, NCAI, Reclaiming Native Truth, and History Through a Native Lens for starters.
‘All My Relations’ Podcast is a good one to listen to too. It’s done by two Native ladies from the Tulalip/ Swinomish and Cherokee Nation tribes, or ‘NativeNextGen’.
Hope this helps as a starting point for you. Best of luck!