Essay

The final essay enhances the learning objectives of the course as it aims to deepen each students knowledge of a cultural minority group they decide to research, which could be a national minority from Canada or Indigenous group from another country. The paper develops an argument about how the groups culture, ethnicity and identity can be maintained or revitalized in contemporary society through existing models, with a particular focus on linking those models to business practices and human rights. 

The APA Style (7th Edition) paper will need to be 1,250-1500 words (with an additional page of References). The paper should answer the following question: 

How does society benefit by understanding, respecting and promoting the culture, ethnicity and identity of the (group you have chosen)? 

In answering this question, be sure to talk about: 

The cultural particularities of that group that are valuable to maintain or revitalize for sustainable cultural, environmental and/or economic development? 

Connections to national and/or global declarations or agreements in regard to the groups human rights (UNESCO, UNDRIP, Canadas Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, etc.)? 

Critical thinking is vital for a good grade on the essay. This means the essay will include a thesis statement, title, and provide meaningful and accurate history and context, it will link to academic literature as a way to make key points in the argument, and it will showcase original thought. 

You will be graded based on the Course Outcomes. 

THE ASSIGNMENT MUST INCLUDE DIRECT QUOTES AND A REFERENCES LIST WITH: 

AT LEAST ONE PEER-REVIEWED ACADEMIC SOURCE 

AT LEAST ONE UNITED NATIONS/GOVERNMENT SOURCE
(For instance, a United Nations report, or statistics developed by a government source) 

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