A critical analysis of efforts to address stereotypes and/or racism

Choose one organized effort or campaign that challenged or continues to challenge prominent stereotypes and/or racist portrayals of Native people in Canada and/or the United States. This could be in the field of sports, entertainment, fashion, music, or any other field. It is to be 1,000-1,200-words in length and in proper essay format (with a title page and citation of sources in the text and in a reference list at the end). Students are to provide a good overview of the conflict/issue (including, if possible, some historical background), a description of the specific efforts to challenge or counteract the stereotypical/racist portrayal of Native people, the reaction to those efforts (from both the general public and those who created such a portrayal), a summary of the results of such efforts or campaign, and some reflection as to what the whole issue tells us about the nature of Native people in popular culture.

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