1) Why and how is the term “Doctrine of Discovery” returning at the end of the textbook? How does “The Doctrine of Discovery” seem to manifest itself, according to Dunbar-Ortiz? Be sure to provide specific examples from the reading.

2) What does Dunbar-Ortiz mean by “Narratives of Dysfunction”? What are these narratives rooted in? How does she advocate changing these narratives?

3) What examples of “self-determination” are discussed in the video “Beyond Sovereignty”? What solutions do the panelists provide for different issues? 

4) What does a “race to innocence” and a “no fault history” mean, according to Dunbar-Ortiz?

5) According to the final chapter, how can US society come to terms with its past responsibly? How might this acknowledgment be healing to all people in the US?

6) We began our course by using the “Land Mapping Resource” to learn about upon whose land our campus and our hometowns occupy, and we also learned the importance of land acknowledgement. Now we will take this land acknowledgement exercise a step further by independently researching current issues being faced and/or helpful initiatives being promoted by the people indigenous to either San Diego or to your hometown. Please share your findings and resource(s) with the class.

7) Lastly, how do this week’s materials bring our course “full circle”? Then feel free to reflect on what you learned throughout the course overall. What topic(s) or material(s) resonated with you most, or what were your most important take-aways?

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