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For our first discussion blog, please answer the following questions in at least 300 words total (but you are welcome to go above this word count minimum,) and be sure to carefully answer all parts of the prompt. You may answer these questions in either paragraph form or in numerical form, whichever format you prefer. 

After you submit your initial post responding to the prompt below, don’t forget to submit a response to at least 1 peer in 150 words minimum.

  1. First, please introduce yourself to the class by telling us who you are, where you’re from, what year you are here at SDSU, what your major/career goal is, and what your interests/hobbies are. Then please tell us what you hope to learn/achieve through this course.
  2. Next, discuss your reactions to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED Talk. What points from her talk stood out to you? Why do you think we’re beginning our American Indian Studies course with this video? In other words, how do you think this talk might relate to our course subject matter or serve as a lens through which we can approach the subject matter?
  3. Lastly, what did you learn or what stood out to you in our reading about the Kumeyaay of Southern California? Why might it be important to begin our course learning about whose land our own campus occupies? Upon whose homelands does your hometown occupy? Did you know this information previously? Please share your thoughts/reactions to this information (or lack of!)
  4. The ted talk: 
  5.  Kumeyaay history