Each student must complete a written research paper that demonstrates their researching, critical analysis, and academic writing skills.
Completed research papers are to be typed and 2000-2 words in length. This does not include the title page and reference list. Papers are to use APA formatting guidelines (this is particularly important for sourcing). The research paper must include:
• Title Page (Title of paper with running head, student number, course number & the instructor’s name, & date)
• Introduction and Thesis Statement
• Body – Discussion of topics/issues
Papers must include a minimum of six references from credible sources (peer reviewed articles are best) that are relevant to your paper. An abstract is not required.
Suggested Research Topics:
• Traditional Health strategies of a particular First Nation community
• An examination of a health project based on traditional beliefs, philosophies and practices
• A mini proposal of a health strategy based on traditional health concepts
• Issues, protocols and rules around First Nation health practices
• Ceremonies that help with emotional, physical, spiritual and mental health
• The role of visions and dreams in the development of health concepts
• A discussion of a community health program(s) designed around holistic principles, e.g. Kateri Memorial Hospital – Kahnawake; Anishnaabe Health, Toronto; Mid-Wifery programs, Alkali Lake Model, Traditional Health Programs in Hospitals, domestic violence programs for Indigenous women and men; Healing Lodges
• The role of elders in traditional health delivery and health research
• Issues of health and medicinal knowledge appropriation
• Similarities and commonalities of health practices from different cultures
• Holistic health strategies/models for specific target groups: residential school survivors, special needs/disabled, victims of domestic violence, people with HIV/AIDS, fetal alcohol syndrome, addictions
• A topic of your own creation, approved by the instructors in advance.