Students must write a 2-page response addressing the questions below for each assignment. Each ICA must also incorporate material from the Oxtoby textbook to supplement the discussion and analysis.
ICA # 3
Topic: Ritual Practices
Watch these two short videos on Indigenous ritual. The first video describes the various aspects of the sweat lodge and the second video describes the vision quest. In this third ICA, compare and contrast these two rituals. Why are they important to Indigenous culture? What are some of the common themes that can be found in both rituals? How do the people in the video describe modern relevance of these rituals? Be sure to incorporate material from the Oxtoby textbook to support your discussion and analysis.