This assignment is an opportunity for you to tell a story on a specific Indigenous health topic and it can be from a
personal or professional perspective or about someone from the public domain. This must be negotiated with the unit
coordinator. Name: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
The criteria for assessment of this assignment will include:
1. Clearly identified the Indigenous health topic and discussed why it was/is an issue
2. Chosen an Indigenous person either as: 1. a client, worker, or family member/friendÍ¾ OR 2. someone in the public
domainÍ¾ and told their story (linked with relevant background or overview of the chosen Indigenous health issue)
3. Indicated your reasons for telling this story and what the impact(s) were on the individual, family and community
4. Communicated clearly â used appropriate and accurate language, grammar, spelling
5. Referenced in accordance with School of Health APA 6th Referencing Style (where necessary)
6. Checked the assignment for plagiarism
7. Adhered to the recommended structure of Introduction/Body of evidence/Discussion/Conclusion or a consistent
equivalent and clearly labelled the assignment file as requested
Title: Assignment 1 is a Narrative/storying (flexible presentation format) Story Board
Value: 30 %
Length: very approximately 10001500
Due date: March 17, 2016 @ 08:00 AM
This assignment is an opportunity for you to tell a story on a specific Indigenous health topic and it can either be from a
personal or ‘professional’ perspective.
You can choose the medium or way of telling this story and these can include: recorded oral presentation,
poster/picture/collage or writing down someone’s story.
â¢ The main requirement of the assignment is to do a ‘biography’ of an INDIGENOUS PERSON or an autobiography (if you
are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person yourself) as a ârepresentativeâ or ‘personalisation’ of a specific
Indigenous health topic. This is about putting the âface to the factsâ as it were and telling the stories that come with the
â¢ You will need to ask yourself questions like: How might have this health condition impacted on the person, their
family, their community and perhaps the wider community.
history and background reading, address the main criteria
mindful of presenting a coherent story and be able to substantiate your statement
forget to identify him/her and the community
Option 1: You can choose an Indigenous person involved as a family member or friend, or someone you know of (could
be a client or a worker in an Indigenous health setting), tell their story and tie it in with some background or an
overview of the Indigenous health issue. Of course you can only do this with the person’s permission. The assignment
will only be viewed by yourself and the marker.
Option 2: If you don’t work in the Indigenous health area or personally know any Indigenous people that you could
relate to for this assignmentÍ¾ you could look into the lives of some wellknown
Indigenous Australians who have battled
some kind of health issue. This information is in the public domain. For example:
1. Dr M Yunupingu: http://www.abc.net.au/news/20130529/
2. Jimmy Little: http://www.abc.net.au/news/20120503/
3. Dr Marika: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2008/06/16/2275966.htm
4. Dr Charles Perkins http://
5. Rosalie KunothMonks
6. Dr Roiane West http://
7. Professor Alex Brown http://
8. George Burarrwanga https://
Please search widely and think about the whole person.
? In formal academic writing it is expected that you will use Indigenous (or nonIndigenous)
peoples, unless you are
referring to a specific clan, language or regional group, or are quoting from a source that says otherwise. If you are
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, you can call yourself whatever you like!
? No need for anything more than single line spacing as we mark and return the assignments electronically
? Reference list must be on a separate page
? Be consistent with your font and size (preferably Times New Roman, Arial or Helvetica)
? The assignment document must be in word or a recognisable equivalent. Never PDF your assignment, unless
? Get someone else to proof read and even edit your assignment. This helps to avoid typos, grammar offences and
Pls. strictly follow the guidelines for APA referencing (University Guidelines)
APA 6th Reference Style Guide
APA Citation Fundamentals
The Reference list identifies the items cited in a document in enough detail so they can be located by another person.
The elements required for a Reference list are outlined below:
â¢ The Reference list appears at the end of the article/report/document.
â¢ It is headed by the centred title References