For more than 500 years the American Indian people have endured untold destruction and violence wrought by European settlers who came to this continent and claimed it as their own. The result for Indian people has been devastating in so many ways, and the impact of generational trauma, intense poverty and structural racism is very real. But we’re still here. And we aren’t going away. We are resilient. We are strong. And we are committed. As a result, Indian people have made tremendous progress in preserving our culture, educating our people, recovering our land and laying the groundwork for a brighter future. And that is a story worth telling.