May 26, 2021
Partners, the California Native Vote Project, the California Consortium for Urban Indian Health and Advancement Project California, have released We The Resilient Report, an in-depth data and advocacy report that highlights the strengths and challenges experienced by American Indians and Alaska Natives across California. The Indigenous people of California’s story is one that has been systemically erased. California is home to 109 federally recognized Tribes and hundreds of non-Federally recognized Tribes. We the Resilient illustrates the critical need for visibility and representation of Native people and voices.
We the Resilient report outlines a way forward for not only Native peoples, but all peoples that now call California home. With the love and determination of our ancestors, and since time immemorial, our traditions and values still sustain us. Share it far and wide to ensure that the stories of California’s Indigenous people are told. You can download the report on CNVP’s website.
As of 2010, there were over 2.1 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) under the age of 24 living in the U.S.
"I want to help knock out stereotypes because Native Youth should be confident in their identity. These outcomes need to and will change in my community, even if it takes years."