Native peoples have lived in the Western Hemisphere since time immemorial. Since then, Indigenous communities throughout the American continent have been custodians of the land, air, and waterways in which they live. Native peoples have rich diversity and achievements in what Western Culture would conceive as mathematics, physics, astronomy, art, poetry, etc. In 1492 CE Europeans began sustained efforts to settle Native people’s lands in the Western Hemisphere, and to destroy Indigenous views and practices. Despite these efforts, Native nations persist, and their sovereignty and cultures continue. The Department of History at Virginia Tech is thrilled to host a panel featuring five experts on Native resistance to settler violence including physical, ideological, and environmental violence. The panel will consist of: Crystal Ann Cavalier, Desiree Shelley, Melissa Faircloth, Amanda Lee Keikialoha Savage, and Nizhoni Tallas.