As he played a traditional drum and sang an intertribal song at the Indigenous Peoples March on Friday, Native American elder and Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips was surrounded and harassed by disrespectful pro-Trump high school students.

But Phillips wasn’t intimidated, and he shared his message of what a “great” America truly means.

Footage provided by Kaya Taitano.
Editor: Alex Clark.

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Alex Clark is a video journalist and filmmaker covering social inequality, the internet and American politics. He's a Senior Producer at GMG and instructs video at Columbia Journalism School.