The sense of local identity became less apparent in the Soviet period, but it is alive and well today. We believe that if we continue to work on it, the Suiti community can resist the ever-present threats of assimilation. With work, the culture can last another 500 years, thus offering their unique identity and culture not just to Latvia, but also Europe and the whole world. © Marta Berens. Juror's Pick, Magnum Photography Awards 2016.