Haskell Indian Nations University | Ilíiaitchik: Indigenous Correspondents Program (ICP)Contributor
Alyssa Noriega is a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation. She was also raised within the Oneida Nation community. After spending a year at the University of Wisconsin, she changed her major from Political Science to Liberal Arts as a transfer to Haskell Indian Nations University. With hopes of graduating with a communications degree from Haskell, she wants to pursue a journalism degree from the University of Kansas.
Alyssa is currently an anchor for a native student-led online news broadcast, Good Morning Indian Country. Aside from work and school she enjoys boxing and traveling. Before becoming an anchor, Alyssa has experience with being a part of programs such as the ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute and the Native Storytelling Workshop. These experiences have helped Alyssa learn the importance of Indigenous journalists and storytelling.
Through the Indigenous Correspondents Program, she hopes to exchange knowledge and experience. A goal of hers is to show the significance of Indigenous cultural structures. She believes it starts with the environment Indigenous people live in. With the everlasting thought that it’s her job to help tell the stories of the ones who came before her and to set up structures for the ones after.