Rebekka Herrera


Rebekka Herrera

Rebekka Herrera is the Assistant Director of Vision Maker Media, whose mission is to empower and engage Native People to tell stories. An enrolled member of the Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Rebekka earned a master's in professional journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.

She has served as an adjunct professor and graduate teaching assistant at the University of Nebraska's College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Rebekka also taught Native leadership workshops and skills at the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, SNYL Academy. Rebekka also served as producer at KUJH TV News in Lawrence, Kansas, and interned at Kansas Public Radio and Vision Maker Media. She is the chair of the powwow committe for the Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.

Her awards include: Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights award, 2017; Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Grand Prize 2017; Outstanding Graduate Student, 2016; Franco's List for Integrity, 2015; 1st and 2nd place for "Best Feature Story" in TV/Online by NAJA, 2014; Academic Achievement by SES Trio, 2010 to 2014; Best High School News Story by NAJA, 2008. 

Job Title: 
Assistant Director
Tribal Affiliation: 
Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska


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