Rebekka Schlichting

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Rebekka Schlichting

I am a senior in the School of Journalism at the University of Kansas, majoring in Journalism and minoring in English. I am also the president of First Nation Student Association, a Native American club on campus. Before moving to Lawrence, I lived on the Sac and Fox Reservation in Kansas. I am a motivated Native American woman and my passion is to educate.

Job Title: 
Vision Maker Media Multimedia Intern
Tribal Affiliation: 
Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
Recent posts: 

Blog Series:

Myron Longsoldier knows firsthand what it's like to be young, lost, and Native American. By the time he was 9 years old, he had already experienced a bad hangover.
 
"I became involved with drinking from peer pressure, also environment, and problems with low self-esteem," Myron said.
 
Five years later, Myron was a struggling alcoholic. He was sent to penitentiaries for intoxication, disturbing the peace, fighting, auto theft, burglary, minor in possession, and many misdemeanors in about eight different states.
 

Blog Series:

In the early summer of 2013, Kevin Abourezk (Rosebud Sioux) allowed me to record his everyday activities at the newspaper. He led me up to the news area, took his seat, and began working on a story about the tribal council's decision to let their members vote on whether to allow alcohol onto the Pine Ridge Reservation.

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