Alyssa M. Parkhurst, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
Tribal Public Policy
Alyssa is a rising senior at Augsburg University. She was born and raised in the Twin Cities. Her family is Anishinaabe from the Red Lake Nation. She is an Act Six scholar, and double majoring in environmental studies and American Indian studies. On campus, she participates in the Environmental Stewardship Committee, has held multiple positions on the Augsburg Indigenous Student Association Board, and also coordinates the Native planting project on her campus. Alyssa is an old-style jingle dress dancer, and spends her summers as a farmer, while also traveling to pow wows across Indian country.