On this episode, we’re joined by Adrianna Adame. Adrianna is an indigenous democracy and education reporter for Buffalo’s Fire via Report for America.
Buffalo’s Fire is a non-profit website that produces independent journalism to enhance the quality of life for Native communities through news coverage that informs and engages American Indians and lifts up our stories to the broader culture.
Adrianna is No. 2 on the masthead, the site’s lone reporter. She is a 2020 grad of Cal State San Marcos and has a masters from Syracuse. She is of Mexican heritage and an enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy, Montana.
Adrianna talked about her journalism path and previous work experiences. She explained how she has been reconnecting to her Native roots while working in this job. And she shared what it was like to report on stories such as one about a memorial walk for Indian Boarding School survivors, another on a homeless shelter working to promote sobriety and one on the New Year’s Eve traditions of her great grandmother.
Adrianna’s salute: IndigiNews
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