Support Miss alaska USA 2017 Alyssa London

In February 2017, Alyssa was crowned Miss Alaska USA. She is the first Alaska Native Tlingit woman to gain this title.

As an enrolled tribal citizen of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, we are extremely proud of Alyssa for her endeavors and using her public platform as Miss Alaska USA to bring greater awareness to our indigenous cultures.

Central Council Tlingit & Haida President Richard Peterson with Alyssa.

Alyssa's Tlingit name is Yáx̱ Ádi Yádi which was given to her by the late tribal leader Clarence Jackson and means "precious child." She is of the Eagle moiety and Killerwhale clan.

“I am committed to upholding the values of my people and sharing the beauty and vitality of our culture with the world.”

A graduate from Stanford University, Alyssa is also a business entrepreneur. She's devoted herself to the culture, art, and economic development of indigenous people through Our Culture Story, a business she founded in 2014 that brings awareness to the vitality of Alaska Native cultures through storytelling and selling artisan pieces.

"I want to bring more jobs and revenue to our Native artists in Southeast Alaska.
Alyssa with her father, Tate London, and grandfather, Ernie Boyd.

Over the course of this year, Alyssa will be traveling throughout Alaska and to the Lower 48 to visit schools, hospitals, cultural events, and other venues to share her message with children, teens, and women on the importance of embracing one’s heritage, taking education seriously, and promoting independence through business entrepreneurship.

Alyssa could be the first Alaska Native/ American Indian woman to become Miss USA and compete for the Miss Universe title.
Follow Alyssa as she represents Alaska Native /American Indian people on her journey as Miss Alaska USA and road to the internationally televised Miss USA 2017 pageant!


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