Photo Credit: Freddy Monares

Hey, hi, hello.

My name is Tailyr. I grew up in the heart of the Flathead Reservation in Ronan, Montana and I am a proud member of the Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

Growing up on the reservation, I noticed a lack of meaningful media coverage in my community. Local and national papers rarely included stories from my reservation or Natives in general and when they did the stories relied heavily on stereotypes of Native Americans. 

This is what led me to journalism. I hope to spend my career telling stories from Indigenous communities that highlight the complex and diverse Native experience.