Photo Credit: Freddy Monares

Tailyr Irvine is a Salish and Kootenai photojournalist based between Montana and Florida. She was born and raised on the Flathead Reservation in Montana where she noticed a lack of meaningful media coverage in her community.

The prevalent Native American stereotypes in mainstream media led Tailyr to a career in journalism. Tailyr is working on multiple projects in Indian Country and hopes to spend the rest of her career telling stories from Indigenous communities that highlight the complex and diverse Native experience.

Tailyr graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Journalism. When not actively working on projects in Indian Country, Tailyr enjoys sports photography and pursuing other editorial projects not related to her race. 

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