Photo Credit: Freddy Monares

x̣est sx̣lx̣alt pesya (Good day everyone)

My name is Tailyr Irvine. 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 gap in coverage led me into journalism. Instead of complaining about it, I wanted help change it. I want to spend the rest of my career finding good stories that fill the coverage gaps in underrepresented communities.