Director, Fund for Indigenous Journalists: Reporting on MMIWG2T
Tara Gatewood, a citizen of the Pueblo of Isleta/Diné, is the Director of the IWMF’s Fund for Indigenous Journalists: Reporting on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit and Transgender People (MMIWG2T), which directly supports Indigenous journalists’ reporting on violence that targets members of Indigenous nations, both on sovereign ground and in urban settings in the U.S. Before joining our team Tara served as long time Host and Producer of the nationally syndicated radio call-in show Native America Calling. She is also the voice of Indigenous Foundation which is a music and public affairs program heard on Santa Fe New Mexico’s KSFR 101.1 FM each Saturday. Tara is also the Northern New Mexico Program Coordinator for the New Mexico Local News Fund.
Beyond radio broadcasting, her palette of story sharing also includes working in South Dakota, Minnesota and Massachusetts. Tara reported for several news organizations and her past works can be found in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Boston Globe, Aberdeen American News, Native Peoples Magazine and Native American Art Magazine.
Tara is also an IWMF inaugural Gwen Ifill Fellow and a 2020 IWMF Lauren Brown Fellow.