Addressing racial wealth gaps

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Tyra Payer

Tyra Payer

Communications Associate

As the Communications Associate, Tyra amplifies stories for social media, manages daily operations for the Communications team and provides communications support across the Foundation. She joined the Bush Foundation in 2021.

Tyra is Turtle Mountain Ojibwe from Belcourt, North Dakota. Her most recent position was leading communications for Dream of Wild Health, a Native-led nonprofit dedicated to increasing food access and knowledge of Indigenous foods in the Twin Cities. Prior to joining the foundation, she managed and grew social media, worked at an Indigenous farmer’s market, and facilitated a BIPOC artist council.

When Tyra isn't working, you can find her at the farmer's market or cooking with market veggies in their kitchen.