Nora Mabie covers Indigenous communities for five Lee Enterprises newspapers in Montana, which includes the Billings Gazette, Missoulian, Helena Independent Record, Montana Standard and Ravalli Republic. Her beat is centered on social issues, reporting on systemic injustice and inequity. She earned a master’s degree in social justice journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. For the National Fellowship, Mabie will identify and analyze the social factors contributing to a life expectancy gap of 20 years among Native and non-Native residents in the state.