​Grace Fiori

Buffalo's Fire

Grace Fiori

Reporter Profile

​Grace Fiori covers how agricultural and other industries environmentally impact the Tribal Nations along the Missouri River. The tribes have a long and storied history with the sacred waters of the Missouri. Prior to joining Buffalo’s Fire, Grace reported on the intersection of local economies and agricultural systems, first as an intern and then as a contributing reporter for the Harvard Press in Harvard, Massachusetts. She will graduate in May from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sustainable agriculture, having served as the managing editor of the student newspaper, the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Grace has been passionately involved in both journalism and agriculture since her teenage years, spending multiple seasons on diversified vegetable farms, most recently with the UMass Student Farming Enterprise.

Beat: Environmental reporter for the Missouri River Basin, including tribal nations along the river

Tribal Nations along the Missouri River have a long and storied history with the sacred waters of the Missouri, from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at the Standing Rock Reservation, just south of Bismarck, N.D., to a series of dam projects north and south of the NoDAPL protest sites. This beat will tell the stories of how agricultural and multiple uses along the Missouri River basin environmentally impact tribes. The impact of the energy industry, especially regarding the hydraulic fracking industry's influence on the Missouri River, particularly around the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota, will be explored.