Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock, is an author, editor, reporter, and former president of the Native American Journalists Association. Trahant has had a lasting effect on media to the benefit of Native American communities through his responsible storytelling and journalism. He was named Best Columnist by the Native American Journalists. He was a co-winner of the Heywood Broun Award and in 2019 Trahant received the NAJA-Medill Milestone Achievement Award. He was co-author of a series on federal Indian policy and a finalist for the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Books that he has written include, The Last Great Battle of the Indian Wars, Pictures of Our Nobler Selves and The Constitution as Metaphor. Trahant served as chairman and chief executive officer at the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.