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Faculty and Staff

Audrey Thayer

 

Audrey Thayer

Arts and Humanities Instructor
(218) 335-4215
audrey.thayer@lltc.edu

Office Hours:

Tribal Affiliation:
Gaa-Waabaabiganikaag (White Earth Nation) Gull Lake Band

Biography:
Ogemamiigizikwe, Audrey Thayer has lived on and near the Leech Lake reservation since 1989. Audrey has raised eight children, has twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She considers herself a retired jingle dress dancer, loves to quilt, considers herself a work in progress with her Ojibwe language and beading.

Degrees:
Doctoral Student, Educational Leadership, University of St. Thomas 2015 - present
M.A. Student, Native American Studies, Montana State University, 2017-present
M.ED., Counseling/Psychology, Cambridge College, MA, 1986.
A.A., Social Work, Mt. Senario College, WI, 1979.
B.A., Native American Studies/Sociology, University of Minnesota, 1976.
A.A., Secretarial Science, West Bend Technical College, WI, 1974.

Research & Experience :
CONFERENCE PAPERS:
“Building Community in the Twin Cities: Indigenous Women and Leadership, 1950-1980.” Northern Great Plains History Conference, September 2018.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:
Instructor, Leech Lake Tribal College, 2011 – present.
Visiting Instructor, White Earth Tribal College 2010-11.
Adjunct Faculty, Bemidji State University, 1990-2011.

Courses Taught:
U.S. and Indigenous-American History
Indigenous-American Philosophy
Indigenous-American Leadership
Speech and Communications
Professional Skills Development
Indigenous-American Women
Introduction to Anishinaabe Studies