Audrey Thayer

Audrey Thayer

Arts and Humanities Instructor (8/10/2011)

(218) 335-4215

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

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.


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

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