Audrey Thayer First Native American Woman Elected to Bemidji City Council
On Monday, the Bemidji City Council officially welcomed new mayor Jorge Prince and first-time council member Audrey Thayer. Thayer is the first Native American woman to ever serve on the Bemidji City Council.
This was Thayer’s third time running for a council seat. She represents Ward 1, and she hopes that in her first term she is able to work on building a strong community for Bemidji and surrounding tribes.
Thayer is Anishinaabe and a member of White Earth Nation. She also works as an instructor at Leech Lake Tribal College.