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'A pebble in a lake': Audrey Thayer to be first Indigenous woman on Bemidji City Council

 

November 16, 2020

Come January, Audrey Thayer will take her place as the representative for Ward 1 and become the first Indigenous woman on the Bemidji City Council. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)

BEMIDJI -- Meet Audrey Thayer. She's a gardener, a grandma, a leader, a doctoral candidate, a quilter, a White Earth Nation band member, an educator and an activist.

In January, she'll add one more title to her list -- the first Indigenous woman on the Bemidji City Council.

Thayer was elected after a tight race against Joe Gould to represent Bemidji's Ward 1, left open by Michael Meehlhause who ran for mayor rather than seeking reelection.

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