Ashleigh Thompson

Ashleigh Thompson
Program Coordinator - Tribal Governance Support
Red Lake Nation

Ashleigh is passionate about Indigenous wellbeing–which she believes begins with strong Native nations. With a background in archaeology, Ashleigh has experience collaborating with Native nations to protect their cultural sites and heritage. She believes in the value of building relationships, showing respect, and practicing reciprocity with the communities she serves. Ashleigh is thrilled to join the NGC team, where she can assist Native nations with their sovereignty efforts.

Ashleigh has roots in Minnesota, as well as Utah, where she was raised. In her free time, you will find Ashleigh trail running with her rescue dog, Benson, or embarking on camping adventures with her friends and partner. When she’s not scaling mountains, Ashleigh indulges her creative side through photography, writing, and reading. Her greatest loves are her family, the natural world, and Anishinaabe teachings. She strives to be a good relative to all and a good ancestor to the future generations.

3 Things to Know About Me

  • My masters thesis topic was about Red Lake Ojibwe traditional foodways and food sovereignty.
  • Don’t challenge me to Scrabble unless you are prepared to lose.
  • Athletics are fundamental to my wellness. Running, rock climbing, biking, and snowboarding are some of my favorite sports–the next one on my bucket list is surfing.

Contact Me For

  • Tribal governance support coordination