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Theresa A. Mike was half Coast Salish of the Lummi Nation, in Bellingham, Washington and half Chemehuevi, from the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, in Coachella, California. The 2 families she descends from the Lummi Nation are from the Eagle Clan and the Bear Clan. The Eagle Clan is her Thomas family and the Bear Clan is from her Hillaire side of the family. The coyote and the wolf are from the Chemehuevi heritage and are known as jokesters and story tellers. The tortoises are representation of the desert where Theresa lived until her passing.
The carver who created and painted this totem pole is Jewell James and his family of the Lummi Nation.
The Theresa Andrea Mike Scholarship is organized for the purpose of recognizing the talent of young adults who are interested in furthering their education; who have a dedication to themselves and the betterment of the communities in which they live. Tribal cultural enrichment in any form will play one of the major roles for Native American Students.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve students education! Your generous donation will fund our mission. All monetary donations are tax deductible.