Faith Harjo-Jones was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma which was traditionally Muscogee Creek land and predates Oklahoma statehood. The city of Tulsa is a Muscogee Creek word derived from Tallahassee which means “New Town.” It was shortened to Tvlse, and eventually became Tulsa. As a Muscogee Creek woman, Faith feels it is always important to acknowledge that significant part of Tulsa’s history. Faith is Muscogee Creek, Pawnee, Choctaw, and Cheyenne and uses much of her cultural influence, language, and traditions in her everyday life. She graduated from Northeastern State University and received her bachelor’s of science in organismic biology with minors in chemistry and American Indian Studies. Faith has worked in traditional and non-traditional education, healthcare, and public health and enjoys volunteering with many different organizations. Faith is excited to join the THA Familia as a teacher apprentice because she is passionate about encouraging the next generation of leaders and scholars through education, cultural knowledge and community engagement.