Mikailah Thompson is a Nimiipuu Tribal member currently residing in D.C. area. Thompson graduated from Lewis-Clark State College with a degree in Business & Communication, minoring in Nez Perce Language, Leadership, and Marketing. Thompsons holds the titles of owner of Beadwork By Mikailah, LLC and Indigenous Creatives, LLC as well as host of Quantum Theory Podcast. Her work has been affiliated with brands and organizations such as SWAIA’s Santa Fe Indian Market, Native Art Magazine, Oregon Native American Chamber, First American Art Magazine, Potlatch Fund, First Peoples Fund,
the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, Discover Your Northwest, and more.
What drives Thompson’s work ethic is her determination to make a difference for her people. She has been acknowledged for her speeches touching on race in rural communities, financial literacy, mental health, and entrepreneurism. Thompson has no plans of stopping to achieve her goal of opening new doors and breaking the barriers needed to create change, opportunity, and equality for people of color. Passion, perseverance, and innovation are a few words to describe Thompson and this can be seen through the details she carefully includes in each of her endeavors.