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Dr. Christina M. Castro standing with her fist up with five other protesters, holding a large sign that reads "NoDAPL Water is Life"

Activism + Artist

Artivism is the combination of two words: activism + artist. My work is a reflection of my activism, and my activism is a reflection of my work.

Three Sisters Collective

In 2017, I co-founded Three Sisters Collective (3SC), an Indigenous-women centered grassroots organization devoted to art, activism, education and community building. 3SC is focused on Pueblo women centric arts, activism and empowerment. We seek to re-indigenize & re-matriate Santa Fe.

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives

The state of New Mexico has the highest rate of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives. Albuquerque and Gallup are amongst the top ten cities in America with the highest MMIWR rates. Violence against Indigenous women is endemic to violent settler colonialism and the evidence continues to grow linking MMIWR to extractive capitalism. Along with my organization, Three Sisters Collective, I have organized several annual events to bring awareness to this issue during the Month of May as May 5th is National Awareness Day for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Relatives.

Two Worlds Theater, NM

Two Worlds is dedicated to the craft of performing arts expressing the duality of the contemporary American Indian through drama, comedy and storytelling. 

Guided by shared Native experiences, we strive to develop ways of telling our stories through honest and creative expression. Our ensemble will continue to discover and give voice to the visions and stories of Native peoples around the world through touring, educating diverse communities, and providing mainstream culture with a positive representation of Native Americans in contemporary society.

Full Circle Farm

Established in 2022 this is a collaborative effort at Land Back praxis. With the support of local non-profits, Santa Fe YouthWorks and  ReUnity Resources and grassroots organizations,  Alas de Agua Art Collective and Three Sisters Collective, we have turned underutilized county land into a fertile farm growing traditional Indigenous heirloom varieties and then some! We are located in Pindi Pueblo, Agua Fria Village on the corner of San Ysidro Crossing and Agua Fria St, O’ga Pogeh, NM.

Dr. Christina M. Castro from her back, holding a megaphone, ready to lead a protest
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