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Celeste Lucero

Celeste Lucero

University of New Mexico

  • Political Science
  • Native American Studies

Growing up on the reservation of Isleta Pueblo, she was taught from a young age the relationship between her people and the earth. Celeste proudly comes from the Pueblo of Isleta and represents the Turtle Mountain Chippewa on her grandmothers side. Celeste wants to be an Indigenous voice in the world of environmental justice. She see’s herself at the forefront of legislation fighting to protect natural resources, sacred sites, and the rights of Indigenous peoples and other minorities.

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