Christina Kaltsukis

Christina Kaltsukis’s Indian name is ‘Mool Mool,’ which means bubbling spring water. She is enrolled Yakama Nation from Washington State. Christina is a freshman attending the University of Idaho studying business and American Indian Studies. She is passionate about cultural preservation, climate justice, and combating the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons epidemic.  

Why is Christina passionate about transforming the foster care system? 

“Indigenous children who go into the foster care have no backbone for their own culture. Which in turn another one of Creators creation feel even more lost and alone. I want the foster system to be a safe haven. Whether that is doing more background work for the temporary guardians so abusers cannot abuse; or have more support in all aspects. Such as but not limited to cultural, spiritual, mental, and physical well-being of the children in foster care.”