Gracie Aragon (She/Her) is from the Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico. She graduated from Whittier College with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Gracie is passionate about helping tribal communities in New Mexico advocate for inclusion + accurate representation in the development of policies that directly impact them. In obtaining her degree, she pulled much of her lived experience of working with Indigenous youth and as a United States Congressional Intern to advocate for Indigenous ways of knowing in a society that perpetuates colonial systems of oppression. During undergrad, she based her work on Indigenous mobilization through cultural sustainability and community building practices. She also co-founded the United Indigenous Peoples & Nations club on campus. Gracie is an advocate for returning to traditional lifeways, which she feels requires the deconstruction of tools of settler privileges, colonial ideologies and approaches. She is honored to serve as a Remembering Our Sisters Fellow and hopes to effectively address and raise awareness for the MMIWG2S Nationwide Crisis, honor the sisters we have lost to land + body violence, and advocate for
effective, comprehensive policies that protect and ensure a quality of life for Indigenous relatives.