Krista Arias

Krista Arias

Biography: 

Krista has focused much of her attention over the last 20 years on grassroots food, justice, security and sovereignty through permaculture and sustainability praxis, and education via the Tierra Soul Village Farm and the Folklore Foods & Farming permaculture and traditional foods educational program. During this time, she has also been involved in community arts and collaborative media publishing through the work of La Palabra Café-Press, now Tlatolli Café-Press, as well as the restoration of Indigenous birth and mothering practices through her training in traditional midwifery and The Indígena Project—a four-day residency for Indigenous girls, women and mothers. Her commitment to interdisciplinary research ceremony is rooted in the deep intersection of arts-based and Indigenous methodologies and epistemologies, social justice, poetic imagination, creative praxis, phenomenology, depth and liberation psychologies. Her current research centers on the re-indigenization and rematriation of Indigenous birth and mothering practices through community land-based performative ceremonial activism that encourages restoration of natural identity through trauma resolution.