Lucha Aztzin Martínez de Luna

2022 Corn Mother Honoree


Lucha Aztzin Martínez de Luna was born and raised in Colorado. She has worked on numerous archaeological projects in the Southwest, American West, and central and southern Mexico. She serves as associate curator of Latino Heritage at History Colorado and is a Ph.D. student at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA. She has worked as a curatorial assistant at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Museo de las Americas, and the Regional Museum of Guadalajara, and as the Division Director for the State Council of Culture and Arts in Chiapas, Mexico. Martínez de Luna is director of La Providencia Archaeological Project and a visiting professor at the University of Science and Arts in Chiapas, where she directs an archaeological field school at the Zoque site of O’na Tök, a Preclassic to Postclassic regional center in western Chiapas. In Colorado, she is Executive Director of the Chicano/a/x Murals of Colorado Project, a grass roots organization that advocates to preserve the visual heritage of Colorado. The project collaborates with communities, artists, scholars, and cultural and academic institutions to develop educational and preservation programs to celebrate and advocate for the protection of legacy murals throughout the state.

Lucha 'S


“¡Sí se puede!”

Originally a saying of César Chávez and the United Farm Workers. 

Literally, “Yes, it can be done!” 

But it is usually translated as

“Yes we can!”

Lucha is on pages 47-50

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