We are a group comprised of the Wixarika People, along with organizations and citizens who are joining forces with them in favor of the preservation of the Sacred Site of Wirikuta, the Sierra of Catorce and its inhabitants.

Monthly archive April, 2011
The fight for Wirikuta crosses the border

The fight for Wirikuta crosses the border

By Tracy L. Barnett Translation by Yvonne Negrin Feb. 18, 2011 MIRANDO CITY, TEXAS – It was an unforgettable meeting of cultures: Lakota and Navajo, Chippewa and Cree, Coahuiltecan and Chichimecan and more, joining hearts and minds wth their Wixaritari brothers in a hogan in South Texas. “Never in my life did I imagine that...

Saving a sacred tradition in Wirikuta: How you can help

  By Tracy L. Barnett The Esperanza Project December 30, 2010 REAL DE CATORCE, San Luis Potosí, México – Rodolfo Cosio prays he’s not the last generation of a dying tradition. As a jicarero, he is one of the keepers of the ancient pilgrimage of the Wixaritari or Huichol people of western Mexico. Each year...
From Sierra to Sea: Wixarikas make their mark in Cancun

From Sierra to Sea: Wixarikas make their mark in Cancun

By Tracy L. Barnett The Esperanza Project, Dec. 13, 2010 CANCUN – “Arriving at the ocean is very important; you can’t just walk up to it like it’s a common thing,” Antonio told us as we bumped along through the night on our way to Isla Blanca. “We consider the sea to be sacred; we...