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.

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Let's support: "Desert's Skin", photographic and literary chronicle on "Peritaje tradicional" (FEB/2012) of Wixáritari.

Let’s support: “Desert’s Skin”, photographic and literary chronicle on “Peritaje tradicional” (FEB/2012) of Wixáritari.

What is “The Skin of the Desert”? “The Skin of the Desert” is the title of a photo-literary chronicle in a bilingual edition (Spanish-English). This chronicle tells the story of what happened during the “Traditional Report” conducted by the representatives of the wixárika people (Huichol) in the Cerro Quemado, near the Mexican town of Real...
Injunction filed to halt illegal exploration drilling in Wirikuta

Injunction filed to halt illegal exploration drilling in Wirikuta

© Frente en Defensa de Wirikuta By Tracy L. Barnett of The Esperanza Project Against a backdrop of heightened tensions in the region and other worrisome developments, Wixarika leaders have filed an injunction to stop the illegal drilling in exploration for gold and silver in their ancestral sacred lands of Wirikuta. Since March 1 of...
The traditional, civil and agrarian authorities of the different Wixárika communities represented by the Wixárika Regional Council for the Defense of Wirikuta and the Wixárika Union of the Ceremonial Centers of Jalisco, Durango and Nayarit AC, gathered in the Town of Pueblo Nuevo in the community of Santa Catarina Cuexcomatitlán, municipality of Mezquitic, state of Jalisco, concerned about the attacks that we are experiencing against our heritage and cultural identity, analyzed and discussed the situation and the search for alternative solutions.

The traditional, civil and agrarian authorities of the different Wixárika communities represented by the Wixárika Regional Council for the Defense of Wirikuta and the Wixárika Union of the Ceremonial Centers of Jalisco, Durango and Nayarit AC, gathered in the Town of Pueblo Nuevo in the community of Santa Catarina Cuexcomatitlán, municipality of Mezquitic, state of Jalisco, concerned about the attacks that we are experiencing against our heritage and cultural identity, analyzed and discussed the situation and the search for alternative solutions.

TO THE AUTHORITIES OF THREE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES (MEXICAN STATE). TO THE CIVIL SOCIETY. TO THE MEDIA. TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. PRESENT The traditional, civil and agrarian authorities of the different Wixárika communities represented by the Wixárika Regional Council for the Defense of Wirikuta and the Wixárika Union of the Ceremonial Centers of Jalisco, Durango and...
The Wixárika Regional Council for the Defense of Wirikuta denounces an illegal and belligerent harassment campaign orchestrated by the Board of Directors of the Wirikuta Ecological Reserve

The Wixárika Regional Council for the Defense of Wirikuta denounces an illegal and belligerent harassment campaign orchestrated by the Board of Directors of the Wirikuta Ecological Reserve

To the sources and officers of the Press: To members of the media: To the organizations and groups sympathetic to the defense of Wirikuta:  - The Wixárika Regional Council for the Defense of Wirikuta denounces an illegal and belligerent harassment campaign orchestrated by the Board of Directors of the Wirikuta Ecological Reserve and expresses its...
The Wixárika Regional Council in Defense of Wirikuta presents an injunction demanding that the Ministry of Economy respect the right of petition, due process and the rule of law.

The Wixárika Regional Council in Defense of Wirikuta presents an injunction demanding that the Ministry of Economy respect the right of petition, due process and the rule of law.

To the sources and officers of the press: To the organizations and groups sympathetic to the defense of Wirikuta: Press Release - The Wixárika Regional Council in Defense of Wirikuta presents an injunction demanding that the Ministry of Economy respect the right of petition, due process and the rule of law. -Closing of the Urgent...
Action: send a letter to the authorities in Mexico to demand cancellation of mining Concessions Wirikuta

Action: send a letter to the authorities in Mexico to demand cancellation of mining Concessions Wirikuta

  Action: send a letter to the authorities in Mexico to demand cancellation of mining Concessions Wirikuta   http://www.redtdt.org.mx/d_acciones/d_visual.php?id_accion=273   ¡We demand cancellation of concessions affecting the Wirikuta Protected Natural Area!    Enrique Peña Nieto President Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal Secretary of Economy Mario Alfonso Cantu Suarez General Coordinator of Mining Miguel Angel Osorio Chong Secretary...
WIXÁRIKA PEOPLE SUBMIT AN APPEAL FOR CANCELLATION OF MINING CONCESSIONS

WIXÁRIKA PEOPLE SUBMIT AN APPEAL FOR CANCELLATION OF MINING CONCESSIONS

Press Release WIXÁRIKA PEOPLE SUBMIT AN APPEAL FOR CANCELLATION OF MINING CONCESSIONS Illegal exploration activities are performed with complete impunity According to the mining law, not having permits and environmental authorizations is a cause for cancellation of concessions.   On Friday, March 1, 2013, integral authorities of the Wixárika Regional Council appealed to the Secretary...
Press Release, WIRIKUTA  SACRED PLACE FUNDAMENTAL TO THE SURVIVAL OF THE WIXARIKA PEOPLE AND TO HUMANITY

Press Release, WIRIKUTA SACRED PLACE FUNDAMENTAL TO THE SURVIVAL OF THE WIXARIKA PEOPLE AND TO HUMANITY

PRESS RELEASE Mexico City. February 7, 2013. WIRIKUTA SACRED PLACE FUNDAMENTAL TO THE SURVIVAL OF THE WIXARIKA PEOPLE AND TO HUMANITY CONTINUES TO BE SERIOUSLY THREATENED BY THE IMPUNITY OF MINING AND AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRIES. • Despite attempts to divide us, the Wixarika people maintain a single voice: “The cancellation of all mining concessions.” And they...
URGENT SECOND LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO,  THE PEOPLES AND GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD

URGENT SECOND LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO, THE PEOPLES AND GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD

Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto Constitutional President of the United Mexican States To the Peoples and Governments of the World We the undersigned, traditional and agrarian authorities from the communities of San Sebastián Teponahuaxtlán, Santa Catarina Cuexcomatitlán and Bancos de San Hipólito, Wixárika Regional Council members, come to make known to you in your capacity as...
THE NATIONAL MINING RESERVE WILL NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF MINING AND AGROINDUSTRIAL CONCESSIONS IN WIRIKUTA

THE NATIONAL MINING RESERVE WILL NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF MINING AND AGROINDUSTRIAL CONCESSIONS IN WIRIKUTA

RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL MINING RESERVE WILL NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF MINING AND AGROINDUSTRIAL CONCESSIONS IN WIRIKUTA The Wirikuta Defense Front – Tamatsima Wahaa, given the recent announcements that the Federal Government has released as measures for the protection Wirikuta, declare the following: The measures imposed...
Press Release by the Wixárika Regional Council

Press Release by the Wixárika Regional Council

PRESS RELEASE *On the eve of the Wirikuta Fest concert, the government’s announcement for the protection of Wirikuta is considered by Wixárika authorities to be incomplete and filled with false information that distorts the reality of the sacred place. *Mining in the sacred territory of Wirikuta is not canceled. *First Majestic Silver Corp., through its...
Press Conference - The Regional Council Wixárika

Press Conference – The Regional Council Wixárika

Mexico City, May 24, 2012. For the editors, reporters and columnists in the national and international media and the general public. The Regional Council Wixárika through The Wirikuta Defense Front – Tamatsima Wahaa has the honor to invite you to the Press Conference which will take place at the Human Rights Centre Miguel Agustin Pro,...