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.

CULTURE
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...
The words of our deities

The words of our deities

In the coming weeks we will have English subtitles. Now we share the English text with the intention to know the message of the deities Good morning to all those present who hear me. I am going to relate the words of our deities, who flourished during last night’s chant. Tatewari Tutsi (the Grandfather of the Fire) speaks to us of his ancestral...
Huichol Art Sale and Auction at 25th anniversary MAPS Conference

Huichol Art Sale and Auction at 25th anniversary MAPS Conference

Huichol Art Sale and Auction at 25th anniversary MAPS Conference in Oakland Marriot City Center, Dec 8th to 12th, 2011. Conference Website- http://www.maps.org/conference/25/ Conference Fb event -http://www.facebook.com/events/204264342954590/ The Huichol people are an indigenous group in Mexico that are unique in their way of living in a deep respectful relation with life and nature. They currently live...
What is Wirikuta?

What is Wirikuta?

Wirikuta is one of the most important natural sacred sites of the Wixárika (Huichol) indigenous people and the world. The Wixárika people live in the states of Jalisco, Nayarit and Durango and are recognized for having preserved their spiritual identity. They have continued to practice their cultural and religious traditions for thousands of years. Wirikuta...
Respect for Nature. Legacy of the ancestors Wixarika

Respect for Nature. Legacy of the ancestors Wixarika

Introduction The modern and ancient Indian thought is filled with images of respect for nature. The deep respect for life is beautifully expressed in the love for nature. As Wixaritari Indians we believe that every element of this territory (land, plants, animals, etc.) is sacred. We never forget Wimakame, our Mother Earth: “We are part of the Earth and the Earth is part of us. The flowers that smell in the air are our sisters; the defiles, the wet grasslands,...
Cultural Survival Campaign for Wirikuta

Cultural Survival Campaign for Wirikuta

For more than 1,000 years, the Wixárika (we-SHA-re-ka) people have made pilgrimages from their ceremonial centers in the Sierra Madre Mountains across the Chihuahua desert to Leunar, the sacred mountain where the sun first rose.  The Wixárika (also known as Huichol) pilgrims  traverse over 300 miles to reach Leunar, stopping to give offerings and prayers...