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 January, 2012
Protection for Indigenous Peoples and Environment. The CNDH requests cautionary measures to protect Sacred Huichol Area in SLP.

Protection for Indigenous Peoples and Environment. The CNDH requests cautionary measures to protect Sacred Huichol Area in SLP.

Mexico, Jan. 24 (Notimex).- The National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH) requested cautionary measures to preserve the natural reserve  and the Wixarika people facing the mining operations in Wirikuta, San Luis Potosi area, considered sacred. The organization asked the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) and the National Water Commission (Conagua) take immediate action in...
The Vatican, the Huichol people and President Calderón

The Vatican, the Huichol people and President Calderón

  By: Lydia Cacho – January 12, 2012 Translated by Sol Levin What would the Vatican say if the French government decided to grant concessions for the exploitation of precious minerals in the sacred path each year thousands of pilgrims walk to Lourdes, where the spring water is considered holy by the Catholic Church? Or...

Ugly Canadians? The strange culture of First Majestic

  There is widespread concern that the Canadian mining company First Majestic will destroy an area in northern Mexico that is sacred to the Wixárika (Huichol) Indians. In fact, late last year over 150 internationally known writers and artists made a direct plea to Mexican President Felipe Calderon, urging him to cancel mining concessions that...