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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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...
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...
Mining and the Huichol Ancestral Landscape

Mining and the Huichol Ancestral Landscape

In the last year, author Paul M. Liffman has provided comments about the Wixarika (Huichol) people’s fight for cultural rights and a ban on large-scale silver mining near their principal sacred sites to the southwest of the historic town of Real de Catorce in the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. He provides a timely update...
Project Universo, the New Threat to Wirikuta

Project Universo, the New Threat to Wirikuta

RECENT TECHNICAL INFORMATION ON THE Wirikuta CASE The Tamatsima Wahaa Front for the Defense of Wirikuta reiterates once again that Wirikuta is not confined to specific sites where the Wixarika people deliver their offerings, but Wirikuta is the full collection of stones, springs, cactus, snakes, scenery, etc., comprised in a continuous stretch of land over...
The judiciary grants the Wixarika people a suspension to detain mineral exploitation by the La Luz project in the Catorce municipality of San Luis Potosí

The judiciary grants the Wixarika people a suspension to detain mineral exploitation by the La Luz project in the Catorce municipality of San Luis Potosí

* No permit may be granted as long as the core of the matter remains unresolved * The intention to exploit natural resources through 38 mineral concessions in the sacred territory of Wirikuta is suspended. Feb. 26, 2012 The federal courts have definitively granted the suspension of the  violations claimed by the Wixarika (Huichol) People...
Wirikuta Statement

Wirikuta Statement

  San Luis Potosi, Real de Catorce “Wirikuta” on  February  7,  2012   Brothers and sisters from the states of Durango, Jalisco and Nayarit of the following ceremonial centers and communities: Santa Catarina, Pochotita, Las Latas, San Sebastian, San Andres Cohamiata, Ocota de la Sierra, Tuxpan de Bolaños, las Guayabas, Cohamiata, El Ciruelillo, Guadalupe Ocotan, El...
A Survey on Wixárika Tradition

A Survey on Wixárika Tradition

To the Native Peoples of Mexico and the world To Mexican an Worldwide Civil Society To the Media To the General Public   A Survey on Wixárika Tradition   Period: February 1st to 10th, 2012. Today the People Wixárika gladly welcomes you to the sacred land of Wirikuta, the heart of Mexico and support of...
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...
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...
Wirikuta: where the Sun rises. Interview with Tunuary Chávez (AJAGI), JALISCO

Wirikuta: where the Sun rises. Interview with Tunuary Chávez (AJAGI), JALISCO

Panoramic view of the Sierra de Real de Catorce in San Luis Potosí © Mercedes Aquino Ever since the creation of the Wixárika world, our heart, our life, and our ancestors are in Wirikuta. We make a pilgrimage every year to honor and make offerings to our ancestors, so that life will continue and so...