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 October, 2011
Letter to the President of Mexico – Save Wirikuta, Sacred Heart of Mexico – October 27th 2011

Letter to the President of Mexico – Save Wirikuta, Sacred Heart of Mexico – October 27th 2011

Mexico City, October 27th 2011 Felipe Calderon Hinojosa Constitutional President of the United Mexican States Present We are the Wixarika Nation. All our communities together. All the Wixaritari Communities agreed to come with you to demand urgent compliance with the following requests which are based on our constitutional rights and the word that you gave to protect...
Press Conference - Oct. 26 -10:30 a.m. The Wixarika (Huichol) People in defense of their sacred territory, Wirikuta, gravely threatened by Canadian miners and agroindustrial corporations

Press Conference – Oct. 26 -10:30 a.m. The Wixarika (Huichol) People in defense of their sacred territory, Wirikuta, gravely threatened by Canadian miners and agroindustrial corporations

To the editors, reporters and columnists of the national and international media and to the public in general. The Wixarika Regional Council via the Wirikuta Defense Front of Tamatsima Waha’a has the honor to invite you to this Press Conference which will take place at the Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Center for Human Rights, on...
In Morelia International Film Festival, artists sign for the protection of Wirikuta

In Morelia International Film Festival, artists sign for the protection of Wirikuta

  Mexican film personalities, from the Morelia International Film Festival, pronounced themselves in support of the defense of Wirikuta and added themselves to the call for mobilization on Oct. 26 and 27. Among the signers: Gael Garcia Bernal, Ursula Pruneda, Paula Astorga, Leo Heiblum, José Maria de Tavira, Ana Claudia Talancón, Cuauhtémoc Cardenas Batel, Felipe...
Save Wirikuta, Sacred Heart of Mexico

Save Wirikuta, Sacred Heart of Mexico

Dear friends and supporters of the Wixarika struggle to save their sacred lands, The Wixarika Regional Council and the Wirikuta Defense Front have issued a call to action and are organizaing a mass mobilization in Mexico City on Oct. 26-27. They would welcome your support in getting their message out and in organizing support actions...
Cascabel and Golondrina; now Lake Shore Gold corp in Bernalejo, the heart of Wirikuta

Cascabel and Golondrina; now Lake Shore Gold corp in Bernalejo, the heart of Wirikuta

Once again Wirikuta…. now it’s not just First Majestic Silver Corp., who with the concessions it acquired for more than 6,000 hectares in the Sierra of Catorce plans to exploit silver reserves at the expense of the Wixarika people, the campesinos of the region, the environment and all of humanity. Now not only the Sierra...
A new threat to Wirikuta

A new threat to Wirikuta

In the community of Las Margaritas, municipality of Catorce, Virikuta, the mining company “Golondrina” – a subsidiary of the Canadian mining company “West Timmins Mining” based in Hermosillo, Sonora – is planning an open-pit gold mining project in the area called Kauyumaritsie. The veins of gold that the mining company aims to expoit are located...
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,...