Mexico

Date: December 11, 2013

Indigenous media professionals and amateurs from all across the Americas met at the Second Continental Summit on Indigenous Communication in Santa María Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico from October 7–13, 2013.

Date: October 16, 2013

By Cesar Gomez

Date: October 12, 2013

Por Cesar Gomez

Date: September 12, 2013

In a major victory, the judicial power of San Luis Potosí, Mexico has suspended mining concessions in the territory of Wirikuta, sacred to the Wixarika (Huichol) people.

Date: July 8, 2013

Por Tracy L. Barnett de The Esperanza Project

Date: July 5, 2013
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.
Date: June 12, 2013

The Wixarika (Huichol) people of Mexico have submitted a third letter in their series of communications with the Mexican presidential branch urging the cancellation of m

Date: May 7, 2013

The Wirikuta Defense Front released their annual report on the mining concessions in their territory and the threats they represent to their people and have presented the information to James Anaya, the UN  Special Rapporteur for Indigen

Date: February 11, 2013

 

Date: November 26, 2012

Tensions are brewing in the Máasewal communities of central Quintana Roo (known as Zona Maya) between those who want to continue the current system of ejido and those succumbing to the pressure to sell their ejido rights.

Date: November 19, 2012

The federal government of Mexico has proposed the creation of a Biosphere Reserve in the area of Wirikuta, sacred site to the Wixarika (Huichol) people and the battle ground for a silver mine first proposed by Canadian company First Maje

Date: November 8, 2012

 

Date: September 27, 2012

By José E. Martínez-Reyes

Date: August 14, 2012

 

Date: July 20, 2012

Porfirio Gutierrez comes from a long tradition of Zapotec rug weavers.

Date: May 31, 2012

By Tracy Barnett of The Esperanza Project

Date: May 25, 2012

by Tracy Barnett of The Esperanza Project

MEXICO CITY – It sounded too good to be true – and, indeed, it was.

Date: March 2, 2012

Indigenous rights activists across Mexico and the world are celebrating the news that a federal court suspended 38 mining concessions in the sacred Wirikuta Reserve in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

Date: February 14, 2012

Long before nations like Mexico, the United States, and Canada existed, my people, the Wixárika Nation (incorrectly known as Huichol), were the original inhabitants of this land.

Date: February 14, 2012
Hundreds of Wixárika pilgrims traveled last week from their homes in the Western Sierra Madre mountains to Wirikuta, expressing their united determination to save this most sacred place. Wearing ceremonial dress and bearing gifts and offerings, they traversed the path of their ancestors to the place where the sun first rose, Wirikuta