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Tenemos el gusto de presentar nuestra convocatoria para la tercera generación de becas 2020-2021. Esta beca apoya alumnos wixaritari quienes están estudiando una carrera para apoyar diversos gastos relacionados a la universidad, como son materiales y libros escolares, comida, hospedaje o transporte. Este año, el Centro de Investigación Wixárika, el International Friendship Club y VCEP ofrecerán becas de $6,000 pesos para estudiantes de licenciatura quienes han completado su primer año de estudios.

Closing of Sacred Plants in the Americas Conference. Photo Courtesy Chacruna Archives, 2018.

In April, I joined the two-day Psychedelic Liberty Summit, where the voices of several Indigenous participants from Colombia, Brazil, and several tribal nations in the United States discussed their concerns over the parallel trends in decriminalization efforts and the expansion of the use of sacred plant medicines. These medicines and the cultural practices that have sustained their safe and sustainable use are now, more than ever, being consumed by a global public, and many Indigenous peoples argue that these plants and their spiritual practices are being appropriated while their native territories continue to be encroached upon for other global consumption items like minerals, fuel, and beef.

Huichols & Pesticides is a film that documents, through witnesses, reports and persuasive images, the indiscriminate use of pesticides in the tobacco fields, and the poisonings, and even deaths, resulting from the use of agrochemicals.

Directed by Patricia Díaz Romo

Narrated by Peter Coyote

Ilustraciones destacadas

Tatéi Yurienaka, Our Mother Fertile Earth, Lucía Lemus de la Cruz 1981

Tatéi Yurienaka, Nuestra Madre Tierra Fértil por Lucía Lemus de la Cruz 1981

La madre tierra te ve con su nierika, instrumento para ver que sirve como espejo y escudo, representado aquí en su totalidad. El nierika es también una ofrenda elaborada de estambre, cuentas, monedas y otros materiales. Las rayas simbolizan las palabras de la madre que, según el artista, "te habla, pero no le entiendes". Los relámpagos, mimierika, son las palabras de la tierra.

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This book was jointly published by the Secretary of Culture for the State of Jalisco, Mexico and the Wixárika Research Center in honor of the Year of Indigenous Languages and to celebrate the exhibit Grandes Maestros del Arte Wixárika: Acervo Negrín at the Museo Cabañas in Guadalajara (June 21, 2019 - January 12, 2020). This is a tri-lingual publication - Spanish, English and Wixárika.

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