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TEPIC, Nayarit (OEM-Informex).- En el marco del "Día Internacional de la Lengua Materna" instituido el 21 de febrero por la UNESCO, el coordinador de la "Red para el Fortalecimiento de las Lenguas Indígenas en Nayarit", Tutupika Carrillo de la Cruz, confirmó que las lenguas se van perdiendo con el transcurrir del tiempo. El vocero comentó que aunque las instituciones en la materia han estado realizando actividades para preservar los idiomas, estas no han sido suficientes por lo que se requiere llevar a cabo cambios estructurales en las políticas públicas, para evitar su desaparición.
The 18th through the 20th centuries easily mark one of the most significant periods in human and environmental history, as Western European imperial expansion and settler colonialism incentivized the study and the incorporation of the botanical wonders found in what often came to be labeled as ‘the tropics.’
Cada año, miembros del pueblo Wixárika hacen el peregrinaje de 800km desde San Andrés Cohamiata en la Sierra de Jalisco hasta el desierto semi-árido de San Luis Potosí. Su destino es Wirikuta, un lugar sagrado donde, según sus creencias, el mundo fue creado de una gota de agua.

A group of Wixarika women send a letter to the head of the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación, Nemesio Oceguera Cervantes, to ask for his intervention in the wave of violence and extortions in the northern region of Jalisco.

 

Full Spanish article here.

A la izquierda del camino se alza Toniná, la piramide más alta de México. Cuarenta kilómetros de curvas después está la sede que ha elegido el Ejercito Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) para recordar su levantamiento armado del 01 de enero de 1994. Viajantes provenientes de diversos lugares de la selva lacandona rumbo al Caracol Resistencia y Rebeldía: Un Nuevo Horizonte.

With all of their wealth, the voices of  Rubí Tsanda Huerta, Nadia Ñuu Savi, Susi Bentzulul, Sitlali Xaurima Chino and Zara Monrroy, here together, are just a small example of the expansiveness, diversity and beauty of a literature that is many literatures at once. 

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"The recognition and struggle for the rights of rural women to access land remains a great feat for consolidating and guaranteeing equality of conditions. The structural barriers and the discriminatory social norms still limit the power that rural women have to participate en their own communities. " 

Read the full article written by Xaurima Siitlali Chino Carrillo here.

On the first day of autumn, evening temperatures near Window Rock, Arizona, were brisk. Beneath the late September sky, a traditional round hogan in this remote corner of the Navajo Nation was enveloped in darkness. Ten tribal members gathered inside.
This year is quickly drawing to a close and we are happy to share some great news with you all in the hopes that this can lift your spirits and inspire you to continue to support Wixarika undergraduate students. This newsletter is long overdue in part because the Wixarika Research Center has had its hands full launching a new website and online archive. Our new site includes an updated special page dedicated to the Wixarika Scholarship Fund (formerly HSF or Huichol Scholarship Fund), which will include both student profiles and our yearly online application process.
The Indigenous Wixárika community of San Sebastián Teponahuxtlán in Nayarit has recovered 2,585 hectares of its ancestral lands – a quarter of the territory it has been struggling to reclaim for nearly 70 years. The transfer took place peacefully after the Presidential Commission for land restitution assembled to address the dispute negotiated compensation with 13 property owners to return the land to its ancestral inhabitants.
From July 12th through July 14th, 2023, a third face-to-face meeting was held in the Las Margaritas ejido with the participation of various organizations and with the purpose of promoting the ecological, economic, and social well-being of the Altiplano Potosi, also known as Wirikuta to the Wixárika people. The Wixárika Research Center oversaw general coordination, that included invitations to Wixárika communities and inhabitants of the Altiplano region, as well as some delegates Sonora and Jalisco who were invited to participate to share their environmental work.  
“Desde que me acuerdo he vivido muchas ceremonias pero el recuerdo más viejo que tengo, era muy niña: iban llegando los peregrinos y mi papá masticó algo, lo escupió en el centro de mi cabeza, pensé que era hikuri pero era otra raíz sagrada porque traen muchas raíces, era para fortalecer mi energía; en ese momento me dieron un pedazo bendecido, me lo tenía que comer, recibir, que entrara al cuerpo.
This past weekend was an intense and frightening one for many here in Western Mexico — at least among the people who care about the land and Indigenous people: high-profile Wixárika land defender and attorney Santos de la Cruz Carrillo had disappeared on Friday along with his wife and two children, including a three-month-old baby.
Luego de que integrantes de la comunidad wixárika de Bancos de Calitique, en el municipio de Mezquital, Durango, iniciaran movilizaciones para exigir la aparición con vida del defensor y abogado Santos de la Cruz Carrillo, su esposa y dos de sus hijos, la Fiscalía General de Nayarit informó en las primeras horas de este domingo que los cuatro fueron localizados con vida y con buen estado de salud.
El Centro INAH Nayarit, el Museo Regional de Nayarit y el XLII Ayuntamiento de Tepic invitan a la presentación del libro.
Mothers pushing baby carriages, grandmothers and grandfathers in their 70s and even a man in a wheelchair joined the ranks of the 200 Indigenous Wixárika people making their way nearly 1,000 kilometers along the sweltering highways of México in a generations-long battle to recover their stolen lands. The Wixárika Caravan for Dignity and Justice departed from the Western Sierra Madre on April 25 and has been walking ever since, camping alongside the highway and rising at dawn to carry on.