Wixarika News

Closing of Sacred Plants in the Americas Conference. Photo Courtesy Chacruna Archives, 2018.
06/09/2020

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.

Foto: Claro y Directo MX y Twitter
03/29/2020

By Dulce García — On March 19, in Matehuala, San Luis Potosí, 50-year-old Paulina Gómez Palacio Escudero was reported missing and on March 22, the Attorney General of Zacatecas confirmed that she was located in the municipality of El Salvador the body of a woman from the neighboring state of San Luis Potosí.

Steven Benally is a roadman, or "healer," in the Native American tradition of religious worship. Photo: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times
03/29/2020

MEXICAN WATER, Ariz. —  For Navajo spiritual leader Steven Benally, saving a Native American religion from extinction means preserving those diminishing lands where hallucinogenic peyote grows wild. “It’s a small but important step toward realizing a prophecy,” said the 61-year-old. Preservation also means battling activists in the California Bay Area and other cities who want to legalize consumption of the psychedelic cactus. “To these outsiders, we say, ‘Leave peyote alone. Please,’” Benally said. “Is that too much to ask?”

Ilustracion: Consejo Regional Wixárika

Coronavirus Covid-19 Metsiuwiya ne’a’+wiyani

03/27/2020

COMMUNICATION REGARDING CORONAVIRUS COVID-19

The communities that make up the Wixárika Regional Council for the defense of Wirikuta express our great concern about the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. The foregoing, mainly because historically we have not been guaranteed adequate access to healthcare.

Throughout the state and federal governments, over the years, the Wixaritari communities have constantly denounced, and without favorable response, the lack of access to adequate health facilities, specialized doctors, medicines, and basic supplies. Let us remember the context of remoteness that exists between our communities in relation to the nearby municipal seats.

Encuentro histórico entre el pueblo wixárika de Santa Catarina Cuexcomatitlán y el Gobierno de México
02/02/2020

Mezquitic, Jalisco, February 2020.-  A historic day was lived in the ceremonial center of Las Latas, municipality of Mezquitic, in the indigenous community of Santa Catarina Cuexcomatitlán, where the ancestral culture has been preserved, where its girls and boys They communicate in the Wixárika language and women and men wear their colorful clothing on a daily basis. It is here that the wise elders are venerated, the territory is preserved with its sacred places and the universe is respected.

Presentación del católogo Fotografía cortesia de Caile
01/21/2020

The catalog "Great Masters of Wixárika Art, Juan Negrín Collection", which includes in its pages modern Wixárika works of art and texts that delve into the collection of the same name, was presented on January 11th by authorities of the Jalisco Ministry of Culture (SC).

Detalle de un cuadro de Guadalupe González Ríos
08/05/2019

Guadalajara, Jalisco.-A propósito de la exposición Grandes maestros del arte wixárika que se exhibe en el ahora llamado Museo Cabañas, rescatamos parte de una entrevista realizada en 1985 a Juan Negrín, quien coleccionó las obras de varios artistas wixárikas, entre ellos José Benítez Sánchez, muchas de las cuales ahora se presentan. Cabe señalar que en ese tiempo se usaba indistintamente los términos wiráxika y huichol para referirse a esa etnia.

Entrada de la exposición Grandes maestros del arte wixárika, acervo Negrín

Entrada de la exposición Grandes maestros del arte wixárika, Acervo Negrín

06/18/2019

“Grandes maestros del arte wixárika. Acervo Juan Negrín” es una exposición que estará en el Museo Cabañas. “La belleza de la colección es grandiosa, pero el que lo podamos compartir comprendiendo que no sólo es una cultura viva, sino que es un patrimonio que no pertenece únicamente a quienes lo producen, sino que es patrimonio de México, lograremos avanzar para tener más elementos para su comprensión” señaló en rueda de prensa Giovana Jaspersen García, Secretaria de Cultura de Jalisco.

Maximino Muñoz toma su cargo - NTV Nayarit
12/12/2018

Maximino Muñoz de la Cruz, de origen indígena, nuevo presidente, asume su cargo por un periodo de cinco años.

Tepic.- Bajo un procedimiento democrático y reconociendo la experiencia y capacidad de cada uno de los aspirantes, las diputadas y diputados aprobaron mediante voto por cédula la designación del presidente y consejeros de la Comisión de Defensa de los Derechos Humanos para el Estado de Nayarit.

Maximino Muñoz - NTV
12/11/2018

Maximino Muñoz es uno de los aspirantes a la presidencia de la Comisión Estatal de los Derechos Humanos en Nayarit y si hay algo que lo caracteriza es que es de origen wirrarika y hablante  de la lengua. Desde hace más de 15 años ha trabajado en la defensa de los derechos de los grupos indígenas de Nayarit.