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Después de 13 años de constante batalla, el Consejo Regional Wixárika por la Defensa de Wirikuta (CRW), una coalición compuesta por autoridades tradicionales, civiles y agrarias de las comunidades Wixaritari de Santa Catarina Cuexcomatitlán, San Sebastián Teponahuaxtlán, Tuxpan de Bolaños en Jalisco, y Bancos de San Hipólito, continúan exigiendo al Estado Mexicano cancelar las 78 concesiones mineras que ponen en riesgo la tierra sagrada de Wirikuta y sus 140 mil hectáreas, que se extienden por los municipios de Real de Catorce, Charcas, Vanegas, Villa de Guadalupe y Villa de la Paz, en el e

In the heart of Mexico, the Wirikuta region is not only a territory, but a symbol of spiritual and cultural connections that the Wixárika people (commonly known as Huichol) maintain with the land, a subject that is little talked about, but that it is necessary to know.
As part of our fundraising activities for our Wixarika Scholarship Fund, on Friday March 15, 2024, Kiayerima Marissa López Martínez will be speaking with us about her research and analysis on women’s community level political participation in Wixarika territory. Originally from Wautia, San Sebastián Teponohuaxtlán, Kiayerima holds her undergraduate degree in law and a masters in Feminist Studies and Intervention from the Center for Higher Studies of Mexico and Central America in San Cristóbal, Chiapas.
Let's Listen to Wixárika University Students: Annual Scholarship Fundraiser  We will be joined by two scholarship alumni and two ongoing students, Alessandra (Hariema) González (Communications), Judith Chino (Agronomy), Waritsi López (Design) and Osbaldo Cosío (Medicine) Wednesday February 28, 2024. 5:00 pm (México Centro)/ 3:00 pm (California PST)/ 6:00 pm (Eastern) Access zoom via this link or Facebook Live  https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/95552027968 
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.

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. 

Read full Spanish article here.

"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.