Tag Archives: Wirikuta

Indigenous Wixarika Leader and Activist Murdered in Mexico (teleSUR)

Source: TeleSUR The Marakame Margarito Diaz Gonzalez was murdered at his home, in front of his wife, on Saturday. The Indigenous Wixarika Marakame, spiritual leader and community security council member Margarito Diaz Gonzalez has been murdered in his home in Aguamilpa, Nayarit, … Continue reading

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An Indigenous Mexican people are battling cartels and peyote tourism (VICE)

By Duncan Tucker Source: VICE News (Excerpt:) As dawn broke on a sacred mountaintop in northern Mexico, a group of indigenous pilgrims dragged a sacrificial calf into their stone circle and slit its throat. They then dipped candles in the warm … Continue reading

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Mexico: Wixarika indigenous people mourn death of leader and brother (HRD)

Source: HRD memorial According to Mexican daily La Jornada Indigenous community leader Miguel Vazquez Flores has been killed alongside his brother Agustin Flores, as the country’s human rights situation continues to spark national and international alarm just days after the murder of … Continue reading

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(EVENT) Community dinner with Wixarrica indigenous representatives from Mexico

Saturday, November 29, 5:00pm @ Dogwood Centre (706 Clark Drive)

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(Event) ‘Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians’ – Film screening

FREE Film Screening and Discussion On November 28, Wixáritari representatives will visit UBC, on unceded Musqueam territory, for a presentation of the documentary ‘Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians’. The director Hernan Vilchez and two Mara’kate (Huichol spiritual leaders), the father … Continue reading

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THE MOMENT IS NOW: SAVE WIRIKUTA, THE SACRED HEART OF MEXICO (Wirikuta Defense)

Statement and call to action from the  Wirikuta Defense Front of Tamatsima Waha’a and Wixarika Regional Council for the Defense of Wirikuta, whose sacred territories are slated for mining by First Majestic Silver. [Statement:] To the National and International Civil … Continue reading

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Activists square off against Vancouver-based mining firms (Canada.com)

May 18, 2011 Article by by Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun.   [From the Article:] Activists are bringing their claims of environmental damage and rights violations against two Canadian mining companies operating in Latin America directly to the firms’ annual general … Continue reading

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