Stop the mining project in the desert of Real de Catorce in favor of the enviroment, the cultural heritage of the Wixarika people, and their own health.

Sponsored by: Traditional and Agrarian Authorities of the Wixarika People

This petition is emitted by the Wixarika People of the three states of Jalisco, Nayarit and Durango, representing the Wixarika Union of these states.
Recalling that the Wixarika People (also known as Huicholes) have, since immemorial time, participated in a pilgrimage to the sacred region of Wirikuta, recreating the long path that our ancestors walked during the fomation of the world to the place where the sun was born in the semi-desert region of Real de Catorce.

En 1999 Wirikuta fue declarado por la UNESCO como uno de los 14 sitios
naturales sagrados del mundo que deben ser protegidos. A pesar de esto,
el gobierno otorgó 22 concesiones de manera ilegal a la minera canadiense
First Majestic para la explotación de plata. Los impactos ambientales y culturales
serán irreversibles. Más del 60% de la superficie concesionada a la minera se
encuentra dentro del área natural protegida.

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