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Wirikuta - Fotografía ©Juaquin Urrutia 2021

Cuando llueve en el Altiplano Potosino, la tierra mojada suelta un aroma representativo de su biodiversidad única en el planeta.

Wirikuta - ©Juan Negrín 1990

Estando reunidas y reunidos en la localidad de Estación Catorce, San Luis Potosí, representantes 
ejidales y habitantes de las localidades de la región, nos pronunciamos enérgicamente para que de 
manera inmediata sean respetados nuestros derechos humanos a la salud, al agua y a un medio 
ambiente sano.

Chalio - Tatei Kie, Photograph ©Juan Negrín 1986

The Huichol (wee-CHOLE), known as huicholes in Spanish, and as Wixaritari in their own language, are recognized as one of the Mexican native cultures most resilient to outside influences. Unlike most other Indians, they did not allow Catholic priests to perform mass within the three main communities in the Huichol mountains, except sometimes on Huichol terms just before Easter, and in one community, at a couple of boarding schools.

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Tatéi Yurienaka, Our Mother Fertile Earth, Lucía Lemus de la Cruz 1981

Mother Earth sees you with her nierika, an instrument of insight that serves as a mirror and shield, represented here in its totality. The nierika is also an offering made with yarn, beads, coins and other materials. The rays symbolize the words of our mother that, according to the artist, "speaks to you, but you caqnnot understand". The lightning, mimierika, are the words of the earth.

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This book was jointly published by the Secretary of Culture for the State of Jalisco, Mexico and the Wixárika Research Center in honor of the Year of Indigenous Languages and to celebrate the exhibit Grandes Maestros del Arte Wixárika: Acervo Negrín at the Museo Cabañas in Guadalajara (June 21, 2019 - January 12, 2020). This is a tri-lingual publication - Spanish, English and Wixárika.