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Wirikuta Statement

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Uploaded on Feb 16, 2012

Wirikuta is a desert valley in the North of Mexico, in San Luis Potosi.

It not only has been recognized by UNESCO as a natural and sacred area, Wirikuta is the most sacred place for the Huichol people.

The Valley of Wirikuta is where the world began.

It was there where the sun rose for the first time.

Every year, the Huichol communities, inhabiting different parts of Mexico, undertake a 400km pilgrimage to their sacred Valley.

The Mexican President, earlier promising to safeguard their culture and territory,has just yielded 22 concessions for open pit mining to the Canadian enterprise First Majestic Silver Coorp.

That is 6,000 acres of their ancestral territory, 50% of such desert.

To this events, the Huichol people make the following declaration to the Mexican government and to all humanity.

frenteendefensadewirikuta.org

Get informed, participate, spread the word and help defending this territory.

Why believing some have the right to destroy somebody else's home, land and temple?

In the end, is it not all part of the same planet we all inhabit?

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