How much is worth that which you hold most sacred?
What is the price you're willing to pay for progress?
The Wixarika nation is fighting for their rights to protect Wirikuta, their sacred mountain. The Mexican government has granted mining rights to a Canadian company which would greatly endanger the Wixarika's annual pilgrimage to Wirikuta. The center of the Cosmos in their religion would end up pillaged and soiled in search of short-term profit and meager jobs.
Fortunately, they are not alone in their struggle.
A collective of artists and musicians are trying to raise awareness of their plight, and to find a peaceful solution that will ensure the traditions of this indigenous group, along with opening sustainable opportunities for the Mestizos living in the Wirikuta area.
Aho Colectivo has prepared the Wirikuta Fest, a musical festival aimed to gather money & support to help the Wixarika in their legal battle.
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May the spirit of the blue deer prevail over greed.