The Huichol Pilgrimage Temple Project
Located on the Huichol ancestral pilgrimage route, Queaehruitea is notable because the local community of Tuapurie has been particularly tenacious in defending and maintaining the vitality of the traditions and shamanic teaching. However, harsh economic conditions within the community make it difficult to maintain the buildings; roofs may leak for years and render structures unusable.
Additional pressures from the Mexican government to assimilate indigenous peoples into a more modern lifestyle also affect the traditional integrity of the buildings. In some places, you can now see corrugated metal or asbestos replacing the maguey fibres and dry grass.
Totupica Candelario Robles, Tuapurie community leader and Humberto Fernández Borja, Humana director say:
“This will be an extremely useful project to support the Huichol cultural survival and the shamans' education in Queaehruitea and serves as a valuable model to follow for the rest of the ceremonial centers in the rest of the Huichol Sierra.”
Your donations support the restoration
of Queaehruitea within a spiritually vital
community of Huicholes.
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