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The Huichol people in Mexico

are considered to be one of

the last pre-Columbian

cultures in the world.  

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to sustain the Huichol culture. And in that process, create a model for cultural preservation around the globe.
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5 Vital Values

Artisan Fund

The Artisan Fund maintains a reliable source of supplies and products essential in the creation of Huichol art forms.

Environmental Protection Fund

The Environmental Protection Fund acts as an important financial reserve to help protect the Huichol territory.

Huichol Archives

The Archive documents and preservers the Huichol cultue through archival storage and digitalization techniques. The contents are used for global educational objectives.

Seed Integrity Fund

The Seed Integrity fund helps to protect native heirloom crops from genetically modified gene intrusion and supports traditional agricultural methods.

Native Language Initiative

The Huichol Foundation documents the indigenous language and supports the linguistic education non-fluent tribal members

Dental Clinics

Mobile Dental Clinics deliver needed care to remote regions of the Sierra Madre Mountain range

Cultural School

The Huichol Cultural School strives to maintain and pass on the ancient Huichol cultures for future generations.

Artisan Apprenticeship Program

The Artisan Apprenticeship Program provides direct economic support to individuals and familial groups of artists in training.
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“Of the estimated 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, linguists say, nearly half are in danger of extinction and are likely to disappear in this century. In fact, they are now falling out of use at a rate of about one every two weeks.”

Read the full New York Times article

• There are more than 5,000 different groups of indigenous peoples living in more than 70 countries (IFAD)

• In Guatemala 86.6% of indigenous peoples are poor, and in Mexico 80.6% of them are poor (World Bank)

• Latin America’s 50 million indigenous people make up 11% of the region’s population (IFAD)

– Learn more interesting statistics from IFAD

“Reconciliation should also be a specific commitment to address human rights, like the rights to health and housing, education and employment, rights to culture and identity so that the quality of life for indigenous peoples…”

Read more about the how the UN is striving to honor and assist indigenous peoples


Nearly half of the world's languages are in danger of being forgotten


Indigenous people account for 1/3 of the world's extremely poor people


Indigenous people now make up only four percent of the global population

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“Open your heart to the light

and there will be no room

for darkness.” 


– Don José Matsuwa

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Our goal is to create a model for cultural preservation

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    Local / Global

    Our programs and projects are designed to have both direct local impact within Huichol villages and far-reaching impact around the globe.

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    30 Years
    Huichol Culture


    Decades of support lead us to found the Huichol Foundation


    For over 30 years, founding members of the The Huichol Foundation have dedicated themselves to creating real and meaningful impact. They supported the construction of primary schools and created educational programs, both of which allowed children to gain self confidence and equality when confronted with modern society. Their direct economic support through purchases of traditional Huichol artwork has promoted cultural traditions and economic development. They have advocated for the Huichol ancestral way of life and indeed have helped to maintain it through encouraging traditional ceremonial practices, age-old integrated agricultural methods, and international cultural consciousness. 
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    The Global Tribe

     The Global Tribe

    The preservation of small tribes, such as the Huichol, strengthens the global tribe through diversification. Our social ecosystem mirrors the jungle. Each plant contributes to its equilibrium.



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    Please get in touch with us for additional information about our programs and projects.
    If you’re interested in volunteering, please check out our volunteer opportunities.

    Email address: [email protected]
    Phone: 831.475.9560
    Fax: 831.475.1860


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    Huichol Foundation is a 501(c)3 international public charity non-profit organization. All images are the sole property of the Huichol Foundation.