Fostering True Happiness

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The Huichol foundation stems from the dreams and vision of Don José Matsuwa, the world renowned Huichol shaman, who co-founded the Dance of the Deer Foundation (our parent organization) alongside Brant Secunda. Following an arduous 12-year apprenticeship with Don José, Brant became his close companion and friend. Don José’s aspirations have been the continiuing driving force behind the Huichol Foundation.

Don José and the Huichol people in general are famous for their laughter, joy and heart warming smiles. They are such a proud people. Our goals is to empower that happiness and foster their cultural heritage in order for the natural happiness to grow within each Huichol child, adult and elder.