WHO ARE THE HUICHOL?
The Huichol Indians are a small tribe of approximately 35,000 living in central western Mexico near Ixtlan in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Their rugged environment has protected them from cultural intrusion for hundreds of years, and are said to be the last tribe in North America to have maintained their pre-Columbian traditions.
The Huichol way of life continues today much as it has for thousands of years. Still without electricity or running water, the Huichol people rely on their relationship with nature to sustain their communities.
THE HUICHOL FOUNDATION
Brant Secunda and his son, Nico Secunda, founded the Huichol Foundation, an international organization (501c3 non-profit) dedicated to the cultural, environmental, and economic survival of the indigenous Huichol people.
The foundation is committed to preserving and promoting the Huichol people (VIRARICA) and their indigenous lifestyle, culture, and traditions. Its mission is to support, sustain and inspire the Huichol culture, within their villages and around the globe.
The Foundation and its members are working on numerous large-scale and long-term projects. Learn more by visiting www.HuicholFoundation.org