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The drought this summer that affected the southern part of the United States actually extened into Zacatecas, Mexico and has had a devistating effect on the Indigenous population.  Ethnic groups like the Raramuri or Tarahumara, and Wixrarika or Huichol who are subsistence farmers have been devastated by the shortfall of corn, beans and squash, their main staples.

For many years now, local gallery owner Kevin Simpson has worked with the Mission in Creel as well as the Huichol Traditional Government of San Andres Cohamiata and would like to try to do whatever possible to alleviate the problems the indigenous people in Mexico are currently experiencing.  To that effect, Simpson and his team are collecting non parishable food staples, blankets, jackets, and shoes from locals and tourists alike who are interested in helping the Tarahumara and Huichol get through these tough times.

Donations can be dropped off at Peyote People at 222 Juarez or Colectika at 858 Guadalupe Sanchez.  For more information email  peyotepeople@yahoo.com

Source: Kevin Simpson