Objetives of the Tourism and Indigenous Rights Program
â€¢ Gain recognition of the territory of the Tarahumara community of Mogotavo, threatened by industrial tourism development in Copper Canyon.
â€¢ Annul the titles of Mogotavo indigenous territory that was authorized and sold to Ivonne and Odile Sandoval by the Secretariat of Agrarian Reform.
â€¢ Develop a vision of socially responsible tourism in Copper Canyon and other regions in the Sierra Madre that respect the rights of indigenous towns and protects the environment: The Via Chihuahua Verde. [Link]
â€¢ Advise other communities affected by tourism development that request legal or technical advice and support to resolve problems, plan and solicit resources for community projects, study environmental impacts, and strengthen traditional community organization.
â€¢ Collaborate with other organizations in recently formed Trust for Territorial Defense in the Sierra Tarahumara in order to strengthen indigenous rights in the region including the right to determine their own vision for community development that preserves their cultural heritage and natural resource base.
Objetives of the mining and indigenous rights programs
â€¢ Restore the water quality and ecological balance of the three Rivers that enter the Baseseachi National Park in cooperation with community groups, governmental authorities and the mining industry in the region.
â€¢ Advise and educate indigenous and mixed community in the region affected by mining in the municipios of Ocampo, Waxapares, Uruachi, and Temosachic.
â€¢ Assure socially responsible mining by means of public education, environmental monitoring and strengthening the social organization of the indigenous pueblos and mixed communities affected by mining to defend their environment and rights and to negotiate resolutions with governmental authorities and the mining industry.
â€¢ Facilitate community planning and environmental monitoring in communities affected by mining.
Tierra Nativa US is a project Social Environmental Entrepreneurs, a nonprofit public charity exempt from federal income tax under section 501(C)3 of the Internal Revenue Code in the U.S.A.
Tierra Nativa A.C. is a Mexican nonprofit partner organization