Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1995
Asociación Jalisciense de Apoyo a Grupos Indígenas, A.C. (AJA)
This description of Carlos Chávez's work was prepared when Carlos Chávez was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1995.
Carlos Chávez is helping the Huicholes, a group of unassimilated indigenous people who live in balance with nature in a mountainous region of Jalisco, to conserve their identity in the face of increasing contact with mainstream Mexico and to utilize Mexican law to protect their land.
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