Our history

In our society, the native indigenous towns since they were conquered, have suffered marginalization and often been treated with disdain, with their demands being ignored and with little interest to help them solve their needs, forgetting that they should have the same rights and liberties as any other citizen.  

They have an “ancient legacy” on which their cultural richness has been built up and with their traditions, teachings, and customs being kept with integrity throughout the centuries.  All of us are a result from a mixture of races and of what the indigenous civilizations have contributed is invaluable to keep a balance between the planet, our home, and ourselves as human species.  Their multiple teachings are a human heritage and nevertheless, decades have passed and their agreements and legacy haven’t been honored and the gap existing between the supposedly “civilized society” and the indigenous contemporary traditional natives towns is also prevalent.  It is urgent to rethink about the fundamental principles that have been transmitted and shared with us throughout the years and the real concern to lose that gift manifested though universal truths from generation to generation.  It is dignifying, honorable, and of great respect to understand the magic of these cultures and to be grateful that they still exist due to loyalty towards their traditions and ancestors.  There is a lot to learn from them to be able to understand how they have transcended and faced the different problems and obstacles throughout the years as species.  There is also a lot to share with them about the way the present civilized society behaves and about the virtues and weaknesses that come from the political systems.  There is also a lot of advice to give them about the rights and liberties that we have in our nation, our continent, and our hemisphere.     

DULCE CAMINO A.C. started in the 50’s in the state of Jalisco, and it was Mrs. Ana Maria Tapia, widow of González, who started it by voluntarily offering social assistance to groups of indigenous natives of several communities, among them, the one of Atequiza, Ciudad Granja, and the one of San Juan de Ocotán.  It wasn’t until 1988 that a group of young advocates of the movement, after having witnessed the marginalization and misery in which some communities lived, gathered to formally give birth to their work as Asociación Civil (although, it wasn’t constitutionally legalized until 1990) since they found the great need to form an organization for support and for the benefit of the indigenous towns and to provide for this social human cause. 

The symbol of this association was conferred to the members in a healing and health ceremony guided by Grand Father Joe Washington, a Lumi Piel Roja of the community of Beliham, Seatle, U.S.A.  The place where this ceremony was held is “el Kanto de la Tierra” in the community of Teopantli Kalpulli in San Isidro, Mazatepec.  The members say that when the Chief, also known as Medicine  Man blessed the group, the heavens opened in that moment and that a white dove appeared flying in the middle of a circular rainbow when the grandfather told them: “I’ve seen a Rainbow Light Snake around Mother Earth to heal it and to purify it, and you are part of this vision”.  In 1990, “Dulce Camino” had the blessing of receiving the Chief and Medicine Man Lakota, Luciano Pérez; says one of the members: “Chief Luciano, with its physical and spiritual work within the association took care and fed this little seed of light planted by Grandfather Joe.  He taught us the great richness of the Red Path and since then he takes care of us and together, with a lot of discipline and love we offer service to others from our own healing and liberation, since nobody can give what it is lacking.  He taught us Active and Permanent Prayer to attain Peace through long walks, concerts, dance, assistance to people who are ill and several ceremonies of spiritual healing. 

Dulce Camino, continuously and constantly supports indigenous communities of the state of Jalisco and of other places in Mexico, all of this, through the teaching and protection of the Elders’ or Wise’s Meetings in the community:  In the Wixarrika Community through the Marakames: Don Maurilio de la Cruz Ávila, Don Martín Carrillo, and Don Pablo Taizán;  in the Nahua Community through Jefa Rafaela Justo Elías and Toño Vázquez;  in the Migrantes Community through the Elderly Purépecha Don Carlos Tapia.

The members of Dulce Camino belong to the Group Ritual Azteca of The Brothers Plascencia under the guide of General Don Rosendo Plascencia.  Every year, Dulce Camino gets involved in the ceremonial transportation of the “Lady of Zapopan” to her temple in the Basilica of Zapopan, Jalisco.

Dulce camino belongs to Linaje Olmeca under the guardianship and direction of Elderly Don Antonio Velasco Piña who gets involved in the yearly pilgrimage of October 2 to the Village of los Reyes with the purpose of receiving the teaching of volcanoes Iztacihuatl and Popocatepetl.

Dulce Camino A.C. invites you to have the privilege of getting involved as an active member in our Association, to learn more about the indigenous communities, and to share our strengths with them.  A heart that is moved and is grateful by contributing to the healing of its brothers and sisters, makes the Great Spirit of Creation vibrate and as a consequence you will be blessed for eternity.
We are disciples of the Great University of Life; we dance with them, we pray with them, we sing with them, we dream with them and with all Creation.  We have discovered that by continuing to purify our heart we speak with God which we discover it is different from speaking about God.

We are guardians of the Magic and Sacred Teaching that journeys in the memory of our history and indigenous roots, we don’t want to keep permitting that these towns are put aside and cast into oblivion.  If we don’t remain stoical in this Mission we’ll forget our history and without principles, we’ll become a confused species that could perish. Let’s remember that we come from them.  Thanks for belonging and sharing.