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Chinati Ixtlan is a 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural and land conservancy organization located near the remote West Texas village of Ruidosa, on 100 acres of land.

Our mission is to preserve and restore Native sacred lands while providing educational forums on sustainable living practices.

Our group brings the knowledge, experience and traditions necessary to help in restoring not only the land, but also in helping to reconnect the local indigenous community to their ancient homeland. Our mission will have an emphasis on sustainable living practices as well as provide a learning and healing landscape. We wish to preserve the sacred sites of the area and work with like-minded organizations for the management and long-term protection and preservation of these tribal lands.

Chinati Ixtlan’s Shared Organizational Values

Chinati Ixtlan Cultural & Land Conservancy is a young organization prepared to maintain it’s ideals over the years ahead. Throughout the program planning and implementation process, we are committed to the guiding principles summarized below.

  • Inspire a leadership dedicated to a focused vision.
  • Engage informed and effective service personnel that reflect target population diversity.
  • Promote employee, board and committee member growth, well-being and satisfaction.
  • Advance client success and constituent care.
  • Uphold client-centered quality in program planning and service performance.
  • Respond to demonstrated needs of native populations.
  • Continually improve service design and delivery.
  • Foster and strengthen partnerships.
  • Assist clients, staff and volunteers in building individual, group and community leadership skills.
  • Create innovative programs with results that can be measured and evaluated.
  • Uphold environmental quality, occupational safety/health and regulatory standards required.