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Due to growing evidence and concern of the decline of Peyote, the Native American Church of North America (NACNA) commissioned the "Peyote Research Project" through the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) and the Walker Research Group.

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Peyote Research Project 1

formally documented the decline and risk to the peyote medicine, habitat, and native access. Quality and numbers had dramatically decreased.

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Peyote Research Project 2

identified strategies recommended by National Council of Native American Churches, including securing sovereign land.