mapuche people

“I express myself politically, that’s why I sing in Mapuzungun”.

Anahi Mariluan, Mapuche singer, has an extensive career in the dissemination of the culture and identity of her people. She has just participated in the album “Ülkantun: Mujeres Memoria” (Ülkantun: Women Memory), which brings together nine songs that recover the…

Two Mapuche community members shot dead by the military in Cañete

Machi Francisca Linconao called on President Piñera after the death of two community members: “He should withdraw his carabineros and the military”. The conventional constituent criticised the state of emergency in the southern macrozone and called on the president to…

Forestry Predators and the Mapuche Conflict: Ponce Lerou, Matte and Angelini

“Until 1979 and even 1980, the pages of El Mercurio called for public auctions of huge plots of land, almost all of which were suitable for forestry. The generalised economic crisis of those years meant that only a handful of…

Farewell words from Machi Celestino Cordova

We publish here the farewell words that, after 100 days on hunger strike, were pronounced by Machi Celestino Cordova, Chilean indigenous leader, who indicates his resolution to go back to his dry strike in order to accelerate the process of…

The European Humanist Forum approves its Declaration of Support to the Mapuche People

In the closing session of the European Humanist Forum 2018, the plenary session approved by acclamation a Declaration of Support to the Mapuche People which we reproduce below. Chilean deputy, Tomás Hirsch, speaker in the Forum, publicly promised to deliver…

Where is Santiago Maldonado? Demonstrations around the world

Today, 1 October in many countries around the world, people demonstrated to ask the Argentinean government and the Argentine police about the whereabouts of Santiago Maldonado, the militant who supported the Mapuche struggles against the multi-nationals in Argentina. All trace…

In Search of Their Roots: The Mapuche and Modern Society

by Aigul Safiullina, 29 April 2013. Around five hours after leaving Bariloche our bus suddenly stops in the middle of nowhere. “Leleque. La comunidad,” the driver announces. “We’ve arrived muchacha”. Outside, fields stretch towards mountains and the eye struggles to…