Chile’s Mapuche people vs the State: A battle for ancestral lands


From: Talk to Al Jazeera

We travel to Chile to meet some of the Mapuche groups on the offensive to reclaim their culture.


Why the Mapuche of Argentina and Chile have been pushed to the brink of insurrection in defence of their ancient lands.

As Indigenous Mapuche conflict escalates, some hope the writing of a new constitution could lay the groundwork for reconciliation and peace in the trouble-torn region of southern Chile.

Younger Mapuche are organising and some are taking up arms to expel people they view as foreign invaders.

Indigenous people across Latin America gathered for an annual protest that marks Columbus’s arrival in the Americas.

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