Indigenous peoples consider the colonial and state borders as artificial barriers to their indigenous nations. The best way to maintain unity to fight state oppression is reinforce the right of consent by indigenous peoples.
In 1991, 144 Mapuches were taken to court for occupying land that the Chilean government claims they have no right to own. While this case is in progess, Mapuche leader Aucan Huilcaman is denied eligibility to run for congress.
Results of the United Nations World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, June 1993 disappoint indigenous populations with failure to address indigenous rights of self-government and self-determination.
Margarita Marta Calfio Montalvo works closely with Mapuche youth in Temuco, Chile. She discusses urban cultures affects on Mapuche youth, her hopes for the future of the Mapuche youth, and challenges she faces as a women in the field of medicine.
The messenger of the Consejo de Todas las Tierras (All Lands Council) praises the Zapatistas while pointing out there is more to be done. In the interview, Huilcaman discusses autonomy, territory, indigenous rights, leadership, agrarian reform, and…
After the announcement of Chile's entry into the North American Free Trade Agreement, indigenous groups speak out against the potential economic and territorial consequences of the agreement for indigenous communities.