Thursday, October 14, 2010

Supporters rally for Mapuche in Argentina on day that marks indigenous rights

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Today marks the International Day of Solidarity with Indigenous People — a day that also marks the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas. Activists and indigenous representatives held festivals throughout Latin America to celebrate aboriginal cultures. In Argentina, people marched in support of prisoners who are Mapuche — the native people of the Patagonia region — many of whom have been displaced and some who’ve been imprisoned.

Marie Trigona has more from Buenos Aires.

1 comment:

Equations said...

Hi Marie. I am a Canadian sociologist/anarchist activist who works with indigenous peoples of North America. I am currently visiting Buenos Aires, working on a project called "The Equations of Insurrection" and it would be great to meet with you to talk about the relation between Argentinian social movements and indigenous peoples, if you can spare some time.
In solidarity,
Richard JF Day

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