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The Mapuche nation is situated in what is known as the Southern Cone of South America, in the area now occupied by the Argentine and Chilean states.

Mapuche is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Mapuche books and related discussion.

Suggested Pdf Resources

1 Mapuche Protest, Environmental Conflict, and Social Movement
territories of the Mapuche Indians since redemocratization.
The Mapuche People of South America1
Medicinal wild plant knowledge and gathering patterns in a Mapuche
On the Loci of Agreement: Inversion Constructions in Mapudungun
and by interviewing members of the Mapuche community in General Roca and Junin de los Andes,. Argentina.
The Dynamics of Indigenous Identity: The Mapuche and the State J
Florencia E. Mallon, Courage Tastes of Blood: The Mapuche.

Suggested News Resources

Chile: Movement seeks social justice through education
Indigenous Mapuche people living in rural areas have to contend with an inferior education as well as a lack of inter-cultural awareness. Students are demanding the state assumes responsibility to provide free education and broader access to education.
Mapuche: Case to Go Before the Inter-American Court on Human Rights
The conviction of two Mapuche leaders under the Pinochet-era antiterrorism law in 2003 will be reviewed by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights regarding claims of deprivation of liberty without due process.
Mapuche: Students Demand Indigenous University
Mapuche students in Chile have brought the issue of a Mapuche University with a focus on indigenous knowledge and history to the attention of the entire nation, and garnered support from certain Chilean leaders and government officials.
Mapuche: Communities Remember Jaime Mendoza Collio
On August 12, 2009 a 24-year-old Mapuche man named Jaime Mendoza Collío was shot and killed by Miguel Patricio Jara Muñoz, a Chilean police officer (carabinero). The shooting occurred in the context of a land dispute over traditional Mapuche territory.
Mapuche: Rising Violence in Ercilla Refocuses Greater Conflict
A lawsuit against a landowner's son for allegedly shooting a Mapuche youth rekindles tensions about reclaiming traditional lands.

Suggested Web Resources

Mapuche - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mapuche are a group of indigenous inhabitants of south-central Chile and southwestern Argentina.
Mapuche International Link
Raising awareness of the Mapuche, indigenous people of Chile and Argentina, and their struggle for self-determination.
The Mapuche Nation
Who are the Mapuche?
The Mapuche people are the largest ethnic group in Chile and constitute approximately 10% (more than 1.000.000 people) of the Chilean population.
The Mapuches

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