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Chilean government to prioritize constitutional recognition of indigenous
January 22, 2013
After the various Mapuche summits, President Piñera announced that the constitutional recognition of indigenous peoples would be a new priority of the government.
President Sebastián Piñera recently announced the reactivation of the project for a constitutional recognition of Chile’s indigenous peoples, as well as the creation of a council representing the different ethnic groups of the country.
This commitment marks an effort of the government to resolve the ongoing Mapuche conflict. The government, said the president, will declare the constitutional recognition a “legislative urgency”. The bill has already been approved by the Senate, however, the impact of the initiative will be more symbolic than truly effective.
“I have decided to make the constitutional recognition and the creation of a council for indigenous peoples a priority. This council must be truly representative of their history, their traditions, their culture, but above all, will allow them to raise their own voices about their future,” Piñera stated.
In addition to these institutional reforms, he also emphasized that a plan would be put in place in order to encourage the economic and social development of the La Araucanía and Biobío regions. This plan, in La Araucanía, is already bearing fruit, according to the president.
“After long years of stagnation, La Araucanía has begun growing and creating jobs. Its unemployment rate has dropped to 6 percent.”
“We believe that Chile is a multicultural country. Among these various cultures, there is one that deserves special recognition: the culture of our indigenous peoples, who were here long before the Spanish conquistadors arrived,” the head of state highlighted.
At the same time, a new meeting was taking place in Temuco between Minister of Social Development Joaquín Lavín, Minister of the Interior Andrés Chadwick, and representatives of the Mapuche communities. The indigenous leaders questioned the government members about their representation, and the ability of the National Corporation for Indigenous Development (Conadi) to satisfy their demands, such as the creation of an Indigenous Ministry.
Minister Chadwick said that the information gathered through the different summits would allow the government to start working on reforms. However, he dismissed the possibility of an Indigenous Ministry, because “the existence of a state within another state is impossible”.
“Nobody can pretend that a dialogue will solve all the current problems,” he concluded.
It’s annoying how he said “I have decided,”… like it wasn’t that the Mapuches demanded recognition and built a movement around it or that the state was scared of Coordinadora Arauco-Malleco but instead, that he decided to ‘give’ constitutional rights. I wonder if it’s a translation thing or if he’s really just a prick.
The United States & Canada even more-so have such tremendous responsibility to empower the communities our entire history has been built on the genocide of, and all we do instead is stifle, starve and subject.
Todo lo que existe cumple una función, nada está por estar, cada cosa es fundamental para mantener el equilibrio de la existencia.
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Chile tiene mala memoria. Ni Concerta Ni Derecha.
Bajo un manto de poder se ocultan los rostros
de los verdaderos terroristas .
Y pensar que hay chilenos que no saben ni que es una trutruca.