LA Times on Chilean Indigenous Activists

9780822329343
9780822335856
The Los Angeles Times features an article on the hunger strike of Patricia Troncoso, a Chilean activist trying to call attention to the plight of the Mapuche, an indigenous community which is largely landless, disenfranchised and the victim of police repression. For background on the Mapuche and their struggles, readers can turn to two Duke University Press books: Florencia Mallon’s Courage Tastes of Blood, which gives the history of one Mapuche community across the twentieth century; and Rosa Isolde Reuque Paillalef’s memoir When A Flower is Reborn: The Life and Times of a Mapuche
Femnist
. A leading activist during the Pinochet dictatorship, Reuque Paillalef collaborated with the government in the creation of the
Indigenous Development Corporation (CONADI) and the passage of the
Indigenous Law of 1993.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s