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Reclaiming Ancestral Mapuche Lands in Argentina

2023: Reclaiming Ancestral Mapuche Lands in Argentina Renée Bertini & Juliette Gache from Sciences Po Paris University in France received a Student Media Grant to travel to Argentina to document the tensions at the heart of the Mapuche conflict in Argentina, They will document the life of Lafken Winkul Mapu in Villa Mascardi, their link to the land that they claim, and the way the tourism industry impacts their daily life.

Reclaiming Ancestral Mapuche Lands in Argentina

SMGP Program: Reclaiming Ancestral Mapuche Lands in Argentina

 
Renee Bertini and Juliette Gache are graduate students pursuing Masters in Journalism and International Affairs at the Sciences Po Paris University in France. They received a Student Media Grant to conduct a program in Argentina in 2023. They will be documenting the on-going conflict between the Chilean state and Mapuche communities. In Patagonia, Mapuche communities are reclaiming their ancestral lands following decades of promises from post-dictatorship governments. 
 
Article published as their SMGP main deliverable:
 

By Juliette Gache and Renée Bertini   Published On 16 Nov 202316 Nov 2023     Aljazeera.com

       

                        Betiana Colhuan in the middle of her “rewe” in Villa Mascardi  and standing in front of her “rewe”, a sacred space in the land she was evicted from

 

 

                                       

                         Graffiti reading “freedom for Mapuche prisoners” in Bariloche city centre

Their Final Report will show the tensions at the heart of the Mapuche conflict in Argentina, specifically documenting the life of the lof Lafken Winkul Mapu in Villa Mascardi, their link to the land that they claim, the way the tourism industry impacts their daily life and the way their demands are considered in Bariloche. They plan to film and photograph their life conditions and profile the mail leaders and members of the lof. 
 
Follow their Instagram profile for more program updates. 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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