Indigenous Institution

Instituto Indígena is a foundation that was created in 1962 by the Bishops of Araucania and the Bishop of Temuco, part of the Social Action of San José de Temuco and National Commission on Indigenous Pastoral South Zone. They intend to support the struggles of the Mapuche people so they can live in full dignity and culture, protect their natural resources, exercise their rights and move forward to achieve recognition as a people. Historically, the this foundation has provided a space for community protection, rights safeguard, and promote indigenous participation processes. This foundation offers courses and seminars, provide support and advice to Mapuche people in their relationship with the Government, and offer different media related to the current situation of Mapuche people.

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