Argentina Indigenous Chieftain Leads Fight To Reclaim Ancestral Land

Argentina a white colonial state that denies Indigenous Sovereignty

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 Félix Díaz is attempting to change that narrative, by making visible the displaced indigenous minority and reaffirming their rights – and their claims to lost territory. Photograph: Alamy Félix Díaz is attempting to change that narrative, by making visible the displaced indigenous minority and reaffirming their rights – and their claims to lost territory. Photograph: Alamy

Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires / The Guardian

Being ignored by the president will not stop Qom activist Félix Díaz from camping out in Buenos Aires with demands for government officials

Félix Díaz stands before a line of colourful plastic tents on one of the broad strips of land running down the centre of the Avenida 9 de Julio – one of the busiest thoroughfares in the Argentinian capital.

“We have many gods,” he says. “The god of nature, the god of water, the god of air, but we no longer have the land we shared with them. They’ve taken our gods and now they’re taking what little is left of our land.”

Díaz, the chieftain of the Qom indigenous tribe, is leading…

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