Tirúa – Chile: Latin American network for Indigenous People gather in Chile

The biannual gathering of Latin American network for Indigenous People was held in Tirúa, Chile, from 20th to 24th of November, in a Mapuche area where 10 years ago, a Jesuit community was established. Jesuits and indigenous lay collaborators came together from all over Latin America: México, Guatemala, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Perú, Brasil and Paraguay. They shared their experiences and also spoke about indigenous self-determination and self-governance. They also shared the life of the mapuche community in the area, and visited the works of the Jesuits there. A new coordinator for the network, Pablo Castro from Chilean Province was also assigned.