On Sunday, January 15th, CONADI (Chile’s Indigenous development corporation) held elections for the eight Indigenous individuals who will join the National Council. The National Council is a body of sixteen people (eight Indigenously-elected and eight governmentally-appointed), and represents the highest level in the Chilean government that Indigenous peoples are specifically guaranteed representation. The National Council oversees many issues, most notably those related to development and land acquisitions. The elections and the role of the National Council are the topic of our latest column in I Love Chile News, which can be found here.
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