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Mapuche Students Stopped from Wearing Traditional Clothing to Graduation

In Collipulli, located in southern Chile, two Mapuche high school students were told by school administrators that they could not wear their traditional dress during graduation. On Monday, November 21st, the graduating students came to the school to have graduation photographs taken. Two of those students showed up in traditional Mapuche dress and the school did not permit them to have their photographs taken with their attire and told them they could not wear the dress to the ceremony. In response, the lonko (Mapuche leader) of the community, Víctor Queipul,  has gone on record stating that the school’s decision is a case of clear discrimination and that they will consider taking legal action. Continue reading

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