Tag Archives: Health

Aymara Culture Protects Their Children from Psychological Distress

A team of Chilean researchers has recently published a report on the mental health of Aymara schoolchildren in Northern Chile, suggesting that involvement with their culture may act as a protective factor against psychological distress, including anxiety and hopelessness. Continue reading

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CONADI Director Visits Easter Island; Rapa Nui Hold Elections and Protest

Last week, Jorge Retamal, the new National Director of CONADI (Chile’s Indigenous Development Corporation) visited Easter Island for the first time since taking office. During his time on the Island, Retamal made at least two major announcements about programs for the Rapa Nui people — one related to health and the other to language education. In addition to the director’s visit, in the past few days the Rapa Nui people have also held a large protest and elected their representatives to the Easter Island Development Committee. Continue reading

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