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Lafkenches, the mapuches from the sea by Fernando Rodriguez

Photo Essay on the life of the people Lafkenche, a part of the Mapuche indian nation from Southern Chile. Lafkenche mean "peple from the sea", they live from Bio-Bio river towards the southern coast of the country, making a living as fishermen. Their traditions are strong and new groups of them are organizing to preserve their identityBonifacio cove, XIV Region of the Rivers. January 3, 2013.<br />
The poor fishing is a constant between Lafkenches fishermen. The new fisheries law does not recognize them within the quota system reparticion or management areas. In spite of the existence of the OIT Convention 169 on the rights of indigenous peoples.

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Photo Essay on the life of the people Lafkenche, a part of the Mapuche indian nation from Southern Chile. Lafkenche mean "peple from the sea", they live from Bio-Bio river towards the southern coast of the country, making a living as fishermen. Their traditions are strong and new groups of them are organizing to preserve their identityBonifacio cove, XIV Region of the Rivers. January 3, 2013.
The poor fishing is a constant between Lafkenches fishermen. The new fisheries law...
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