Chacolinks supports the oppressed indigenous people of the Argentine
Chaco who call themselves the Wichí and who have inhabited
the area for thousands of years. The future of indigenous peoples
depends on their having control of their traditional territories and
natural resources; we therefore support legal action in defence of
Wichí land rights within Argentina. To this end, we are also
committed to awareness-raising and letter-writing campaigns.
We focus our efforts on a group
of Wichí villages in Salta Province which have linked together
to form an indigenous organisation called ‘Our Forest’,
or Zlaqatahyi in the Wichí language. This aims to protect
the fragile forest ecology of the Wichí’s ancestral
habitat from the threats of logging, deforestation and intensive
cash-crop production. In addition, we provide funding to assist
the setting up of small-scale projects to relieve poverty.
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