Chacolinks offers support for the Wichí people of North Argentina. We aim to provide legal assistance to uphold indigenous land rights at both national and provincial levels of government. We also provide material assistance, mainly small scale projects, to relieve poverty.
We focus our efforts on the Wichí villages close to Tartagal in Salta Province; these have linked as an organisation, 'Our Forest' (Zlaqatahyi in the Wichí language) to protect their ancestral habitat from deforestation and to preserve the fragile ecology of their lands from the threat of intensive agriculture. Our main focus within Zlaqatahyi is the community of Hoktek T'oi .
We have long funded legal costs for land rights claims and often run letter writing campaigns on the issue of Wichí land rights. We have also provided financial support for the building of a fence around the community as well as an enclosure to protect kitchen gardens from grazing livestock. While the land rights claims are our principal priority, a current supplementary focus is to ensure a clean water supply to the village of Hoktek T'oi.