Bringing voice to the missing and murdered indigenous land defenders who have been killed trying to protect uncolonized land in #Argentina:
"Moira Millan, an author and film maker, has worked for over 20 years to protect and defend indigenous territories and women’s rights in the 36 indigenous nations that live in Argentina.
She is the founder and co-ordinator of the Movimiento de Mujeres Indígenas por el Buen Vivir (Indigenous Women’s Movement for Good Living), which organises campaigns for justice in response to violations committed against indigenous peoples. Since 2017, the indigenous leader has reported receiving death threats against her and her daughters after her struggle to expose the disappearance Santiago Maldonado.
Maldonado, 27, was a young Argentine who disappeared on Benetton-owned land in 2017, after taking part in a protest in conjunction with the Mapuche community. They were rallying against the presence of the multinational, and its environmental impact in Patagonia.
Maldonado was last seen being forced into a police car and then disappeared without a trace. Seventy-two days later, his body mysteriously washed up on a river bank that had been searched many times. During this period of unrest, young Mapuche blacksmith Rafael Nahuel was also shot in the back by the local police force in an incident that left at least one dead, and children as young as five suffering gunshot wounds."
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