Zapatistas, CNI & CIG Release Statement in Solidarity with Mapuches


November 24, 2018

To the Mapuche people

To the Chilean people

To the indigenous peoples of America

To the Sixth International

Brothers and sisters of the dignified Mapuche people,

The people, nations, tribes and neighborhoods that make up the National Indigenous Congress (CNI), the Indigenous Government Council (CIG)  and the EZLN embrace in solidarity the family of our Mapuche comrade Camilo Catrillanca, who was assassinated during an operation by a tactical group of Chilean Carabineros on November 14, 2018 in the community of Temucuicui in the Araucanía region.  We are aware of the century-old struggle that the dignified Mapuche people have made to defend their forests and rivers, as well as the repression that the police forces of the bad Chilean government carry out on Mapuche territories to end the defense of life.

The people, nations, tribes and neighborhoods of the CNI, the CIG and the EZLN condemn the cowardly attack of the bad Chilean government and its Chilean police forces.  We demand an end to the repression and criminalization against the Mapuche peoples who defend their territories.  We also demand that the death of the Mapuche community member Camilo Catrillanca does not go unpunished.  To the Mapuche people, we reiterate our respect and solidarity.  We salute their dignified struggle for the defense of life and territory.


November 2018

For the integral reconstitution of our peoples.

Never again a Mexico without us

National Indigenous Congress – Indigenous Government Council

Zapatista Army of National Liberation.