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Remembering Lola Kiepja

The last selk'nam who lived in its own flesh the selk'nam genocide in Patagonia.

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Lola Kiepja

Lola Kiepja was born in the early 20th century under a guanaco leather shop.She was a shaman and a Selk'nam survivor from Patagonia, because by that time the white man had destroyed the indigenous way of life in Patagonian territory.Hundreds of years ago, in this area that covers the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, lived different indigenous communities. Some of the ethnic groups that settled there were the onas or selk'nam, yamana or yaganes and the alacalufes or kawesqar, all of them were also called fueguinos. Lola Kiepja was the last Shaman selk'nam woman in those lands. He died in late winter 1966, over 90 years old.

Publication Date: 22/09/2020

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By: vvojeda 23 September, 2020

Soy secretaria Provincial de tierra del Fuego , soy miembro y mujer del pueblo selk'nam , un pueblo vivo víctima de genocidio no exterminio y tampoco existió la última chamán es repudiable tu nota , cuando tenemos personería jurídica recuperamos nuestras tierras y tenemos leyes que nos amparan , te pido que retires ya esa nota o modifiques porque estás cometiendo un grave delito . Un pueblo preexistente al estado un pueblo víctima de genocidio al tratarlo de exterminarlo en las palabras se vuelve a matar es un pueblo que tiene sus derechos que están vivos y que no se los puede ver cómo sujetos suplidos al pasado .

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