CHILE INDIGENOUS DAY – Chile’s indigenous on verge of constitutional recognition for 1st time

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Chile’s native peoples are divided into nearly a dozen ethnic groups and make up 13 percent of the population, but they have never been accounted for in any constitution over the nation’s more than 200-year history.

That could change soon, however, if a first-ever charter granting them official recognition and autonomy is approved via plebiscite in early September.