Effective occupancy of territories: land, water and production in Wichi communities

Wichi communities fought, from 1982 to 1997, to obtain land titles for their plots numbered 5, 6, 8 and 92 and plots named Capitán Pagé, San Patricio and Abregú. The fifteen-year struggle was eventually successful through a dialog process and final agreements reached between local families and the Salta provincial government. The Communities Management Board –Mesa de Gestión de Comunidades or MGC- was formed in 2012, making evident the need to secure the water supply.  This was main limiting factor in this part of the semiarid Chaco, in order to strengthening the effective occupancy of legally-owned territories by Wichifamilies.

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