Qom Tribe in Argentina seeks return of ancestral territory

Leaders of the Qom Tribe in Argentina are asking President Cristina Fernandez to return their ancestral territory.

A 2006 emergency law prevents indigenous groups from being evicted or removed until a land survey can be completed. The Qom Tribe has faced violence despite the existence of the law, according to Amnesty International.

The tribe wants Fernandez to take action to resolve the dispute over a site where the government wants to build a university.

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Argentina’s Qom Indians ask President Fernandez for help getting ancestral lands returned (AP 5/22)

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