Approved with the favorable vote of 19 out of 25 members of the Commission, the new norm emerged after reviewing citizen petitions that demanded to include in the constitutional draft the Indigenous peoples' right to self-determination and self-government.
The new norm sets that the exercise of public functions must be carried out guaranteeing intercultural dialogue and recognizing the cultural diversity existing inside the Chilean society.
According to the proposal, the Indigenous peoples and nations are: Mapuche, Aymara, Rapa Nui, Lickanantay, Quechua, Colla, Diaguita, Chango, Kawashkar, Yaghan, and Selk'nam.
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Chile's #Consitutional Convention instituted multiple public participation mechanisms, but @mechitasdeclavo explains the imperative of preventing time/budget constraints & unequal internet access from undermining the heart of the process.
Currently, Chile is drafting a new Constitution to substitute the one inherited from Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship (1973-1990). As part of this process of institutional creation, the Constitutional Convention has instated seven thematic committees formed to ensure a wide participation of all sectors in Chile.
At the time of their election, the 155 Convention members had a 9-month period to present the constitutional text. If they fulfill their functions in such a period, the plebiscite to approve or reject the new Constitution should be held in mid-2022.
“Chile should not be afraid of plurinationality, as it allows the State and the communities to have relations that recognize the particularities of the original and Indigenous peoples and their demands,” said Former President Michelle Bachelet.
#Chile President-elect Gabriel Boric finally introduced his first cabinet. Fourteen of Chile’s 24 cabinet ministers are women and many are under 45. Will they be able to meet the expectations of the people? Stay tuned pic.twitter.com/yiGQGO41X1