The native peoples that have inhabited the territory of what we know today as Argentina have historically been subjected to a process of alienation, invisibilization, exploitation and extermination, expressed under the effects of various forms, some of which still persist today.
In our recent history, the nation was built on the idea of the “non-existence” of native peoples, promoting the misunderstanding of a white and European state that denies our multiculturalism.
During the last decade of the twentieth century, it has achieved its constitutional recognition, the incorporation of international treaties and a set of laws in favor of pre-existing peoples in what today is shown as Argentine territory. Beyond the validity of these regulations we observe a deficient or null implementation of these mandates, which implies that the rights that assist these peoples do not become effective.
The native peoples still fight for their territories and their identity to be acknowledged, for a bilingual and intercultural education, for access to health care, and for the realization of all their rights. Ultimately, they fight to be acknowledged as a people.
However, this struggle is systematically invisibilized or stigmatized for society as a whole.