With a Diaguita thanksgiving and petition ceremony carried out by the Chipasse Ta-Tatara indigenous community, Interchile inaugurated on Sunday, October 28th, a Cultural Center to promote the development of this native people in Freirina, and to facilitate meetings, workshops and activities specific to this community.
More than 20 members of the Tatara community, along with their chief, attended the event, which also featured the presence of Freirina’s mayor, César Orellana, and representatives of Interchile, who thanked the successful participatory Indigenous Consultation process carried out by the company and reiterated their commitment to continue executing the other committed measures.
On-site, representatives of the Tatara community performed a sahumerio ceremony for all attendees to bless the new venue with good energy, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a tour of the structure and its spaces, and a communal meal.
The space was designed and built by Interchile and involved an investment of nearly CLP 300 million. The building, which will facilitate the organization of activities specific to the Tatara community, features a ceremonial square, a water well, a stone wall, and four mud ovens, as well as 90 chairs, 12 tables, a desk, and a kitchen.