Soraya Maicoño


Soraya Maicoño is a Mapuche woman who has been carrying out a compilation of the ancestral chants of her people for twenty-five years. Since 2015, she has been the spokesperson for territorial recoveries that faced repression, eviction, and stigma through a process of community self-defense and reaffirmation that had not been seen in Puel Mapu for a long time. She also has the spiritual role of Pillan Kushe: a wise woman who, accompanied by her kultrun, sings the sacred chants in ceremony. Through these different manifestations, her voice gives continuity to knowledge practices that the State tried to exterminate and charges the present with a new form of political spirituality.