Mapuche Teen Rap Queen: Chile’s Indigenous Gen Z

A teen rapper in Chile joins a festival in Mapuche territory to connect with her native roots and highlight injustice.

Millaray Jara is a 15-year-old rapper in Chile who uses social media to rally support for the Mapuche Indigenous people’s fight for justice and land rights.

As Chile rewrites the constitution with the promise of better Indigenous representation, Millaray uses her ever-growing social media influence to make sure that the Mapuche voice is not left out of the conversation.

Millaray is based in the capital, Santiago. She travels to the Trawun Youth Festival in the Mapuche territories in the south. On her journey, she connects with her Indigenous roots and amplifies the marginalised experiences of Mapuche children.