This Wednesday the death of Cristina Calderón, the last native Yagán speaker, was known.
The woman, who was 93 years old, was recognized by the National Council for Culture and the Arts as a “Living Human Treasure” of the country, within the framework of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 2003.
His death occurred at the Magallanes Clinical Hospital and would have been the product of Covid-19.
The news of the death was released by the conventional and deputy vice president of the Constitutional Convention, Lidia González, who expressed on her social networks: “I am deeply sorry for not being with her when she left. This is sad news for the Yagan. Everything I do in the job that I’m in, it will be in your name. And in it, your people will also be reflected.
The governor of the Magallanes Region, Jorge Flies, issued a resolution declaring three days of regional mourning due to the death of Cristina Calderón.