Adolfo Millabur

Adolfo Millabur Ñancuil (born 30 August, 1966 in Tirúa, Arauco) is a Mapuche politician in Chile. Millabur served as Mayor of Tirúa from 1994 to 2011, holding the distinction of being the first Mapuche mayor in Chilean history.

Adolfo Millabur
Member of the Constitutional Convention of Chile
Assumed office
July 4, 2021
ConstituencyReserved seat
Personal details
Adolfo Millabur

(1966-08-30) August 30, 1966 (age 56)

Early lifeEdit

Millabur was raised in a family of eight brothers in El Malo, Biobío Region, located 35 kilometers from Tirúa. He stated that he would wake up at 5 AM every morning to walk 30 kilometers to school each day.[1]


In 1992, Millabur was elected as a councillor in Tirúa. In 1996, he was elected to serve as Mayor of Tirúa, making him the first Mapuche mayor in Chilean history.[2]

Millabur participated in the formation of the Lafkenche Territorial Identity organization, a group dedicated defending Mapuche autonomy and the recovery and preservation of the nation's traditional lands.[3][4]

In 2021, Millabur resigned as Mayor of Tirúa to run to represent the Mapuche in one of the seven seats reserved for the nation on the Constitutional Convention.[5] He was elected alongside human rights attorney Natividad Llanquileo.[6][7]

Personal lifeEdit

Millabur is married to Sandra Ibarra and has one living son. In March 2019, Millabur's son Licán Millabur was found dead at the age of 24 at his home near Lleulleu lake, with signs pointing to a possible suicide.[8]


  1. ^ "Alcalde Adolfo Millabur: "Es tiempo de ponernos de pie"". Revista Nos (in Spanish). 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  2. ^ "Adolfo Millabur, ex alcalde de Tirúa y candidato constituyente: "Ha sido muy difícil abrir este espacio institucional" | Ex-Ante". (in Spanish). 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  3. ^ "Comunidades Lafkenche proclaman a Adolfo Millabur como candidato a constituyente indígena". Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  4. ^ "Los lafkenche y la ley de Pesca: ¿Por qué marchamos?". The Clinic - Reportajes, noticias, podcast, videos y humor (in Spanish). 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  5. ^ "Alcalde Millabur deja su cargo en municipio de Tirua para postular como constituyente". Archived from the original on 2021-05-19. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  6. ^ "Francisca Linconao es confirmada constituyente con primera mayoría en el pueblo mapuche". Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  7. ^ Alejandra Vera (2021-05-18). "Llanquileo y Millabur: Dos representantes del pueblo mapuche que van desde Biobío a la Convención Constitucional". Radio UdeC (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  8. ^ "Encontraron muerto al hijo del alcalde de Tirúa". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-07-05.