Alberto Curamil (born c. 1974) is a Chilean and Mapuche indigenous leader from the Araucanía Region. He was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2019, for his efforts to protect the Cautín River from hydroelectric development projects.
|Occupation(s)||Indigenous leader, Mapuche spokesperson|
|Awards||Goldman Environmental Prize (2019)|
In 2018, he was arrested and jailed for 15 months for armed robbery but was later acquitted of all charges and released in December 2019. In April 2021, he sustained injuries after a confrontation with police which led to him being hit with riot shotgun pellets.
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