Hema’ny Molina

Hema’ny Molina is a Selk’nam writer, poet, craftswoman, and grandmother. Molina is president of the Selk’nam Corporation Chile, formed in 2015, which aims to dislodge the Indigenous community from the stigma of “extinction.” The Covadonga Ona Indigenous community gathers families of Selk’nam descendants who have maintained oral memory through the transmission of ancestral knowledge and connection over generations.

She lives in Porvenir, Tierra del Fuego, Chile, where she works alongside her daughter, Fernanda Olivares Molina, and Ensayos, to preserve her Indigenous language and culture.