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Kevin Rojas plays football at his home in Santa Victoria Este, Argentina. Rojas, 10, lives in an area of the Chaco where indigenous Wichi families, who traditionally survived as hunter-gatherers, have struggled against the systematic expropriation of their land for over a century by mestizo cattleraisers who migrated into the region from elsewhere in Argentina. In 2014, the two groups finally agreed on a division of the land which recognizes the traditional land rights of the indigenous, and which resettles many mestizo families--including that of Rojas--onto non-indigenous land. Church World Service has worked as a partner with local residents as they negotiated the landmark settlement.