He is an agricultural engineer with a certification on energy and sustainable development; he has studies on Indigenous Policies and he is Master in Clean Development Mechanism and Energy Efficiency. Félix is also a founding member of RUKA ANTU Renewable Energies.
He thoroughly knows the High Andean plateau of the northern territories from Chile, as well as its Quechua, Aymara, Likan Antay communities.
He is also partner of the Küme Mogen Credit Union, a 100% Mapuche organization. Here, Félix is part of the international commission for the promotion of this institution, which main goal is to become the first ethic bank in South America.
Currently, he is an active member of the Indigenous Arts, Culture, Science and Technology Institute of Santiago (IACCTIS, by its Spanish initials). This institute defines itself as a multinational and multicultural indigenous. Through this institute, Félix has developed seminars on energy, showing the indigenous perspective to the Chilean State and how their material and immaterial indigenous heritage has suffered from the negative intervention of large and medium mining or energy power projects. Simultaneously, he has promoted and adapted the use of the classic western knowledge from universities into the indigenous point of view proposing a new blend of concepts by putting together the knowledge of the traditional engineering and the indigenous worldview known as INDIGENEERING (Indigeniería, in Spanish).
As Mapuche leader, he has led civic participation and Mapuche consultation processes and he gives advisory and consultancy on indigenous economic entrepreneurship projects.
Félix is founder member of the Mapuche Political Platform and he has conducted social promotion and economic and political development processes for the Mapuche Nation. Today, he has become one of the most recognized contributors of ideas in a political level, as well as on his technical and economic expertise. He also is worried about the energy transition of indigenous communities as a key factor to face the climate change.
From his first participation in the World Indigenous Business Forum 2014 held in Guatemala, he started work hard for taking the 8th version of the forum to Chile in order to involve indigenous communities into the world economic debate, and thanks to the Canadian Board of the Forum, he became one of the organizers of the WIBF 2017 held on October in Santiago, Chile. Now, he is member of the World Indigenous Business Network.
Among his immediate challenges we may point out: to promote the gathering of indigenous Peoples and to search for a common development that includes the protection and respect of our Mother Earth, and to search for the economic, social, cultural and politic wellbeing of all First Nations from South America.