News of this people
- MPF/RO atua em 16 inquéritos civis públicos sobre terras indígenas
- Abril Indígena em Rondônia e Mato Grosso foca nos direitos constitucionais indígenas
- Em Vilhena e Chupinguaia (RO), indígenas precisam de dentaduras e tratamento para leshmaniose
Where they are How many RO 311 (Siasi/Sesai, 2012)
- Linguistic family
The Indigenous Territory currently inhabited by the majority of the Aikanã does not correspond to their traditional territory. They were brought to the area by the government indigenist agency in 1970, along with another two indigenous peoples. Because of the low fertility of the soil, they gained their livelihood through rubber extraction, but today, largely due to the fall in the price of this product, they encounter serious difficulties in ensuring their own physical and cultural survival. Far from resigning themselves to this situation, the Aikanã are currently developing cultural revival projects and work to keep their language alive through bilingual school education.