Foto: Gilton Mendes, 2006

Arara do Rio Branco

  • Autodenominação
    Arara do Aripuanã
  • Where they are How many

    MT391 (Siasi/Sesai, 2012)
  • Linguistic family

Introduction

The  Arara of Rio Branco suffered intensely from the consequences of rubber extractivism in the Amazon.   After living for decades under the yoke of the  bosses of the rubber plantations, when this activity declined and landgrabbing by new colonizing companies intensified, the Arara found themselves unemployed and without their land.  The recognition of their land rights and their indigenous identity only happened about a decade  ago, after many years of struggle.