News of this people
Nota do Conselho Indígena de Roraima
Informações sobre a mesa de diálogo: Indígenas e Governo do Estado de Roraima
Indígenas de Roraima realizam mobilização histórica por melhor ensino e exigem saída da secretária de Educação
- Raposa Serra do Sol
Where they are How many RR 1.231 (Siasi/Sesai, 2012) Guiana 4.000 (1990) Venezuela 728 (1992)
- Linguistic family
The Ingarikó inhabit the area surrounding Mount Roraima, the dominant landmark on the triple border between Brazil, Guiana and Venezuela, and, above all, the stump of the mythological tree of life, which was chopped down at the beginning of time. Occupying the highest portion of the Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous Territory, they remained free of the various forms of recruiting indigenous labour that affected neighbouring peoples to the south for centuries. Contacts with their relatives in Guiana are today, as in the past, fairly frequent.