News of this people
Jovens indígenas do Oiapoque participam de oficina de fotografia da natureza
Reunião discute primeira etapa dos Jogos Indígenas do Amapá
Secretaria Extraordinária dos Povos Indígenas inicia planejamento do "Abril Indígena"
Karipuna do Amapá
- Other names
Where they are How many AP 2.421 (Funasa, 2010)
- Linguistic family
The Karipuna form part of the complex of indigenous peoples of the lower Oiapoque river, where they are located within wide exchange networks that include Indian and non-Indian families in villages and nearby towns in Brazil and French Guiana. Despite comprising a society with fairly imprecise boundaries, rendered fluid and ill-defined by the continual exchanges, intermarriages and distributions between families, the Karipuna use the expression ‘our system’ to define a set of practices, knowledge and beliefs that they consider their own, encompassing both shamanic and Catholic cosmologies.