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Indígenas cobram mais espaço para construção de políticas públicas
Curso sobre saúde bucal indígena será exposto em conferência global na China
Vídeo nas Aldeias comemora 30 anos com exposição histórica na Bienal de São Paulo
Where they are How many MT, RO 2.332 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
- Linguistic family
Famous in the history of Brazilian ethnology for having been contacted ‘officially’ by Field Marshall Rondon and studied by the renowned anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, the Nambikwara today live in small villages on the headwaters of the Juruena, Guaporé and (previously) Madeira rivers.
They inhabit both the cerrado and the Amazonian rainforest, as well as the transitional areas between these two ecosystems. The Nambikwara occupied an extensive region in the past and showed a pronounced spatial mobility. Possessing an apparently simple material culture and an extremely complex cosmology and cultural universe, the Nambikwara have preserved their identity through a mixture of aloofness and opening to the world.