News of this people
Governo e Unemat buscam parcerias para atender indígenas
Indígenas Rikbaktsa de Cotriguaçu elaboram Plano de Gestão Territorial
Defensor participa de encontro de lideranças indígenas
Where they are How many MT 1.324 (Funasa, 2010)
- Linguistic family
The Rikbaktsa, also known as "Orelhas de Pau" (Wooden Ears) or "Canoeiros" (Canoe People), reputed as ferocious warriors in the 1960s, experienced a process of depopulation that resulted in the extermination of 75% of their members. Now recovered, they still have the respect of the regional population in recognition for their persistence in the defense of their rights, territory and way of life.