News of this people
- Comunidades Indígenas e Extrativistas recebem mais por castanha-do-Brasil de qualidade
- Falta de recursos para comunidade indígena preocupa município de Juruena
- Povos indígenas de MT unem forças para criar entidade representativa
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.