Foto: Francisca Arara (Diaká), 2005

Arara Shawãdawa

  • Autodenominação
    Shawanaua
  • Where they are How many

    AC677 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
  • Linguistic family
    Pano

Introduction

Like the other indigenous groups in Acre, the Arara Shawãdawa  suffered the effects of  incursions and the rubber plantation production system from the last decades of the 19th century, having been exploited, expropriated and limited in their physical and cultural reproduction.  Over recent years they have been involved in reverting this process, by means of the revalidation of their language and traditions. as well as claiming their territorial rights from the Brazilian state. They have won the right to the enlargement of their land, however it has still not been ratified by the President of the Republic.