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Carta de apoio à moção da FOCIMP contra os retrocessos e ameaças aos Povos Indígenas
Festival de cinema traz para São Paulo filmes feitos por índios brasileiros
Funai reconhece estudo de identificação da terra indígena
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Where they are How many AM 207 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
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The Banawá constitute one of the least known indigenous groups in Brazil. Inhabitants of the region between the Juruá and Purus rivers, they are very close to their neighbours, the Jamamadi, with whom they share many cultural traits and indeed speak dialects of the same language. Contact between the Banawá and sectors of national society also took place through the mediation of the Jamamadi. Their territory was invaded in the final decades of the 19th century, during the rubber boom in Amazonia, but it was only in the 1990s that the State finally recognized their land rights. Even so they still face invasions from loggers and rubber companies even today.