Foto: Cláudio Lima, 1997

Jenipapo-Kanindé

  • Other names
    Payaku
  • Where they are How many

    CE328 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
  • Linguistic family

Introduction

The Lagoa da Encantada is the sacred space where the Paiaku place their stories and myths. The ecological environment comprised by the lake and the woods that surround it is central in the group’s cosmology and unity. The memory of the ancestors, the “Indian roots”, the “Indian land”, the “mato” (woods), the sense of “belonging” to “one single family” are constantly evoked.