News of this people
MPF/MS: TRF3 reafirma legalidade da portaria demarcatória da Terra Indígena Ofayé-Xavante
MPF/MS: agendada conciliação entre comunidade Ofayé-Xavante e fazendeiros
Justiça agenda conciliação entre indígenas e fazendeiros em MS
- Other names
Where they are How many MS 69 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
- Linguistic family
Until the start of the 20th century the Ofaié were numbered in their thousands and inhabited the right shore of the Paraná river from the mouth of the Sucuriú to the headwaters of the Vacaria and Ivinhema. Living in small groups, they shifted location continually throughout this region. Their territory was occupied by cattle ranches and it was only in the 1990s, when just a few dozen survivors remained, that they managed to recover a small portion of their lands, still yet to be ratified by the Brazilian President.