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Etnias indígenas baianas reforçam diálogo com Governo do Estado
Movimento dos Povos Indígenas da Bahia manifesta repúdio à privatização da saúde
Cacique Xukuru de Ororuba Caminha para o Fortalecimento do Movimento Indígena de Pernambuco
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Where they are How many BA 108 (Siasi/Funasa, 2010)
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Like many other groups in the Northeastern region of Brazil, the Pankaru had their indigenous identity recognized by the state, as well as the ratification of their lands only in the beginning of the 1990s. Their historical trajectory has been marked by a series of land conflicts with land-jumpers and squatters, which have still not been totally settled. Besides a history of marginalization and oppression by the non-indigenous society, the Pankaru share in common with the other so-called “emergent” indigenous groups, the ritual secret of the "Toré", a mark of cultural identity and resistance.