Foto: Marlinda Melo Patrício, 2000

Xipaya

  • Other names
    Xipáya
  • Where they are How many

    PA173 (Siasi/Sesai, 2014)
  • Linguistic family
    Juruna

Introduction

The Xipaya were persecuted by the colonizers the 17th century onwards and forced to work in extractivism. They were relocated to the Tauaquara Mission in the region where the town of Altamira later flourished and where they were always marginalized and their indigenous rights denied. Today they are distributed between this town and the villages and are fighting for their territorial rights and citizenship.