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Ethnic group descended from and identified with the original inhabitants of a given region

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Indigenous peoples: Ethnic group descended from and identified with the original inhabitants of a given region
Indigenous peoples, also known as First peoples, Aboriginal peoples or Native peoples, are ethnic groups who are the original owners and caretakers of a given region, in contrast to groups that have settled, occupied or colonized the area more recently. Groups are usually described as indigenous when they maintain traditions or other aspects of an early culture that is associated with a given region. Not all indigenous peoples share this characteristic, as many have adopted substantial elements of a colonizing culture, such as dress, religion or language. Indigenous peoples may be settled in a given region (sedentary) or exhibit a nomadic lifestyle across a large territory, but they are generally historically associated with a specific territory on which they depend. Indigenous societies are found in every inhabited climate zone and continent of the world.

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Mixed reviews from Indigenous leaders for Wyatt's Voice co-design process

Aboriginal community leaders in NSW and Victoria signalled they would engage with a new co-design process if it allows them to build on existing governance structures. 
The Age - Published

Marcia Langton, Tom Calma to co-chair Indigenous voice advisory group

Two prominent Australians have been appointed to lead talks on ways to provide an Indigenous voice to governments at all levels.
SBS - Published

David Bowie’s exposure of Australia's Indigenous struggle inspires new art project

A 1983 David Bowie music video clip tackled racism, dispossession, forced labour and British nuclear testing in Australia. In a new work, a collection of artists look at its ongoing impact.
SBS - Published

Australia's relationship with its Indigenous peoples 'should have been fixed 230 years ago'

As Victoria and the Northern Territory take steps towards a treaty process, Indigenous leader Mick Dodson has discussed what he believes it would mean for Australia at a human rights event in Sydney.
SBS - Published

Search for identity shows the need for Indigenous recognition

Until we start telling the truth about the messy historical threads that weave Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together, we will not be fully formed as a nation.
The Age - Published

Forty Indigenous leaders to present letter to Scott Morrison proposing pathway for voice to parliament

Government MPs have been warned that 'history will judge them' if they don't deliver an Indigenous voice to parliament.
SBS - Published

Murder of hundreds of Colombian activists casts shadow over peace process

Indigenous leader Edwin Mauricio Capaz pulls on a bulletproof vest every day before getting into the armored car he uses to travel around the restive part of ​​southwest Colombia he calls home.
Reuters - Published

Teaching in children’s first languages boosts learning

We can't close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students when school lessons are exclusively in English.
The Age - Published

Act on Indigenous recognition or else Constitution should be 'thrown into the sea': Yunupingu

Gumatj elder Galarrwuy Yunupingu says the "law must change" to improve the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
SBS - Published

The Indigenous champion surfer carrying her culture to every wave

Biripai surfer Summer Simon says her culture has always been a significant part of her life, and NAIDOC Week is a chance to celebrate that connection.
SBS - Published

Indigenous workers in Queensland receive $190m stolen wages settlement

The Queensland government has settled in a class action by Indigenous workers who had their wages stolen between 1939 and 1972.
SBS - Published

'Righting historic wrongs': Unpaid Indigenous workers settle for $190m

The Queensland government has settled in a class action by Indigenous workers who had their wages stolen between 1939 and 1972.
SBS - Published

Coroner to hand down findings on Indigenous man Shaun Coolwell’s death in custody

Inquest findings on the death of a 33-year-old Indigenous man who was restrained in a violent episode are set to be delivered in Brisbane.
SBS - Published

Dreamtime story to bind all Australians

Aboriginal dreamtime, says Auntie Munya Andrews, is a ‘cosmology, a theology’ and it’s rarely understood by non-Indigenous Australians.
The Age - Published

Canada must not ignore Indigenous 'genocide', landmark report warns

canada must not ignore indigenous 'genocide', landmark report warns
Canadians can no longer turn a blind eye to the “genocide” of Indigenous peoples in the country, a landmark report on missing and murdered women has concluded. Indigenous communities across the..
WorldNews - Published

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