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Indigenous peoples

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

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Indigenous peoples, also known as first peoples, aboriginal peoples or native peoples, are ethnic groups who are the original settlers 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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Thursday is national Close the Gap Day and Indigenous leaders say they the best chance of success is with Indigenous led programs.
Credit: The Age - Published 1 day ago

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison must declare Indigenous child suicides a national emergency.
Credit: The Age - Published 2 days ago

Human remains found in western Victoria over the weekend have been identified as Indigenous and will be handed over to Aboriginal elders.
Credit: SBS - Published 3 days ago

Year 7 students at the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School use classrooms inside Richmond Football Club's Punt Road facility to transition to high school.
Credit: The Age - Published 5 days ago

The federal government has announced $2.3 million dollars of funding towards improving Indigenous Australians organ transplant numbers.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

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