Indigenous peoples, also known in some regions as First peoples, First Nations, Aboriginal peoples or Native peoples, or autochthonous peoples, are ethnic groups who are the original or earliest known inhabitants of an area, 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 except Antarctica.
The father of AFL star Dustin Martin has again attempted to re-enter Australia after being deported, claiming he is Indigenous in the wake of the High Court deciding Aboriginals cannot be deported. The Age - Published
On the same day Aboriginal Australian Ashleigh Barty became the first local woman to reach the Australian Open semifinals in 36 years, a protest called for Margaret Court Arena to be renamed after.. SBS - Published
As firefighters and victims struggle with the impact of catastrophic fires, a qualified Indigenous counsellor says therapy with horses can help first responders and accident victims overcome a range of.. SBS - Published
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
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
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