World's Indigenous Peoples Day

World's Indigenous Peoples Day is held each year on August 9. The day aims to draw attention to the cultures and struggles of Indigenous Peoples around the world and highlight the global movement for Indigenous rights.

There are an estimated 370 million Indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. Because of colonisation in various forms, Indigenous Peoples have always fought for the right to practice and protect their cultures and beliefs and their right to their lands and natural resources. Below are articles touching on the histories and cultures of some of these Indigenous Peoples. Due to the significant diversity within Indigenous populations, the articles provide a general overview and links to find further information. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. To listen to our Acknowledgement of Country, click here.