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12 Indigenous Australians Celebrate Sacred Ground

All across the country Indigenous people are celebrating NAIDOC week. A time to revel in their ancestry and connection to country.

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NAIDOC stands for "National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee." The Committee was originally made up of Aboriginal people who led a protest movement in the 1930's called The Day of Mourning. Their aim was to highlight the staggering inequality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Today NAIDOC has evolved into a week long cultural celebration with events and festivals taking place around the country.

This year's theme is "We Stand Tall on Sacred Ground: Learn Respect Celebrate" and BuzzFeed went along to one of the NAIDOC events and asked Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders what that means for them.

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Formerly with BuzzFeed News, Allan Clarke is a NITV reporter based in Sydney.

Contact Allan Clarke at arielle.benedek+AC@buzzfeed.com.

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