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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 The Committee was originally made up of Aboriginal people who led a protest movement in the 1930's called The Day of Mourning.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.


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

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