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Aboriginal peoples are many different groups with many different languages, beliefs and cultural practices. "A single Aboriginal culture that encompasses all Aboriginal people does not exist therefore,  it is important to acknowledge and promote the diversity of Aboriginal people and their cultures."

Source: Aboriginal Education Policy - Support Document 4
Published by the Catholic Education Office, Perth, Western Australia

Source: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

How many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are there? At June 2011 the estimate for the Indigenous population was 575,552.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics from the experimental estimate resident population for Indigenous people at 30 June 2006 using a number of assumptions about births, internal migration and deaths

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples


The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognises the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.

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