7NEWS Australia published this video item, entitled “Thousands march in Sydney on Australia Day, calling it ‘Invasion Day’ | 7NEWS” – below is their description.
A celebration of pride and patriotism is one which also digs-up memories of a painful past for Indigenous Australians.
Thousands marched in the city today saying, for them, Australia Day represents Invasion Day.
More: www.7NEWS.com.au/australia-day7NEWS Australia YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Indigenous Australians
The term Indigenous Australians refers to Aboriginal Australians as well as Torres Strait Islanders, and the term should only be used when both groups are included in the topic being addressed, or by self-identification by a person as Indigenous.
Torres Strait Islanders are ethnically and culturally distinct, despite extensive cultural exchange with some of the Aboriginal groups, and the Torres Strait Islands are mostly part of Queensland but have a separate governmental status.
In the 2016 Australian Census, Indigenous Australians comprised 3.3% of Australia’s population, with 91% of these identifying as Aboriginal only, 5% Torres Strait Islander, and 4% both.