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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Date and time: 
9 August, 2014 (All day)

This Saturday, 9 August is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

The United Nations International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is celebrated every year on 9 August. In 2014, the 20th anniversary of this day, the theme is Bridging the gap: implementing the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The Equal Opportunity Commission is committed to helping reduce race discrimination in South Australia and has been playing a key role in implementing the National Anti-Racism campaign - Racism. It Stops With Me - which encourages all Australians to take a stand against racism. South Australia became the first state to sign up to the campaign on 10th December 2013.

The Commission has also pledged support for the RECOGNISE campaign a movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia’s Constitution.

One way that the Commission assists with the rights of Indigenous Peoples is by taking complaints about race discrimination. Another way is by offering equal opportunity training for organisations and the community. If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or harassment, or if you are interesting in the Commission’s training programs, please contact us.

Anne Gale
Commissioner for Equal Opportunity

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