One rural Indigenous community on what ‘Invasion Day’ means to them

In Australia, the date of Jan. 26 goes by many names. “Australia Day” is what you might hear in media and on Tv. But for many people, Indigenous or otherwise, it also goes by “Invasion Day” or “Survival Day” and it’s often called the “Day of Mourning.” Marking the beginning of colonialism and the culture loss, genocide and systemic racism that came along with it, the anniversary is a bank holiday marked by increasingly large protests and calls on social media to #ChangeTheDate. Or hell, even simply #CancelTheDate. The town…

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