By Mary Morel
Reader’s question: Can you please clarify the capitalisation of the word ‘Indigenous’ when referring to Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?
Answer: Yes, use a capital for respect.
When I was updating my response to this question, I realised that it raised the question of which term is better: Indigenous or Aboriginal.
The Creative Spirit’s website addresses this question better than I could with a post called: How to name Aboriginal people.
Another resource is the Monash University editorial style guide.
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