First Nations flags to be flown at women’s World Cup stadiums

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In a significant move, First Nations flags will be flown at stadiums hosting the women’s World Cup matches. The decision, supported by FIFA, will see the Australian Aboriginal flag and the Torres Strait Islander flag alongside the national flags of Australia and New Zealand. This recognition of the First Nations’ cultures and peoples is a step towards inclusivity and respect in the tournament. The recommendation came from the event’s all-woman First Nations and Maori Cultural Advisory Panel, with support from the Australian and New Zealand governments. The presence of these flags aims to honor Indigenous communities and promote awareness and appreciation of their heritage during the women’s World Cup.

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