Indigenous people, called aboriginal in Australia, are the pre-colonized native inhabitants of nations across the world. The United States recognizes its indigenous people as Native Americans, which is really just an umbrella term for the many unique tribes of Indigenous people that once inhabited all of the Americas. Indigenous people make up five percent of the global population today. These people were once extremely populous and controlled large amounts of land, but since mass colonization, most of these indigenous people have been wiped out. It is highly important that the culture and history of indigenous people is remembered and respected in today's world, as many of these people have seen most of their cultures disappear in front of their eyes.