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Indigenous leaders call to descend on Canberra for `Invasion Day'

Indigenous leaders and campaigners from the "National Freedom Movement" are calling for supporters to descend on the Canberra Tent Embassy for a sit-in on January 26.

The Aboriginal rights group is holding five different forums around the country to encourage people to make the journey to Canberra for the day they call "Invasion Day".

Through the forums, the group is calling for, "peaceful actions of solidarity," in Canberra from the Australia Day weekend and up to the return of Federal Parliament on February 9.

Forums were held in Adelaide and Melbourne this week, with Sunday afternoon's event held at the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Sydney.

Further forums will be held in Brisbane on January 20 and Alice Springs on January 22.