|A frank discussion about the difficulty in proving that you're Indigenous. More Australians than ever are identifying as Indigenous. The number of those ticking the box in the Census as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander has risen more than 20 per cent since 2006. But there is debate in some Aboriginal communities over who should be able to call themselves Aboriginal, whether your appearance or postcode should have anything to do with it, and whether the current certification system is working as well as it should be.
While Australians may personally identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, not everyone has a document to prove it. This becomes problematic when Indigenous-specific services (for things like housing and education) require people to provide a 'certificate of Aboriginality'. Some claim the system is flawed because of arbitrary criteria and internal politics.
Insight brings together a studio audience of diverse Aboriginal Australians from around the country for a rare and raw discussion on the concept of Aboriginal identity.
Producer: Jodie Noyce
Associate Producers: Saber Baluch and Sarah Allely