Legenday Uncle Bob Maza's interview for Message Stick.
We are invited into the life of a young Torres Strait Islander boy, who will make his transition from Boy to Man. This happens with the first shave, a traditional ceremony.
This short episode of Message Stick looks back over the history of land rights leading up to Koiki (Eddie) Mabo and his role in the struggle of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for rights and freedoms.
Sean Choolburra has carved his niche as Australia's No. 1 Indigenous stand up comic, entertainer and dancer. Whether joking about prejudice, growing up in Townsville North Queensland, Aboriginal mythology or country music, Choolburra's a funny man with an engaging warmth and wit.
Roger Knox is often referred to, in the Aboriginal community, as the black Elvis. He has dedicated his life to sharing the gift of music with the world.
Creator of Pecan Summer Deborah Cheetham works with eight participants who receive tuition in performance skills ranging from vocal ensemble and movement to a Yorta Yorta language class.
'Pecan Summer',the opera, takes us back in time to the events of the 1939 Cummeragunja walk-off where hundreds of Yorta Yorta chose to leave their homes in protest at harsh conditions and treatment by the mission's manager.
Housing is central to the Government's attempt to close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Billions have been slated to improve or build new houses, but the various programs have not been without criticism.
Miriam Corowa asks questions to a distinguished panel as the process of creating a new national Indigenous representative body gets underway in 2010.
Ernie Bridge was the first Indigenous Australian to be appointed a Cabinet Minister in any Parliament in Australia. Not only was Ernie a successful politician, he had great achievements in the country music scene.
What have been the images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on our television screens during this time? What story has been told and from who's perspective?
Tom E. Lewis' appearance in The Chant Of Jimmy Blacksmith was his first film. He was discovered at Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne, by Rhonda Schepisi, on his way back to Darwin.
The story of one woman's campaign for answers and justice that helped spark the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
Profiles Lester Bostock, best known and respected for his work in the industry of Indigenous film, television and radio.
We take a look back at Message Stick through the eyes of some of the best filmmakers in the country, as they recall the stories that resonated with them and that affected them the most.
The National Black Theatre of Redfern has left a lasting legacy on national politics, social welfare and the Australian arts scene.
Rock music and sports, stick to that and life will run smoothly for you in Shepparton. So what happens if you like rap, NBA and the thug life? You do what Adam Briggs did and make your own hip hop album and see what happens.
Chris Olsen is out on bail and reports daily to Woollo Police Station until his usual routine is interrupted by a community who need his help. Chris is torn between doing the right thing for himself and helping his community.
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