Filmmaker Warwick Thornton investigates our relationship to the Southern Cross, in this fun and thought-provoking ride through Australia's cultural and political landscape. He takes us on a journey through this five-star constellation's astronomical, colonial and Indigenous history to the present day. For Aboriginal people, the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual. By contrast, the star-adorned Eureka Flag was emblematic of protest and defiance, a quality that caused it to be adopted by activists, and lately, the darker side of Australian nationalism.
When tragedy strikes at home, two Aboriginal teenagers embark on a journey of survival, searching for a better life in Alice Springs.
Indigenous stories that matter to all Australians, hosted by Karla Grant.
Indigenous stories that matter to all Australians, hosted by Karla Grant. This episode, Karla speaks with AFL pin-up Adam Goodes, discussing that infamous racial remark made by a 13-year old girl, life after AFL and the possibility of a move into politics.
This episode travels to the heart of Australia as the contentious Uluru climb is closed by traditional owners. We speak with traditional owner Sammy Wilson about the significance of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. And, we hear about what the hopes for the national park now that the climb has closed. Hosted from Uluru by Rachael Hocking, John Paul Janke and Ryan Liddle.
Most known for his standout roles in Australian and international films and television over 40 years, Karla Grant delves into the lesser known story of Jack Thompson's connection to Indigenous peoples. Jack's long-held love with Indigenous Australia began when as a seven-year-old he first held a woomera and threw a spear, a fascination that spurred him into a career telling important Australian Indigenous stories. Jack tells the mesmerising story of his childhood, of growing up amongst Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory and his eventual rise to fame.
Karla Grant gets deep and personal with 2004 Australian Idol winner, singer and actress, Casey Donovan.
Kevin Rudd made his famous speech on February 13, 2008, in the Federal Parliament when he formally apologised to Indigenous Australians for the forced removal of children from their families, also known as the Stolen Generations. It was a historic moment in the nation's history and a moment that Indigenous Australians had been waiting for for many years. Host Karla Grant sat down with the former Australian prime minister as he reflects on his life, time in office, the apology, the current state of Indigenous affairs, and what needs to be done to see real improvements in the lives of our First Nations people.
Five senior Alywarr lawmen take a 450km trip from their central Australian community of Ali Curung to visit the sacred sites of a significant Dingo Songline.
An Indigenous woman discovers the truth of her heritage and uses music to reconnect.
Reggie, 26, is of Waanyi/Garawa/Kaureg from Yirrganydji country. He lives with autism. He is employed as an administrative officer with Indigenous Community Volunteers every Tuesday from nine to 12.
Recently retired AFL football player Nathan Lovett-Murray still trains every day, though now he has more time to spend with his kids and family.
Heather visits one of the flattest places on Earth, the dusty Hay Plains. Home to a fascinating bunch with a dry sense of humour, the town hosts the Hay Rodeo and Rainbow on the Plains - the Hay Mardi Gras.
Olive Knight lives in Wangkatjunka one of the larger communities south east of Fitzroy Crossing. Her love is her music. She is a gospel and blues singer and draws her influences from her country.
News Breakfast co-host Lisa Millar traces the footsteps of her Prussian ancestors who migrated to SA in the mid-1800s, discovering a town rich in film history and a spectacularly coloured yellow-footed rock wallaby.
Dayle Doyle talks about emu bush, scar trees and middens that can be found in Kinchega National Park.
Fish Creek is a whimsical town straight from a storybook, home to children's book authors and illustrators, world-renowned botanical artists, musicians and sculptors. It is near the southernmost tip of Australia's mainland.
Waleed Ali and a panel of experts from footy and the media ask why was Adam Goodes targeted during the booing saga, could the AFL have done things differently, and how responsible was the media in shaping events?
Kulin, 280km from Perth, is home to less than 400 people. From the 'Tin Horse Highway', horse-shaped sculptures made out of 44 gallon drums, to a giant waterslide, the quirky town is known for its generosity of spirit.
Zane Saunders is a man who is proud of his Identity and Culture and embraces Kuranda in Far North Queensland as his spiritual home.
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