Palm Island was established as an Aboriginal settlement in 1918 and it soon became known as Punishment Island. Throughout its history the island has been plagued by controversy. For residents of Palm Island it's a different story: it's their home, their community, and it's not all bad news. Almost ten years ago 'Uncle' Ray Dennis packed up his life on the mainland and moved to Palm Island. He had always trained boxers and on any given afternoon his gym is alive with kids of all ages training with Uncle Ray.
To celebrate Poetry Week, four poets are invited to the Vanguard in the happening Sydney suburb of Newtown to take part in an intimate recital sharing their works and experiences as Indigenous people.
Follows the lives of some of the Aboriginal women who made their debut in 1968, where 16-year-old Pearl Anderson became the first Aboriginal girl to dance with then Australia Prime Minister, John Gorton.
The second and final part in the story of Ricky Maynard, a Tasmanian Aboriginal photographer, driven by a need to reveal his people's true history.
Frances Bodkin or 'Aunty Fran' is a 76-year-old D'harawal woman from Sydney's south. Despite her age, she works tirelessly to teach traditional Indigenous 'science' to enable a deeper understanding of our natural environment.
The story of Ricky Maynard, a Tasmanian Aboriginal photographer, driven by a need to reveal his people's true history.
Charlie Company is one of four companies from the 51st Battalion based in the Torres Strait. It's the most racially integrated unit in the ADF. Here we join Charlie Company in training.
Indigenous people recognise that protecting the environment is a shared responsibility and that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's knowledge about land and sea shouldn't be overlooked but celebrated.
We look at the impressive repertoire Bangarra has and delve into the dynamics of this unique dance company and its performers gaining an understanding of the creative processes involved.
From the sharing of traditional knowledge about plants and their medicinal qualities to the protection of the endangered sea turtle, Indigenous people are protecting and managing Australia's unique, natural environment.
Bee King is a young Aboriginal woman who was removed from her mother at birth. A whole new world opened for Bee when she re-established a relationship with her father, Henry. This is the story of Henry and Bee.
A collection of highlights from the last decade of the program featuring Olympic athlete Cathy Freeman, activist Bob Maza and singing trio the Mills Sisters.
Hosted by Miriam Corowa, this program recognises, celebrates and promotes Indigenous people and culture.
On Sacred Ground looks at the story behind the Noonkanbah dispute, the well-publicised Aboriginal struggle to stop mining in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in the late 1970s. Presented by a young spokesman for the Kimberley Land Council, the film gives an Indigenous view of the area's history from the early days of European colonisation.
A series of short films that paint a compelling portrait of the people, history, culture and place of the Yolngu people whose homeland is the Arafura Swamp of north-central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
A coming-of-age story about a sixteen-year-old, Aboriginal teenage girl and her growing awareness of life in a remote, South Australian community and a family divided over a big mining deal.
In episode two, Climate Change, the Indigenous perspective on this serious environmental issue - one of our greatest threats to survival - is considered. Predictions of devastating weather patterns and rising sea levels are already beginning to unfold and our shared future will depend on our ability to adapt and find new ways of living in harmony with the environment. As the world's oldest surviving culture, and one which has lived the principles of environmental sustainability for thousands of years, Indigenous Australians offer a profound depth of traditional knowledge.
An emotive film by Warwick Thornton, director of Samson and Delilah and winner of this year's Camera d'Or in Cannes. Tnorala, in Central Australia, is a breathtaking land formation that rises above the windswept plains fringing the edge of the Western MacDonnell Ranges. "Ladies were dancing up in the Milky Way, and the baby fell down from a coolamon, fell down there, and created that meteorite crater." According to the stories handed down to senior storyteller, Mavis Malbunka, the distinctive crater-shaped landmark was formed during the Dreamtime, when a baby fell to earth from its resting place among the stars.
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