A special presentation of the 2010 NAIDOC Ball - the nation's most prestigious, national Indigenous awards ceremony. These awards recognise the history, culture and achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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.
In episode six, Health, Miriam talks to three dedicated people determined to close the gap in health between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Whether it's in our cities, regional centres, or in the remotest parts of the country, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are plagued with poor health - diabetes, heart and lung disease and mental illness - and die an average 17 years earlier than the rest of the population.
It is said that the past is another country. In Australia, looking at the past through a racial looking glass is to encounter a parallel universe. A Northern Town, looks at how some of the residents of Kempsey - known as the "most racist town in Australia" - are experiencing the living history of their hometown. The aged care facility of Booroongen is owned and operated by Kempsey's indigenous townsfolk. Its residents are Aboriginal and white - old activists living with old racists. In A Northern Town, the dark secrets of the town's past bleed into the present, revealing a shared history that is at times tragic, horrific, comic and inhuman.
A $50 million exhibition of more than 200 works of Indigenous artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye, toured Japan in February 2008. It was the largest solo exhibition of an Australian artist to tour overseas. This film examines the amazing impact the works had, taking the art world by storm in Osaka and Tokyo.
We follow a group of students from NAISDA Dance College, near Sydney, as they travel to Saibai to learn firsthand about the history, culture and, of course, dance of the island.
Agnes Abbott is an Eastern Arrente woman whose determination to care for her community has seen her at the forefront of initiatives to drive out alcohol and protect women and children from domestic violence.
In episode five, Education, Miriam talks to three people who embody the possibilities and power that educational success can bring in tackling the disadvantage affecting so many of Australia's Indigenous communities.
Traditional owners from the Ti Tree community go on a journey to visit Rrkwer (Brooks Soak) to respect their ancestors, to perform ceremony and to see how the country has changed.
My home the Block is an intimate portrait of Aboriginal Elder, Joyce Ingram living in the first inner-city land grant allocated to the Indigenous people that would become a symbol for Indigenous land rights - the infamous Redfern Block. As an elder, Joyce has a strong sense of community and her values and faith fuel a determination to save her people from the drugs, crime and loneliness that inhabit this urban landscape.
After many years of refusal by Australian parliaments to aplogise, The Apology documents a turning point. Prime Minister Kevin R
On this day, Prime Minister Rudd apologised to the Stolen Generations, the legions of Indigenous children who had been forcibly
Almost exactly one year since Australia's Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, made an unprecedented public apology to Indigenous Australians on behalf of the Parliament on February 13, 2008, Message Stick remembers this historic occasion. Narrated by Jack Thompson, and accompanied by the music of Powderfinger, silverchair, John Butler, Missy Higgins and the Stiff Gins, The Apology is an uplifting reflection on an historic moment in Australian history.
Message Stick presents a new series of studio chat programs called Talking Stick. In this series, presenter Miriam Corowa speaks to Indigenous and non-Indigenous insiders to discuss six topics of interest to all Australians. In episode three, Sport, Miriam and her guests discuss Indigenous Australia's sports stars.
Looks at how communities are retrieving their dormant languages and maintaining these languages through promoting and teaching not only Aboriginal youth but all Australians.
Terri Anne was abandoned as an infant and grew up in orphanages and foster homes. Now, her Aboriginal identity has grown stronger and more meaningful and she has become an ambassador for other white skinned Aboriginal people.
Sisters of Gelam is a musical theatre performance by pioneering Melbourne-based Indigenous Theatre Company, Ibijerri. Combining cabaret, puppetry, dance and spoken word, Sisters of Gelam is a deeply personal, autobiographical and poetic journey into the heart of a prominent Australian clan widely known in Indigenous arts circles - the Maza family.
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