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.
Examine racism and Indigenous identity in Australia through the lens of Adam Goodes' very public experience of discrimination.
Niminjarra is a story owned by Warnman people of the Great Sandy Desert in WA. Two young men decided not to go to a higher law ceremony and turned themselves into snakes.
This program marks what should be NAIDOC Week. We look at the rich protest history that NAIDOC was born from and how its evolved over the years to celebrate the achievements of our community and put us squarely on the map. We speak to those that have made key contributions to the evolution of our national week, and we talk about what NAIDOC could look like in the future. Hosted by John Paul Janke and Rachael Hocking.
Filmmaker Jeremy Thomson goes on a journey to discover more about his fascinating grandfather, Ernie Bridge, who went on to become Western Australia's first Indigenous parliamentarian.
Dujuan's new school encourages the learning and speaking of local Aboriginal language. How can this help connections between children and their culture? What other benefits can arise from taking this approach to teaching?
Why is it important for Dujuan to visit Sandy Bore? What kind of education does he receive when he is at his Grandma's homeland? How could Dujuan's school support the education he receives from his Grandma and show recognition of the importance of this place for him? Why is it so important to Dujuan's Grandma that her language of Arrente is passed down to future generations?
Dujuan's teacher reads to the class about the arrival of Captain Cook from the 'Australia Book' (printed in 1952). Later, Dujuan notes that the history he learns from his culture is told in Aboriginal language, not English. Why is it important to look at history from multiple perspectives? What kind of message is sent to young Aboriginal people when they are only exposed to history at school written by English speaking, non Aboriginal Australians? Discuss the footage from the old newsreel, how d
Told through the eyes of charismatic 10-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy Dujuan and his family, the film charts the challenges Dujuan faces both in his school and on the streets of Alice Springs.
Explore the history, culture and everyday lives of people living and working in a remote paradise: the Torres Strait Islands.
We investigate the road ahead for black businesses and industries beginning to reopen across the nation. Journalist Douglas Smith meets a Jirrbal man from Far North Queensland employing over 100 Aboriginal staff in his property services company. We check in on the Indigenous tourism industry recovering from the affects of coronavirus COVID-19 border closures. Hosted by Rachael Hocking and John Paul Janke.
In NSW, Aboriginal kids continue to be over represented in out-of-home care. For the Kids shines a light on the incredible role played by Aboriginal grandparents and foster carers, Eddie and Rose Vale. For more than 25 years they have worked tirelessly to bring safety and stability to the lives of vulnerable children in their community through foster care Agency Burrun Dalai. Weaving Eddie and Rose's personal story with that of the Dalai Dreamers' preparations for the Kids in Care Cup, For the Kids captures the excitement and magic of the lead up to the competition and its importance for the community, especially the kids.
This episode examines the disproportionate number of our people that are imprisoned and the justice system and government policies that are locking us up in increasing numbers. Hosted by Rachael Hocking and John Paul Janke.
At WA's first Indigenous-run police station in Warakurna, two Noongar officers learn Yarnangu Lore and culture and master the local Ngaanyatjarra language to police in a more meaningful way.
Come and join Joziah as he gives us the tour of the place that's special to him - his local Aboriginal gathering place!
This program reflects on the history of black protests in Australia, from the 1938 Day of Mourning to the decades of marching on January 26, and the 2020 Black Lives Matter rallies. Our people have hit the pavement to pressure governments to change policy impacting our lives. Hosted by Rachael Hocking and John Paul Janke.
When it comes to Indigenous affairs, one of the most contentious parts of Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership was his rejection of an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. Karla Grant sits down with former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull where he reveals for the first time, in detail, why he did not support an Indigenous voice enshrined in the nation's constitution, a key recommendation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and why he ultimately rejected the proposal in October 2017.
Following unprecedented Black Lives Matter marches across the country, The Point analyses how recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody have been implemented, and explores what steps should be taken to prevent any more of our people dying. Hosted by Rachael Hocking and John Paul Janke.
Examines the impact of coronavirus COVID-19 to the black arts and creative industries across the nation. From stage to screen to dance and entertainment, we explore the path forward for artists in gaining employment and working through the pandemic. Hosted by Rachael Hocking and John Paul Janke.
Marrimarrigun is the story of two young men hunting in Marrar country, who get ripped from the land by the notoriously ferocious and fast tides.
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