Who will win the prestigious Red Ochre Awards for lifetime achievement in arts? Catch the First Nations Arts Awards from the Sydney Opera House. Hosted by Lee-Ann Buckskin and Wesley Enoch.
Alfreda Glynn explains how her mother lost the connection to her culture after leaving her country to work and live elsewhere. Glynn's mother didn't want to pass on the language of her country. Why do you think that was? *Contains images of Aboriginal people who have died.*
During WWII many Aboriginal women and children were moved south from the Northern Territory to escape the danger of bombing. Alfreda Glynn's mother worked for a family in Sydney while her daughters went to school. When the War ended, these families were instructed to move back to the NT. Her mother did not want to go and was told by the government she could stay, but only with one child. Looking at her history shows why she was so reluctant to return.
Alfreda Glynn explains what life was like for Aboriginal people in Central Australia in the 1920s. Glynn wants to highlight the story of her grandmother who was shot during a massacre, this led to her mother being sent away and the family being separated. Glynn's mother never wanted to return to the North after this and didn't want to revisit the past but Glynn wants details.
The life story of Alfreda Glynn, a 78-year-old Aboriginal woman and co-founder of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association and Imparja TV.
The Point explores how coronavirus COVID-19 has brought a new dimension to Reconciliation Week as we mark 20 years since the Corroboree 2000 reconciliation walks, where thousands of Australians walked over bridges across the nation in solidarity. We hear from Senator Patrick Dodson about the importance of Reconciliation Week. And we are joined live at the desk by filmmaker Warwick Thornton who talks to us about his program The Beach. Hosted by John Paul Janke and Rachael Hocking.
The story of Warlpiri elder and lawman Francis Jupurrurla Kelly, who was instrumental in starting the Indigenous media industry in Australia and who now serves as chair of the Central Land Council.
This program follows the Aboriginal communities fighting against fracking plans in the Northern Territory.
Following the spiritual, legal and economic significance of Njambi (stone spear), senior custodian Roy Wuynjumbi Ashley shares an all encompassing story of identity, culture and law.
It's been 20 years since Corroboree 2000 and the Walk for Reconciliation when almost 300,000 people walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Sunday May 28, 2000 to come together and support reconciliation. Karla Grant speaks with Senator Patrick Dodson, the Father of Reconciliation, about his life and career. Karla and Pat reflect on the reconciliation process and the current state of Indigenous affairs in Australia.
The Maralinga people survive aggressive colonisation, including dispossession to enable atomic testing, and through their tenacious spirit and cultural strength fight to retain their country.
In 2003, in the remote Queensland-NSW border town of Goondiwindi, 43-year-old Aboriginal grandmother Theresa Binge went missing. Twelve days later, her badly beaten body was found dumped in a concrete culvert outside of town. Despite strong leads, the investigation failed to find her killer. Fifteen years on, Theresa's family are still desperately seeking answers. We retrace Theresa's last steps, find new leads and speak with authorities.
Dawn is one of the many Aboriginal elders whose formative years were marred by forced child labour. Her deeply personal story casts a shadow over some of Brisbane's most respected institutions.
Corinne is a young Koori girl who "passes for white" at the local swimming pool. She dreams of becoming a swimming star like Esther Williams or Dawn Fraser, but her mother scoffs at the idea.
Seventeen-year-old Gomeroi teenager Steven Smith was the most popular boy in school with the world at his feet before it was cruelly snatched away. The teen was found dead on train tracks outside the north-western NSW town of Quirindi in 1988 after attending a party. Despite his family being told by police during the initial investigation to "get over it" they have always maintained he was murdered, now this episode finds information to support their concerns.
The journey of two country boys who find themselves out of place in the hustle and bustle of a big city. In this unfamiliar environment, they find that they are not as different as they first thought.
Eight short films from the remote regions of Western, Northern and Central Australia, which represent Aboriginal peoples’ ongoing connection to land and culture, as told throughout time by the way of sacred creation songs. Presenting the complex Aboriginal belief systems that interconnect land, spirituality, knowledge and cultural values, it provides the rare opportunity to document these ancient traditions, which incorporate the full spectrum of storytelling including dance, song, art, body painting and sites of significance. Goorrandalng is a song and a story. The Goorrandalng song is about brolgas. It's from Granny Sheba Dignari's mother and is sung all the time for country, keeping it strong. Goorrandalng is also the name of the dreaming place, at Keep River National Park in the Northern Territory, where women can go to become pregnant. In the Goorrandalng dreamtime story, women went to the special place and turned into brolgas.
This program takes a look at how Australia has changed in 250 years since James Cook's arrival. We explore the white fantasy and myths surrounding Cook, and examine our people's strong will to survive against pandemics and removal from our ancestral lands. Reporter Keira Jenkins investigates the plan to redevelop significant cultural land at Sydney's Yarra Bay into a port. Plus, we take a look at the latest impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Hosted by John Paul Janke and Rachael Hocking.
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