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.
In this The Point special, Rachael Hocking speaks with Janine Mohamed, CEO of the Lowitja Institute, and Fiona Petersen, CEO of The Healing Foundation, about how to strengthen and support the Coalition of Peaks as they strive to change the parameters of the Closing the Gap reforms. In these in-depth interviews, Rachael also discusses the need to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have good access to data and information on closing the gap and how to measure success.
Whitney's kids are missing and she has to get to court, which leads to a blowout with Arthur, a missed court appearance, and an unwelcome date with the law.
The worst-kept secret in Alangkwa Valley, the wrong-skin romance between Whitney and Ronnie, is thrust into the community torchlight when Lionel takes a ride along with Night Patrol.
The Guugu Yimidhirr people of Hope Vale in the Cape York Peninsula have created a unique Easter tradition centred around their cemetery that reflects who they are and what they've been through.
A company plans to develop land around the former Deebing Creek Mission and cemetery, causing upset among the traditional owners who protest against the company to save their land.
In this Point special, Rachael Hocking speaks with John Paterson and James Christian about the importance of First Nations community-controlled service sectors to deliver Closing the Gap services.
Action man, Phil Breslin, ventures on a mysterious journey to unlock the forgotten secrets of the Dutch Dakota and its fortune of Lost Diamonds.
John Paul Janke speaks with Katrina Fanning, Chair of the ACT Elected Body, about how First Nations people can jointly develop decisions with governments on Closing the Gap.
When Dion and Mali skip school, a mark is left on Lionel's important visit from the Minister.
Against the backdrop of the global Black Lives Matter movement, and calls for urgent action to be taken over Aboriginal Deaths in custody in Australia with rallies taking place nation-wide, Karla Grant speaks with three families who have lost loved ones while in custody. Through sensitive interviews and photographs, we will bring to life those who have passed: David Dungay Jr, Rebecca Maher, and Nathan Reynolds, and hear how much they were loved and cherished. They are not just statistics. Their lives were more than the tragic final chapter. Their lives matter.
A celebration of modern Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family life from the heart of the Hartas home, a busy and loving family of 13 living in the town of Goodna, Queensland.
Coalition of Peaks 'in conversation'. The Point extended interviews with Rachael Hocking and John Paul Janke.
Sharing is a crucial aspect of western Arnhemland culture, and when people forget to share, there are always consequences.
Our first meeting with Alangkwa Valley, and Napanangka, a mother of three and grandmother of three, is getting ready for a funeral.
The women of Doomadgee find a purpose: helping others worse off than them. Veronica leads a team of young women on a menstruation pad-making mission to support young girls in Papua New Guinea.
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.
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