Today, Stacey explores the world of Indigenous art, where painting and storytelling go handinhand. She's talking to Indigenous Interpretation Officer Jarred Fogarty, who shows us amazing totems from Ramingining. Stacey gets her face painted in the dolphin motif, while the different dabs of colour and their meanings are explained. Sharing the stories expressed through paintings like rock art for instance is keeping Indigenous culture alive, and that's what it's all about!
The gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is now about 10 to 12 years. Most of that gap is due to chronic diseases - which may be linked to lifestyle factors, like smoking, obesity and poor living conditions. This program showcases some of the projects in place that are making a difference in the Indigenous community.
Who We Are: Brave New Clan features six extraordinary young Australians who share what Indigenous culture means to them today in contemporary urban Australia. From the bustling streets of Sydney to the aquamarine vistas of the Torres Strait, their stories span a diverse population across the country and yet share common themes of resilience, courage, optimism and success.
Vernon Ah Kee is a portraitist, graphic and video artist. In 2009 Ah Kee will become one of a select group of Australians whose work will be displayed on the most important visual arts stage in the world, the Venice Biennale.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are three times more likely to die from injury and accident than other Australians. Rates are almost twice as high for Indigenous people living in rural and remote areas. This program highlights successful projects and initiatives in Indigenous communities aimed at combating this problem.
The story of Karlu Karlu - the eerie and majestic country in Central Australia that white Australia christened the Devils Marbles. This spiritually powerful rock formation was the centre of a long custody battle.
Fifteen-year-old Dion from Tennant Creek is fascinated by dogs and sketches them constantly. Despite being profoundly deaf and suffering from muscular dystrophy, he has created an apparel label called "Cheeky Dog".
Every two years people are drawn to Far North Queensland to see traditional Aboriginal dancing. Featuring the Duchess Marrinyama Dancers; from Mossman Gorge, the Wabal Wabal Women; and Goobidi Manjal Men's groups.
The second series of short films from emerging, Indigenous directors in the Northern Territory. This program brings to life Dreaming legends, history and personal stories from the Top End of Australia.
For many thousands of years, the Gumbaynggirr people of the New South Wales mid-north coast harvested the waters of the Arrawarra Headland. With European colonisation, these traditional hunting practices began to wane.
On the anniversary of 'The Apology' to the Stolen Generations of Australia, Miriam Corowa talks about the next steps in the healing of past traumas with board members of the newly created National Healing Foundation.
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.
Meeting Ms Right is a whirlwind 'day-in-the-life' expose of best-selling Indigenous Australian author Dr Anita Heiss. She's fabulous, she's glamorous and she knows how to match her wit and intellect with her designer shoes!
When Sean Dewar was in high school, things were looking good until a tragic bus crash coming down a treacherous range took the lives of eight of his school mates and literally turned his life upside down.
Australia as a nation moves from colonial Australia to the development of Australia as a nation. Explore the factors leading to Federation and experiences of democracy and citizenship. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073)
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.