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The constitution and Indigenous Australians
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The constitution and Indigenous Australians

Clip from Behind the News
Behind The News describes what a constitution is, how Australia's came about, the 1967 Referendum, and engages recent debates about how Indigenous Australians should be recognised.

Behind The News describes what a constitution is, how Australia's came about, the 1967 Referendum, and engages recent debates about how Indigenous Australians should be recognised.

Aboriginal inequality and 'Closing the Gap'
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Aboriginal inequality and 'Closing the Gap'

Clip from Behind The News
Behind The News explains how and why the Closing the Gap campaign is attempting to improve the health of Indigenous Australians, and reduce other forms of inequality.

Behind The News explains how and why the Closing the Gap campaign is attempting to improve the health of Indigenous Australians, and reduce other forms of inequality.

Aboriginal inequality and 'Closing the Gap'
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Aboriginal inequality and 'Closing the Gap'

Clip from Behind The News
Behind The News explains how and why the Closing the Gap campaign is attempting to improve the health of Indigenous Australians, and reduce other forms of inequality.

Behind The News explains how and why the Closing the Gap campaign is attempting to improve the health of Indigenous Australians, and reduce other forms of inequality.

Giving Indigenous Australians a proper burial
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Giving Indigenous Australians a proper burial

Clip from Behind the News
There was a time in history when Indigenous Australians were not given the rights and respect they deserve and, during this time, a lot of their remains ended up getting sent ...

There was a time in history when Indigenous Australians were not given the rights and respect they deserve and, during this time, a lot of their remains ended up getting sent to places like museums and universities. A new project is under way to return these remains to their descendants so they can be buried properly.

Google captures Uluru for Street View
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Google captures Uluru for Street View

Clip from Behind the News
Reporter Sowaibah Hanifie explains the significance of Uluru to Indigenous Australians and describes Google's project to provide an interactive tour on Street View of the ...

Reporter Sowaibah Hanifie explains the significance of Uluru to Indigenous Australians and describes Google's project to provide an interactive tour on Street View of the inselberg.

Mabo Day explained
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Mabo Day explained

Clip from Behind The News
Behind The News explains the significance for the Mabo decision to Indigenous land rights in Australia.

Behind The News explains the significance for the Mabo decision to Indigenous land rights in Australia.

Protection Board and forced removal
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Protection Board and forced removal

Clip from First Australians
In 1886 the Aboriginal Protection Board helps draft HalfCaste Act in Victoria, forcing Indigenous people off reserves and to assimilate with Europeans. As reserves close, ...

In 1886 the Aboriginal Protection Board helps draft HalfCaste Act in Victoria, forcing Indigenous people off reserves and to assimilate with Europeans. As reserves close, Indigenous people are forcibly moved to Lake Tyres Mission.

Coranderrk Aboriginal reserve
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Coranderrk Aboriginal reserve

Clip from First Australians
In 1863 a small group of Wurundjeri, Taungurong and Bunurong found a settlement at Coranderrk, approved by Victorian government, after being dispossessed of their traditional ...

In 1863 a small group of Wurundjeri, Taungurong and Bunurong found a settlement at Coranderrk, approved by Victorian government, after being dispossessed of their traditional lands. They must convert to Christianity and a European way of life.

The Dreaming: Dumbi the Owl
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The Dreaming: Dumbi the Owl

Clip from The Dreaming
Retelling of the Dreaming story of Dumbi the Owl

Retelling of the Dreaming story of Dumbi the Owl

Nyungar terms for celebrating in song
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Nyungar terms for celebrating in song

Clip from Waabiny Time
Waabiny Time team sings about celebrating in Nyungar language, including koort kwobikin as a term for celebrate.

Waabiny Time team sings about celebrating in Nyungar language, including koort kwobikin as a term for celebrate.

Waabiny Time: Teeth
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Waabiny Time: Teeth

Clip from Waabiny Time
This clip looks at the importance of keeping your teeth clean and eat healthy food. It shows some children getting a check up at

This clip looks at the importance of keeping your teeth clean and eat healthy food. It shows some children getting a check up at

Noongar language - colours and numbers
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Noongar language - colours and numbers

Clip from Waabiny Time
This clip from Waabiny Time: Colours And Numbers - Ep 2 of 13, demostrates counting in Noongar language.

This clip from Waabiny Time: Colours And Numbers - Ep 2 of 13, demostrates counting in Noongar language.

Indigenous soldiers at Gallipoli
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Indigenous soldiers at Gallipoli

Clip from Behind The News
Young Anzac was named as a tribute to his greatgrandfather, an Indigenous man who served at Gallipoli and died in France during World War I, and Behind The News learns how the ...

Young Anzac was named as a tribute to his greatgrandfather, an Indigenous man who served at Gallipoli and died in France during World War I, and Behind The News learns how the family commemorate his death.

Mabo Day, Eddie Mabo and terra nullius
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Mabo Day, Eddie Mabo and terra nullius

Clip from Behind The News
Behind The News reviews the significance of the Mabo decision in the history of Indigenous land rights in Australia.

Behind The News reviews the significance of the Mabo decision in the history of Indigenous land rights in Australia.

Indigenous parliament
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Indigenous parliament

Meet Audrey who is representing her community in an Indigenous parliament in Canberra. Here she shares her experience as they discuss and debate the issues relating to her ...

Meet Audrey who is representing her community in an Indigenous parliament in Canberra. Here she shares her experience as they discuss and debate the issues relating to her people and community

Nyungar terms for body parts in the park
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Nyungar terms for body parts in the park

Clip from Waabiny Time
Learn Nyungar terms for the body in the context of playing in the park in this Use It segment.

Learn Nyungar terms for the body in the context of playing in the park in this Use It segment.

NAIDOC Week a time for moort (family)
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NAIDOC Week a time for moort (family)

Clip from Waabiny Time
Waabiny Time reveals that NAIDOC Week is a time that moort (family) gather to koort kwobikin (celebrate) Aboriginal culture, and describe a number of other Nyungar terms.

Waabiny Time reveals that NAIDOC Week is a time that moort (family) gather to koort kwobikin (celebrate) Aboriginal culture, and describe a number of other Nyungar terms.

Kids who call the Torres Strait Islands home
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Kids who call the Torres Strait Islands home

Clip from Behind The News
Head to the far north of Australia to find out more about the kids who call the Torres Strait home.

Head to the far north of Australia to find out more about the kids who call the Torres Strait home.

Waabiny Time: Looking after your body
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Waabiny Time: Looking after your body

Clip from Waabiny Time
This clip looks at the importance of looking after and keeping parts of your face/head and body clean.

This clip looks at the importance of looking after and keeping parts of your face/head and body clean.

Waabiny Time: Using our Body
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Waabiny Time: Using our Body

Clip from Waabiny Time
This clip looks at the different functions of the body - legs, arms, eyes, hands, ears, mouth, feet

This clip looks at the different functions of the body - legs, arms, eyes, hands, ears, mouth, feet

Rangers' pride in outback preservation
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Rangers' pride in outback preservation

Clip from Totally Wild
We see a team of rangers who protect Australia's remote outback land. Checking on croc eggs, protecting Indigenous artwork found on rocks, and caring for the environment in ...

We see a team of rangers who protect Australia's remote outback land. Checking on croc eggs, protecting Indigenous artwork found on rocks, and caring for the environment in general are all in a day's work. Passing on this knowledge to junior rangers gives a sense of pride and the knowledge that the land will be in good hands in the future.

Noongar Language Counting to five
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Noongar Language Counting to five

Clip from Waabiny Time
Counting to five: Clip from Waabiny Time: Colours And Numbers - Ep 2 of 13 Keny 1; Koodjal 2; Dambart 3; Koodjal-koodjal; 4 Ma

Counting to five: Clip from Waabiny Time: Colours And Numbers - Ep 2 of 13 Keny 1; Koodjal 2; Dambart 3; Koodjal-koodjal; 4 Ma

Mabo Invasion - clip from Message Stick
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Mabo Invasion - clip from Message Stick

Clip from Message Stick
This short clip succinctly explains the history of indigenous land rights and Eddie Mabo's role in establishing rights in the fa

This short clip succinctly explains the history of indigenous land rights and Eddie Mabo's role in establishing rights in the fa

The Dreaming: The Wa:tji Bird
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The Dreaming: The Wa:tji Bird

Clip from The Dreaming
Retelling of a dreaming story from South Australia.

Retelling of a dreaming story from South Australia.

Nyungar terms for body parts in song
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Nyungar terms for body parts in song

Clip from Waabiny Time
The Waabiny Time singers perform a song about heart, head, hands and legs in Nyungar language.

The Waabiny Time singers perform a song about heart, head, hands and legs in Nyungar language.

Indigenous ocean terms with Sand Yarning
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Indigenous ocean terms with Sand Yarning

Clip from Waabiny Time
Learn a range of Indigenous terms for the ocean and the animals living in it.

Learn a range of Indigenous terms for the ocean and the animals living in it.

Nyungar terms for body and cleanliness
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Nyungar terms for body and cleanliness

Clip from Waabiny Time
Nyungar terms are used to describe a nurse's visit to a school, to describe parts of the body, and how to keep clean and healthy.

Nyungar terms are used to describe a nurse's visit to a school, to describe parts of the body, and how to keep clean and healthy.

An Indigenous performing arts academy
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An Indigenous performing arts academy

Clip from Totally Wild
Step inside this Indigenous performing arts academy to see the inspiring work of the students

Step inside this Indigenous performing arts academy to see the inspiring work of the students

Waabiny Time: Sand Yarning - Keeping Healthy
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Waabiny Time: Sand Yarning - Keeping Healthy

Clip from Waabiny Time
This clip discusses why it is important to keep ourselves clean.

This clip discusses why it is important to keep ourselves clean.

Waabiny Time: Ears
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Waabiny Time: Ears

Clip from Waabiny Time
This clip shows children getting their ears checked by a nurse and testing their hearing. It also discusses keeping them clean a

This clip shows children getting their ears checked by a nurse and testing their hearing. It also discusses keeping them clean a

Nyungar terms for family members
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Nyungar terms for family members

Clip from Waabiny Time
Stories from family members are used in context to illustrate Nyungar terms for family in this Sand Yarning segment.

Stories from family members are used in context to illustrate Nyungar terms for family in this Sand Yarning segment.

Indigenous sports stars
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Indigenous sports stars

Clip from Behind The News
Meet some young Indigenous sportspeople and learn how they hope to one day follow in the footsteps of their heroes.

Meet some young Indigenous sportspeople and learn how they hope to one day follow in the footsteps of their heroes.

Reviving Nyungar language through song
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Reviving Nyungar language through song

Clip from Behind The News
Behind The News meets students making music videos for the Nyungar songs they're learning at school to keep the language alive.

Behind The News meets students making music videos for the Nyungar songs they're learning at school to keep the language alive.

The Dreaming: The frog and the two pelicans
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The Dreaming: The frog and the two pelicans

Clip from The Dreaming
This clip is of a dreaming story from the Kimberley region of Australia.

This clip is of a dreaming story from the Kimberley region of Australia.

Alfie's Search for Destiny
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Alfie's Search for Destiny

Clip from Mugu Kids
Indigenous author, David Hardy... reads his story, Alfie's Search for Destiny to a group of students.

Indigenous author, David Hardy... reads his story, Alfie's Search for Destiny to a group of students.

The Lizard Gang
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The Lizard Gang

Clip from Mugu Kids
Author, Kirra Somerville reads her story that she wrote when she was in Year 4.

Author, Kirra Somerville reads her story that she wrote when she was in Year 4.

Waabiny Time: My Family
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Waabiny Time: My Family

Clip from Waabiny Time
This clip looks at the structure of family and highlights an event that families participate in together.

This clip looks at the structure of family and highlights an event that families participate in together.

Waabiny Time: Art/Craft: Photo Frame
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Waabiny Time: Art/Craft: Photo Frame

Clip from Waabiny Time
This clip shows an art activity of making a paper plate photo frame for a photo of the family.

This clip shows an art activity of making a paper plate photo frame for a photo of the family.

Waabiny Time: Body Song
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Waabiny Time: Body Song

Clip from Waabiny Time
Song about heart, head, hands and legs sung in Noongar language

Song about heart, head, hands and legs sung in Noongar language

Nyungar terms for parts of the body
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Nyungar terms for parts of the body

Clip from Waabiny Time
Nyungar terms for body parts are used in the context of cleanliness and staying healthy in this Sand Yarning clip.

Nyungar terms for body parts are used in the context of cleanliness and staying healthy in this Sand Yarning clip.

Paying respects to past Aboriginals
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Paying respects to past Aboriginals

Clip from Behind The News
A story of the kids who are paying their respects to the Aboriginal people whose remains have finally come home to rest.

A story of the kids who are paying their respects to the Aboriginal people whose remains have finally come home to rest.

Waabiny Time: Sand Yarning: Stories from my family
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Waabiny Time: Sand Yarning: Stories from my family

Clip from Waabiny Time
This clip highlights stories told by different members of an Indigenous family.

This clip highlights stories told by different members of an Indigenous family.

Waabiny Time: Sand Yarning: Celebrating NAIDOC
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Waabiny Time: Sand Yarning: Celebrating NAIDOC

Clip from Waabiny Time
This clip highlights the importance to Indigenous families of celebrating NAIDOC and can be used to look at how families commemo

This clip highlights the importance to Indigenous families of celebrating NAIDOC and can be used to look at how families commemo

Waabiny Time: Weather and Seasons
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Waabiny Time: Weather and Seasons

Clip from Waabiny Time
This clip details that there are maar keny bonar, six seasons in the Noongar year and outlines what happens in each of them.

This clip details that there are maar keny bonar, six seasons in the Noongar year and outlines what happens in each of them.

Parts of body in Noongar language
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Parts of body in Noongar language

Clip from Waabiny Time
This clip works through labelling eyes, ears, noses, hands and feet - 'me' in Noongar language.

This clip works through labelling eyes, ears, noses, hands and feet - 'me' in Noongar language.

Blindfolded hugging for reconciliation
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Blindfolded hugging for reconciliation

Clip from Behind the News
Behind The News shares the Indigenous student Jasirah Bin Hitam's reconciliation trust exercise, where she stood blindfolded on a beach inviting strangers to hug her to ...

Behind The News shares the Indigenous student Jasirah Bin Hitam's reconciliation trust exercise, where she stood blindfolded on a beach inviting strangers to hug her to counter reported distrust of Aboriginals.

The 1965 Freedom Ride
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The 1965 Freedom Ride

Clip from Behind The News
As some of the people who took part of the Freedom Ride recreate the 1965 journey through NSW, Behind The News explains the significance of the Charles Perkinsled campaign.

As some of the people who took part of the Freedom Ride recreate the 1965 journey through NSW, Behind The News explains the significance of the Charles Perkinsled campaign.

Leaving home for the AFL
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Leaving home for the AFL

Can you imagine leaving your home for a long period of time even to do something that's really cool A lot of Indigenous Australians who join the AFL end up going back home ...

Can you imagine leaving your home for a long period of time even to do something that's really cool A lot of Indigenous Australians who join the AFL end up going back home after a short time because having to leave everything behind and get used to a new culture and way of living can be difficult. Hear their stories and find out what's being done to make the transition a little smoother.

Fighting racism with taekwondo
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Fighting racism with taekwondo

Tanay is a taekwondo champion in her division and the first female Indigenous Australian to have this sort of success. She wants to pave the way for other Indigenous ...

Tanay is a taekwondo champion in her division and the first female Indigenous Australian to have this sort of success. She wants to pave the way for other Indigenous Australians so they know they can do whatever they set their mind to. She uses the lessons and principles of taekwondo to remind her to stand up for what's right and speak out against racism.

Living in Arnhem Land
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Living in Arnhem Land

Meet some students from Yirrkala Community School who show us what it is like living and going to school in Arnhem Land.

Meet some students from Yirrkala Community School who show us what it is like living and going to school in Arnhem Land.

Children learn Indigenous dance
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Children learn Indigenous dance

Clip from Totally Wild
Scott Bidmead meets some young Aboriginals who are learning traditional dances at a workshop ahead of performing at Adelaide Oval.

Scott Bidmead meets some young Aboriginals who are learning traditional dances at a workshop ahead of performing at Adelaide Oval.

Indigenous death customs and the media
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Indigenous death customs and the media

Clip from Behind the News
Following the death of Dr G Yunupingu, reporter Jack Evans investigates why images of the singer were blurred in the media and his first name omitted from reports. And the ...

Following the death of Dr G Yunupingu, reporter Jack Evans investigates why images of the singer were blurred in the media and his first name omitted from reports. And the ABC's Daniel Browning explains what "sorry business" is and how Indigenous communities express grief. (Contains images and voices of people who have died.)

Life in Arnhem Land
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Life in Arnhem Land

What's life like in Arnhem Land In a lot of ways, it's the same as life anywhere else and as we meet some students from the area, we see that they like to have fun and hang ...

What's life like in Arnhem Land In a lot of ways, it's the same as life anywhere else and as we meet some students from the area, we see that they like to have fun and hang out with friends just like us. But every culture is different and the people of Arnhem Land place a great emphasis on traditions and the stories of their ancestors. Get to know them and discover the things that we share in common and some things that make them unique.

Putting an end to racism with taekwondo
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Putting an end to racism with taekwondo

Tanay is an Australian champion in Taekwondo. She hopes she can be a role model to other Indigenous children, give them confidence to tackle racism and to show them that with ...

Tanay is an Australian champion in Taekwondo. She hopes she can be a role model to other Indigenous children, give them confidence to tackle racism and to show them that with determination you can achieve your highest goals.

The NT intervention's first decade
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The NT intervention's first decade

Clip from Behind the News
Ten years into the Northern Territory National Emergency Response, Behind The News describes the federal government's 2007 intervention laws, the suspension of the Racial ...

Ten years into the Northern Territory National Emergency Response, Behind The News describes the federal government's 2007 intervention laws, the suspension of the Racial Discrimination Act, criticism of the policy, and calls for a review of the approach.

Australian Indigenous art
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Australian Indigenous art

Clip from Totally Wild
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 ...

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!

Message Stick
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Message Stick: Born In This Skin

ABC  |  December 13, 2009
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 ...

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.

Who We Are: Brave New Clan
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Who We Are: Brave New Clan

NITV  |  August 16, 2015
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 ...

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.

Closing The Gap On Chronic Disease
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Closing The Gap On Chronic Disease

SBS  |  April 1, 2011
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 ...

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.

Living Safely
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Living Safely

SBS  |  November 18, 2011
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 ...

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.

Momentum
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Momentum: Heat Waves

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  NITV  |  January 2, 2016
Reporter Julie Nimmo investigates global warming and how rising sea levels are impacting on communities in the Torres Straits.

Reporter Julie Nimmo investigates global warming and how rising sea levels are impacting on communities in the Torres Straits.

Message Stick
26:10

Message Stick: A Close Shave

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  NITV  |  December 8, 2016
We are invited into the life of a young Torres Strait Islander boy, who will make his transition from Boy to Man. This happens with the first shave, a traditional ceremony.

We are invited into the life of a young Torres Strait Islander boy, who will make his transition from Boy to Man. This happens with the first shave, a traditional ceremony.

The Dreaming
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The Dreaming

Season 1  |  Episode 18  |  NITV  |  August 17, 2016
Animated traditional stories explained by the Elders including the Dolphin NSW and the Wanka Manapulpa Minyma, WA.

Animated traditional stories explained by the Elders including the Dolphin NSW and the Wanka Manapulpa Minyma, WA.

Colour Theory
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Colour Theory: Frances Belle Parker

Season 3  |  Episode 3  |  NITV  |  June 26, 2016
Yaegl artist Frances Belle Parker takes Tony Albert on a journey to the Northern Rivers of NSW, where she finds the creative inspiration for her award winning paintings and ...

Yaegl artist Frances Belle Parker takes Tony Albert on a journey to the Northern Rivers of NSW, where she finds the creative inspiration for her award winning paintings and intriguing installations.

This year NAIDOC Week is all about the groundbreaking achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Here are the stories of some of those trailblazers and activists.
Explore depictions of Australia and it's culture through a special collection of films representing life Down Under with a range of selected content for all ages. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073, VCHHC097, VCHHC098, VCHHC100)
This National Reconciliation Week, learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' struggle for civil rights as Australia reconciles with its past. (ACHMH075, ACHMH076, VCHHK076)
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)
Explore changing experiences of democracy and citizenship through the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, focusing on land rights and the significance of Mabo Day.
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.
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