Indigenous Matters

At just twenty four years of age Rebecca Richards has already carved her name into history becoming the first Australian Aboriginal person to be awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford

Frances Bodkin, known to many as "Aunty Fran" is a 76 year old D’harawal woman from the south of Sydney.

In 1936 The John Of God Sisters took over ccontrol of the Bungarum Leprosarium for Aboriginals near Derby in WA.

Brian Dowd was unemployed, addicted to alcohol, gambling and about to end it all when a phone call saved his life. This defining moment inspired him to take back control of his life.

So much of Australia's coastline is under immense pressure for development, as coastal land skyrockets in value.

Terri Janke is a Sydney-based Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property lawyer, whose firm is the only one in the country dealing with the issue of ICIP rights for Indigenous people.

We witness a heroic effort by a young Indigenous man back in World War II.

When given the right mentor and social venture the world of opportunity can open up.

This episode of Message Stick takes us to far north Queensland to the small town of Babinda.

Connie McDonald is a woman whose been liberated by love. Born In the Kimberley with a debilitating bone disease, Connie's first baby steps, broke both her legs.