Message Stick

This episode follows two people's journey back to a part of their past.

Four Poets take part in an intimate recital sharing their works and experiences as Indigenous People.

Presenter, Miriam Corowa hosts Message Stick's 10th birthday celebrations, in a show featuring some of the most memorable moments and inspirational characters from the past ten years.

Palm Island, 65 kilometres from Townsville, has a bad history with kids. Most have entered a cycle of dysfunction, drugs, alcohol and violence by the age of 15.

"The more I give… the more I keep" is the philosophy of Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison, a Yuin elder from Narooma on the South East Coast of Australia.

People deal with grief in different ways and in Torres Strait Island culture, a tombstone opening and unveiling symbolises the point where sorrow meets happiness.

Saibai Island in the Torres Strait is so far north it's only four kilometres from Papua New Guinea.

Professor Marcia Langton has had a much publicised career.

Meeting Ms Right is a whirlwind day-in-the-life expose of Dr Anita Heiss. She's fabulous, she's glamorous and she knows how to match her wit and intellect with her designer shoes.

In the first years of settlement in Australia there were more than 250 recorded Indigenous languages.