This episode of Message Stick takes us to far north Queensland to the small town of Babinda.
When given the right mentor and social venture the world of opportunity can open up.
We witness a heroic effort by a young Indigenous man back in World War II.
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.
So much of Australia's coastline is under immense pressure for development, as coastal land skyrockets in value.
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.
In 1936 The John Of God Sisters took over ccontrol of the Bungarum Leprosarium for Aboriginals near Derby in WA.
Frances Bodkin, known to many as "Aunty Fran" is a 76 year old D’harawal woman from the south of Sydney.
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
Alison Page lives in the tourist town of Coffs Harbour but this Yuin Waddi Waddi woman who spent her formative years in Laperouse Sydney.
Ernie was the first Indigenous Australian to be appointed a Cabinet Minister in any Parliament in Australia.
Knight Rider features a story on a female cattle roper - an aboriginal woman who took up cattle roping in her forties and how she has re-ignited her passion for rodeos.
This program looks at the Koori Court system in Victoria.
In 1937, in the hills of the Musgrave Ranges, the Australian Presbyterian Board of Missions established Ernabella Mission - a small community in the remote far north of South Australia.
In the first years of settlement in Australia there were more than 250 recorded Indigenous languages.
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.
Professor Marcia Langton has had a much publicised career.
Saibai Island in the Torres Strait is so far north it's only four kilometres from Papua New Guinea.
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.
"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.