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.
An intimate portrait of Aboriginal actor, writer and director Wayne Blair following his childhood dreams of sports stardom in Rockhampton to his unplanned rise and success in the Australian arts sc
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.
Message Stick's intrepid I.T guru, Majhid Heath visits the beautiful Thursday Island for the 12th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival and the Torres Strait Island Media Associations 25th Anni
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.
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.
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.
Four Poets take part in an intimate recital sharing their works and experiences as Indigenous People.