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English, News magazine, 1 season, 542 episodes, 3 days, 10 hours, 19 minutes
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AWAYE! presents a diverse and vibrant Aboriginal arts and culture from across Australia and the best from Indigenous radio broadcasters around the world.
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Looking back with Dr Shellie Morris, and Elfie Shiosaki's 'Refugia'

Dr Shellie Morris is returning to the National Indigenous Music Awards, this time, to perform with strong cultural women from Borroloola.Then, Noongar and Yawuru writer and academic Elfie Shiosaki has created a poetry collection that draws on the long memory of her Country. Plus, for Word Up, community broadcaster Henry Augustine takes you to Nyul Nyul Country in Western Australia’s Dampier Peninsula.
7/20/202454 minutes, 4 seconds
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Uncle Kim Collard named NAIDOC Male Elder of the Year, and WARRANGU: River Story

Uncle Kim Collard talks Eldership and celebrates his National NAIDOC Award win.Then, DOBBY discusses his album WARRANGU; River Story.Plus, for Word Up, you’ll head to Nyul Nyul Country with Henry Augustine to learn a word for home.
7/13/202454 minutes, 37 seconds
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Celebrating Aunty Dulcie Flower, and Ellen van Neervan's swim

As Aunty Dulcie Flower prepares to accept this year’s National NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award, she reflects her career as a nurse, activist, and advocate.Then, Ellen van Neervan discusses their newest writing venture, swim.Plus for Word Up community broadcaster Henry Augustine shares some Nyul Nyul.
7/6/202454 minutes, 4 seconds
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Revitalisating Indigenous languages, and 'yanu'

Three language workers explain how they’re securing bright futures for their languages.Plus for Word Up, head to the Sydney area a final time to learn Dharug with Carina Norman and Jasmine Seymour.
6/29/202453 minutes, 57 seconds
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Bangarra's Horizon, and the National Indigenous Art Fair

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s latest work Horizon includes a stunning coss-cultural collaboration between Deborah Brown and Moss Te Ururangi Patterson. Then, the National Indigenous Art Fair is right around the corner, and in addition to the sale of artwork, there are many ways the fair is benefiting art centres across the country. Plus, for Word Up Carina Norman and Jasmine Seymour share a Dharug word for camp or nest.
6/22/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ziggy Ramo on the weight of a lie, and 'ngaa'

Ziggy Ramo discusses the project that spans across a book, album and art exhibition: 'Human? A lie that's been killing us since 1788'Even though the mediums he’s chosen are expansive, the idea they centre is singular. Ziggy wants you to see us. Plus, for Word Up, Carina Norman and Jasmine Seymour share a Dharug word which means ‘to look’.
6/15/202456 minutes, 37 seconds
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Stolen returns, and Eric Avery's artistic journey

Stolen follows the story of five members of the Stolen Generations, each navigating a world that has sought to erase their cultural identity. Director Wilman Noongar, actress Kartanya Maynard and playwright Jane Harrison, explain why the play is as vitally relevant as it was 26 years ago when it premiered. Then violinist Eric Avery performs live in the studio and discusses the different paths his art has led him down.Plus for Word Up, Carina Norman and Jasmine Seymour share a Dharug word that can be used to scold or to show love.
6/8/202454 minutes, 4 seconds
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Electric Fields' energy, and 'The Other Side of Me'

AWAYE! first met Electric Fields in 2016 – right when the duo was setting out. Now, eight years on, Michael Ross reflects on the energy Electric Fields creates with their music.Then, NT Dance Company’s Gary Lang talks through his latest work, The Other Side of Me.For Word Up, Karina Norman and Jasmine Seymour share a Dharug word. Plus, take a moment to celebrate the late, great Destiny Deacon - a pioneer in Blak arts who sadly passed away last week.
6/1/202454 minutes, 7 seconds
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Who Gets to be Bad,

Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House for All About Women 2024, Steph Tisdell and Barkaa discuss who gets to be bad?
5/25/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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Eclipse at Rising Festival 2024, and 'Ngkalkaa'

Drag artists Cerulean and Stone Motherless Cold discuss their show ECLIPSE. Then, Elena Macdonald takes you to Trowunna/ lutruwita to correct the record.Plus for Word Up, Phil Sullivan shares a Ngemba word he uses to address multiple people at once.
5/18/202453 minutes, 57 seconds
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Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia, and 'yaamma'

Growing up Torres Strait Islander in Australia is a new anthology exploring the distinct experiences of Torres Strait Islanders.The stories collected by editor Samantha Faulkner demonstrate that we never stop growing up.Editor Samantha Faulkner along with writers Leonora Thacker, Thomas Mayo and Donisha Duff discuss their common threads.Plus for Word Up, head to Ngemba Country to learn a greeting with Phil Sullivan.
5/11/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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Yirinda performs live, and Garrmalang's 2024 program

Yirinda's Fred Leone and Sam Pankhurst join you today to play live in the RN studio, and explain why they decided scrap a finished album and start again from scratch.Then, Garrmalang creative director Ben Graetz joins you to talk through this year’s festival program. Even though it boasts some big national names, Darwin music arts and culture are at the forefront of the festival. Plus, for Word Up you’ll head to Bourke with Phil Sullivan for some Ngemba.
5/4/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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Digital repatriation, and 'pitjantja'

How do you repatriate digital material? And what kind of responsibilities do knowledge institutions have in this space?Tasha James and Nathan Sentance have been thinking about these questions and today they’re sharing their insights.Then for Word Up, Jay Minning shares a Pitjantjatjara word with a dual meaning.
4/27/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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First Nations futurism with Mykaela Saunders, and Songbird

Mykaela Saunders talks Indigenous futurism and speculative fiction.Their book Always Will Be is an exciting collection of stories imagining futures where Indigenous sovereignty is fully reasserted.Then, playwright Shakara Walley revisits her debut show Songbird for Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.And for Word Up, Jay Minning shares a Pitjantjatjara word that means 'to mess something up'.
4/20/202454 minutes, 5 seconds
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Elaine Crombie can do it all, and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Already an accomplished actor, singer, songwriter and writer, Elaine Crombie has added another string to her bow: stand-up comedy with the Aboriginal Comedy Allstars.Celebrate an incredible win for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation with its CEO Ben Bowen.Then, Head of First Nations Programming at the Sydney Opera House Michael Hutchings explains how he's putting his stamp on the iconic venue.Plus for Word Up, Jay Minning introduces his homelands, his Country.
4/13/202454 minutes, 9 seconds
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Alone Australia returns, and meet the Desert Stars

The newest season of Alone Australia has launched and this time they’ve sent their ten survivalist contestants to the South Island of Aotearoa/New Zealand.The show’s executive producer Riima Daher talks through some of the big changes on Alone this season, while contestant Jason Allwood shares he's rethinking the notion of community.Then Australia’s most remote rock band, Desert Stars drop in to play some proper desert rock live in the studio.Plus for Word Up, Desert Stars’ frontman Jay Minning shares some of his language — Pitjantjara.
4/6/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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The growing business of native ingredients, and 'yamberrang'

Native ingredients are good for our land, bodies and minds, but why is so little of the native food market is Aboriginal owned?Education consultant Priscilla Reid-Loynes, chef Mark Olive, and  IndigiEarth founder Sharon Winsor discuss how ideas of First Nations food has changed over the years.Then for Word Up, Che Kelly shares the Miriwoong word for hair.
3/30/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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AmaJayus, and Julie Janson's Compassion

With a new show set for Melbourne International Comedy Festival, you’ll hear how Jay’ Wymarra is blending comedy, music and more to bring together a quasi-musical comedic cabaret.Then, author Julie Janson discusses the long-awaited sequel to her novel Benevolence. It’s called Compassion and it follows Nell James. Plus, for Word Up Che Kelly shares the Miriwoong word for ‘rainbow’.
3/23/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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'37' and Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival

With Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival in full swing festival director Jane Harrison discusses her program highlights.Theatre director Isaac Drandic explains how he's tackling 37. Nathan Maynard's latest play.Plus, for Word Up Che Kelly shares the Miriwoong word for 'foot'.
3/16/202454 minutes, 5 seconds
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Crystal Love Johnson enters the Sydney Biennale, and Marrow

Crystal Love Johnson is a Sistagirl with drive.She’s an Aunty to the First Nations trans community, a performer, and a keen educator on her homelands of the Tiwi Islands.Now she’s started an art collective – Yangamini – which is featured in the Sydney Biennale.Then, Australian Dance Theatre’s artistic director Daniel Riley discusses his new choreographic work.And soulful singer Canisha plays live from her debut EP 'Don’t Be Scared'.Plus, for Word Up Mirriwong language legend Chey Kelly takes a moment to find faces in the clouds.
3/9/202458 minutes, 9 seconds
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Looking back at Lookin' Good, and Blue

3/2/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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First Nations First, and 'thilin'

How can First Nations ways of thinking and doing shape the way the creative industries operates?Theatre maker Wesley Enoch, poet Jeanine Leane, and curator Keith Munro discuss how they prioritise First Nations creative autonomy and some of the challenges they’re still navigating.Plus for Word Up, Tamara Pearson takes you to Hope Vale where she’ll share a word that means ‘to reciprocate’.
2/24/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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Returning with Kirli Saunders, and Archie Moore's kith and kin

Bigambul/Kamilaroi artist Archie Moore has spent the past year working with curator Ellie Buttrose to create kith and kin, a work that pays tribute to the fortitude of First Nations peoples.Then, a poetic odyssey of rediscovery and resilience with Gunai writer and artist Kirli Saunders.Plus for Word Up, Tamara Pearson takes you to Hope Vale to share a little more Guugu Yimithirr.
2/17/202454 minutes, 10 seconds
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Returning Waru to Waiben, and Pirritu performs

Inspired by the totemic significance of green sea turtles in the Torres Strait, Waru is the first full-length children’s program from Bangarra Dance Theatre.Elma Kris, Jenson Waru Sam and Frances Rings discuss the significance of taking the show to Waiben, Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, where it was performed in entirely in Kriol for the first time.Then, Ngiyampaa artist Pirritu plays live in the Awaye studio.Plus for Word Up head to Hope Vale with Tamara Pearson where she’ll share the Guugu Yimidhirr word for 'language'.
2/10/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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Embedding Kngwarray in her Country, and Marungka Tjalatjunu

Co-curators Kelli Cole and Hetti Perkins re-introduce you to Emily Kam Kngwarray.From updating the spelling of the famous artist’s name to grounding her work back with her Country, their exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia has been a huge undertaking.They’ll explain how they’ve collaborated with her community to pull it off.Plus, Derik Lynch and Matthew Thorne discuss their short film  Marungka Tjalatjunu (Dipped in Black), and Tamara Peason takes you to Hope Vale for Word Up.
2/3/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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Uncle Kutcha Edwards' message, and Olive Knight; a hidden gem

Uncle Kutcha Edwards has been blending song writing and activism for more than 30 years now. He’s a deeply thoughtful songwriter and performer. You’ll hear about the kind of atmosphere he hopes to create at his shows.Plus, Walmatjarri gospel blues singer Olive Knight from the desert community of Wangkatjungka.Despite having graced some of the biggest stages in the world, Olive is still something of a hidden gem.
1/27/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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Stories close to home: Francis Peters-Little and Mo'Ju

Frances Peters-Little discusses the long journey to writing and publishing A Yorta Yorta Man – a biography about her father, Uncle Jimmy Little.Plus Filipino/Wiradjuri artist Mo’Ju talks through their album, ORO PLATA MATA.Divided into three chapters, the record reflects on capitalism, community, and letting go.It’s the very definition of a concept album.
1/20/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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Debra Dank's 'We Come With this Place' and 20 years of the Stiff Gins

We Come With This Place swept the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, winning an unprecedented four out of 14 prizes.We’re celebrating that achievement again by diving back into the interview Debra gave when her winning streak was just beginning.Then, Nardi Simpson and Karleena Briggs of the Stiff Gins look back on their musical journey and a style they describe as "acoustic with harmonies".[list awards]
1/13/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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Our stories in visual art

Meet Archie Moore, an artist whose work wrestles with themes of racism, Australia’s national identity, and his own family history.In just a few months, he’ll be the second Aboriginal solo artist to present at the Venice Biennale - the Olympics of the art world.Then, Zena Cumpston and David Doyle talk Country and reciprocal relationships as part of a conversation recorded live at the Australia Museum for Vivid Sydney and one of my highlights of 2023.
1/6/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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Awaye marks three decades on the air

On Saturday 8 February 1993, Clayton Lewis brought you the first ever episode of Awaye.It was the International Year of the World’s Indigenous People, and the goal was to reflect the depth, diversity and vitality of Indigenous culture through the arts. Thirty years later, that’s still our guiding principle.Today, you’ll hear from a few of the people who’ve shaped Awaye on and off the air.
12/30/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Saving gyak, and Tia Gostelow's Head Noise

Gyak, also known as the northern corrobboree frog, holds special significance for Wulgalu people but is in need of protection from the threat of an introduced fungus.Shane Herrington and Susanna Boyd explain how they've been taking part in a cultural and community focused approach to conservation.Tia Gostelow celebrates the release of her third album, Head Noise which marks a return to her folk and country music roots.
12/23/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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Kev Carmody's influence, and 'balanydja'

This is the story of From Little Things, Big Things Grow. It’s also a story of something much more.What started as a casually recorded folk song has become an anthem of the land rights movement.You'll head to Kumbuwal Country to visit Kev Carmody, who co-wrote From Little Things Big Things Grow. You'll also hear from some of the people who've breathed new life into the song over the years. Plus, for Word Up, Merrki Gunabarr-Stubbs shares a Yolngu Matha word that's like a gift.
12/16/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Warumpi Band's legacy, and GURR ERA OP

Big Name No Blankets is a rock musical extravaganza celebrating the life and legacy of Warrumpi Band. You’ll hear from playwright Andrea James and co-director Anyupa Butcher about bringing the energy of Warrumpi Band to the stage. Then, Ghenoa Gela asks what happens when the physical place that holds your ancestral foundations disappears? Plus, for Word Up, we head back to Yirrakala with Merrki Gunabarr-Stubbs. 
12/9/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Tony Birch's tenderness, and Royston Noell is Invincible

Tony Birch is an author, academic and Fitzroy Blak whose stories are full of complexities and compassion.You’ll hear from Tony as he discusses his new novel, Women and Children and why this isn’t an autobiographic work.You’ll also hear from singer Royston Noell, who started the year by winning the first season of the rebooted singing competition Australian Idol.Plus, for Word Up, Merrkiyawuy Ganambarr-Stubbs is the co-principal of Yirrkala Community School and our language legend for December.
12/2/202350 minutes, 44 seconds
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The legendary Dr Shellie Morris, and 'ngurra'

Dr Shellie Morris has won the Legend category at the NT Performing Arts Awards.She discusses how the language work she’s undertaken over the years has impacted her relationship with music.Plus triple j’s Executive Producer for music programs Karla Ranby reflects on her ten years at the national youth broadcaster for AusMusic Month.And, for Word Up Wimiya Woodley shares the Yindjibarndi word for ‘country’.
11/25/202354 minutes, 7 seconds
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Edenglassie, and A Daylight Connection

Melissa Lucashenko has called Edenglassie her ‘big book’.Not because of its length, but because of the big ideas it tackles, and the way those ideas are shaped.The Miles Franklin Award-winning author talks through her seventh book, which is also her first historical novel.Kamarra Bell-Wykes and Carly Sheppard discuss their creative collaboration A Daylight Connection.Rapper Kobie Dee shares what impact community work has on his music practice.And for Word Up Wimiya Woodley shares the Yindjibarndi name for his totem - the echidna.
11/18/202357 minutes, 54 seconds
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Leah Purcell's return to theatre, and Miwatj Yolŋu

Leah Purcell has always valued stories that centre truth telling. She reflects on how that has influenced her work, including her upcoming show Is That You Ruthie. Bundanon Art Museum hosts the artwork of 13 senior and emerging Yolgnu artists. Composer Blake Rhodes discusses sound design for theatre, and what draws him to collaborative projects. Plus, for Word Up Wimiya Woodley remembers one of his Elders.
11/11/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Winhanganha, and changing the face of opera

Jazz Money explains how she drew on her poetic and cinematic skills to respond to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.  Soprano Nina Korbe creates pathways for regional kids to connect with classical music. Bradley Chatfield discusses the program for Clancestry 2023.  Plus, for Word Up, Wimiya Woodley shares some of his language, Yindjibarndi.
11/4/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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Tarnanthi Art Festival 2023, and Emma Donovan's new era

Tarnanthi Art Festival with curator Nici Cumpston discusses the biennial show, along with artists Elizabeth Close and Alfred Lowe. Then, Emma Donovan introduces her new single Blak Nation. And for Word Up, ICTV journalist Damien Williams shares a Western Arrernte word with a German influence.
10/28/202356 minutes, 26 seconds
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Finding Country in man-made objects, and 'apmere'

Vincent Namatjira’s first survey exhibition ‘Australia in Colour’ has opened on Kaurna Country. Meanwhile, he also has a new solo exhibition on Gadigal Country celebrating songs of the desert. To mark these two shows, Vincent explains how he chooses the figures for his portraits that can range in tone from witty satire to sincere homage. Alison Page and Paul Memmot join Rudi at Byron Bay Writers Festival to discuss First Nations design principles and how they can be applied to everything from a book to a hospital. ICTV journalist Damien Williams shares the Western Arrernte word for 'home'.
10/21/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Emily Wurramara refuses to be labelled, and 'kwatye'

Anindilyakwa singer-songwriter Emily Wurramara refuses to be put in a box. Hear why her songs have been called pop, folk, classical, and the ever obscure ‘world music’.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners are warned that this episode contains the voice of a person who has died. Honour the late Esme Timbery; a Bidjigal shell-work artist from the La Perouse community.  Plus, for Word Up,  Damien William shares the western Arrernte word for ‘water’. 
10/14/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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A bit of history repeating, and learning Western Arrente

In a matter of days Australia will vote on whether the constitution should recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of Australia and enshrine a body called the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. Ahead of the vote, Ben Abbatangelo and Tarneen Onus Browne explain how they've navigated the Referendum campaign, and Larissa Behrendt reflects on the hope and disappointment of the 1967 referendum.
10/7/202354 minutes, 8 seconds
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Yellamundie Festival 2023, and 'birra'

Celebrate ten years of storytelling at Moogahlin Performing Arts’ Yellamundie Festival with Lily Shearer and Maurial Spearim. Melanie Saward discusses her Queensland Literary Awards’ writers fellowship. And Carly Dodd explains how a mediative weaving project led to her being shortlisted for a design prize. Plus, for Word Up Trinity Clarke shares the eastern Kuku Yalanji word for leaf.
9/30/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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Jane Harrison's The Visitors, and Djinama Yilaga

Jane Harrison, Wesley Enoch and Christopher Sainsbury discuss The Visitors — the play, the notvel and the opera. Then, the Djinama Yilaga choir explain how they’ve been using music to re-matriate language. Plus for Word Up Trinity Clarke shares a word from the eastern dialect of Kuku Yalanji that is used when feeling 'heart sore'.
9/23/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Blaque Showgirls, and Deadly Science

Blaque Showgirls is Nakkiah Lui’s smart-alec, sparkly spoof of the camp classic Showgirls. Nakkiah, as well as co-directors Shari Sebbens and Ursula Yovich discuss the challenges and joys of bringing Blaque Showgirls back to the stage. Then, Deadly Science founder and Gamilaroi man Corey Tutt recent received a Westpac Social Change Fellowship. Corey checks in from America to discuss what he hopes Deadly Science will look like in the future. And for Word Up Trinity Clarke shares the the eastern Kuku Yalanji word for 'spirit'.
9/16/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Journey Down, and The Ripple Effect Band

The Journey Down is a performance centred around a percussive sculpture of a rusty ute that’s travelling from Kununurra to Perth. Chris Griffith and Tos Mahoney explain how they've helped bring Warnarral Ngoorrngoorrool to life. Then, all-girl saltwater rock band The Ripple Effect discuss their new album. Plus, for Word Up Trinity Clarke shares some of the eastern dialect of Kuku Yalanji.
9/9/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Stiff Gins, and Susie Anderson's 'the body country'

Stiff Gins Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs discuss how they've grown creatively and personally since meeting at Eora TAFE in Redfern. Poet Susie Anderson talks about how her work spans rural and urban settings yet always brings things back to Country.  And for Word Up head to Kuku Yalanji Country with Trinity Clarke.
9/2/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ever Present, and Karnpuka

Ever Present: First Peoples’ Art of Australia is a blockbuster exhibition currently on show at Auckland Art Gallery and  Curator Tina Baum , glasswork artist Yhonnie Scarce, and photographic artist Damien Shenm share how it feels to be ambassador’s of Aboriginal art on a global stage . And for Word Up this week, David Doyle shares the Barkindji name for quandong.
8/26/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Saving gyak, and Tia Gostelow's Head Noise

National Science Week is here, and we meet gyak — a beautiful but endangered frog from Wulgalu Country in New South Wales’s Snowy Mountains also known as the northern corroboree frog. Tia Gostelow celebrates the release of her third album Head Noise, and for Word Up, David Doyle heads back to Barkindji Country to share the word for ‘many waters’.
8/19/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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2023 NATSIAAs, and don't ask what the bird look like

NATSIAA major prize winner Keith Wikmunea discusses his remarkable sculpture.  Emerging playwright Hannah Belanszky and veteran actor-turned-director Aunty Roxanne McDonald discuss the premiere of don’t ask what the bird look like  And, for Word Up this week David Doyle shares some more Barkindji language.
8/12/202354 minutes, 7 seconds
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2023 NATSIAAs, and don't ask what the bird look like

NATSIAA major prize winner Keith Wikmunea discusses his remarkable sculpture.  Emerging playwright Hannah Belanszky and veteran actor-turned-director Aunty Roxanne McDonald discuss the premiere of don’t ask what the bird look like  And, for Word Up this week David Doyle shares some more Barkindji language.
8/12/202354 minutes, 7 seconds
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William Barton, and Bundjalung Nghari

William Barton shares how he’s seen Australia’s classical music scene shift. Rhoda Roberts and Kirk Page discuss Bundjalung Nghari - Indigenise. Lisa Sorbie-Martin talks about being part of BLEACH* festival on the Gold Coast. And for Word Up, David Doyle as he shares some language from Barkindji country.
8/5/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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William Barton, and Bundjalung Nghari

William Barton shares how he’s seen Australia’s classical music scene shift. Rhoda Roberts and Kirk Page discuss Bundjalung Nghari - Indigenise. Lisa Sorbie-Martin talks about being part of BLEACH* festival on the Gold Coast. And for Word Up, David Doyle as he shares some language from Barkindji country.
8/5/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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proppaNOW art collective, and Kuramanunya

Five members of proppaNOW discuss how the collective has spent the past 20 years exploring the politics of Aboriginal art and culture, and what they have planned for the future. Dancer and choreographer Thomas ES Kelly discusses his upcoming solo work Kuramanunya. And, Kylie Bracknell shares the Noongar term for older brother in Word Up.
7/29/20232 minutes, 48 seconds
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proppaNOW art collective, and Kuramanunya

Five members of proppaNOW discuss how the collective has spent the past 20 years exploring the politics of Aboriginal art and culture, and what they have planned for the future. Dancer and choreographer Thomas ES Kelly discusses his upcoming solo work Kuramanunya. And, Kylie Bracknell shares the Noongar term for older brother in Word Up.
7/29/20232 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Dark Emu Story, and ghost net weaving

With the release of new documentary The Dark Emu Story, Bruce Pascoe reflects on the conversations it has sparked and where he’d like to see them go. Two ghost net weavers featured at Cairns Indigenous Art Fair discuss their artwork. Naretha Williams talks her new album Into Dusk We Fall. And  for Word Up Kylie Bracknell shares a Noongar word for a person of renown.
7/22/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Dark Emu Story, and ghost net weaving

With the release of new documentary The Dark Emu Story, Bruce Pascoe reflects on the conversations it has sparked and where he’d like to see them go. Two ghost net weavers featured at Cairns Indigenous Art Fair discuss their artwork. Naretha Williams talks her new album Into Dusk We Fall. And  for Word Up Kylie Bracknell shares a Noongar word for a person of renown.
7/22/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Introducing 11-year-old rapper Inkabee, and Reaching Through Time

11 year old Noongar Wongi rapper Inkabee shares what he loves about his music. Phil Breslin has been crisscrossing the country to learn about traditional weapons for ABC TV's First Weapons. Writer, historian, and former primary school teacher Shauna Bostock discusses her new book Reaching Through Time. And for Word Up, Kylie Bracknell reflects on the Noongar word for watching together.
7/15/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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Introducing 11-year-old rapper Inkabee, and Reaching Through Time

11 year old Noongar Wongi rapper Inkabee shares what he loves about his music. Phil Breslin has been crisscrossing the country to learn about traditional weapons for ABC TV's First Weapons. Writer, historian, and former primary school teacher Shauna Bostock discusses her new book Reaching Through Time. And for Word Up, Kylie Bracknell reflects on the Noongar word for watching together.
7/15/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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Changing Tides, and Grayson Rotumah's Creation

Surfer, artist and Dharug man Billy Bain travels the north coast of New South Wales for ABC TV's Changing Tides. Bundjalung composer Grayson Rotumah discusses his collaboration with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Plus for Word Up Kylie Bracknell dives into the nuances of Noongar language with a compound word that blends singing and dancing.
7/8/202354 minutes, 4 seconds
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Changing Tides, and Grayson Rotumah's Creation

Surfer, artist and Dharug man Billy Bain travels the north coast of New South Wales for ABC TV's Changing Tides. Bundjalung composer Grayson Rotumah discusses his collaboration with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Plus for Word Up Kylie Bracknell dives into the nuances of Noongar language with a compound word that blends singing and dancing.
7/8/202354 minutes, 4 seconds
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The meaning of Eldership with WIlliam Tilmouth, and the National Indigenous Art Fair

East Arrente man William Tilmouth reflects on what Eldership means to him as a nominee of the National NAIDOC Awards Male Elder of the Year. Yawuru fabric artist Maxine Charlie prepares to attend the National Indigenous Art Fair for the first time. And, for Word Up Kylie Bracknell celebrates NAIDOC Week with a very special Noognar word — ‘ancestor’.
7/1/202354 minutes, 4 seconds
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The meaning of Eldership with WIlliam Tilmouth, and the National Indigenous Art Fair

East Arrente man William Tilmouth reflects on what Eldership means to him as a nominee of the National NAIDOC Awards Male Elder of the Year. Yawuru fabric artist Maxine Charlie prepares to attend the National Indigenous Art Fair for the first time. And, for Word Up Kylie Bracknell celebrates NAIDOC Week with a very special Noognar word — ‘ancestor’.
7/1/202354 minutes, 4 seconds
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Caring for Country, and 'paitya'

When we respect and look after Country we are practising good culture. And just as importantly, when we care for Country she cares for us.  Today, Barkindji artists Zena Cumpston and David Doyle discuss the ways in which Country influences their work. Plus, filmmaker Rachel Perkins reflects on the impact Freda Glynn has had on her. And, for Word Up artist James Tylor shares the Kaurna word for 'deadly'.
6/24/202354 minutes, 2 seconds
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Caring for Country, and 'paitya'

When we respect and look after Country we are practising good culture. And just as importantly, when we care for Country she cares for us.  Today, Barkindji artists Zena Cumpston and David Doyle discuss the ways in which Country influences their work. Plus, filmmaker Rachel Perkins reflects on the impact Freda Glynn has had on her. And, for Word Up artist James Tylor shares the Kaurna word for 'deadly'.
6/24/202354 minutes, 2 seconds
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black&write! 2023, and 'kauwirlta'

Emerging writers Jacob Gallagher and Dakota Feirer have each been named the State Library of Queensland's black&write fellows in 2023 for their unpublished manuscripts. They share what this fellowship means to them and the inspiration behind their writing. Anita Heiss reflects on this year's NAIDOC theme "For Our Elders" and the legacy of literary powerhouse Aunty Ruby Langford Gibini. Plus for Word Up, Kaurna artist James Tylor delves deeper into language to explain how the Kaurna word for platypus was reconstructed.
6/17/202354 minutes, 8 seconds
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black&write! 2023, and 'kauwirlta'

Emerging writers Jacob Gallagher and Dakota Feirer have each been named the State Library of Queensland's black&write fellows in 2023 for their unpublished manuscripts. They share what this fellowship means to them and the inspiration behind their writing. Anita Heiss reflects on this year's NAIDOC theme "For Our Elders" and the legacy of literary powerhouse Aunty Ruby Langford Gibini. Plus for Word Up, Kaurna artist James Tylor delves deeper into language to explain how the Kaurna word for platypus was reconstructed.
6/17/202354 minutes, 8 seconds
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Yuldea with Frances Rings, and Kindred

Frances Rings discusses the story of Yuldea, her first full length choreographic work since taking on the artistic director role at Bangarra Dance Theatre. Dancer and choreographer Sani Townson reflects on two Elders who have influenced his creative path. Gill Moody's documentary Kindred premieres at Sydney Film Festival. And for Word Up, Kaurna artist James Tylor shares a word that describes the action of reflecting on something you’ve learnt.
6/10/202354 minutes, 8 seconds
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Yuldea with Frances Rings, and Kindred

Frances Rings discusses the story of Yuldea, her first full length choreographic work since taking on the artistic director role at Bangarra Dance Theatre. Dancer and choreographer Sani Townson reflects on two Elders who have influenced his creative path. Gill Moody's documentary Kindred premieres at Sydney Film Festival. And for Word Up, Kaurna artist James Tylor shares a word that describes the action of reflecting on something you’ve learnt.
6/10/202354 minutes, 8 seconds
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Waripa with Uncle Kutcha Edwards, and 'pardupardu-apinthi'

Ahead of his upcoming show at Melbourne's Rising Festival, Uncle Kutcha Edwards explains how he uses his music to create ripples of change. Fred Leone reflects on this year’s NAIDOC Week theme “For Our Elders” and one of the people who has inspired him in his language revitalisation work. Fred Gesha discusses the St Kilda Film Festival in it's biggest and most diverse year yet. Plus, for Word Up James Tylor shares a Kaurna word that means to prepare your mind for a challenge.
6/3/202354 minutes, 8 seconds
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Waripa with Uncle Kutcha Edwards, and 'pardupardu-apinthi'

Ahead of his upcoming show at Melbourne's Rising Festival, Uncle Kutcha Edwards explains how he uses his music to create ripples of change. Fred Leone reflects on this year’s NAIDOC Week theme “For Our Elders” and one of the people who has inspired him in his language revitalisation work. Fred Gesha discusses the St Kilda Film Festival in it's biggest and most diverse year yet. Plus, for Word Up James Tylor shares a Kaurna word that means to prepare your mind for a challenge.
6/3/202354 minutes, 8 seconds
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We Come With This Place, and trailblazers No Fixed Address

We Come With This Place is as much a tribute to Debra Dank’s family and Country as it is a gorgeous memoir. And this week it swept the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, winning an unprecedented four out of fourteen prizes. Deb celebrate the win and explains what it means to her. Aboriginal rock n’ reggae band No Fixed Address discuss their trailblazing journey and what fans can learn from the band's new memoir. Plus for Word Up, Mikayla Shaw Friday shares a little more Ngarinyman language.
5/27/202354 minutes, 3 seconds
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We Come With This Place, and trailblazers No Fixed Address

We Come With This Place is as much a tribute to Debra Dank’s family and Country as it is a gorgeous memoir. And this week it swept the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, winning an unprecedented four out of fourteen prizes. Deb celebrate the win and explains what it means to her. Aboriginal rock n’ reggae band No Fixed Address discuss their trailblazing journey and what fans can learn from the band's new memoir. Plus for Word Up, Mikayla Shaw Friday shares a little more Ngarinyman language.
5/27/202354 minutes, 3 seconds
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she is the earth, and the return of The Sunshine Club

Yankunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann discusses her new verse novel she is the earth and shares why trees make the best editors and how she knows when a work is ready to publish. Playwright and director Wesley Enoch and performer Naarah prepare for the national tour of the 1999 musical The Sunshine Club. Plus Mikayla Shaw-Friday shares a little more Ngariman language for Word Up that describe the time of day between sunset and darkest night-time.
5/20/202354 minutes, 4 seconds
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she is the earth, and the return of The Sunshine Club

Yankunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann discusses her new verse novel she is the earth and shares why trees make the best editors and how she knows when a work is ready to publish. Playwright and director Wesley Enoch and performer Naarah prepare for the national tour of the 1999 musical The Sunshine Club. Plus Mikayla Shaw-Friday shares a little more Ngariman language for Word Up that describe the time of day between sunset and darkest night-time.
5/20/202354 minutes, 4 seconds
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Birdz talks Girra, and exploring shadows through Turrangka

Rapper Birdz explains how Girra, his new project with songman Fred Leone, came together and why they wanted to premier it in front of audiences. Multi-disciplinary artist James Tyler reflects on his new exhibition Turrangka... in the shadows. Plus for Word Up Mikayla Shaw-Friday shares some afternoon sunshine.
5/13/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Birdz talks Girra, and exploring shadows through Turrangka

Rapper Birdz explains how Girra, his new project with songman Fred Leone, came together and why they wanted to premier it in front of audiences. Multi-disciplinary artist James Tyler reflects on his new exhibition Turrangka... in the shadows. Plus for Word Up Mikayla Shaw-Friday shares some afternoon sunshine.
5/13/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Birdz talks Girra, and exploring shadows through Turrangka

Rapper Birdz explains how Girra, his new project with songman Fred Leone, came together and why they wanted to premier it in front of audiences. Multi-disciplinary artist James Tyler reflects on his new exhibition Turrangka... in the shadows. Plus for Word Up Mikayla Shaw-Friday shares some afternoon sunshine.
5/13/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Jimmy Little: A Yorta Yorta Man, and 'Gangirrinyja'

Frances Peters-Little discusses the long journey to writing and publishing a biography about her father, Uncle Jimmy Little. Keith Munro shares what it means to be appointed the inaugural Director of First Nations Art and Cultures at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Singer and radio producer Andrew Gurruwiwi explains the meaning behind his song 'Gatjumak' ahead of his shows at Garrmalang Festival in Darwin, and Vivid Sydney. Plus for Word Up, head to the Northern Territory to meet this month’s language specialist, Mikayla Friday-Shaw.
5/6/202353 minutes, 43 seconds
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Jimmy Little: A Yorta Yorta Man, and 'Gangirrinyja'

Frances Peters-Little discusses the long journey to writing and publishing a biography about her father, Uncle Jimmy Little. Keith Munro shares what it means to be appointed the inaugural Director of First Nations Art and Cultures at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Singer and radio producer Andrew Gurruwiwi explains the meaning behind his song 'Gatjumak' ahead of his shows at Garrmalang Festival in Darwin, and Vivid Sydney. Plus for Word Up, head to the Northern Territory to meet this month’s language specialist, Mikayla Friday-Shaw.
5/6/202353 minutes, 43 seconds
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Nathan Maynard's play At What Cost? returns, and The National 4

Actor Luke Carroll discusses returning to Nathan Maynard’s play At What Cost, a show that asks one deceptively simple question: who gets to call themselves Aboriginal? Sharyn Egan, Teho Ropeyarn, and Christopher Bassi are some of the artists exhibiting in The National 4 and share their stories. Plus for Word Up, language worker Ebony Joachim shares the name of the totem for Yorta Yorta people.
4/29/202354 minutes, 4 seconds
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Nathan Maynard's play At What Cost? returns, and The National 4

Actor Luke Carroll discusses returning to Nathan Maynard’s play At What Cost, a show that asks one deceptively simple question: who gets to call themselves Aboriginal? Sharyn Egan, Teho Ropeyarn, and Christopher Bassi are some of the artists exhibiting in The National 4 and share their stories. Plus for Word Up, language worker Ebony Joachim shares the name of the totem for Yorta Yorta people.
4/29/202354 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Bleeding Tree, and the Yindyamarra podcast

Theatre director Ian Michael and actress Karla Hart discuss The Bleeding Tree, a gripping revenge tale set in outback Australia. Stan Grant and Jack Jacobs talk about their podcast that takes its name from a time-honoured Wiradjuri practice. And, Ebony Joachim shares the Yorta Yorta names for two major rivers on her Country.
4/22/202354 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Bleeding Tree, and the Yindyamarra podcast

Theatre director Ian Michael and actress Karla Hart discuss The Bleeding Tree, a gripping revenge tale set in outback Australia. Stan Grant and Jack Jacobs talk about their podcast that takes its name from a time-honoured Wiradjuri practice. And, Ebony Joachim shares the Yorta Yorta names for two major rivers on her Country.
4/22/202354 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mo'ju releases their fourth album, and Burrbgaja Yaliraa 2

Filipino/Wiradjuri artist Mo’Ju reflects on their new album ORO PLATA MATA, and explains how the last few years of change have impacted their creativity. Actor and traditional dancer Emmanuel James Brown prepares to take part in a triple bill with Marrugeku. Plus, for Word Up head back to Yorta Yorta country with Ebony Joachim.
4/15/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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Mo'ju releases their fourth album, and Burrbgaja Yaliraa 2

Filipino/Wiradjuri artist Mo’Ju reflects on their new album ORO PLATA MATA, and explains how the last few years of change have impacted their creativity. Actor and traditional dancer Emmanuel James Brown prepares to take part in a triple bill with Marrugeku. Plus, for Word Up head back to Yorta Yorta country with Ebony Joachim.
4/15/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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Alexis Wright talks Praiseworthy, and Parrtjima 2023

Celebrated writer Alexis Wright discuss her new novel Praiseworthy and how fiction deepens understandings. Paul Ah Chee finds the light at the Parrtjima Festival in Mparntwe Alice Springs. And for Word Up, Ebony Joachim shares a Yorta Yorta suffix that explains relationality.
4/8/202354 minutes, 8 seconds
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Alexis Wright talks Praiseworthy, and Parrtjima 2023

Celebrated writer Alexis Wright discuss her new novel Praiseworthy and how fiction deepens understandings. Paul Ah Chee finds the light at the Parrtjima Festival in Mparntwe Alice Springs. And for Word Up, Ebony Joachim shares a Yorta Yorta suffix that explains relationality.
4/8/202354 minutes, 8 seconds
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The deadly funny Janty Blair, and Alone Australia brings something different

The deadly funny Janty Blair shares what she’s learnt after marking her first year of performing stand up comedy. Duane Byrnes discusses the mental, physical and cultural elements of the reality survivalist show, Alone Australia. Plus for Word Up, head to Shepparton in northern Victoria to meet our newest language specialist, Ebony Joachim.
4/1/202354 minutes, 8 seconds
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The deadly funny Janty Blair, and Alone Australia brings something different

The deadly funny Janty Blair shares what she’s learnt after marking her first year of performing stand up comedy. Duane Byrnes discusses the mental, physical and cultural elements of the reality survivalist show, Alone Australia. Plus for Word Up, head to Shepparton in northern Victoria to meet our newest language specialist, Ebony Joachim.
4/1/202354 minutes, 8 seconds
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Dan Sultan is taking back control, and Danny Eastwood talks through his art

Dan Sultan is more considered that he's ever been when it comes to his work, and controlling the narrative. To celebrate the release of his newest single, he reflects on how his approach to music has changed over the years. Plus, Koori Mail cartoonist Danny Eastwood’ discusses his solo exhibition at the Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.
3/25/20230
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Dan Sultan is taking back control, and Danny Eastwood talks through his art

Dan Sultan is more considered that he's ever been when it comes to his work, and controlling the narrative. To celebrate the release of his newest single, he reflects on how his approach to music has changed over the years. Plus, Koori Mail cartoonist Danny Eastwood’ discusses his solo exhibition at the Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.
3/25/20230
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The Stars Descend, and the return of the Birrarangga Film Festival

Thea Anamara Perkins has been named the recipient of the 2023 La Prairie Art Award. Choreographer and dancer Janine Oxenham discusses The Stars Descend an imaginative dance work from the south-west Western Australia. Tony Briggs talks through the program of the third biannual Birrarangga Film Festival. Plus for Word Up, Yugambeh linguist Shaun Davies is inspired by another language expert.
3/18/20230
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The Stars Descend, and the return of the Birrarangga Film Festival

Thea Anamara Perkins has been named the recipient of the 2023 La Prairie Art Award. Choreographer and dancer Janine Oxenham discusses The Stars Descend an imaginative dance work from the south-west Western Australia. Tony Briggs talks through the program of the third biannual Birrarangga Film Festival. Plus for Word Up, Yugambeh linguist Shaun Davies is inspired by another language expert.
3/18/20230
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Returned cultural treasures, and a hidden gem

More than 250 years after they were stolen by Cook and the crew of the HMS Endeavour, four Kamay spears are set to be repatriated. Noeleen Timbery, chairperson of the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council shares how she felt when she got the news. Plus, Walmatjarri gospel-blues musician Olive Knight discusses how she embeds her songs with Country, community and spirituality. And for Word Up, Shaun Davies dives deep into the Yugambeh word for 'mother'.
3/11/20230
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Returned cultural treasures, and a hidden gem

More than 250 years after they were stolen by Cook and the crew of the HMS Endeavour, four Kamay spears are set to be repatriated. Noeleen Timbery, chairperson of the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council shares how she felt when she got the news. Plus, Walmatjarri gospel-blues musician Olive Knight discusses how she embeds her songs with Country, community and spirituality. And for Word Up, Shaun Davies dives deep into the Yugambeh word for 'mother'.
3/11/20230
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Finding community in music, and 'Mibuladululbay'

Composer and conductor Aaron Wyatt shares how his many skills – from playing the viola to developing an app -- fold into and compliment each other. Wiradjuri poet and multidisciplinary artist Jazz Money discusses the song she co-wrote for a choral extravaganza at Sydney WorldPride. And Sharon Mason holds a Yuin women’s cultural camp on the far south coast of New South Wales. Plus for Word Up, Yumgambeh linguist Shaun Davies shares a word that was created by his old people in the early days of colonial contact.
3/4/20230
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Finding community in music, and 'Mibuladululbay'

Composer and conductor Aaron Wyatt shares how his many skills – from playing the viola to developing an app -- fold into and compliment each other. Wiradjuri poet and multidisciplinary artist Jazz Money discusses the song she co-wrote for a choral extravaganza at Sydney WorldPride. And Sharon Mason holds a Yuin women’s cultural camp on the far south coast of New South Wales. Plus for Word Up, Yumgambeh linguist Shaun Davies shares a word that was created by his old people in the early days of colonial contact.
3/4/20230
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Celebrating Sydney WorldPride, and 'Nghandi-Wa'

As Sydney prepares to celebrate WorldPride and Mardi Gras, meet some of the fabulous First Nations people lighting up the city from Sue Pinkham health advocate and Sydney WorldPride board member, to the dynamic art duo The Huxleys, to performance artist Roymata Holmes, Plus, Dalara Williams is named the 2022 Balnaves Foundation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellow. And for Word Up poet and podcaster Lorna Munro explains a Wiradjuri term widely spoken in Aboriginal English.
2/25/20230
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Celebrating Sydney WorldPride, and 'Nghandi-Wa'

As Sydney prepares to celebrate WorldPride and Mardi Gras, meet some of the fabulous First Nations people lighting up the city from Sue Pinkham health advocate and Sydney WorldPride board member, to the dynamic art duo The Huxleys, to performance artist Roymata Holmes, Plus, Dalara Williams is named the 2022 Balnaves Foundation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellow. And for Word Up poet and podcaster Lorna Munro explains a Wiradjuri term widely spoken in Aboriginal English.
2/25/20230
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Venice Biennale, and talking 'pride' with Deborah Cheetham

Kamilaroi/Bigambul man Archie Moore is set to be the second Aboriginal artist to singularly present at the Venice Biennale — sometimes thought of as the Olympics of the art world. He discusses how he explores themes of racism, national identity and his own family history through art. Plus soprano, composer and artistic director of the Short Black Opera company, Deborah Cheetham shares what 'pride' means to her. And for Word Up Lorna Munro explains how a single word is a greeting, asks a question and lays down a philosophical challenge.
2/18/20230
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Venice Biennale, and talking 'pride' with Deborah Cheetham

Kamilaroi/Bigambul man Archie Moore is set to be the second Aboriginal artist to singularly present at the Venice Biennale — sometimes thought of as the Olympics of the art world. He discusses how he explores themes of racism, national identity and his own family history through art. Plus soprano, composer and artistic director of the Short Black Opera company, Deborah Cheetham shares what 'pride' means to her. And for Word Up Lorna Munro explains how a single word is a greeting, asks a question and lays down a philosophical challenge.
2/18/20230
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Labor's National Cultural Policy, and 'Gunhinarrung'

The Labor government’s newly launched National Cultural Policy is putting First Nations first. But what does this mean for First Nations artists and arts organisations? Today, visual artist Blak Douglas, theatre maker Rachael Maza, and Australia Council for the Arts’ Executive Director of First Nations Arts and Culture, Franchesca Cubillo reflect on the new policy and how it might impact their practices. Later, Colin Ross discusses what the meaning of 'pride' as part of a series of oral histories being collected for Sydney World Pride. And, for Word Up Lorna Munro dives deep into the way certain words express what it means to be a Wiradjuri person, socially and culturally.
2/11/20230
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Labor's National Cultural Policy, and 'Gunhinarrung'

The Labor government’s newly launched National Cultural Policy is putting First Nations first. But what does this mean for First Nations artists and arts organisations? Today, visual artist Blak Douglas, theatre maker Rachael Maza, and Australia Council for the Arts’ Executive Director of First Nations Arts and Culture, Franchesca Cubillo reflect on the new policy and how it might impact their practices. Later, Colin Ross discusses what the meaning of 'pride' as part of a series of oral histories being collected for Sydney World Pride. And, for Word Up Lorna Munro dives deep into the way certain words express what it means to be a Wiradjuri person, socially and culturally.
2/11/20230
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30 Years of Awaye!, and the meaning of Pride

For 30 years Awaye! has showcased the depth, diversity and vitality of Indigenous culture through the arts. This week, some of the people who've helped shape the program reflect on Awaye!'s legacy. Plus, artist Peter Waples-Crowe considers the notion of “pride” beyond just a matter of sexual identity. And, Lorna Munro shares the Gomeroi word that inspired her son's name.
2/4/20230
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30 Years of Awaye!, and the meaning of Pride

For 30 years Awaye! has showcased the depth, diversity and vitality of Indigenous culture through the arts. This week, some of the people who've helped shape the program reflect on Awaye!'s legacy. Plus, artist Peter Waples-Crowe considers the notion of “pride” beyond just a matter of sexual identity. And, Lorna Munro shares the Gomeroi word that inspired her son's name.
2/4/20230
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Julie Janson's Indigenous crime fiction, and the return of Dance Clan

Playwright, poet and author Julie Janson discusses her crime fiction debut, Madukka The River Serpent. Ahead of Bangarra Dance Theatre's Dance Clan premier, choreographer Sani Townson shares what it's it's been like to work with a company of dancers he used to teach. Plus, rapper DOBBY shares his new song That's Not Me.
1/28/20230
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Julie Janson's Indigenous crime fiction, and the return of Dance Clan

Playwright, poet and author Julie Janson discusses her crime fiction debut, Madukka The River Serpent. Ahead of Bangarra Dance Theatre's Dance Clan premier, choreographer Sani Townson shares what it's it's been like to work with a company of dancers he used to teach. Plus, rapper DOBBY shares his new song That's Not Me.
1/28/20230
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Going Beyond Good Intentions

Poet Lionel Fogarty, blues musician Marlene Cummins and playwright Richard Franklin are three people who've driven and lead change in our communities across a range of arts practices. They discuss how their unique skills to go beyond good intentions and fight for structural change.
1/21/20230
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Going Beyond Good Intentions

Poet Lionel Fogarty, blues musician Marlene Cummins and playwright Richard Franklin are three people who've driven and lead change in our communities across a range of arts practices. They discuss how their unique skills to go beyond good intentions and fight for structural change.
1/21/20230
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Janet's Vagrant Love, and Adolescent Wonderland

With Elaine Crombie set to bring Janet's Vagrant Love to Sydney Festival, re-discover how the one woman show was developed for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2019. Then, writer Tony Birch shares how growing up in Fitzroy influenced his ideas of masculinity, conflict resolution and his writing. And, Artist Naomi Hobson discusses her vibrant photographic series Adolescent Wonderland.
1/14/20230
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Janet's Vagrant Love, and Adolescent Wonderland

With Elaine Crombie set to bring Janet's Vagrant Love to Sydney Festival, re-discover how the one woman show was developed for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2019. Then, writer Tony Birch shares how growing up in Fitzroy influenced his ideas of masculinity, conflict resolution and his writing. And, Artist Naomi Hobson discusses her vibrant photographic series Adolescent Wonderland.
1/14/20230
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Unlimited Futures: Speculative, Visionary and Black fiction

Unlimited Futures is an anthology of speculative, visionary fiction from 21 emerging and established First Nations writers and Black writers, reflecting visionary pasts, hopeful futures and the invisible ties between First Nations people and Black people. Co-editor Ellen van Neervan, along with writers Merryana Salem and Lisa Fuller discuss the anthology and (re)writing their worlds.
1/7/20230
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Unlimited Futures: Speculative, Visionary and Black fiction

Unlimited Futures is an anthology of speculative, visionary fiction from 21 emerging and established First Nations writers and Black writers, reflecting visionary pasts, hopeful futures and the invisible ties between First Nations people and Black people. Co-editor Ellen van Neervan, along with writers Merryana Salem and Lisa Fuller discuss the anthology and (re)writing their worlds.
1/7/20230
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Writing is a political act

In May 2022 four phenomenal writers — Jackie Huggins, Chelsea Watego, Lorna Munro and Evelyn Araluen — joined Awaye's live show from the Sydney Writer Festival to discuss how to balance what needs to be said, how to say it, and how to ensure it's heard by the right people.
12/24/20220
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Writing is a political act

In May 2022 four phenomenal writers — Jackie Huggins, Chelsea Watego, Lorna Munro and Evelyn Araluen — joined Awaye's live show from the Sydney Writer Festival to discuss how to balance what needs to be said, how to say it, and how to ensure it's heard by the right people.
12/24/20220
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Honouring the legacies of Uncle Jack Charles and Uncle Archie Roach

Today we remember the legacy of Uncle Archie Roach and Uncle Jack Charles.
12/17/20220
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Honouring the legacies of Uncle Jack Charles and Uncle Archie Roach

Today we remember the legacy of Uncle Archie Roach and Uncle Jack Charles.
12/17/20220
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It Begins with Recognition, and water ripples in Dharawal

On 10 December, 1992, then-prime minister Paul Keating delivered the infamous Redfern Speech to a skeptical it not hostile audience in the inner-Sydney suburb hailed "the Black capital". Thirty years later, what was the impact of the Redfern Speech? Then for Word Up, Ray Ingrey shares some of his language — Dharawal.
12/10/20220
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It Begins with Recognition, and water ripples in Dharawal

On 10 December, 1992, then-prime minister Paul Keating delivered the infamous Redfern Speech to a skeptical it not hostile audience in the inner-Sydney suburb hailed "the Black capital". Thirty years later, what was the impact of the Redfern Speech? Then for Word Up, Ray Ingrey shares some of his language — Dharawal.
12/10/20220
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Blaktivism, and Song With No Boss

Australian Dance Theatre's Daniel Riley weaves together dance, music and text to bring to life the remarkable story of his great-great uncle, and Deline Briscoe discusses Blaktivism.
12/3/20220
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Blaktivism, and Song With No Boss

Australian Dance Theatre's Daniel Riley weaves together dance, music and text to bring to life the remarkable story of his great-great uncle, and Deline Briscoe discusses Blaktivism.
12/3/20220
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Joel Bray's Garabari, and Song With No Boss

Choreographer Joel Bray explains how working in close collaboration with Wiradjuri Elders, including his own father, helped bring Wiradjuri country to Naarm. For Word Up Stephanie Skinner shares the traditional name of the land where Geelong now sits on Wadawurrung Country. Plus, musician Clint Bracknell and linguist Myf Turpin continue to track the Song With No Boss.
11/26/20220
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Joel Bray's Garabari, and Song With No Boss

Choreographer Joel Bray explains how working in close collaboration with Wiradjuri Elders, including his own father, helped bring Wiradjuri country to Naarm. For Word Up Stephanie Skinner shares the traditional name of the land where Geelong now sits on Wadawurrung Country. Plus, musician Clint Bracknell and linguist Myf Turpin continue to track the Song With No Boss.
11/26/20220
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Growing Up Wiradjuri, and Song With No Boss

Three of the Elders discuss their contributions to Dr Anita Heiss' new anthology Growing Up Wiradjuri. And in the third episode of Song With No Boss, musician Clint Bracknell and linguist Myf Turpin continue to track the much-loved corroboree song that travelled thousands of kilometres, largely intact, for at least 160 years.
11/19/20220
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Growing Up Wiradjuri, and Song With No Boss

Three of the Elders discuss their contributions to Dr Anita Heiss' new anthology Growing Up Wiradjuri. And in the third episode of Song With No Boss, musician Clint Bracknell and linguist Myf Turpin continue to track the much-loved corroboree song that travelled thousands of kilometres, largely intact, for at least 160 years.
11/19/20220
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Kodie Bedford talks screenwriting, and Song With No Boss

Kodie Bedford is a Jaru screenwriter who grew up in Geraldton, Western Australia. She discusses how the landscape of Australian television has changed since she started a little over a decade ago. Song With No Boss returns for the second of five episodes about a much-loved corroboree song that travelled thousands of kilometres, largely intact, for at least 160 years.
11/12/20220
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Kodie Bedford talks screenwriting, and Song With No Boss

Kodie Bedford is a Jaru screenwriter who grew up in Geraldton, Western Australia. She discusses how the landscape of Australian television has changed since she started a little over a decade ago. Song With No Boss returns for the second of five episodes about a much-loved corroboree song that travelled thousands of kilometres, largely intact, for at least 160 years.
11/12/20220
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Song With No Boss, and Purrumpa

In the first instalment of Song With No Boss Noongar musician and language revivalist Clint Bracknell, and linguist Myf Turpin begin unravelling a musical mystery. Franchesca Cubillo explains why Australia Council brought together Elders, emerging leaders, artists, arts workers, performers and thought leaders for Purrumpa. And for Word Up Elaine Magias shares some Kaurna language.
11/5/20220
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Song With No Boss, and Purrumpa

In the first instalment of Song With No Boss Noongar musician and language revivalist Clint Bracknell, and linguist Myf Turpin begin unravelling a musical mystery. Franchesca Cubillo explains why Australia Council brought together Elders, emerging leaders, artists, arts workers, performers and thought leaders for Purrumpa. And for Word Up Elaine Magias shares some Kaurna language.
11/5/20220
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Meet the Unaipon Award winner for 2022, and Bedtime Stories from Wiradjuri Country

Mykaela Saunders wins the David Unaipon award in 2022 and Rona Glynn-McDonald speaks about and Common Ground, and their new series of Bedtime Stories
10/29/20220
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Meet the Unaipon Award winner for 2022, and Bedtime Stories from Wiradjuri Country

Mykaela Saunders wins the David Unaipon award in 2022 and Rona Glynn-McDonald speaks about and Common Ground, and their new series of Bedtime Stories
10/29/20220
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Marloo's Blues, and Vince Copley's The Wonder of Little Things

Considered one of Australia’s foremost Indigenous female blues writers and performers, Marlene Cummins talks the blues from an Aboriginal woman’s perspective. And, Vince Copley AM's daughter Kara McEwan discusses her father's posthumously published autobiography. 
10/22/20220
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Marloo's Blues, and Vince Copley's The Wonder of Little Things

Considered one of Australia’s foremost Indigenous female blues writers and performers, Marlene Cummins talks the blues from an Aboriginal woman’s perspective. And, Vince Copley AM's daughter Kara McEwan discusses her father's posthumously published autobiography. 
10/22/20220
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Celebrating the Black excellence of Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship, and The Dirty Mile

Dr Alethea Beetson, Fred Leone and Vincent Namatjira discuss how being awarded Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships will impact their lives and develop their art practices. Plus, John Harding discusses adapting his promenade play The Dirty Mile for the radio.
10/15/20220
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Celebrating the Black excellence of Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship, and The Dirty Mile

Dr Alethea Beetson, Fred Leone and Vincent Namatjira discuss how being awarded Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships will impact their lives and develop their art practices. Plus, John Harding discusses adapting his promenade play The Dirty Mile for the radio.
10/15/20220
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Counter Monuments and Anti-Racism Interventions

10/8/20220
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Counter Monuments and Anti-Racism Interventions

10/8/20220
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50 years of the Koori Knockout, and introducing Jem Cassar-Daley

Ronald Briggs talks about the 50th anniversary of the Koori Knockout, and Jem Cassar-Daley introduces her debut EP I Don't Know Who to Call.
10/1/20220
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50 years of the Koori Knockout, and introducing Jem Cassar-Daley

Ronald Briggs talks about the 50th anniversary of the Koori Knockout, and Jem Cassar-Daley introduces her debut EP I Don't Know Who to Call.
10/1/20220
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The Australian Wars, and Na Djinang Circus

Rachel Perkins discusses her new docuseries The Australian Wars, and Na Djinang Circus founder Harley Mann explains how he fell into the artform and found community.
9/24/20220
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The Australian Wars, and Na Djinang Circus

Rachel Perkins discusses her new docuseries The Australian Wars, and Na Djinang Circus founder Harley Mann explains how he fell into the artform and found community.
9/24/20220
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Remembering an icon of Blak theatre

As the world mourns a queen, Blakfullas around the country are mourning a giant of theatre.  Rachael Maza discusses the legacy of the late Uncle Jack Charles, and an interview with Uncle from the archives.
9/17/20220
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Remembering an icon of Blak theatre

As the world mourns a queen, Blakfullas around the country are mourning a giant of theatre.  Rachael Maza discusses the legacy of the late Uncle Jack Charles, and an interview with Uncle from the archives.
9/17/20220
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Blak led flood recovery, and finding the space in silence

Koori Mail's general manager Naomi Moran provides an update on the flood recovery in NSW's Northern Rivers region, and Karul Project's co-founder Thomas E. Kelly discusses a show that's exploring silence (and what it takes to break it).
9/10/20220
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Blak led flood recovery, and finding the space in silence

Koori Mail's general manager Naomi Moran provides an update on the flood recovery in NSW's Northern Rivers region, and Karul Project's co-founder Thomas E. Kelly discusses a show that's exploring silence (and what it takes to break it).
9/10/20220
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Tiddas goes from page to stage, and Jazz Money guest curates MWF

Wiradjuri writer Anita Heiss, is adding another feather to her cap, with the stage adaptation of her 2014 novel Tiddas. Poet Jazz Money talks guest curating this year's Melbourne Writers Festival. Stephen Page and his son Hunter Page-Lochard discuss, Waru — Bangarra Dance Theatre's new show, aimed at children. And for Word Up, Aunty Christine Stuart shares some Gubbi Gubbi language, including the word for 'fire'.
9/3/20220
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Tiddas goes from page to stage, and Jazz Money guest curates MWF

Wiradjuri writer Anita Heiss, is adding another feather to her cap, with the stage adaptation of her 2014 novel Tiddas. Poet Jazz Money talks guest curating this year's Melbourne Writers Festival. Stephen Page and his son Hunter Page-Lochard discuss, Waru — Bangarra Dance Theatre's new show, aimed at children. And for Word Up, Aunty Christine Stuart shares some Gubbi Gubbi language, including the word for 'fire'.
9/3/20220
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Frank Byrne living in hope, and theatre on rollerskates

Stolen Generation survivor Frank Byrne's memoir Living in Hope pieces together fragments of the past, and theatre maker Alethea Beetson takes a break between rehearsals to discuss how a residency at a museum inspired her new show Queen City.
8/27/20220
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Frank Byrne living in hope, and theatre on rollerskates

Stolen Generation survivor Frank Byrne's memoir Living in Hope pieces together fragments of the past, and theatre maker Alethea Beetson takes a break between rehearsals to discuss how a residency at a museum inspired her new show Queen City.
8/27/20220
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Whitefella Yella Tree, and Masked Histories

Indigenous arts, music and culture from Australia and around the world.
8/20/20220
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Whitefella Yella Tree, and Masked Histories

Indigenous arts, music and culture from Australia and around the world.
8/20/20220
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Blak coming of age stories, and Djabarrpuyngu Matha

Jub Clerc's debut feature film Sweet As, and Yvonne Weldon Debuts Sixty Seven Days each bring fresh perspectives to Blak coming of age stories.
8/13/20220
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Blak coming of age stories, and Djabarrpuyngu Matha

Jub Clerc's debut feature film Sweet As, and Yvonne Weldon Debuts Sixty Seven Days each bring fresh perspectives to Blak coming of age stories.
8/13/20220
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The 2022 Telstra NATSIAAs, and a farewell to Uncle Archie Roach

The NATSIAA award winners talk about their art and lives, and a poignant interview with Uncle Archie Roach from Awaye's archives.
8/6/20220
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The 2022 Telstra NATSIAAs, and a farewell to Uncle Archie Roach

The NATSIAA award winners talk about their art and lives, and a poignant interview with Uncle Archie Roach from Awaye's archives.
8/6/20220
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The NIMAs are coming home, and A Murriality

A look at the NIMAS, and three decades of activism
7/30/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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The NIMAs are coming home, and A Murriality

A look at the NIMAS, and three decades of activism
7/30/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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NATSIAA finalists Aunty Gail Mabo and Juanella MacKenzie, and Didgeridoozy

Two of this year's NATSIAA finalists Aunty Gail Mabo and Juanella MacKenzie discuss their work, and the hilarious Dane Simpson gets set to take Didgeridoozy to Darwin Festival.
7/23/202254 minutes, 9 seconds
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NATSIAA finalists Aunty Gail Mabo and Juanella MacKenzie, and Didgeridoozy

Two of this year's NATSIAA finalists Aunty Gail Mabo and Juanella MacKenzie discuss their work, and the hilarious Dane Simpson gets set to take Didgeridoozy to Darwin Festival.
7/23/202254 minutes, 9 seconds
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NAIDOC Female Elder of the Year, and Debra Dank's We Come with This Place

Dr Lois Peeler shares how her family has influenced her work and what it means to have been named NAIDOC Female Elder of the Year, plus Debra Dank explains why her latest book We Come with This Place has a non-linear structure.
7/16/202254 minutes, 9 seconds
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NAIDOC Female Elder of the Year, and Debra Dank's We Come with This Place

Dr Lois Peeler shares how her family has influenced her work and what it means to have been named NAIDOC Female Elder of the Year, plus Debra Dank explains why her latest book We Come with This Place has a non-linear structure.
7/16/202254 minutes, 9 seconds
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Blak Theatre Excellence

Uncle Jack Charles talk about what it means to be named Male Elder of the Year at the NAIDOC Awards, and playwright and director Wesley Enoch brings Sunshine Club back to the stage.
7/9/202254 minutes, 9 seconds
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Blak Theatre Excellence

Uncle Jack Charles talk about what it means to be named Male Elder of the Year at the NAIDOC Awards, and playwright and director Wesley Enoch brings Sunshine Club back to the stage.
7/9/202254 minutes, 9 seconds
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Get up, Stand up, Show up: Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2022

It’s NAIDOC Week — a time to celebrate and honour all the ways that mob get up, stand up, and show up.
7/2/202254 minutes, 9 seconds
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Get up, Stand up, Show up: Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2022

It’s NAIDOC Week — a time to celebrate and honour all the ways that mob get up, stand up, and show up.
7/2/202254 minutes, 9 seconds
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Celebrating sounds of Country

Composer and performer William Barton discusses his new compositional work for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Of The Earth. Then, musician and social historian Jessie Llyod brings you her new album Four Winds.
6/25/202254 minutes, 9 seconds
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Celebrating sounds of Country

Composer and performer William Barton discusses his new compositional work for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Of The Earth. Then, musician and social historian Jessie Llyod brings you her new album Four Winds.
6/25/202254 minutes, 9 seconds
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Tony Birch on being a Fitzroy Blak, and Naomi Hobson's Adolescent Wonderland

Tony Birch shares how growing up in Fitzroy influenced his writing, and artist Naomi Hobson discusses her vibrant photographic series Adolescent Wonderland.
6/18/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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Tony Birch on being a Fitzroy Blak, and Naomi Hobson's Adolescent Wonderland

Tony Birch shares how growing up in Fitzroy influenced his writing, and artist Naomi Hobson discusses her vibrant photographic series Adolescent Wonderland.
6/18/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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Daniel Boyd's Treasure Island, and Nardi Simpson talks Another Australia

Artist Daniel Boyd walks us through his exhibition Treasure Island, and Yuwaalaraay writer and musician Nardi Simpson talks us through Another Australia.
6/11/202254 minutes, 4 seconds
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Daniel Boyd's Treasure Island, and Nardi Simpson talks Another Australia

Artist Daniel Boyd walks us through his exhibition Treasure Island, and Yuwaalaraay writer and musician Nardi Simpson talks us through Another Australia.
6/11/202254 minutes, 4 seconds
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Terrain returns to the stage, and centenarian Uncle Wes Marne

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Frances Rings explains how Kati Thanda inspired one of her most acclaimed works. And centenarian Uncle Wes Marne shares his debut collection of poetry, Through Old Eyes.
6/4/20220
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Terrain returns to the stage, and centenarian Uncle Wes Marne

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Frances Rings explains how Kati Thanda inspired one of her most acclaimed works. And centenarian Uncle Wes Marne shares his debut collection of poetry, Through Old Eyes.
6/4/20220
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Leah Purcell on The Drover's Wife, and Stephen Page wins a Red Ochre Award

Leah Purcell discusses her newest iteration of The Drover's Wife, and Stephen page is honoured with a Red Ochre Award
5/28/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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Leah Purcell on The Drover's Wife, and Stephen Page wins a Red Ochre Award

Leah Purcell discusses her newest iteration of The Drover's Wife, and Stephen page is honoured with a Red Ochre Award
5/28/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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Awaye live from Sydney Writers Festival

Writers Jackie Huggins, Chelsea Watego, Lorna Munro and Evelyn Araluen discuss what "Unmitegatedly Black" success looks like in literary spaces, and the value of collectivism.
5/21/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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Awaye live from Sydney Writers Festival

Writers Jackie Huggins, Chelsea Watego, Lorna Munro and Evelyn Araluen discuss what "Unmitegatedly Black" success looks like in literary spaces, and the value of collectivism.
5/21/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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Celebrating a decade of Ngana Barangarai, and Troy Russell's The Last Shot

Black Wallaby is a creative writing program started by Aunty Barbara Nicholson at the Junee Correctional Centre. Troy Russel and Lily Shearer explain how a single piece of music grew into a musical about star crossed lovers on the run.
5/14/202254 minutes, 7 seconds
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Celebrating a decade of Ngana Barangarai, and Troy Russell's The Last Shot

Black Wallaby is a creative writing program started by Aunty Barbara Nicholson at the Junee Correctional Centre. Troy Russel and Lily Shearer explain how a single piece of music grew into a musical about star crossed lovers on the run.
5/14/202254 minutes, 7 seconds
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Evelyn Araluen's Stella Prize win, and the Possum Skin Cloak Story

Evelyn Araluen wins the 2022 Stella Prize, and we hear about an old fairytale with a Blak twist.
5/7/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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Evelyn Araluen's Stella Prize win, and the Possum Skin Cloak Story

Evelyn Araluen wins the 2022 Stella Prize, and we hear about an old fairytale with a Blak twist.
5/7/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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Clancestry, Eskatology, and the scarification of trees

Lara Croydon brings the highlights from QPAC's Clancestry, Ngarrindjeri rapper Eskatology discusses his new single, and Paul Girrawah House brings Ceremony into the gardens of the NGA with his tree scarring practice.
4/30/20220
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Clancestry, Eskatology, and the scarification of trees

Lara Croydon brings the highlights from QPAC's Clancestry, Ngarrindjeri rapper Eskatology discusses his new single, and Paul Girrawah House brings Ceremony into the gardens of the NGA with his tree scarring practice.
4/30/20220
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The responsibility of culture

Brittanie Shipway's A Letter For Molly and Richard Franklin's No More Sugar, No More Tea each explore matrilineal stories for the stage.
4/23/20220
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The responsibility of culture

Brittanie Shipway's A Letter For Molly and Richard Franklin's No More Sugar, No More Tea each explore matrilineal stories for the stage.
4/23/20220
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Unlimited Futures, and 'stillness' in Batjamalh

Unlimited Futures is a new anthology of speculative and visionary fiction from Blak and Black writers and poets.
4/16/20220
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Unlimited Futures, and 'stillness' in Batjamalh

Unlimited Futures is a new anthology of speculative and visionary fiction from Blak and Black writers and poets.
4/16/20220
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Repatriation and creation

Today, repatriation and the porous nature of objects, for the first time since they were taken in 1770 three Kamay spears are returning to Sydney.
4/9/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Repatriation and creation

Today, repatriation and the porous nature of objects, for the first time since they were taken in 1770 three Kamay spears are returning to Sydney.
4/9/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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SJ Norman's The Bone Library, and Kolour Me Kweer

SJ Norman is an artist comfortable with mess and the trouble of things, and his latest iteration of his ‘Bone Library’ is a perfect example. Plus, a celebration of diverse LGBTIQA+ people is taking place in Blacktown and Western Sydney.
4/2/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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SJ Norman's The Bone Library, and Kolour Me Kweer

SJ Norman is an artist comfortable with mess and the trouble of things, and his latest iteration of his ‘Bone Library’ is a perfect example. Plus, a celebration of diverse LGBTIQA+ people is taking place in Blacktown and Western Sydney.
4/2/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Art and community, across all platforms, and all Nations

This week, we meet Hetti Perkins, the senior Curator-at-large of Ceremony, the fourth National Indigenous Art Triennial, and Rhoda Roberts, curator of the Parrtjima Festival.
3/26/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Art and community, across all platforms, and all Nations

This week, we meet Hetti Perkins, the senior Curator-at-large of Ceremony, the fourth National Indigenous Art Triennial, and Rhoda Roberts, curator of the Parrtjima Festival.
3/26/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Mapping Frontier massacres, and telling "un-truths"

The final update of a project mapping massacres on Australia’s colonial frontier, a tour from Alice Skye, and a trip to Mount Gambier.
3/19/202254 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mapping Frontier massacres, and telling "un-truths"

The final update of a project mapping massacres on Australia’s colonial frontier, a tour from Alice Skye, and a trip to Mount Gambier.
3/19/202254 minutes, 7 seconds
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Blak hearts and minds

A new documentary is telling the story of how remote Aboriginal communities across the top end of Australia are working to eliminate rheumatic heart disease, and Mak Mak Marranunggu musician J-Milla talks music and mentorship.
3/12/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Blak hearts and minds

A new documentary is telling the story of how remote Aboriginal communities across the top end of Australia are working to eliminate rheumatic heart disease, and Mak Mak Marranunggu musician J-Milla talks music and mentorship.
3/12/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Theatre coast to coast, and Blak flood relief

Koori Mail’s General Manager Naomi Moran takes us to the flood affected Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, plus Meyne Wyatt joins us from Noongar Country where his debut play City of Gold will be re-staged.
3/5/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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Theatre coast to coast, and Blak flood relief

Koori Mail’s General Manager Naomi Moran takes us to the flood affected Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, plus Meyne Wyatt joins us from Noongar Country where his debut play City of Gold will be re-staged.
3/5/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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Talkin' Up to the White Woman, and Warralgurniya

The formidable thinker Dr Aileen Moreton-Robinson discusses her seminal work Talkin Up to the White Woman. Plus, Thiinma and Warriyangga man Peter Salmon shares how he's using music to revitalise his languages.
2/26/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Talkin' Up to the White Woman, and Warralgurniya

The formidable thinker Dr Aileen Moreton-Robinson discusses her seminal work Talkin Up to the White Woman. Plus, Thiinma and Warriyangga man Peter Salmon shares how he's using music to revitalise his languages.
2/26/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Dulka Warngiid and 'Circling Time' with Kutcher Edwards

Kaiadilt Elders share how they're holding tight to their homeland despite a lifetime of dispossession and dislocation. Plus, beloved singer-songwriter Kutcher Edwards discusses the stories behind his songs.
2/19/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Dulka Warngiid and 'Circling Time' with Kutcher Edwards

Kaiadilt Elders share how they're holding tight to their homeland despite a lifetime of dispossession and dislocation. Plus, beloved singer-songwriter Kutcher Edwards discusses the stories behind his songs.
2/19/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Blak excellence on the page and stage

Gunai Kurnai writer Veronica Gorrie took home two prizes at the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards. Plus Nathan Maynard's new play At What Cost? asks the question: who can call themselves Aboriginal.
2/12/202253 minutes, 56 seconds
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Blak excellence on the page and stage

Gunai Kurnai writer Veronica Gorrie took home two prizes at the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards. Plus Nathan Maynard's new play At What Cost? asks the question: who can call themselves Aboriginal.
2/12/202253 minutes, 56 seconds
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The next big Blak musical, and Kitchen Table Yarns with Archie Roach

Saddle up as we hear about the next big Black musical from director Eva Grace Mullaley. Plus, Uncle Archie Roach has hit the road again in 2022.
2/5/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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The next big Blak musical, and Kitchen Table Yarns with Archie Roach

Saddle up as we hear about the next big Black musical from director Eva Grace Mullaley. Plus, Uncle Archie Roach has hit the road again in 2022.
2/5/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fanning flames of knowledge

Victor Steffensen explains why he's sharing his traditional Indigenous fire knowledge in a children’s book, Looking After Country with Fire.
1/29/202253 minutes, 57 seconds
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Fanning flames of knowledge

Victor Steffensen explains why he's sharing his traditional Indigenous fire knowledge in a children’s book, Looking After Country with Fire.
1/29/202253 minutes, 57 seconds
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Myths, icons, and a Blak literary canon

Writer Evelyn Araluen takes down icons and explodes tropes of mythic Australianness in her debut collection Dropbear, Larissa Behrendt discusses her third novel, After Story and Marie Munkara shares some Rembarranga for Word Up
1/15/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Myths, icons, and a Blak literary canon

Writer Evelyn Araluen takes down icons and explodes tropes of mythic Australianness in her debut collection Dropbear, Larissa Behrendt discusses her third novel, After Story and Marie Munkara shares some Rembarranga for Word Up
1/15/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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From stage to screen — who tells your story

Playwright Andrea James takes on the story of an Australian sporting legend in Sunshine Super Girl. And, how a phone call sent Tirki Onus on a journey of discovery.
12/25/202154 minutes, 7 seconds
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From stage to screen — who tells your story

Playwright Andrea James takes on the story of an Australian sporting legend in Sunshine Super Girl. And, how a phone call sent Tirki Onus on a journey of discovery.
12/25/202154 minutes, 7 seconds
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Guwayu For All Times, and 'belonging' in Gundungurra

We head to Sydney Writers Festival to hear about a collection of First Nations poetry, Guwayu — For All Times.
12/18/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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Guwayu For All Times, and 'belonging' in Gundungurra

We head to Sydney Writers Festival to hear about a collection of First Nations poetry, Guwayu — For All Times.
12/18/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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Stephen Page steps down from Bangarra, and hunting vampires in Coober Peddy

After three decades Stephen Page has announced he’s stepping down as Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Company, and Warwick Thornton discusses his new show about Aboriginal vampire hunters.
12/11/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Stephen Page steps down from Bangarra, and hunting vampires in Coober Peddy

After three decades Stephen Page has announced he’s stepping down as Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Company, and Warwick Thornton discusses his new show about Aboriginal vampire hunters.
12/11/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Paying tribute to David Gulpilil, and reawakening Kayardild language

Today, we pay tribute to David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu AM, a legend of Indigenous cinema and a powerful performer.
12/4/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Paying tribute to David Gulpilil, and reawakening Kayardild language

Today, we pay tribute to David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu AM, a legend of Indigenous cinema and a powerful performer.
12/4/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Indigenous performance across generations

An authorised biography of the iconic Yolgnu rock band Yothu Yindi has been released, and Sydney Opera House's annual traditional dance competition 'Dancerites' returned for another year, but not as you know it.
11/27/202154 minutes, 3 seconds
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Indigenous performance across generations

An authorised biography of the iconic Yolgnu rock band Yothu Yindi has been released, and Sydney Opera House's annual traditional dance competition 'Dancerites' returned for another year, but not as you know it.
11/27/202154 minutes, 3 seconds
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Music legends and classical composers

Uncle Kev Carmody has been inducted into the National Indigenous Music Awards Hall of Fame this week. He shares what the honour means to him.
11/20/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Music legends and classical composers

Uncle Kev Carmody has been inducted into the National Indigenous Music Awards Hall of Fame this week. He shares what the honour means to him.
11/20/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Role models and the Adnyamathanha word for 'rainbow'

Rapper Kobie Dee discusses his podcast Know Role Models and 91-year-old Kanakiya Myra Ah Chee discusses her memoir Nomad Girl which tracks her life on the gibber plains and beyond.
11/13/202153 minutes, 57 seconds
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Role models and the Adnyamathanha word for 'rainbow'

Rapper Kobie Dee discusses his podcast Know Role Models and 91-year-old Kanakiya Myra Ah Chee discusses her memoir Nomad Girl which tracks her life on the gibber plains and beyond.
11/13/202153 minutes, 57 seconds
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Total Control and revisiting 'Kura Tungar-Songs from the River'

Deborah Mailman talks Total Control, Emma Donovan discusses the music documentary Wash My Soul in the River's Flow, and Angela Giles shares some Ngarrindjeri for Word Up.
11/6/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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Total Control and revisiting 'Kura Tungar-Songs from the River'

Deborah Mailman talks Total Control, Emma Donovan discusses the music documentary Wash My Soul in the River's Flow, and Angela Giles shares some Ngarrindjeri for Word Up.
11/6/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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Introducing Baker Boy's album 'Gela' and Celebrating 10 Years of black&write!

Baker Boy discusses his debut album Gela, Larissa Behrendt explores history and culture through the lens of NRL in her new documentary, and editor Grace Lucas-Pennington shares how blak&write is celebrating its tenth anniversary.
10/30/202153 minutes, 57 seconds
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Introducing Baker Boy's album 'Gela' and Celebrating 10 Years of black&write!

Baker Boy discusses his debut album Gela, Larissa Behrendt explores history and culture through the lens of NRL in her new documentary, and editor Grace Lucas-Pennington shares how blak&write is celebrating its tenth anniversary.
10/30/202153 minutes, 57 seconds
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Slowing down with Ellen van Neervan, and SJ Norman's haunting debut 'Permafrost'

Ellen van Neervan explains why they'll be using their Sidney-Meyer Fellowship grant to slow down. The Art Gallery of NSW and Purple House team up again to get dialysis to Balgo community. SJ Norman discusses their debut Permafrost. And, learn the Yuggera name for the tawny frog-mouth owl.
10/23/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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Slowing down with Ellen van Neervan, and SJ Norman's haunting debut 'Permafrost'

Ellen van Neervan explains why they'll be using their Sidney-Meyer Fellowship grant to slow down. The Art Gallery of NSW and Purple House team up again to get dialysis to Balgo community. SJ Norman discusses their debut Permafrost. And, learn the Yuggera name for the tawny frog-mouth owl.
10/23/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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One By One with Ancestress, and five years of Word Up

Ancestress discusses her single One By One and the eight year long process from writing to releasing the song, and we mark five years of Word Up.
10/16/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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One By One with Ancestress, and five years of Word Up

Ancestress discusses her single One By One and the eight year long process from writing to releasing the song, and we mark five years of Word Up.
10/16/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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Celebrating with Ali Murphy-Oates, and 'Falling' with Bumpy

We hear from one of the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship winners Ali Murphy-Oates, plus musician Bumpy shares how she's finding power in vulnerability.
10/9/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Celebrating with Ali Murphy-Oates, and 'Falling' with Bumpy

We hear from one of the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship winners Ali Murphy-Oates, plus musician Bumpy shares how she's finding power in vulnerability.
10/9/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Podcasting for a Blak Nation, and 25 years of Marrugeku

Today, Rhianna Patrick tells us how Indigenous X has grown since its inception in 2012 and what role podcasts play in this new phase.
10/2/202154 minutes, 3 seconds
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Podcasting for a Blak Nation, and 25 years of Marrugeku

Today, Rhianna Patrick tells us how Indigenous X has grown since its inception in 2012 and what role podcasts play in this new phase.
10/2/202154 minutes, 3 seconds
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Bob Weatherall's Restless Dream, and recovering from COVID

Tarnanthi Festival returns for 2021, Bob Weatherall discusses his album Restless Dream, and award-winning author Marie Munkara shares some Rembarranga for Word Up.
9/25/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bob Weatherall's Restless Dream, and recovering from COVID

Tarnanthi Festival returns for 2021, Bob Weatherall discusses his album Restless Dream, and award-winning author Marie Munkara shares some Rembarranga for Word Up.
9/25/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Deadly Science and even deadlier scientists

Today, Australian Museum’s Eureka Prize nominee Corey Tutt shares why we need science literacy in our communities.
9/18/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Deadly Science and even deadlier scientists

Today, Australian Museum’s Eureka Prize nominee Corey Tutt shares why we need science literacy in our communities.
9/18/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Dark as Last Night, and SFF First Nations Fellow Darlene Johnson

Two talented storytellers discuss their work. Plus we hear from the New South Wales/Queensland state border amidst COVID lockdowns.
9/11/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Dark as Last Night, and SFF First Nations Fellow Darlene Johnson

Two talented storytellers discuss their work. Plus we hear from the New South Wales/Queensland state border amidst COVID lockdowns.
9/11/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Moogai, hauntings and 'Lies Damned Lies'

Today, Claire Coleman discusses her new book that blends the personal with the political, looking at the ongoing process of colonialism in Australia.
9/4/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Moogai, hauntings and 'Lies Damned Lies'

Today, Claire Coleman discusses her new book that blends the personal with the political, looking at the ongoing process of colonialism in Australia.
9/4/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Incarceration Nation, and The Word from Wilcannia

A new documentary is revealing the hard truths of Australia’s criminal justice system, and we hear how COVID-19 is affecting Wilcannia in western New South Wales.
8/28/202153 minutes, 56 seconds
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Incarceration Nation, and The Word from Wilcannia

A new documentary is revealing the hard truths of Australia’s criminal justice system, and we hear how COVID-19 is affecting Wilcannia in western New South Wales.
8/28/202153 minutes, 56 seconds
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Honouring The Wave Hill Walk Off, and creating a community of Kullilli speakers

This month marks the 55th anniversary of the Wave Hill Walkoff — when Vincent Lingiari led more than two hundred Aboriginal stockmen and domestic workers walked off the Wave Hill Cattle Station in the Northern Territory. 
8/21/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Honouring The Wave Hill Walk Off, and creating a community of Kullilli speakers

This month marks the 55th anniversary of the Wave Hill Walkoff — when Vincent Lingiari led more than two hundred Aboriginal stockmen and domestic workers walked off the Wave Hill Cattle Station in the Northern Territory. 
8/21/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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The poetics of Indigenous languages, and Megan Wilding wins the Griffin Award

Writer, poet and educator Jazz Money discusses the poetics of Indigenous languages, Gamilaroi theatre maker Megan Wilding on her award-winning play GAME. SET. MATCH.
8/14/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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The poetics of Indigenous languages, and Megan Wilding wins the Griffin Award

Writer, poet and educator Jazz Money discusses the poetics of Indigenous languages, Gamilaroi theatre maker Megan Wilding on her award-winning play GAME. SET. MATCH.
8/14/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Telstra NATSIAA 2021, and 'platapus' in palawa kani

The winners of the country’s longest running art awards for Indigenous artists have been announced.
8/7/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Telstra NATSIAA 2021, and 'platapus' in palawa kani

The winners of the country’s longest running art awards for Indigenous artists have been announced.
8/7/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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Through a First Nations lens

Dr Larissa Behrendt and debut filmmaker Tiriki Onus are flipping the colonial lens to discover what happens when you view stories through a First Nations’ lens.
7/31/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Through a First Nations lens

Dr Larissa Behrendt and debut filmmaker Tiriki Onus are flipping the colonial lens to discover what happens when you view stories through a First Nations’ lens.
7/31/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Introducing Beau James, and public exhibitions

Today, we meet Sydney Opera House’s new head of First Nations programming — Beau James — and hear what they hope to bring to this very exciting and challenging role.
7/24/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Introducing Beau James, and public exhibitions

Today, we meet Sydney Opera House’s new head of First Nations programming — Beau James — and hear what they hope to bring to this very exciting and challenging role.
7/24/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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True Tracks and wallowing in emotions with Alice Skye

Today, from art and architecture, to film and science — Indigenous cultures are not “terra nullius.”
7/17/202155 minutes, 53 seconds
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True Tracks and wallowing in emotions with Alice Skye

Today, from art and architecture, to film and science — Indigenous cultures are not “terra nullius.”
7/17/202155 minutes, 53 seconds
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Healing our rivers and country

Today, we return to the high country and the headwaters of the biggest rivers in south-eastern Australia for a ceremony that until 2019 hadn’t been performed in generations.
7/10/202147 minutes, 56 seconds
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Healing our rivers and country

Today, we return to the high country and the headwaters of the biggest rivers in south-eastern Australia for a ceremony that until 2019 hadn’t been performed in generations.
7/10/202147 minutes, 56 seconds
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Healing Country

The NAIDOC theme of Heal Country is a challenge as much as a statement. And country is not just our part of the world, it’s the nation itself.
7/3/202154 minutes, 8 seconds
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Healing Country

The NAIDOC theme of Heal Country is a challenge as much as a statement. And country is not just our part of the world, it’s the nation itself.
7/3/202154 minutes, 8 seconds
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Stories from the Great Sandy Desert, and a new era at Australian Museum

Associate Artistic Director Frances Rings takes us backstage at Bangarra's SandSong, and Australian Museums Unsettled is uncovering truths.
6/19/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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Stories from the Great Sandy Desert, and a new era at Australian Museum

Associate Artistic Director Frances Rings takes us backstage at Bangarra's SandSong, and Australian Museums Unsettled is uncovering truths.
6/19/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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A Historic Appointment, and Yarning Country with Rachael Hocking

Wiradjuri dancer, choreographer and contemporary dance teacher Daniel Riley is the first First Nations Artistic Director to lead a non-Indigenous dance company in Australia — he shares what's led him to this moment.
6/12/202154 minutes, 7 seconds
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A Historic Appointment, and Yarning Country with Rachael Hocking

Wiradjuri dancer, choreographer and contemporary dance teacher Daniel Riley is the first First Nations Artistic Director to lead a non-Indigenous dance company in Australia — he shares what's led him to this moment.
6/12/202154 minutes, 7 seconds
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Art for activist sake with Richard Bell, and representing country

Richard Bell has always wielded the paintbrush like a megaphone, to speak truth to power.
6/5/202154 minutes, 8 seconds
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Art for activist sake with Richard Bell, and representing country

Richard Bell has always wielded the paintbrush like a megaphone, to speak truth to power.
6/5/202154 minutes, 8 seconds
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Songwomen, and the Butchella word for 'dingo'

Lou Bennett has won the prestigious Red Ochre Award for a lifetime of outstanding achievement.
5/29/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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Songwomen, and the Butchella word for 'dingo'

Lou Bennett has won the prestigious Red Ochre Award for a lifetime of outstanding achievement.
5/29/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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Performing grief, and 'Unbroken Connections'

It’s been 26 years since Deborah Mailman and Wesley Enoch’s play The Seven Stages of Grieving debuted.
5/22/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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Performing grief, and 'Unbroken Connections'

It’s been 26 years since Deborah Mailman and Wesley Enoch’s play The Seven Stages of Grieving debuted.
5/22/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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Thin Black Line, and sovereignty with sequins

In the third episode of ABC Indigenous’ podcast Thin Black Line violence erupts as Brisbane’s frustrated Murri community march on police headquarters.
5/15/202155 minutes, 16 seconds
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Thin Black Line, and sovereignty with sequins

In the third episode of ABC Indigenous’ podcast Thin Black Line violence erupts as Brisbane’s frustrated Murri community march on police headquarters.
5/15/202155 minutes, 16 seconds
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Thin Black Line, and the cosmic force of music

We bring you the second episode of Thin Black Line, a six-part investigation into one of the most controversial deaths in custody — that of 18-year old Daniel Yock.
5/1/202154 minutes, 7 seconds
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Thin Black Line, and the cosmic force of music

We bring you the second episode of Thin Black Line, a six-part investigation into one of the most controversial deaths in custody — that of 18-year old Daniel Yock.
5/1/202154 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Waters' family legacy and 'sky' in Gamilaraay

This week we look at the war legacy of one family and how bravery and sacrifice didn’t count for a lot once they returned home.
4/24/202154 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Waters' family legacy and 'sky' in Gamilaraay

This week we look at the war legacy of one family and how bravery and sacrifice didn’t count for a lot once they returned home.
4/24/202154 minutes, 8 seconds
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Black blood and white tears

When Dark Mofo put out a sickening call for the blood of First Nations people for an artwork it sparked outrage and condemnation. We talk to the Tasmanian Aboriginal artist who has tried to constructively engage with the festival and its parent institution MONA for the past seven years - and she tells us why she’s walking away. And former Queensland Police officer Ronnie Gorrie on her memoir Black and Blue.
4/17/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Black blood and white tears

When Dark Mofo put out a sickening call for the blood of First Nations people for an artwork it sparked outrage and condemnation. We talk to the Tasmanian Aboriginal artist who has tried to constructively engage with the festival and its parent institution MONA for the past seven years - and she tells us why she’s walking away. And former Queensland Police officer Ronnie Gorrie on her memoir Black and Blue.
4/17/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Yhonnie Scarce's Missile Park and Shareena Clanton on experiencing racism on set

Missile Park is the first major survey exhibition of the practice of Yhonnie Scarce, and actress Shareena Clanton speaks out on her experiences while on the set of Neighbours.
4/10/202154 minutes, 7 seconds
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Yhonnie Scarce's Missile Park and Shareena Clanton on experiencing racism on set

Missile Park is the first major survey exhibition of the practice of Yhonnie Scarce, and actress Shareena Clanton speaks out on her experiences while on the set of Neighbours.
4/10/202154 minutes, 7 seconds
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Deepening the conversation and what 'ngarraanga' means

If you could listen to country, what would you hear?
4/3/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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Deepening the conversation and what 'ngarraanga' means

If you could listen to country, what would you hear?
4/3/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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30 Years on from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, and the return of Yirramboi Festival

Thirty years ago the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody delivered its findings. ABC Indigenous looks at just one of the more than 440 deaths that have occurred since 1991.
3/27/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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30 Years on from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, and the return of Yirramboi Festival

Thirty years ago the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody delivered its findings. ABC Indigenous looks at just one of the more than 440 deaths that have occurred since 1991.
3/27/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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A haunting relic of scientific racism

In the French city of Lyon we find a strange ethnographic object - which can only be described as a curiosity of the Western imagination.
3/20/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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A haunting relic of scientific racism

In the French city of Lyon we find a strange ethnographic object - which can only be described as a curiosity of the Western imagination.
3/20/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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We need to (re)centre Black women's voices and the winner the 2020 David Unaipon Award

It seems we are perpetually in the grip of another pandemic — violence against women — but why isn't anyone listening to Black women?
3/13/202144 minutes, 29 seconds
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We need to (re)centre Black women's voices and the winner the 2020 David Unaipon Award

It seems we are perpetually in the grip of another pandemic — violence against women — but why isn't anyone listening to Black women?
3/13/202144 minutes, 29 seconds
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Classical reimaginings and postcards from Yindjibarndi

The artist Daniel Boyd sheds new light on the collection of the University of Sydney, reimagining the sculptures of Ancient Greece through a post-colonial lens.
3/6/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Classical reimaginings and postcards from Yindjibarndi

The artist Daniel Boyd sheds new light on the collection of the University of Sydney, reimagining the sculptures of Ancient Greece through a post-colonial lens.
3/6/202154 minutes, 5 seconds
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Myths, icons and Dropbear

Writer Evelyn Araluen takes down icons and explodes tropes of mythic Australianness in her debut collection Dropbear.
2/27/202154 minutes, 8 seconds
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Myths, icons and Dropbear

Writer Evelyn Araluen takes down icons and explodes tropes of mythic Australianness in her debut collection Dropbear.
2/27/202154 minutes, 8 seconds
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Legends through a new lens and the Kaurna word for scorpion

Merv Bishop. a documentary about David Gulpilil, and Kaurna language.
2/20/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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Legends through a new lens and the Kaurna word for scorpion

Merv Bishop. a documentary about David Gulpilil, and Kaurna language.
2/20/202154 minutes, 6 seconds
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Blak books and "mischief" in Wiradjuri

Archie Roach reads another excerpt from his memoir Tell Me Why which has just won the Indigenous Writing Prize at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.
2/6/202154 minutes, 8 seconds
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Blak books and "mischief" in Wiradjuri

Archie Roach reads another excerpt from his memoir Tell Me Why which has just won the Indigenous Writing Prize at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.
2/6/202154 minutes, 8 seconds
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Wesley Enoch throws down a challenge and the heartfelt memoir of a broken childhood

The outgoing artistic director of the Sydney Festival has set a new standard in terms of Indigenous programming and as he walks out the door Wesley Enoch has a word for the next director. Noongar writer Alf Taylor's new memoir is a blistering and sometimes funny account of a broken childhood at the New Norcia mission.
1/30/202150 minutes, 57 seconds
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Wesley Enoch throws down a challenge and the heartfelt memoir of a broken childhood

The outgoing artistic director of the Sydney Festival has set a new standard in terms of Indigenous programming and as he walks out the door Wesley Enoch has a word for the next director. Noongar writer Alf Taylor's new memoir is a blistering and sometimes funny account of a broken childhood at the New Norcia mission.
1/30/202150 minutes, 57 seconds
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30 years of Speaking Out

Australia's first national radio program produced and presented by Indigenous broadcasters changed the game in black media.
1/23/202153 minutes, 51 seconds
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30 years of Speaking Out

Australia's first national radio program produced and presented by Indigenous broadcasters changed the game in black media.
1/23/202153 minutes, 51 seconds
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Artist digs Cook's grave and a new podcast about black resistance heroes

Tlingit artist Nicholas Galanin has dug a grave for the statue of James Cook and it begs the question: what do we do with monuments to a one-sided version of history? And a new podcast that uncovers the history of Aboriginal resistance during the frontier wars.
1/16/202153 minutes, 52 seconds
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Artist digs Cook's grave and a new podcast about black resistance heroes

Tlingit artist Nicholas Galanin has dug a grave for the statue of James Cook and it begs the question: what do we do with monuments to a one-sided version of history? And a new podcast that uncovers the history of Aboriginal resistance during the frontier wars.
1/16/202153 minutes, 52 seconds
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Miss Georgia Lee and Kwini language revival

Georgia Lee was one of the first ladies to sing the blues in Australia.
1/9/202153 minutes, 59 seconds
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Miss Georgia Lee and Kwini language revival

Georgia Lee was one of the first ladies to sing the blues in Australia.
1/9/202153 minutes, 59 seconds
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The epic story of the Maralinga Tjarutja and poetry in isolation

We hear about the AACTA-nominated documentary Maralinga Tjarutja, written and directed by Larissa Behrendt.
1/2/202153 minutes, 52 seconds
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The epic story of the Maralinga Tjarutja and poetry in isolation

We hear about the AACTA-nominated documentary Maralinga Tjarutja, written and directed by Larissa Behrendt.
1/2/202153 minutes, 52 seconds
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A unique landmark in Australian poetry and The Merindas debut album

The award-winning poet Charmaine Papertalk Green on her latest collection dedicated to her mother.
12/26/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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A unique landmark in Australian poetry and The Merindas debut album

The award-winning poet Charmaine Papertalk Green on her latest collection dedicated to her mother.
12/26/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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Igniting a Blak poetry renaissance and words in Dja Dja Wurrung

Featuring some of the most articulate voices in the country. Fire Front is a new anthology that captures the renaissance in First Nations verse.
12/19/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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Igniting a Blak poetry renaissance and words in Dja Dja Wurrung

Featuring some of the most articulate voices in the country. Fire Front is a new anthology that captures the renaissance in First Nations verse.
12/19/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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A date with Destiny (Deacon) and Ensemble Dutala

From the alleyways of Melbourne to her Koori lounge room in suburban Brunswick, Destiny Deacon has created some iconic images without ever uttering a word of artspeak. Today, we visit the exhibition that charts the extraordinary career of one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists.
12/12/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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A date with Destiny (Deacon) and Ensemble Dutala

From the alleyways of Melbourne to her Koori lounge room in suburban Brunswick, Destiny Deacon has created some iconic images without ever uttering a word of artspeak. Today, we visit the exhibition that charts the extraordinary career of one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists.
12/12/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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Bringing the story of Evonne Goolagong-Cawley to the stage and reforming Indigenous mental health services

Playwright Andrea James takes on the story of an Australian sporting legend in Sunshine Super Girl.
12/5/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bringing the story of Evonne Goolagong-Cawley to the stage and reforming Indigenous mental health services

Playwright Andrea James takes on the story of an Australian sporting legend in Sunshine Super Girl.
12/5/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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Kodie Bedford's "Cursed!", and fighting fake Indigenous art

Filmmaker Kodie Bedford’s latest turn — playwriting. We find out how blockchain technology could put a brake on fake Indigenous art. And the circus comes to town in the latest exhibition from Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens.
11/28/202057 minutes, 26 seconds
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Kodie Bedford's "Cursed!", and fighting fake Indigenous art

Filmmaker Kodie Bedford’s latest turn — playwriting. We find out how blockchain technology could put a brake on fake Indigenous art. And the circus comes to town in the latest exhibition from Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens.
11/28/202057 minutes, 26 seconds
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Jub Clerc's directorial debut and saving Skid Row Radio

Jub Clerc is a force of nature and now the former actor, theatremaker and one-time opera singer is writing and directing her first feature film. We feature one of the first Aboriginal languages ever to be written down in Word Up - and the fight to save the mothership of the legendary Radio Redfern.
11/21/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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Jub Clerc's directorial debut and saving Skid Row Radio

Jub Clerc is a force of nature and now the former actor, theatremaker and one-time opera singer is writing and directing her first feature film. We feature one of the first Aboriginal languages ever to be written down in Word Up - and the fight to save the mothership of the legendary Radio Redfern.
11/21/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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The life of an Aboriginal prophet

11/14/202054 minutes, 5 seconds
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The life of an Aboriginal prophet

11/14/202054 minutes, 5 seconds
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The righteous William Cooper and a 'river of stars' in Gumbaynggirr

We go on a journey — from a former Aboriginal mission station on the banks of the Murray River to the Forest of Martyrs outside Jerusalem — to learn the story of William Cooper and his 1938 protest against the persecution of the Jews.
11/7/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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The righteous William Cooper and a 'river of stars' in Gumbaynggirr

We go on a journey — from a former Aboriginal mission station on the banks of the Murray River to the Forest of Martyrs outside Jerusalem — to learn the story of William Cooper and his 1938 protest against the persecution of the Jews.
11/7/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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Revisiting the Aboriginal tent embassy

As the 50th Anniversary approaches, we revisit the story of the Aboriginal tent embassy — and its contemporary meaning.
10/31/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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Revisiting the Aboriginal tent embassy

As the 50th Anniversary approaches, we revisit the story of the Aboriginal tent embassy — and its contemporary meaning.
10/31/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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Living water and reflecting on 30 years of Archie Roach's 'Charcoal Lane'

Thirty years ago a truly remarkable album launched the career of a softly spoken man who spoke for a generation — Archie Roach.
10/24/202054 minutes, 8 seconds
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Living water and reflecting on 30 years of Archie Roach's 'Charcoal Lane'

Thirty years ago a truly remarkable album launched the career of a softly spoken man who spoke for a generation — Archie Roach.
10/24/202054 minutes, 8 seconds
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Digging deep and Nardi Simpson's debut novel

From music, playwriting and now her book Song of the Crocodile Nardi Simpson seems to move effortlessly between forms of storytelling. And in the lead-up to NAIDOC Week we revisit the rock shelter in west Arnhem Land where in 2017 they uncovering a treasure trove of artefacts dating back 65-thousand years.
10/17/202054 minutes, 9 seconds
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Digging deep and Nardi Simpson's debut novel

From music, playwriting and now her book Song of the Crocodile Nardi Simpson seems to move effortlessly between forms of storytelling. And in the lead-up to NAIDOC Week we revisit the rock shelter in west Arnhem Land where in 2017 they uncovering a treasure trove of artefacts dating back 65-thousand years.
10/17/202054 minutes, 9 seconds
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Give me land, lots of land: The legacy of Eddie Mabo

10/10/202054 minutes, 9 seconds
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Give me land, lots of land: The legacy of Eddie Mabo

10/10/202054 minutes, 9 seconds
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Emma Donovan's dream band and the epic journey of a song

We track the incredible story of a song from the American Deep South to a mission on the Murray River and Emma Donovan returns with Melbourne rhythm combo The Putbacks and a 70s funk-tinged soul album.
10/3/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Emma Donovan's dream band and the epic journey of a song

We track the incredible story of a song from the American Deep South to a mission on the Murray River and Emma Donovan returns with Melbourne rhythm combo The Putbacks and a 70s funk-tinged soul album.
10/3/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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New songlines

We feature contemporary songlines in Indigenous music - from electric soul and desert pop to post-colonial death metal.
9/26/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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New songlines

We feature contemporary songlines in Indigenous music - from electric soul and desert pop to post-colonial death metal.
9/26/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Is rock art contemporary?

We contemplate the meaning of rock engravings in the foothills of the Italian Alps in the final part of our series visiting three world heritage sites on three continents. And jazz singer and storyteller Lois Olney returns to her birthplace and her mother's Ngarluma country.
9/19/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Is rock art contemporary?

We contemplate the meaning of rock engravings in the foothills of the Italian Alps in the final part of our series visiting three world heritage sites on three continents. And jazz singer and storyteller Lois Olney returns to her birthplace and her mother's Ngarluma country.
9/19/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Is walking a spiritual practice?

In the second instalment in a three-part documentary series that crosses three continents and three world heritage sites we walk a pilgrimage route through sacred mountains where faiths converge. And how the sound of rivers echoes in three languages - Woiwurrung, Yaygir and Nyikina.
9/12/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Is walking a spiritual practice?

In the second instalment in a three-part documentary series that crosses three continents and three world heritage sites we walk a pilgrimage route through sacred mountains where faiths converge. And how the sound of rivers echoes in three languages - Woiwurrung, Yaygir and Nyikina.
9/12/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Is art a time machine?

A journey into the near outback and the shores of a dry lake to find the compelling story of human occupation and Aboriginal presence on the continent known as Australia. And we hear some of the languages spoken across the vast Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area.
9/5/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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Is art a time machine?

A journey into the near outback and the shores of a dry lake to find the compelling story of human occupation and Aboriginal presence on the continent known as Australia. And we hear some of the languages spoken across the vast Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area.
9/5/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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The indigenous Sami are at the mercury of climate change

Today we travel to the Norwegian Arctic to meet with a group of indigenous Sami reindeer herders who are worried their traditional knowledge might not be enough to survive the changing climate. And language worker Karina Lester shares some Yankunytjatjara.
8/29/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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The indigenous Sami are at the mercury of climate change

Today we travel to the Norwegian Arctic to meet with a group of indigenous Sami reindeer herders who are worried their traditional knowledge might not be enough to survive the changing climate. And language worker Karina Lester shares some Yankunytjatjara.
8/29/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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A national treasure, translating medical terminology and Search Engine Sex

Kev Carmody joins us to talk about the 2020 edition of Cannot Buy My Soul and we hear about a new initiative that deciphers medical terminology in our languages. Also, the podcast that answers some of the most frequently asked questions about sex and relationships.
8/22/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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A national treasure, translating medical terminology and Search Engine Sex

Kev Carmody joins us to talk about the 2020 edition of Cannot Buy My Soul and we hear about a new initiative that deciphers medical terminology in our languages. Also, the podcast that answers some of the most frequently asked questions about sex and relationships.
8/22/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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Superheroes wielding ancestral power, celestial words and a rising star in science

Is the geeksphere a lonely place for blackfellas? Hell no. We chart the rise of the Aboriginal superhero from the anti-racism crusader in Basically Black to the dreadlocked Avenger, Manifold. Also, Gamilaroi astrophysicist Karlie Noon on making science accessible and a special celestial episode of Word Up.
8/15/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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Superheroes wielding ancestral power, celestial words and a rising star in science

Is the geeksphere a lonely place for blackfellas? Hell no. We chart the rise of the Aboriginal superhero from the anti-racism crusader in Basically Black to the dreadlocked Avenger, Manifold. Also, Gamilaroi astrophysicist Karlie Noon on making science accessible and a special celestial episode of Word Up.
8/15/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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Uncensored blak poetry, evoking country and 'Helicopter story'

Described as "blak Australia uncut and unleashed on the page", Guwayu - For All Times is a new poetry anthology with work in some of our first languages. We meet some of the winners of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards and we're off to Balgo in the south-east Kimberley to sit down with a living national treasure and one of Australia's most renowned artists.
8/8/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Uncensored blak poetry, evoking country and 'Helicopter story'

Described as "blak Australia uncut and unleashed on the page", Guwayu - For All Times is a new poetry anthology with work in some of our first languages. We meet some of the winners of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards and we're off to Balgo in the south-east Kimberley to sit down with a living national treasure and one of Australia's most renowned artists.
8/8/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Racist cheese, undoing settler colonialism and Dobby's new single

After years of lobbying, the Coon cheese brand name will be shelved but not surprisingly there's been a meltdown on social media decrying cancel culture and political correctness. Also, writer and academic Ambelin Kwaymullina talks about her new book and rap artist Dobby tells us why his latest song just had to be written.
8/1/202054 minutes, 9 seconds
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Racist cheese, undoing settler colonialism and Dobby's new single

After years of lobbying, the Coon cheese brand name will be shelved but not surprisingly there's been a meltdown on social media decrying cancel culture and political correctness. Also, writer and academic Ambelin Kwaymullina talks about her new book and rap artist Dobby tells us why his latest song just had to be written.
8/1/202054 minutes, 9 seconds
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The boss of his own story

Activist and community leader Clarence Walden sits down with award-winning writer Alexis Wright to give his version of some dramatic events in recent Queensland history - from the church days at Doomadgee mission, to the High Court and a bitter dispute over Australia's largest open cut zinc mine.
7/25/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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The boss of his own story

Activist and community leader Clarence Walden sits down with award-winning writer Alexis Wright to give his version of some dramatic events in recent Queensland history - from the church days at Doomadgee mission, to the High Court and a bitter dispute over Australia's largest open cut zinc mine.
7/25/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Emerging Blak poetry, racial polemics and Tessa's melodic new turn

In the final instalment in our Blak poetry special we hear from some of the most urgent voices in Australian writing. Reni Eddo-Lodge on why she stopped talking to white people about race and Microwave Jenny's Tessa Nuku goes solo.
7/18/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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Emerging Blak poetry, racial polemics and Tessa's melodic new turn

In the final instalment in our Blak poetry special we hear from some of the most urgent voices in Australian writing. Reni Eddo-Lodge on why she stopped talking to white people about race and Microwave Jenny's Tessa Nuku goes solo.
7/18/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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Artist digs Cook's grave and a new podcast about black resistance heroes

Tlingit artist Nicholas Galanin has dug a grave for the statue of James Cook and it begs the question: what do we do with monuments to a one-sided version of history? And a new podcast that uncovers the history of Aboriginal resistance during the frontier wars.
7/11/202048 minutes, 34 seconds
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Artist digs Cook's grave and a new podcast about black resistance heroes

Tlingit artist Nicholas Galanin has dug a grave for the statue of James Cook and it begs the question: what do we do with monuments to a one-sided version of history? And a new podcast that uncovers the history of Aboriginal resistance during the frontier wars.
7/11/202048 minutes, 34 seconds
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30 years of Speaking Out

Australia's first national radio program produced and presented by Indigenous broadcasters changed the game in black media.
7/4/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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30 years of Speaking Out

Australia's first national radio program produced and presented by Indigenous broadcasters changed the game in black media.
7/4/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Deepening the conversation and what 'ngarraanga' means

If you could listen to country, what would you hear?
6/27/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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Deepening the conversation and what 'ngarraanga' means

If you could listen to country, what would you hear?
6/27/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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Monumental lies and the metaphors of black deaths in custody

As monuments to slavers and genocidal kings are torn down overseas here in Australia we are again having a national conversation about the dissonance between public history and the lived experience - and collective memory - of Indigenous people.
6/20/202054 minutes, 8 seconds
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Monumental lies and the metaphors of black deaths in custody

As monuments to slavers and genocidal kings are torn down overseas here in Australia we are again having a national conversation about the dissonance between public history and the lived experience - and collective memory - of Indigenous people.
6/20/202054 minutes, 8 seconds
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Tracking the ancestors and the spirit of Mudburra

We follow a survey team along a pathway from the far south coast of New South Wales into the Snowy Mountains untrodden for generations and learn some Mudburra language with singer-songwriter Eleanor Dixon, who hails from the homeland community of Marlinja.
6/13/202053 minutes, 57 seconds
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Tracking the ancestors and the spirit of Mudburra

We follow a survey team along a pathway from the far south coast of New South Wales into the Snowy Mountains untrodden for generations and learn some Mudburra language with singer-songwriter Eleanor Dixon, who hails from the homeland community of Marlinja.
6/13/202053 minutes, 57 seconds
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Can we hope for racial equality in the new normal?

The killing of George Floyd has provoked outrage across the globe but can that righteous anger bring about structural change and heal a broken system? Nyikina woman Sam Cook shares her thoughts from Los Angeles. And we revisit the history-making Mabo decision, 28 years on.
6/6/202054 minutes, 8 seconds
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Can we hope for racial equality in the new normal?

The killing of George Floyd has provoked outrage across the globe but can that righteous anger bring about structural change and heal a broken system? Nyikina woman Sam Cook shares her thoughts from Los Angeles. And we revisit the history-making Mabo decision, 28 years on.
6/6/202054 minutes, 8 seconds
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Blak poetry renaissance

In the second part of our special on the blak poetry renaissance we feature the work of Evelyn Araluen, Joel Davison, Lorna Munro, Kirli Saunders and Elizabeth Walker from the new anthology Fire Front, curated by Alison Whittaker.
5/30/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Blak poetry renaissance

In the second part of our special on the blak poetry renaissance we feature the work of Evelyn Araluen, Joel Davison, Lorna Munro, Kirli Saunders and Elizabeth Walker from the new anthology Fire Front, curated by Alison Whittaker.
5/30/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Kinchela's traumatic legacy and Allan Clarke brings us The Word

50 years ago this month the notorious Kinchela Boys Home closed its gates forever but the former training farm leaves a harrowing legacy. Also, we get The Word from investigative journalist Allan Clarke who reports from the Atlantic coast of south-western France.
5/23/202054 minutes, 5 seconds
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Kinchela's traumatic legacy and Allan Clarke brings us The Word

50 years ago this month the notorious Kinchela Boys Home closed its gates forever but the former training farm leaves a harrowing legacy. Also, we get The Word from investigative journalist Allan Clarke who reports from the Atlantic coast of south-western France.
5/23/202054 minutes, 5 seconds
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The epic story of the Maralinga Tjarutja and The Word from Los Angeles

For the Maralinga Tjarutja people who were forcibly moved off their lands in the 1950s the British nuclear tests are just one disaster that befell them. Also, in our first international episode of The Word we hear from expat Nyikina woman Sam Cook who lives and works in Los Angeles County.
5/16/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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The epic story of the Maralinga Tjarutja and The Word from Los Angeles

For the Maralinga Tjarutja people who were forcibly moved off their lands in the 1950s the British nuclear tests are just one disaster that befell them. Also, in our first international episode of The Word we hear from expat Nyikina woman Sam Cook who lives and works in Los Angeles County.
5/16/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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A haunting relic of scientific racism

In the French city of Lyon we find a strange ethnographic object - which can only be described as a curiosity of the Western imagination.
5/9/202054 minutes, 5 seconds
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A haunting relic of scientific racism

In the French city of Lyon we find a strange ethnographic object - which can only be described as a curiosity of the Western imagination.
5/9/202054 minutes, 5 seconds
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This story's right, this story's true

In an excerpt from the audiobook of his memoir Tell Me Why, Archie Roach recounts one of the most vivid and happiest memories of his early life and we get The Word from Katherine where social distancing is having some unintended but positive consequences.
5/2/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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This story's right, this story's true

In an excerpt from the audiobook of his memoir Tell Me Why, Archie Roach recounts one of the most vivid and happiest memories of his early life and we get The Word from Katherine where social distancing is having some unintended but positive consequences.
5/2/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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Blak poetry renaissance and The Word from Townsville

A new anthology captures the spirit and creativity that's firing the renaissance in First Nations poetry right now. Edited by Alison Whittaker, Fire Front features some of the most articulate voices in the country. And we get The Word from Townsville with ABC features reporter Dwayne Wyles.
4/25/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Blak poetry renaissance and The Word from Townsville

A new anthology captures the spirit and creativity that's firing the renaissance in First Nations poetry right now. Edited by Alison Whittaker, Fire Front features some of the most articulate voices in the country. And we get The Word from Townsville with ABC features reporter Dwayne Wyles.
4/25/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Word from Kununurra and stories that offend your mother

Molly Hunt was about to move interstate to take up a dream job - then COVID-19 got in the way. And at the outset of her career as an award-winning playwright Nakkiah Lui explains her golden rule when it comes to theatremaking.
4/18/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Word from Kununurra and stories that offend your mother

Molly Hunt was about to move interstate to take up a dream job - then COVID-19 got in the way. And at the outset of her career as an award-winning playwright Nakkiah Lui explains her golden rule when it comes to theatremaking.
4/18/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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The warrior poet bullied into silence and The Word from Cape Barren Island

Ellen van Neerven shares a deeply personal story about finding your voice - the subtext of their new award-winning poetry collection Throat. And storyteller Jim Everett brings us The Word from Cape Barren Island, a remote community in Bass Strait.
4/11/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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The warrior poet bullied into silence and The Word from Cape Barren Island

Ellen van Neerven shares a deeply personal story about finding your voice - the subtext of their new award-winning poetry collection Throat. And storyteller Jim Everett brings us The Word from Cape Barren Island, a remote community in Bass Strait.
4/11/202053 minutes, 52 seconds
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A unique landmark in Australian poetry and The Word from Alice Springs

Charmaine Papertalk Green reads from her award-winning poetry collection Nganajungu Yagu and shares what she regards as some of the greatest lines ever written. Also we hear about a new series of coronavirus podcasts in Yolngu Matha and health researcher Joel Liddle brings us The Word from Alice Springs.
4/4/202054 minutes, 1 second
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A unique landmark in Australian poetry and The Word from Alice Springs

Charmaine Papertalk Green reads from her award-winning poetry collection Nganajungu Yagu and shares what she regards as some of the greatest lines ever written. Also we hear about a new series of coronavirus podcasts in Yolngu Matha and health researcher Joel Liddle brings us The Word from Alice Springs.
4/4/202054 minutes, 1 second
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Making art in a public health emergency and the word from Yarrabah

As the pandemic threatens vulnerable communities we check the pulse of the Indigenous art sector and in the first instalment of The Word we hear from artist and mayoral candidate Elverina Johnson on the impact of the emergency in her community of Yarrabah.
3/28/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Making art in a public health emergency and the word from Yarrabah

As the pandemic threatens vulnerable communities we check the pulse of the Indigenous art sector and in the first instalment of The Word we hear from artist and mayoral candidate Elverina Johnson on the impact of the emergency in her community of Yarrabah.
3/28/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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The harrowing life story of Archie Roach

From Took The Children Away to Weeping in the Forest, his lyrics tell a part of the story but in his extraordinary memoir the singer-songwriter goes where he didn't dare before and in the 150th episode of Word Up ABC broadcaster Maree Yoelu shares more of her language - Batjamalh.
3/21/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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The harrowing life story of Archie Roach

From Took The Children Away to Weeping in the Forest, his lyrics tell a part of the story but in his extraordinary memoir the singer-songwriter goes where he didn't dare before and in the 150th episode of Word Up ABC broadcaster Maree Yoelu shares more of her language - Batjamalh.
3/21/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Indigenous-led dialogues at the Biennale of Sydney and reviving Nyul Nyul

The 22nd Biennale of Sydney, also known as NIRIN, is on — and it’s Indigenous-led.
3/14/202053 minutes, 51 seconds
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Indigenous-led dialogues at the Biennale of Sydney and reviving Nyul Nyul

The 22nd Biennale of Sydney, also known as NIRIN, is on — and it’s Indigenous-led.
3/14/202053 minutes, 51 seconds
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One discordant note and an academic look at Aboriginal humour with Angelina Hurley

Two years ago we took you behind the 1938 Day of Mourning Protest with the descendants of some of the first generation of political activists — people like the indefatigable Pearl Gibbs, the gumleaf-playing preacher Tom Foster and the Wiradjuri matriarch Louisa Ingram —this week we’ve dived into the archives to share it with you again.
3/7/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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One discordant note and an academic look at Aboriginal humour with Angelina Hurley

Two years ago we took you behind the 1938 Day of Mourning Protest with the descendants of some of the first generation of political activists — people like the indefatigable Pearl Gibbs, the gumleaf-playing preacher Tom Foster and the Wiradjuri matriarch Louisa Ingram —this week we’ve dived into the archives to share it with you again.
3/7/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Love Rights and Kwini language revival

We track the long history of black participation in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and head to Kwini country for Word Up.
2/29/202050 minutes, 32 seconds
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Love Rights and Kwini language revival

We track the long history of black participation in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and head to Kwini country for Word Up.
2/29/202050 minutes, 32 seconds
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Nardi Simpson adds yet another string to her bow and an intercultural love story

Singer-songwriter, and budding playwright Nardi Simpson has tried her hand at new music composition, and the fraught and funny story of intercultural love in the new play Black Ties.
2/22/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Nardi Simpson adds yet another string to her bow and an intercultural love story

Singer-songwriter, and budding playwright Nardi Simpson has tried her hand at new music composition, and the fraught and funny story of intercultural love in the new play Black Ties.
2/22/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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A 'faboriginal' new game show and the High Court's question of Indigenous aliens

Steven Oliver hosts NITV's Faboriginal and Eddie Synot dissects the High Court majority ruling which found Indigenous people can not be deported from Australia.
2/15/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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A 'faboriginal' new game show and the High Court's question of Indigenous aliens

Steven Oliver hosts NITV's Faboriginal and Eddie Synot dissects the High Court majority ruling which found Indigenous people can not be deported from Australia.
2/15/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Black Comedy's final season and curator leads deeper engagement at NGA

The National Gallery of Australia has taken the lead in the artworld by introducing a new role, and Nakkiah Lui looks back on the ground-breaking, career-launching TV series — Black Comedy.
2/8/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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Black Comedy's final season and curator leads deeper engagement at NGA

The National Gallery of Australia has taken the lead in the artworld by introducing a new role, and Nakkiah Lui looks back on the ground-breaking, career-launching TV series — Black Comedy.
2/8/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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Larissa Behrendt on legacies and the history-making all-Aboriginal cricket team

It was her father's tenacious search for his identity that set Larissa Behrendt on her "disparate" career as a legal professor, writer, radio broadcaster and documentary filmmaker. A new play about the historic all-Aboriginal cricket team that toured England in 1868 - and why have just four seasons when you can have six or seven?
2/1/202054 minutes, 9 seconds
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Larissa Behrendt on legacies and the history-making all-Aboriginal cricket team

It was her father's tenacious search for his identity that set Larissa Behrendt on her "disparate" career as a legal professor, writer, radio broadcaster and documentary filmmaker. A new play about the historic all-Aboriginal cricket team that toured England in 1868 - and why have just four seasons when you can have six or seven?
2/1/202054 minutes, 9 seconds
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Shakespeare in Noongar and reckoning with January 25

Power corrupts absolutely in the first full-scale adaptation of a Shakespeare play in an Aboriginal language. And best known as one half of the Stiff Gins, Nardi Simpson reckons with the contested national day in her debut play.
1/25/202054 minutes, 9 seconds
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Shakespeare in Noongar and reckoning with January 25

Power corrupts absolutely in the first full-scale adaptation of a Shakespeare play in an Aboriginal language. And best known as one half of the Stiff Gins, Nardi Simpson reckons with the contested national day in her debut play.
1/25/202054 minutes, 9 seconds
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Constable Care and honouring an Indigenous media pioneer

When a bereaved Aboriginal family were left stranded on their remote outstation in the Kimberley it had far-reaching consequences.
1/18/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Constable Care and honouring an Indigenous media pioneer

When a bereaved Aboriginal family were left stranded on their remote outstation in the Kimberley it had far-reaching consequences.
1/18/202054 minutes, 7 seconds
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Talking truth and giving voice

What does it mean to have a voice? To be voice-less? Is a voice enough?
1/11/202054 minutes, 5 seconds
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Talking truth and giving voice

What does it mean to have a voice? To be voice-less? Is a voice enough?
1/11/202054 minutes, 5 seconds
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Briggs takes aim at white privilege and can we heal our rivers?

For the first time in 160 years a healing ceremony is performed at the headwaters of the biggest rivers in south-eastern Australia.
1/4/202050 minutes, 29 seconds
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Briggs takes aim at white privilege and can we heal our rivers?

For the first time in 160 years a healing ceremony is performed at the headwaters of the biggest rivers in south-eastern Australia.
1/4/202050 minutes, 29 seconds
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New blak poetry and Malgana language revival

Alison Whittaker is an intellectual powerhouse — just don't call her writing "important".
12/28/201953 minutes, 52 seconds
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New blak poetry and Malgana language revival

Alison Whittaker is an intellectual powerhouse — just don't call her writing "important".
12/28/201953 minutes, 52 seconds
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Melissa Lucashenko gets lippy and guided meditation, Anangu style

Melissa Lucashenko writes great Australian novels and her sixth Too Much Lip is no exception.
12/21/201953 minutes, 52 seconds
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Melissa Lucashenko gets lippy and guided meditation, Anangu style

Melissa Lucashenko writes great Australian novels and her sixth Too Much Lip is no exception.
12/21/201953 minutes, 52 seconds
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Clarence Walden is the boss of his own story

An activist, orator and community leader, Clarence Walden is also the boss of his own story, which he tells straight to his old mate, the award-winning author Alexis Wright.
12/14/201953 minutes, 52 seconds
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Clarence Walden is the boss of his own story

An activist, orator and community leader, Clarence Walden is also the boss of his own story, which he tells straight to his old mate, the award-winning author Alexis Wright.
12/14/201953 minutes, 52 seconds
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Reimagining first contact and a bunggul for Dr G

When Dr G passed away in 2017 he left a profound musical legacy.
12/7/201945 minutes, 58 seconds
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Reimagining first contact and a bunggul for Dr G

When Dr G passed away in 2017 he left a profound musical legacy.
12/7/201945 minutes, 58 seconds
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Koorioke carpool and ethics, Island way

11/30/201950 minutes, 38 seconds
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Koorioke carpool and ethics, Island way

11/30/201950 minutes, 38 seconds
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Redrawing the map and art meets architecture

11/23/201954 minutes, 6 seconds
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Redrawing the map and art meets architecture

11/23/201954 minutes, 6 seconds
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The voice of Australia

11/16/201954 minutes, 6 seconds
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The voice of Australia

11/16/201954 minutes, 6 seconds
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Decolonising the future

11/9/201954 minutes, 6 seconds
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Decolonising the future

11/9/201954 minutes, 6 seconds
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From the rock to the bight

11/2/201954 minutes, 6 seconds
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From the rock to the bight

11/2/201954 minutes, 6 seconds
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Blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary

10/26/201954 minutes, 6 seconds
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Blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary

10/26/201954 minutes, 6 seconds
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The life of an Aboriginal prophet

10/19/201954 minutes, 7 seconds
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The life of an Aboriginal prophet

10/19/201954 minutes, 7 seconds
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Helicopter Tjungurrayi and blood feuds in western Sydney

10/12/201951 minutes, 58 seconds
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Helicopter Tjungurrayi and blood feuds in western Sydney

10/12/201951 minutes, 58 seconds
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A force of nature in Total Control

10/5/201954 minutes, 7 seconds
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A force of nature in Total Control

10/5/201954 minutes, 7 seconds
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Family secrets and official lies

9/28/201953 minutes, 58 seconds</