Feature Video

Which Way The Fish - Episode 1

The first episode of Which Way The Fish is filmed in the Far North Queensland Aboriginal community of Yarrabah, just 45 mins from Cairns.

A Welcome to Country begins the episode and stories are shared about fishing, governance, art and health from the Yarrabah community.

Over the course of the filming, Which Way The Fish headed to the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair where Yarrabah locals showed their Art to locals and visitors over the 4 days on the Cairns Wharfs.

The storytelling from artists about their first memory of fishing is scattered throughout the episode as well as showing the beautiful artwork by Queensland artists.


ILF Book Week

The Brisbane school of St. Peters Lutheran College held an event during Book Week which gave the students the opportunity to listen to Aboriginal Author Dr. Anita Heiss.

Dr. Heiss was introduced by student Sameul Giles who is also an Indigenous Literacy Foundation Ambassador representing the school.

Samuel's passion is reading and he understands the benefits of reading and how it can help Indigenous children in remote areas.

"Everyone should have the chance to read just like me", said Samuel.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation can take donations on their website.

www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au

Indigenous Literacy Day is September 7th 2016.


Dr Anita Heiss talks to Indigistream about her new book: Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms

Indigistream interviewed Dr Anita Heiss to discuss her new book - Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms. The book is beautifully written and details an event that was etched in Australian history in the township of Cowra which housed a Prisoner of War Camp. Dr Heiss's research and dedication to the book shows through the pages as the reader is educated about a time Aboriginal Australia's were treated worse then the Prisoners of War.


Indigistream was at this year’s NAIDOC Family Day at Musgrave Park in Brisbane

An array of guests are interviewed about their participation at this year's event.

Carbon Media's Wayne Denning discusses the success of SBS/NITV's League Nation Live, which his company produces in Brisbane.

Melissa tells Indigistream about the work her organisation does to help those in the community needing assistance with disabilities.

Brian Arley from Menzies Research Centre talks about the recent World Indigenous Cancer Conference and how important NAIDOC is to raising the profile of preventative measures to fight the disease.

Nutritionist Lee Bradwell explains some of the ways health workers are bringing better eating options to people to improve their well-being.

Steve Renouf talks about job opportunities with railway company Aurizon, which is recruiting Indigenous employees for its statewide operations.

Rayanna Maxwell from Open Minds talks about the important work being done to improve mental health in Queensland and New South Wales.

Indigistream hears about an innovative program to take the benefits of good heart health to communities across Queensland from Rohan Corpus.

Dr. Candice D'Arbe from Australian Hearing talks about the practical steps being done to bring ear health to people living across Queensland.


CBA Reconciliation Action Plan

The Commonwealth Bank’s Reconciliation Action Plan has received ‘Elevate’ status, the highest level of endorsement from Reconciliation Australia.


Indigistream meets IndigenousX

Luke Pearson founded IndigenousX in 2012. His interest in education and advocacy started early on. At school he did debating, parliamentary, public speaking and was on the Student Representative and Aboriginal Student Support and Parent Awareness committees. He was also the Indigenous Student Convener while at University.


The Royal Australian Air Force Worimi F/A-18A Hornet aircraft

The Royal Australian Air Force Worimi F/A-18A Hornet aircraft was at the Amberley Airbase this week and was seen for the first time by the Waters family.


National Indigenous Women’s Squad in India

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Fourteen Indigenous cricketers are continuing their historic 10-day tour of India.

The squad of 14 will play a series of matches in Delhi and Mumbai against the Yuvraj Singh Cricket Academy, Delhi women’s team and Mumbai Cricket Association women’s team.


Designers chosen for Queensland Indigenous war memorial

Two of Queensland’s most admired artists will design the state’s official memorial honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women.

To be erected in Brisbane’s Anzac Square, the concept by Mr John Smith Gumbula and Mr Liam Hardy was chosen by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dedicated Memorial Committee Queensland (ATSIDMCQ) from a shortlist of four submissions.

Our concept for the Memorial tells of the contribution and sacrifice of all Indigenous Australians that have served or died in armed conflicts, from the Boer War through to recent times. Our figurative group’s forward motion represents the advancement these individuals have made for a better future for generations of Indigenous Australians.


Brisbane Murri Court Launch Ceremony: Chief Magistrate Judge Rinaudo

Brisbane Murri Court Launch Ceremony was held in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this week. Indigistream.com.au had exclusive access to the event and will share some of the moments online.

Chief Magistrate Judge Rinaudo told exclusivily Indigistream about the Murri Court and how offenders are processed in front of Murri Court Elders.


Brisbane Murri Court Launch Ceremony: Former Chief Magistrate Di Fingleton

Brisbane Murri Court Launch Ceremony was held in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this week. Indigistream.com.au had exclusive access to the event and will share some of the moments online. She was a crucial element min the beginning of the Murri Court and was upset when funding ceased under a new government.

Former Chief Magistrate Di Fingleton was proud to be acknowledged for her tireless work on the Murri Court and told Indigistream about the early days establishing the Murri Court and the need for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.


Brisbane Murri Court Launch Ceremony

Brisbane Murri Court Launch Ceremony was held in the Brisbane Magistrates Court yesterday. Indigistream.com.au had exclusive access to the event and will share some of the moments online.

The Unofficial welcome by Master of Ceremonies (MC) Justin Power, Indigenous Justice Officer and Renee Kyle, Murri Court Coordinator (Courts Innovation Program, Department of Justice and Attorney-General)

Acknowledgement to Country was done by Aunty Valda Coolwell who spoke to Indigistream about the Murri Courts and the importance to the community.


MSQ's Tony Durante talks about Water Safety

A joint initiative between the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) Queensland Police Service (QPS) and the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) continue to deliver water safety messages to school children throughout the Torres Straits. MSQ's Tony Durante talks about Water Safety.


Archie Roach at World Indigenous Cancer Conference

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Cancer survivor and singer Archie Roach performs at the World Indigenous Cancer Conference Awards Dinner in Brisbane.

The following day Archie was a Keynote speaker and he addressed the World wide delegation about his personal journey with Cancer.

His story will be on Indigistream.com.au in the near future


CEO of Cancer Australia Helen Zorbas

CEO of Cancer Australia Helen Zorbas AO spoke to indigistream.com.au about the importance of the World Indigenous Cancer Conference and what opportunities her organisation can see to foster new collaboration, enhance capacity, and share knowledge and information about cancer and Indigenous people internationally.


World Indigenous Cancer Conference 2016

WICC 2016 will provide opportunities to foster new collaboration, enhance capacity, and share knowledge and information about cancer and Indigenous people internationally.

The aim is to reduce Indigenous cancer disparities. We will achieve this by bringing together Indigenous communities and experts working in a variety of disciplines to discuss the latest findings in the field and to stimulate the development of international collaborations and encourage high quality cancer research. Delegates from around the world and Australia spoke to Indigistream.com.au about their thoughts on the conference and what experiences they will take back to their communities.

Edith Cowan University: Mick Adams

Dept of Health and Human Services Victoria: Rachael Andersen

Dept of Healh and Human Services Victoria: Darren Clinch

Event Date: 14 April, 2016

Connecting, Communicating and Collaborating across the Globe

The theme for WICC 2016 is 'Connecting, Communicating and Collaborating across the Globe', and we encourage participation from a wide range of researchers, public health practitioners, clinicians, nurses, advocacy groups, allied health and other related professionals, and Indigenous community groups and leaders from around the globe.

New Zealand's Gary Thompson and Nina Scott addressed the conference to explain the great work being done at Hei Ahuru Maori Leadership Aotearoa (New Zealand).

Event Date: 13 April, 2016

World Indigenous Cancer Conference: Prof. Tom Calma

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Cancer is the second leading cause of death among Indigenous Australians. Professor Tom Calma AO - Chancellor, University of Canberra; National Coordinator, Tackling Indigenous Smoking, Australia addressed the International delegates at the World Indigenous Cancer Conference in Brisbane about the statistics of Smoking with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and its impact in communities.

Event Date: 12 April 2016.


Solid Pathways: Selwyn Button

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"Solid Pathways" is a Queensland Department of Education and Training and University of Queensland initiative designed to support high achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (all participating Regions) and students in out-of-home care (Metropolitan Region only) for continued academic success and University studies. Indigistream spoke to Selwyn Button from the Department and parents who have seen changes in their children who are participating in the “Solid Pathways” initiative for 2016.


Brandon King Selected for Cricket Australia's First PRO Camp

The Final of the Sheffield Shield, one of Australian sport's oldest national competitions, will coincide with the class of 2015 embarking on the first steps of their professional cricketing careers.

Event Date: 23th March 2016. Happy Easter


Interview with Jonathan Reuben

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Townsville Blackhawk Jonathon Reuben spoke to Indigistream about the recent clash against the Ipswich Jets during Round 2 which saw the Blackhawks come away with the NAB Defence Force Shield and two Intrust Super Cup competition points on Sunday.

Reuben spoke about the intensity of the game and how he juggles work and football life.

Event Date: 14th March 2016.


Alison Page - Director of Ninti One speaks at the Brisbane Convention Centre

Video will be available on YouTube page

Event Date: Wednesday 9th March 2016.


Carol Vale - Managing Director for Murawin speaks at Batiba Guwiyal Conference Program on Day 1

Video will be available on YouTube page

Event Date: Thursday 4th March 2016.


The Hon Linda Burney MP Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

The Hon Linda Burney MP Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs announced at the Batiba Guwiyal Conference in Brisbane last night her intentions for National politics to contest the seat of Barton.


Noel Pearson, Advisor, Cape York Institute of Policy and Leadership in Brisbane

The Batiba Guwiyal Conference focuses on the impacts of child sexual assault on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities across the country.

Other guest speakers include Hetty Johnston Founder and Chair of Bravehearts and Professor Marcia Langton, Foundation Chair Indigenous Studies University of Melbourne.


Aboriginal Ranger Larissa Mundraby - Passion for Land and Sea care in her region of Far North Queensland

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Aboriginal Ranger Larissa Mundraby tells indigistream.com.au about her passion for Land and Sea care in her region of Far North Queensland and how she started out to become a Ranger.