Three Indigenous young adults at the National Library of Australia work to preserve Indigenous history and culture while recognising their critical role in making it accessible to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Stephen Page is the 2016 National NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award winner. The Artistic Director of the internationally renowned Bangarra Dance Theatre, Stephen has played a central role in celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia and overseas.
Dr Robert Francis Isaacs is the 2016 National NAIDOC Male Elder of the Year. He has been involved in Indigenous affairs for over forty years and set up Clontarf Aboriginal College, the first Indigenous school in Australia.
Layneisha Sgro is the 2016 National NAIDOC Scholar of the Year. The Nyiyaparli, Bardi and Jabbir Jabbir woman from Broome is currently studying at the University of Melbourne and wants to use her skills and knowledge to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people gain self-determination.
National Reconciliation Week is on now, from 27 May to 3 June, with the theme “Our History, Our Story, Our Future” being celebrated at events across Australia. We take a closer look at Black Screen, happening in South Australia.