Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience much poorer social and emotional wellbeing than other people. This reflects many years of trauma, grief and loss as a result of colonisation—for example, loss of land and removal of children—and the ongoing impact of injustice, poverty, racism and exclusion.

This anniversary of the National Apology, join with Wellways as we share the worldviews of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as part of our commitment to listening and learning what we can do to support people’s wellbeing.


The Apology
Kevin Rudd's apology to the Stolen Generation, 13 February 2008

Hate He Said, by Steven Oliver
A thought-provoking poem on Aboriginal identity by Steven Oliver, actor, performance poet and writer of ABC TV's Black Comedy, the first all-Aboriginal TV show.

You can’t ask that
A diverse range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people answer questions from the public.

Arrernte woman Elva Tapangati has lived in Adelaide as a young child. Removed from Hermannsburg NT, she was brought up in a home to Karn Independent life as a blind woman.

Luke has cerebral palsy, he is a songwriter/singer, the doco will follow his process from song writing to recording to performing. Luke has recently moved into his own flat within a group home. He is a huge WWE fan.


Our stories, our way
The @IndigenousX twitter account features emerging writers who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. In partnership with IndigenousX, The Guardian has invited each writer to share their story and what they are passionate about.


Five new Indigenous artists that you need to hear
Triple J’s playlist of some of the most exciting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander talent in 2016.

Finding Aboriginal identity
Identity for some Aboriginal young people is “like a shattered vase and you are always picking up the pieces”. In this podcast, Bindi Bennett talks about the experiences of light skinned Aboriginal young people and their search for identity.

Fire First
Fire First on 3CR (home of the Wellways Brainwaves radio show) is a unique Indigenous and non-Indigenous collaboration looking at colonialism and activism towards justice. Its broadcast a developing conversation between co-presenters, guests and talk-back callers from both a black and white perspective.


Deadly social media users
If you want to tap into the latest in Indigenous Australian news, politics, research, culture and more, these 12 Indigenous Australians on social media come highly recommended.