Aotearoa - New Zealand is facing a housing crisis. Families are sleeping rough as affordable accommodation slips out of reach. The Government has promised funding support for social and emergency housing but Maori Television explores how tribes are stepping up to provide traditional solutions to mitigate this modern problem.
A huge gap exists between the health of Australia’s indigenous nations and its non-indigenous population. Australia’s indigenous television channel, NITV, investigates the case for having more Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander doctors to lift the state of health within their communities.
The indigenous nations of Taiwan have long suffered from colonial intrusion and a consequent undermining of their language and culture. But now the Amis people of Eastern Taiwan are fighting a battle against commercial and government property developers. Taiwan’s indigenous broadcaster TITV documents the struggle of the Amis to defend their traditional way of life.
In ancient times, Polynesians navigated back and forth across the Pacific Ocean on voyages of discovery and trade. Following a renaissance of this traditional art, the Hawaiians are circumnavigating the world in double hulled canoe Hokule’a. Hawai’i’s indigenous broadcaster ‘Oiwi TV follows their global mission to spread a message about the need to care for the earth.
Canada’s indigenous television network APTN unravels the story of a Cree woman jailed for a crime she claims she did not commit. But more shocking than the murder itself is lack the of evidence against Connie Oakes which APTN journalist Jorge Barrera uncovered as he followed the trail of this indigenous woman’s quest for justice.