Back for its 26th season, Australia’s longest running Indigenous current affairs program, Living Black returns, with presenter Karla Grant and a team of Indigenous journalists including Ella Archibald-Binge, Kris Flanders, Elliana Lawford and Nakari Thorpe unearthing some of the most important issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today.

“This season, Living Black will be reporting not only from around the country but from around the globe, gathering untold stories from a range of different perspectives,” said host for Living Black, Karla Grant. Living Black will speak with filmmaker Dean Gibson about his landmark documentary Wik vs Queensland, which documents the historic 1996 High Court Decision to grant native title to the Wik peoples of Cape York. Karla also sits down with the dynamic lawyer from the Wik case, Noel Pearson to talk about Treaty, the Wik decision and Constitutional reform 12 months on from the Uluru Convention.

Living Black will travel to South Africa where a fellowship, developed by the Classic Wallabies rugby team, provides young Indigenous Australians a chance to visit South Africa and work alongside local people to develop highly innovative community schools. The show will also speak to artist Bibi Barba whose designs were used without her permission by an interior designer for an international hotel, and meet former NRL player and champion boxer Joe Williams who reveals his battles with mental health. Living Black will look back at a hundred years since Palm Island was established as one of the harshest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander settlements in the country.

The show returns to NITV on Wednesdays at 9.00pm from 27 June and can be caught up on SBS On Demand.

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