Episode One introduces the central concept of the 'wound in the spirit of our nation', and explains why Australians Together is important in this context.
We shed light on statistics that expose high levels of Indigenous disadvantage in Australia, and the subsequent challenges facing Indigenous communities. And we speak to several people who share what it’s like to be an Indigenous person in this country, highlighting that there's no uniform Indigenous Australian experience.
In this episode, Indigenous leaders also discuss the importance of land, missions, culture and family as we explore some of the key cultural differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. We also recognise the significant overlap between some of the core values of Indigenous cultures with values that are important within the faith community - family, intergenerational respect, and spirituality.