Many non-Indigenous Australians have never met an Indigenous person. This lack of personal contact has led to misconceptions about Indigenous Australians in the wider Australian community.
These misconceptions are often manifested as racist behaviour and intolerant attitudes. Many of the stories in the Yarning Strong series address the impact such views have on the Indigenous community.
The Behind the Stories DVD addresses a number of these misconceptions, with the intention of dispelling stereotypical and often negative racist assumptions. Students and teachers can hear firsthand from four Aboriginal people who graciously agreed to take part in these interviews and share their knowledge. These presenters answer questions that relate specifically to the Yarning Strong books within each of the Family, Identity, Land and Law modules, including:
For more information about each presenter, click on the links below: