NITV’s Logie award winning Little J and Big Cuz returns for a third season
[by Hannah Pemberton]
The third season of the Logie award-winning children’s series Little J and Big Cuz premiered recently on National Indigenous Television (NITV).
Little J and Big Cuz draws on stories from First Nations writers all over Australia, which are brought to life by the voices of Deborah Mailman, Miranda Tapsell, Aaron Fa’Aoso, Renee Lim and Shari Sebbens. This season, multi award winning actor, Ursula Yovich steps into the role of Nanna following the untimely passing of the much-loved Ningali Lawford Wolf.
This season, Big Cuz (Deborah Mailman) starts to navigate some tricky adult responsibilities like captaining the rugby team, getting her ‘pen licence’ and proving she can take on the challenge of looking after her own dog. Little J (Miranda Tapsell) and best friend Levi (also played by Ursula Yovich) get up to more adventures on Country together, gaining invaluable knowledge about their culture and learning about the importance of having each other’s backs in tricky situations. Friendly faces Nanna, Old Dog (Aaron Fa’Aoso) Uncle Mick (Mark Coles Smith) and Ms Chen (Renee Lim) also help guide Little J and Big Cuz along the way, as they find out more about their world and themselves, whether it’s in the backyard, on Country or in the classroom.
Tragic cause of Indigenous man's custody death revealed by coroner
[Blake Antrobus, news.com.au]
Townsville man Trevor King – known culturally as Noombah – died in hospital on February 10, 2018 after being dragged to the ground and handcuffed following a violent confrontation with police in the early hours of the morning.
'We froze': What was this 1.3-metre missile doing at an Aboriginal heritage site?
[Steven Trask and Sarah Collard, SBS]
A group of Aboriginal Traditional Owners were inspecting a culturally significant site in remote South Australia when they discovered a high-tech anti-aircraft missile, a joint investigation by SBS News and NITV can reveal.
West Australia on trial over Dhu Death in Custody
[supplied by Dana Levitt]
Sydney law firm, Levitt Robinson, have launched a Federal Court action in Perth to hold the State of WA accountable for the death of Julieka Dhu, who died in Police custody, aged 22, in August 2014, after being abused, manhandled, and her pleas for help, scorned and derided, by police and health personnel.