For the next six weeks, Message Stick will screen a special series of chat programs.
In the six part Talking Stick series, Message Stick ventures into the studio to explore the dynamics of Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives on subjects such as our national identity, literature, film, performing arts, business and youth.
In this episode, the spotlight is turned on literature as Miriam speaks to Indigenous author and academic Dr Anita Heiss, and literary collaborators Boori Pryor (Indigenous) and Meme McDonald (non-Indigenous).
All three authors speak about writing stories which transcend the separate identities of race, and employ universal themes and emotions which bind all people – black or white – as a way of bridging the cultural divide.
Sunday, 23 March 2008 at 01:30PM on ABC
Repeated on Monday, March 24 at 4:30pm on ABC2