According to Helen Eason of activist group GMAC, the stolen generation is not some unfortunate footnote in history, it is continuing in modern Australia.
Charlie Perkins is a name familiar to many, but his acts lesser so. In fact, the man literally spent his life attempting to push us ever closer to equality. A true icon.
The instances of suicide in First Nation communities is increasing with every passing year. But while the statistics are appalling, the human cost is far more than the headlines suggest.
Despite the growing numbers of first-nation voices in parliament, they are often found on the fringe. However, things are beginning to change.
Kerri-Anne Kennerley made waves this week after her comments on aboriginal society. Lasting change, however, is far more complex than one inflammatory remark.