8 Sep 2011 - 1:46 PM  UPDATED 6 Sep 2013 - 9:31 AM

2011 DEADLY AWARDS - VOTE NOW FOR LIVING BLACK AS TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

It's a controversial plan: the Federal Government hopes to to store nuclear waste on Northern Territory Aboriginal land in exchange for millions of dollars in funding. It's dividing the community and stirring up debate on who has the right to determine the land's future.  

In the remote West Australian community of Oombulgurri, a coronial report into five local suicides identified problems plaguing the town. Following reports of alcoholism and abuse, the State Government looks set to close the community. But not everyone wants to leave.

In Melbourne, we take a look at one of Australia's first exports: the thriving trade in Trepang or sea cucumber that once existed between China and Aboriginal communities of the Top End.

Plus: we talk to Deadly nominee, netballer Tanisha Stanton, and meet singer/songwriter PJ Gordon in the second installment of our music series. 

LIVING BLACK ON YOUTUBE

Repeats
SBS ONE

Monday 12:30am and 5:30pm
Tuesday 3pm
Friday 3pm

SBS TWO
Monday 6pm