Every night, The Point viewers see it all; the highs, the lows, the heartwarming stories and the serious issues facing Indigenous Australians.
In 2016, we put to air 122 feature stories, more than 250 interviews in 122 episodes. At the end of each show, our usual sign-off: analysis and context, as 'that's The Point'.
Throughout the year, we've gone from the local community centre to remote homelands. We've challenged perceptions, celebrated achievements and led debate.
When looking back at the year that was, it is difficult to 'cherry pick' our best stories, but here are some of our most influential yarns, in broadcast order.
Story: Turnbull in tears
Reporter: Stan Grant
Date of Broadcast: 29 February 2016
The Point started with a bang. Our first episode was a string of 'firsts': an exclusive interview with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull - one that left him in tears.
Mr Turnbull cried as he recalled an old recording of a lullaby sung in the Ngunawal language. This is the language Malcolm Turnbull spoke in the parliament as part of his closing the gap speech earlier that month.
Never before had an Indigenous language been spoken in our Federal Parliament, now the Prime Minister was giving voice to tens of thousands of years of tradition.
Story: NUCLEAR FALLOUT
Reporter: Laura Murphy-Oates
Date of Broadcast: 09 May 2016
As this story begins, we meet Regina Mckenzie, a concerned Adnyamathanha Traditional Owner who shows us ancient spear tips, grind stones and hearths scattered on the ground at a site shortlisted to become a nuclear waste facility in Barndioota, in South Australia's Flinders Ranges.
This artefact scatter is just one of two areas on the property that have been registered as Aboriginal heritage sites with the South Australian government.
In this report, The Point exclusively revealed that there are also ancient Aboriginal remains at the site. The findings were confirmed by state government forensic experts, stating the bone is most likely an ancient Aboriginal skull. Just how old is yet to be determined.
Story: ELDERS OLYMPICS
Reporter: Kris Flanders
Date of Broadcast: 12 May 2016
We know the statistics around health and the uphill battle faced by many of our people. When the term "closing the gap" is used, it's usually in the context of the younger generation... But what about the Elders?
Back in 2001, on the New South Wales mid-north coast, the first Elders Olympics were held to encourage people to get out and get active. Now in its 16th year, the games are bigger than ever with more teams and more events.
The Elders Olympic Games are more than just a sporting event - they give our elders something to look forward to, providing an opportunity catch up with other mob and keep active in both mind and body.
This heartfelt story won a prestigious UN Australia Media Peace Award for the Promotion of Positive Images of the Older Person category.
Story: WUNDARRA DEFUNDED (Special Investigation)
Reporter: Rachael Hocking
Date of Broadcast: 12 October 2016
There are more than six thousand Aboriginal children in out-of-home care in New South Wales, but only 12 accredited Aboriginal agencies.
As the NSW Government announces plans to overhaul the state's child protection system, one of those Aboriginal organisations faces imminent closure.
So, why is one of the few Aboriginal residential care homes in NSW being defunded?
That is the question NITV's Rachael Hocking asks in this special investigation into what's behind the defunding of a Coffs Harbour home dubbed ‘the last stop before detention’.
Story: STOLEN WAGES
Reporter: Ella Archibald-Binge
Date of Broadcast: 22 November 2016
For 10 years, stockman Roy Savo worked 17-hour days for no pay, in what is now known as the 'Stolen Wages' scandal.
It is a painful reminder of Australia’s disturbing past: from 1898 until the early 1970s, it was illegal to pay wages to Indigenous people in Queensland, under the Aborigines Protection Act.
Instead, their wages were split between a government-managed savings account, tax, and the Aborigines Welfare Fund, with the workers themselves sometimes receiving a small amount of pocket money.
But now, a landmark class action is seeking to recover the wages stolen from thousands of Indigenous workers over a 70 year period in Queensland. It's estimated the Queensland Government owes up to $500 million, withheld under the Aborigines Protection Act until 1970.