National Indigenous Television (NITV) and SBS have announced their programming line-up for NAIDOC 2020.
The week-long program, which air is dedicated to marking the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Included is the Australian TV premiere of the first all-Indigenous breakfast television show, Big Mob Brekky.
On November 9 at 7.30 am, in a never-before-seen series on Australian television, host Shahni Wellington and Ryan Liddle will be joined by a line up of special guests including live crosses to First Nations Media Australia partners across the country for laughs and all the latest in news and entertainment.
The program will also feature segments including wellness, comedy, cooking, sport, community call-outs and live performances.
Overall, NAIDOC week will celebrate the best in Indigenous content and embrace the 2020 NAIDOC theme Always Was, Always Will Be, which recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
Each night at 9.30 pm a host of powerful dramas including Ten Canoes, The Fringe Dwellers, Jedda, Tudawali, Sweet Country and Dark Age and The Point’s John Paul Janke will join SBS’ Insight as host in a special episode. Janke will meet with Indigenous mentors and discuss lives they’ve changed.
Audiences will also be able to watch popular documentary Looky Looky, Here Comes Cooky, a live chat with lead Steven Oliver in Living Black Conversations: Steven Oliver, First Australians, Jupurrurla – Man of Media, Occupation Native, Storm Boy, The Big Wet, Songkeepers, Gurrumuland the upcoming Canadian thriller series Trickster.
SBS Viceland will host a Going Places with Ernie Dingo marathon and SBS World Movies will host a two-week collection of Black Lives Matter themed films each night at 9:30 pm starting Sunday 1 November.
“2020 has proven that NITV is invaluable in providing a trusted platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices, experiences and stories,” Acting Head of NITV, Kyas Hepworth said in a statement.
“NITV’s NAIDOC offering celebrates incredible contributions from Indigenous Australians, from film to television and current affairs. Stand Up and Be Counted will honour our community and explore how we tackled this difficult and momentous year.
“We can’t wait to share Australia’s first Indigenous breakfast show, Big Mob Brekky, with our audience, as well as bringing comprehensive news and current affairs to all Australians each day that will provide further context, discussion and perspectives on the theme Always Was, Always Will Be.”
SBS has also partnered with the National NAIDOC Committee as the Official Education Partner, and SBS Learn has released new educational resources for 2020.
For more information, head to SBS.