SBS and NITV have announced a slate of content celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples for 2020 NAIDOC Week (Sunday 8 November to Sunday 15 November).
The 2020 NAIDOC theme Always Was, Always Will Be, recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
With the SBS as the National NAIDOC Principal Media Partner and official Education Partner, this year’s multiplatform offering includes Australia’s first Indigenous breakfast television program, Big mob Brekky.
The show will air from 7:30am starting Monday November 9 and be hosted by NITV journalist Shahni Wellington and Ryan Liddle.
The pair will be joined by a number of special guests, including First Nations Media Australia and feature segments on wellness, comedy, cooking, sport, community and live performances.
Also airing alongside Big Mob Brekky during NAIDOC Week are a range of documentaries, movies and news and current affairs programs across the network, and education resources available to schools nationally to help students learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history.
Director of Indigenous Content at SBS, Tanya Denning-Orman,said:
“SBS are incredibly proud to be Australia’s multicultural and Indigenous broadcaster and, namely, the home of NITV. We are lucky enough to hold a very unique place in the Australian media landscape as a platform to share stories of First Nations cultures, communities and conversations with all Australians.
“2020 has been an enormous year for many reasons, and NAIDOC Week is the perfect time for the network to present a broad slate of our programs that encourage a deeper understanding of Australia’s shared history and shared future, and to celebrate together the achievements of First Nations Peoples.”
Acting head of NITV, Kyas Hepworth , added:
“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.”
For updates on 2020 NAIDOC programs or to get involved, visit: https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/