NITV and SBS reveal NAIDOC Week 2024 lineup

The line-up explores the 2024 NAIDOC Week theme, Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud.

SBS is celebrating National NAIDOC Week 2024 with curated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content premiering across the network from Saturday 6 July.

The line-up includes extensive multiplatform and multilingual coverage, featuring a variety of new and returning entertainment and current affairs programs, exploring the 2024 NAIDOC Week theme, Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud.

SBS and NITV’s offering is also available on SBS On Demand and includes Big Backyard Quiz, an hour-long game show hosted by Narelda Jacobs OAM and Steven Oliver, with special guests Barkaa, Dave Woodhead, and comedians Tom Ballard, Nina Oyama, Ivan Aristeguieta and Tegan Higginbotham. The program premieres Saturday 13 July at 7:30pm on NITV and SBS.

NITV’s Indigenous current affairs program The Point returns for the year on Tuesday 9 July at 7.30pm for a community-led season to continue tackling the biggest stories on the national agenda.

Animated children’s series Little J & Big Cuz returns for season 4 on NITV on Monday 8 July at 6:05pm, with voice actors including Deborah Mailman, Miranda Tapsell, Aaron Fa’Aoso, Mark Coles Smith and more. This season, Little J and Big Cuz plan the best birthday party ever, undertake an epic road trip, play superheroes, hunt for honey ants, and run a radio station all while learning valuable life lessons along the way.

The SBS Elder-in-Residence Oration returns, presented by Rhoda Roberts AO who this year is joined by special guest, proud Wiradjuri man and renowned journalist Stan Grant.

The Oration provides a dedicated space for elevating First Nations perspectives on issues of local and global importance, and an opportunity for exploration, connection and learning for all Australians. In this year’s oration, Grant shares his reflections on the media and his four-decade career. The oration will broadcast on NITV and SBS On Demand on Sunday 7 July at 6:30pm.

Tanya Denning-Orman, a proud Birri and Guugu Yimidhirr woman and Director of Indigenous Content at SBS, said: “We are proud that as a network we’re sharing more of our stories through NITV and SBS, every day.

“This NAIDOC Week, our content is insightful, celebratory and unapologetically Blak, featuring comedy, family and communities in line with the 2024 NAIDOC theme, Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud.

“At NITV, our important work is possible because of trailblazers whose dedication and commitment forged a path in this industry before us. We’re grateful for another Elder in- Residence Oration which includes two media icons, industry and community leaders, Aunty Rhoda Roberts AO and Stan Grant.”

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