• (L-R) Noel Pearson (Wik Vs. Queensland), Daphne Puntjina (The Song Keepers), Ella Halvelka (Ella) (NITV/Supplied)Source: NITV/Supplied
As part of NAIDOC Week, NITV will be broadcasting a range of TV programs and films that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
NITV Staff Writers

3 Jul 2018 - 11:13 AM  UPDATED 10 Jul 2018 - 12:08 PM

TV Programs

Living Black
Sunday 8 July, 10pm and Wednesday 11 July, 9pm

Join Living Black host Karla Grant for a two-episode NAIDOC special, including an extra episode on Sunday night with an exclusive interview with filmmaker Dean Gibson about his powerful documentary Wik Vs. Queensland

Watch On Demand here

On Wednesday night, NITV reporter Nakari Thorpe travels back to her home in Victoria and recognises the women in her community who have shaped and inspired others across Victoria. This special episode will also feature special guests including, Alma Thorpe, Archie Roach and Lydia Thorpe. 


Over the Black Dot
Tuesday 10 July, 8.30pm

NITV’s NRL footy show pays homage to NAIDOC's #BecauseOfHerWeCan theme, featuring the Redfern All Blacks women’s team and the story behind their new jersey which is decorated with the faces of inspirational women in their Indigenous community. This episode will also highlight Indigenous women in sport and reflect on their continuous impact on and off the sporting field.


The Point
Thursday 12 July, 8.30pm

NITV's weekly investigative current affairs program continues with a special all-female panel. Host Rachael Hocking will be joined by NITV reporter Nakari Thorpe on a celebratory episode focusing on the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Special guests include Hon Linda Burney MP, Seed Mob Co-Director Larissa Baldwin, lawyer and public speaker Terri Janke and Mayor of the Torres Shire Council, Vonda Malone.  


NITV News: Barangaroo Special
On Facebook Live: 

Join NITV from Sydney's Barangaroo where to kick off NAIDOC Week and celebrate First Nations culture, people and events happening throughout the day. 


NITV News: On the Road
9 - 13 (Monday - Friday) July, 7.25pm

NITV News presenter Natalie Ahmat hits the road throughout NAIDOC Week, broadcasting live from National NAIDOC Awards' host city, Sydney from various locations including Barangaroo (Monday), Australia Hall (Tuesday), Randwick Racecourse (Wednesday), Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Thursday) and at the NCIE Family Sports Day (Friday).


NITV News: In Review
Friday 13 July, 7pm

Before NITV's live coverage of the 2018 National NAIDOC Awards, NITV News presenter Natalie Ahmat looks back at the week's NAIDOC celebrations across Australia.   


Films & Feature Documentaries

Wik Vs. Queensland
Sunday 8 July, 8.30pm

The Wik Vs. Queensland decision in 1996 is one of Australia's most significant legal cases. 

This landmark documentary features exclusive footage showing the moment in history when the High Court of Australia granted land rights to the Wik peoples (and Thayorre peoples) of Cape York Peninsula. The film examines the historical decision and how it shaped the nation and features prominent people involved in the case, from academic Marcia Langton, to lawyer Noel Pearson and veteran journalist, Kerry O'Brian.  

Watch On Demand here


Baarba Wadbirra: Journey together
Monday 9 July, 7.30pm

Seven Aboriginal artists from around Western Australia are documented, as they're chosen for the Barrba Wadbirra: Journey Together initiative. The story highlights how the initiative transformed the Western Australian Police Force uniforms and police cars into vibrant Aboriginal artwork.

Watch On Demand here


Monday 9 July, 8.30pm

In 2012, Wiradjuri woman Ella Havelka became the first Indigenous dancer to be invited into The Australian Ballet in its 50 year history. Theis critically acclaimed documentary follows Ella’s inspirational journey from growing up in regional Dubbo and onto the world stage.

Watch On Demand here


Black Chicks Talking
Monday 9 July,10pm

Directed by Leah Purcell and Brendan Fletcher, documentary Black Chicks Talking includes interviews of five women. The women, including former Miss Australia Kathryn Hay and actress Deborah Mailman, speak about their memories, past experiences and future aspirations. Including their different career paths varying from a United Nations delegate to an athlete, and even a community police warden.

Watch On Demand here


Thursday 12 July, 8.30pm

Award-winning film Radiance captures the story of three very different sisters; a diva Opera singer, a nurse, and a young spirited party-girl all unite together at their mother's funeral after spending many years apart. Starring, Deborah Mailman, Rachael Maza and Trisha Morton-Thomas, this is a film classic about contemporary sisterhood.   


The Song Keepers
Sunday 15 July, 8.30pm

Nina Sen's groundbreaking documentary tells the story of the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir who travelled to Germany to perform German hymns that were given to their great-grandparents by German missionaries four generations ago. Performing the hymns in their own Western Arrernte and Pitjantjatjara languages, this powerful documentary shares the choir’s journey and reinforces the power of music and culture. 


Special programming 

National NAIDOC Awards 2018 
Friday 13 July, 7.30pm

NITV is the proud principle media partner of the National NAIDOC Awards 2018. Get the exclusive live coverage of this years NAIDOC Awards from the red carpet to the prestigious awards ceremony.


NITV Radio 

NITV Radio will have a special podcast featuring three strong Indigenous women who have transformed their lives whilst inspiring people in their communities. Tune into NITV Radio here.


NITV Online

Stay up to date with all the news, events and celebrations of NAIDOC week across Australia on our NAIDOC site. Be sure to follow NITV's Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation #NAIDOC2018 #BecauseofHerWeCan  


NAIDOC 2018 celebrates the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made —and continue to make— to our communities, our families, our history and to our nation. #BecauseOfHerWeCan #NAIDOC2018  

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