• Triple J presenter Tyrone Pynor will join the all blak breakfast program in 2021 (NITV)Source: NITV
Tune into NITV during NAIDOC for a week of specially curated programs the whole mob can enjoy!
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NITV Staff Writers

3 Jul 2021 - 10:17 AM  UPDATED 3 Jul 2021 - 10:17 AM

Big Mob Brekky

Monday-Friday 7.30AM

Wakey wakey, grab a cuppa and tune in for a yarn with the big mob brekky crew. We'll check in with mob right across the country for a feed, a laugh and all the latest in black news and entertainment.

 

Sunday 4 July

When The River Runs Dry - 7.30PM

In January 2019, videos of grown men weeping near Menindee went viral. In their hands they held decades old Murray Cod, that perished in a toxic green soup; all that remained of the Darling River.

Catch the doco that dives into the true story behind one of Australia’s worst environmental disasters. 

 

Gifts Of The Maarga - 8.30PM

In the Pilbara, Ngaarda families have lived on their ngurra for over 50,000 years, practising culture and law. Elders are concerned that the younger generation is losing their connection to Country.

 

Sweet Country - 9.30PM

Set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, this is the story of a young boy named Philomac, who witnesses Sam, an Aboriginal stockman, kill station owner Harry Marsh in self-defence.

 

Monday 5 July

Utopia Generations - 6.30PM

A worried grandfather tracks down his grandson, to bring him home and take him through Country and through Law.

 

Buwarrala Aryah - 7.30PM

Buwarrala-Journey is a traditional walk for the Karrwa, Yanyuwa, Mara and Kurdanji peoples of the Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia, an initiation for young boys. 

During the walk, Elders share their strong feelings of connection to land; they teach hunting techniques and traditional dancing which often involves humour and historical story-telling. 

In 2017, over 100 community members - men, women and children - completed the 70km walk in 70 days. 

Watch their incredible journey. 

 

Living Black - Silence of the Stones - 8.30PM

Living Black investigates what happens when ancient stone tools are discovered in our backyards. 

We ask the question: should be placed back on Country, or put on display for education and reconciliation?

 

Our Law - 9PM

At WA's first Indigenous-run police station in Warakurna, two Noongar officers learn Yarnangu lore and culture, and master the local Ngaanyatjarra language to police in a more meaningful way.

 

Tudawali - 9.30PM

Ernie Dingo delivers an outstanding portrayal of Robert Tudawali, the first Aboriginal film star, whose lead role in Jedda is iconic in Australian cinema.

 

 

Tuesday 6 July

Saving Seagrass - 6.30PM

An exploration of the priceless environment of Roebuck Bay, Western Australia - the traditional lands of the Yawuru people - now under threat on many fronts.

 

Lagau Danalaig - An Island Life - 7.30PM

With an idyllic island lifestyle as the backdrop, we find out what makes Badu unique through the stories of the people as expressed in their art and culture.

 

Island Paradise: Living In The Torres Strait - 8.30PM

Explore the history, culture, and everyday lives of people living and working in a remote paradise - The Torres Strait Islands.

 

Manganinnie - 9.30PM

Through lyrical images, Manganinnie journeys across mountains towards the coast with Joanna, a white girl, in search of Manganinnie's vanished tribe.

 

Wednesday 7 July

Mparntwe: Sacred Sites - 6.30PM

A look at the sacred sites in and around Mparntwe in Central Australia, and the struggle of the Arrernte people to identify, document and preserve these sites in the face of urban expansion.

 

Remaking The Pathway - 7.30PM

When Batumbil Burarrwanga retraces a journey she made by foot as a child, she speaks to the land and recalls stories passed down by her father, reviving her family's connection to their homelands.

 

Jedda - 9.30PM

A cinema classic.

Jedda is an orphaned Arrernte baby who is adopted by a white family. Jedda grows up, confused over her heritage and place in the world.

 

Thursday 8 July

Lost Diamonds - 6.30PM

Action man, Phil Breslin, ventures on a mysterious journey to unlock the forgotten secrets of the Dutch Dakota and its fortune of Lost Diamonds.

 

Connection To Country - 7.30PM

Follows the Indigenous people of the Western Australian Pilbara and their battle to preserve their 40,000-year-old cultural heritage from the ravages of a booming mining industry.

 

Coniston - 8.30PM

Coniston brings together the past and the present through the story-telling of the Warlpiri, Warumungu, Anmatyerr and Kaytetye people.

 

The Tracker -9.30PM

Three men on horseback and an Aboriginal tracker are pursuing another Aboriginal man accused of murder.

 

 

Friday 9 July

The Kamilaroi - 6.30PM

The compelling story of Kamilaroi First Nation from North Western NSW, sharing their cultural, historical and spiritual stories.

 

Goldstone - 9.30PM

Indigenous Detective JAY SWAN arrives in the frontier town of “Goldstone” on a missing persons enquiry. What seems like a simple “light duties” investigation opens into a web of crime and corruption. Jay must pull his life together and bury his personal differences with young local cop Josh, so together they can bring justice to Goldstone.

 

Saturday 10 July

Occupation: Native - 7.40PM

In this country, the Aboriginal story is often buried deep beneath the accepted 228-year Australian historical narrative. It’s not that the Australian story is wrong, it’s just that it’s a wee bit one sided. Getting all historical, Aboriginal filmmaker Trisha Morton-Thomas bites back at Australian history.

 

Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky - 8.10PM

A songline for 21st century Australia - a fresh look at the Cook legend from a First Nations perspective, about connection to Country, resistance and survival. Hosted by Steven Oliver.

 

Samson and Delilah - 9.30PM

Samson and Delilah's world is small. An isolated community in the Central Australian Desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival.

 

Sunday 11 July   

Robbie Hood - 7.40PM

With no parental supervision, no money, and only each other to rely on, Robbie Hood and his friends spend their days getting around on their BMX bikes and causing headaches for the local police.

 

History Bites Back - 8.40PM

Aboriginal filmmaker Trisha Morton-Thomas (Destiny Does Alice, Occupation: Native) teams up again with Comedy Director/Writer, Craig Anderson (Black Comedy, Occupation: Native), and some of Australia’s freshest comedic talent (Steven Oliver and Elaine Crombie) to bite back at negative social media comments and steer the conversation to look into the historical context of the fortunes and misfortunes of Aboriginal Australians from social security, citizenship and equal wages to nuclear bombs and civil actions.

 

First Nations front and centre: How SBS & NITV are celebrating NAIDOC 2021
Look out for the return of Australia’s only all-Indigenous breakfast television program 'Big Mob Brekky' and the premiere of docu-comedy 'History Bites Back'.