• SBS & NITV are the official media partner of NAIDOC 2022. (NITV)Source: NITV
NITV and SBS are celebrating NAIDOC Week 2022 across the network with coverage across its platforms, exploring this year's theme of, Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
8 Jun 2022 - 9:37 AM  UPDATED 28 Jun 2022 - 1:01 PM

NAIDOC Week (July 3-10) celebrates and reflects on the history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and SBS is once again the Principal Media Partner for the National NAIDOC Awards and Official Education Partner for National NAIDOC Week.

SBS and NITV's impressive multiplatform NAIDOC offering includes the much-anticipated premiere of the compelling four-part crime drama True Colours — NITV's first foray into long-form drama.

During the week, NITV will also premiere the documentary series Off Country, and Australia's all-Indigenous breakfast television program, Big Mob Brekky, is back dishing up the best First Nations yarns with your morning cuppa with new hosts.

Tanya Denning-Orman, Birri and Guugu Yimidhirr woman and Director of Indigenous Content at SBS, said NAIDOC Week is a moment for everyone to come together and celebrate the strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

"At the heart of our offering across the network is a desire to inspire all Australians to continue driving the change forged by the First Nations trailblazers that have come before us," she said. 


True Colours

Monday 4 July - Thursday 7 July at 8.30pm on SBS and NITV.

Rarriwuy Hick spearheads a stellar cast including Luke Arnold, acclaimed singer-songwriter Warren H Williams and Miranda Otto.

True Colours is a gripping four-part crime drama that takes viewers deep into the world of a First Nations community as it has never been seen before. What starts as an investigation into a car accident, soon turns into an epic hunt for a killer.

It's a murder mystery like no other exploring culture, community, family and one woman's pursuit to find her place within it.

Set against the backdrop of the Northern Territory's Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and Yeperenye (East MacDonnell Ranges), the Arrernte peoples connection to art and cultural practices is at the heart of True Colours.

This ground-breaking series is in English and Arrernte and is SBS and NITV's first scripted co-commission.

The series will be subtitled in Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean and will be added to the subtitled collection on SBS On Demand so more Australians can experience the series in their preferred language.

Big Mob Brekky

Monday 4 July - Friday 8 July at 7.30am on NITV

Australia's only all-Indigenous television breakfast program returns with new hosts, former rugby sevens player Tanisha Stanton and actor Luke Carroll.

Joining Tanisha and Luke are returning favourites Bush Tucker Bunjie, Rae Johnston, Tyrone Pynor, Matty Mills, Bianca Hunt, Dean Widders and Mark Olive.

Audiences can look forward to big laughs, big news stories and big yarns. 


Broadcasting live on Saturday 2 July at 7pm on NITV.

Returning after a two-year hiatus, the National NAIDOC Awards kick off NAIDOC Week 2022 — a week of celebrations giving stage to this year's theme.

Tune in to NITV and NITV Socials ahead of the broadcast to catch all the stars on the red carpet with NITV hosts Luke Carroll and Narelda Jacobs, before the National NAIDOC Awards are broadcast live on NITV.

This year's Awards are hosted by television presenter Shelley Ware and comedian Steven Oliver.

The NAIDOC Awards Aftershow follows on NITV Socials with Gilbert McAdam and Megan Walters wrapping up the night, featuring interviews with the National NAIDOC Award winners, as well as an acoustic performance from proud Gamilaraay artist, Loren Ryan. On air on NITV, the National NAIDOC Award Winners Stories 2022 will also give viewers an insight into the incredible lives and achievements of the winners.

Off Country

Weekly from Thursday 7 July at 8pm on NITV

Off Country is a candid documentary series that follows the lives of seven Indigenous students over a year at the prestigious Geelong Grammar School, grappling with family tragedy, mental health and identity issues.

Wrestling with their conflicting identities as students move between boarding life and home life, the series creates a historic record of one of Australia's key Indigenous education pathways and a complex portrait of what it is to be a First Nations child in Australia today.

Driven by the students' stories and told entirely in their own words, Off Country combines personal observational storytelling and features intimate perspectives of contemporary First Nations youth alongside their personal educational experiences.

Living Black

The NAIDOC line-up includes True Colours specials of Living Black, firstly with Erica Glynn – Woman of Many Talents where host Karla Grant speaks with the award-winning writer, producer, and director about her life and career, and her role as co-creator of True Colours.

In Art, Greed and Betrayal, Karla investigates how one man betrayed his art community. Then, in True Colours – Behind the Scenes, Karla is joined by creators Erica Glynn and Warren H. Williams, Rarriwuy Hick and translator Marie Ellis to explore how Arrernte language, culture, and community helped to shape this unique series.

Who Do You Think You Are? with Justin Hodges

Tuesday 5 July at 7.30pm on SBS 

Who Do You Think You Are? will explore NRL Legend, Justin Hodges' family history.

Justin Hodges is on a mission to learn more about his Indigenous family history. On his mother's side, Justin traces the story of his mysterious Great Grandmother, from profound dislocation to an astounding family legacy. Following his father's family, Justin journeys to the Torres Strait Islands where he discovers a pioneering and heroic great uncle.

Ningla A-Na

Sunday 10 July at 8.30pm on NITV

In tribute to this year's theme Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! NITV is proud to be presenting the remastered film of Ningla A-Na.

Ningla A-Na was made in 1972 and has been remastered for the 50th anniversary of the Tent Embassy. The film records the events surrounding the establishment of the Tent Embassy on the lawns of Parliament House.

It includes interviews with black activists of the time and footage ​from demonstrations and arrests at the Embassy. This iconic film presents an inside view of Aboriginal political life at the time. A film which should be seen by all Australians. July 20 is the anniversary of the day in 1972 when the federal government amended the law to allow police to march in and forcibly dismantle the Embassy.​

SBS Radio

SBS Radio will explore First Nations stories across more than 60 language services to celebrate NAIDOC week.

SBS Radio will once again be sharing the Uluru Statement from the Heart with Australia's multicultural communities by translating it into more than 80 languages, as well as commencing each radio program with the Acknowledgment of Country in more than 60 languages.

There will also be explainers and original stories re-expressed in all SBS programs' languages about the history and present issues of Australian First Nations, through the voices and under the guidance of our Indigenous senior editorial team.

NITV Radio

NITV Radio, the SBS Radio service which explores news, event and issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, will also feature a special two-part podcast series on focused on Central Australian Aboriginal languages Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara and Arrernte. The episodes will feature the voices of Aboriginal Youth from Alice Springs NT, as part of its NAIDOC Week coverage.

SBS Food

Monday 4 - Friday 8 July at 7pm on SBS Food

Throughout the week, SBS Food is proud to present NAIDOC themed episodes of The Cook Up with Adam Liaw. Adam will welcome an array of guests from Monday to Friday at 7:00pm, including Narelda Jacobs and Nakkiah Lui.

Adam and his guests will chat through bush tucker, native meats and family favourite feeds. SBS Food will also be airing Torres Strait at Home, a mini-series helmed by Torres Strait Islander chef, Nornie Bero, who will be making easy dishes highlighting native ingredients and her connection to them.

The Feed and SBS on Demand

Leading into NAIDOC week, The Feed will also present an important story about the over-representation of Indigenous women in the country's Missing Persons statistics. The series kicks off on 28 June at 10pm on SBS on Demand. 

SBS On Demand will be presenting two bespoke NAIDOC shelves on the platform. Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2022 features a curated collection of programming within the NITV channel page. Sitting within this collection is the National NAIDOC Awards, the Off Country, True Colours, Big Mob Brekky, special Living Black episodes and much more, all available to stream after broadcast. The second shelf, National NAIDOC Award 2022 Winners, will feature a collection of mini-docs profiling and celebrating each 2022 National NAIDOC Award winner.

SBS World Movies

Monday 4 - 8 July at 9.30pm on SBS World Movies

SBS World Movies will host a curated collection of acclaimed Australian cinema telling First Nations stories — The Last Wave, Jasper Jones, Emu Runner, The Dark Side and Mad Bastards.

SBS Learn 

SBS Learn is the Official Education Partner of NAIDOC Week 2022. Yankunytjatjara and Wirangu descendant Shelley Ware has authored this year's NAIDOC education resource. Curriculum-aligned for primary and secondary students, this resource features NAIDOC-themed activities, discussions and clips which help teachers embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into classrooms, year-round. The resource is available in print and to download online, and is also distributed to schools nationally. This project is supported by a variety of First Nations resources available via SBS's dedicated website for teachers, SBS Learn – a trusted, accessible portal for sophisticated learning materials linked to SBS programs.

NAIDOC Week is a national celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, history and culture, and runs from July 3-10.

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As the National NAIDOC Principal Media Partner and official Education Partner, National NAIDOC Week will be celebrated across all SBS channels and platforms, including an exclusive NAIDOC collection of series and films available to stream on SBS On Demand and NAIDOC education resources via SBS Learn.