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Here’s what to watch this NAIDOC week and beyond

This is just one of the many ways to get involved.
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We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the country this story is published on.

NAIDOC Week is about to kick off and there are plenty of ways to get involved to honour the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

As well as attending NAIDOC events, there are many ways to celebrate your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities, including by consuming content that explores the culture, history and stories of Australia’s First People.

According to the official NAIDOC website, NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. The purpose of the week is to herald the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

NAIDOC week kicks off on July 7 and ends on July 14, though it’s important that the discussions and cultural celebrations do not end there.

This year’s theme is ‘Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud’.

The official NAIDOC website reads: “The theme honours the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture – with fire a symbol of connection to Country, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”

To help you learn more from the comfort of your own home, we’ve compiled a list of what to watch this NAIDOC Week to learn more about the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across various streaming sites.

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Here’s what to watch this NAIDOC Week and beyond. (Credit: Getty)

Netflix

NITV and SBS

You can visit the NAIDOC Week hub on SBS On Demand here.

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This year’s NAIDOC theme is ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud.’ (Credit: Getty)

What to watch on NITV during NAIDOC Week

Saturday, July 6

  • Sounds of Solidarity – 4.30 pm
  • National NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremony – 7.30 pm

Sunday, July 7

  • SBS Elder-in-Residence Oration – 6.30 pm

Monday, July 8

  • Little J & Big Cuz – 6.05 pm
  • NITV News – 6.30 pm
  • Living Black – 8.30 pm
  • Sydney Opera House Presents: Generations and Dynasties – 9 pm

Tuesday, July 9

  • Living Black – 3.15 pm
  • The Point: Road Trip – 7.30 pm
  • Little J & Big Cuz – 6.05 pm
  • NITV News – 6.30 pm

Wednesday, July 10

  • Little J & Big Cuz – 6.05 pm
  • NITV News – 6.30 pm

Thursday, July 11

  • Little J & Big Cuz – 6.05 pm
  • NITV News – 6.30 pm

Friday, July 12

  • The Point: Road Trip – 2 pm
  • Little J & Big Cuz – 6.05 pm

Saturday, July 13

  • Big Backyard Quiz – 7.30 pm
  • NITV News – 6.20 pm
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FREEMAN explores a pivotal career point for Indigenous sprinter Cathy Freeman. (Credit: Getty)

ABC TV and ABC iview

WATCH: Cathy Freeman wins the 400m Final at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

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Prime Video

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