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From the Heart of Our Nation, A Celebration (Monday 12 December NITV)

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At Uluru, a star-studded lineup of First Nations musicians will perform in honor of National Indigenous Television’s (NITV) ten years of free-to-air broadcasting.

King Stingray, winner of an ARIA Award, Troy Cassar-Daley, a legend in the world of country music, Christine Anu, a multi-award-winning performer, Casey Donovan, the dynamic duo Electric Fields, JK-47, and Jem Cassar-Daley, a singer of indie pop.

The ARIA Award-winning R&B singer Miiesha, the country and gospel singer Trevor Adamson, the folk musician, producer, and author Shane Howard, the soulful singer Dyagula, the INMA dancers, the Anangu dancers, and the Mutijulu Band will also perform. These acts will be supported by the Anangu and the Mutijulu community.

From the Heart of Our Nation, A Celebration features some of Australia’s top First Nations musicians, honoring the fortitude, talent, and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It also features stunning cinematography of the actual sites where the events took place that was featured in the Atlas of the Irish Revolution.

SBS Director of Indigenous Content and Birri and Guugu Yimidhirr woman, Tanya Denning-Orman, said,

“We’re celebrating the power and strength of First Nations voices with an amazing line-up of some of the best in Blak music in this country joining NITV at Uluru to mark this special 10-year milestone.

“We’ve got icons like Troy, Christine and Casey back on our special outdoor stage performing as the sun sets, alongside some of the most exciting talent making waves in the industry The stars will be shining bright on stage and in the sky over Uluru, and what better way to bring all Australians together to celebrate the joy and significance of having a dedicated platform championing First Nations voices and perspectives available free-to-air on NITV.

“Lucky there’s not a roof because we’d be bringing it down with what is set to be a magical night and incredible moment in Australian broadcasting history.”

Musician Troy Cassar-Daley, said, “Being at the launch of NITV ten years ago was very special for me, however being a part of their 10th anniversary out at Uluru again will be amazing.

“My late Mum was always watching NITV when I’d visit her down home. We agreed that the channel was a lifeline to our culture, a constant reminder of who we are and how we are all so similar. It’s also an open door to learning for all Australians.”

Celebrations continue throughout summer on NITV, with an original line-up of programming including a suite of news, food, entertainment, documentary and drama premieres.

First up, Kutcha’s Koorioke premieres on Sunday 4 December at 8.30pm on NITV, featuring award-winning Mutti Mutti Songman Kutcha Edwards and a variety of talented First Nations musicians.

Then, join actor, producer, director and Samu and Koedal man Aaron Fa’aoso in a food odyssey of the Torres Strait Islands in Strait to the Plate season two, premiering on Thursday 15 December at 8pm on NITV and simulcast on SBS Food.

At 9.20pm, scripted short film initiative, No Ordinary Black showcases thought-provoking First Nations stories from across the country, premiering on NITV with support from Screen Australia.

Then in early 2023, Our Law explores the relationship between police and First Nations peoples in Western Australia, premiering weekly from Wednesday 4 January at 7.30pm on NITV.

Indigenous news and current affairs programs NITV News and Nula will mark 10 years of NITV news in every household across the country from Monday 5 to Monday 12 December.

NITV News airs at 6.30pm, and a special episode of Nula will broadcast on NITV and SBS on Friday 9 December at 3pm from Uluru, featuring stories from the Northern Territory and interviews with performers of From the Heart of Our Nation, A Celebration.

Special event, From the Heart of Our Nation, A Celebration, premieres Monday 12 December at 7.30pm on NITV