Always Was, Always Will Be on NITV and SBS this January 26

Celebrate strength, resilience and survival as part of Always Was, Always Will Be this January 26 on NITV and SBS

Celebrate strength, resilience, and survival this January 26 on NITV and SBS with a curated week of First Nations programming, including powerful documentaries, award-winning films, and special updates from NITV News.

Strength, Resilience, and Survival: Always Was, Always Will Be

This January 26, NITV and SBS are set to air a week of First Nations programming in celebration of Always Was, Always Will Be. Featured shows include the powerful documentary Her Name is Nanny Nellie and Leah Purcell’s award-winning film The Drover’s Wife. Tanya Denning-Orman, SBS Director of Indigenous Content, encourages all Australians to connect with First Nations stories and perspectives, and understand the history and cultures of the continent. The week of programming will explore the history of First Nations peoples and showcase trailblazers who have made a difference.

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NITV will premiere Her Name is Nanny Nellie on January 21, a film that tells the story of nameless statues buried in the archives of the Australian Museum. The content continues with The Drover’s Wife, Australia’s first feature film with an Indigenous woman writing, directing, and performing the lead role.

On January 26, NITV will feature a day of programming highlighting the strength and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures, stories, and histories. Programs include documentaries, a Elder in Residence Oration from Widjabul Wia-bal woman from the Bundjalung Nation, and special news coverage from NITV News.

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SBS’s broadcast and digital platforms will provide ongoing reporting and insight on the day’s events, led by NITV News presenter and Head of Indigenous News and Current Affairs, Natalie Ahmat.

SBS On Demand will feature a curated collection of programming, and SBS Audio will cover January 26 in over 60 languages.

SBS Learn will showcase teaching resources exploring the histories, languages, and cultures of Australia’s First Peoples.

Follow the conversation on social media using #AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBe. Additional content highlights will be announced next month.

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.