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NITV kids’ content for primary classrooms

Teachers looking to explore and celebrate First Nations history, cultures and perspectives during Reconciliation Week will find quality children’s programming on our national Indigenous channel, NITV.  

From early years series Waabiny Time through to the live-action adventures in Thalu, students of all ages can enjoy – and learn from – NITV children’s programs. As Kyas Hepworth, Head of Commissioning and Programming at National Indigenous Television (NITV) explains: “Through our children’s programming on NITV, we provide a place where all children, inclusive of First Nations children, can see themselves reflected on screen and where they can be inspired by stories from the world’s oldest continuing culture, alongside programs from around the world.”

You can stream the following NITV series on SBS OnDemand

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FOUNDATION – YEAR 2

Waabiny Time

Waabiny Time is a children's educational series that celebrates Noongar language and culture. Join Kylie Farmer and Lee West for stories, song, dance and adventure.

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Little J and Big Cuz

Logie Award-winning animated children's series Little J and Big Cuz (featuring Miranda Tapsell and Deborah Mailman) follows the adventures of Indigenous Australian kids, Little J and Big Cuz, who live with their Nanna and Old Dog. With the help of Nanna and their teacher Ms Chen, they learn about culture, community and Country.

Find F - 2 teaching resources for Series 1 here.

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YEAR 3 - 6

Bushwhacked!

Bushwhacked! follows hosts Kayne Tremills and Brandon Walters on a journey across remote parts of Aboriginal Australia as they search for endangered native species and celebrate Aboriginal rites and rituals. From kissing a Tasmanian devil to putting a satellite tag on a saltwater crocodile, sighting a rare cassowary in Far North Queensland and digging for honey ants in the Central Desert, adventure is never far away!

Find study guides and other teaching resources here.

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Thalu

In Thalu, a small group of Indigenous kids have to make their way to the Thalu, a place of great power, in order to stop a huge dust cloud – and the mysterious Takers that lurk within – before it destroys everything in its path. Along the way they encounter friends and foes alike as they search for eight sacred stones and a special key that will unlock the power of the Thalu and, they hope, stop the Takers in their tracks.

The ACTF is currently developing a teaching resource for the series.

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Red Dirt Riders

In this fast and furious documentary series, a bunch of funny, cheeky off-road Red Dirt Riders show you a thing or two about red dirt riding and share stories about their world!

The ACTF is currently developing a teaching resource for the series.

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