Sunrise Ceremony: A special event celebrating a story 60,000 years in the making

Australia Day is on January 26, marking the arrival of the First Fleet of ships in Sydney’s Port Jackson – from England in 1888, to establish a penal colony.

However, for many Indigenous Australians it marks the start of a process of colonization that devastated Indigenous cultural and economic society.

NITV is marking this with a day of special programming, starting with an uninterrupted, dawn program called Sunrise.

Sunrise will feature a traditional smoking ceremony, oral histories, cultural and contemporary performances, as well as political discussion.


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