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Welcome to the Hawaikirangi Conference 2024
A place where Indigenous storytellers, content creators, and media professionals from around the world come together to share their passion, knowledge, and expertise. Our conference is more than just an event; it's a platform for creative minds to collaborate and be inspired.
We believe that Indigenous voices and stories matter, and that's why our conference is designed to provide a platform for content creators to share their work and stories, as well as develop new skills and strategies for creating content that is both innovative and impactful.
At our conference, we strive to foster a sense of community and collaboration among Indigenous content creators. We believe that by working together, we can create content that is truly representative of our diverse cultures and communities.
This conference celebrates the past, present, and future of Indigenous storytelling and content creation. We honor the trailblazers who have paved the way for us, celebrate the achievements of today, and look forward to the future of Indigenous storytelling and media. Join us on this exciting journey of discovery, creativity, and collaboration.
Coming Up in 2024
Join us in March 2024 for the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network conference in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.
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From The Heart Of The Nation
12 Dec 2022
Indigenous and first-nation broadcasters reunited 12 December 2022 in Uluru, Australia, to strengthen shared aspirations to revitalise and promote indigenous languages and cultures at the 2022 World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (WITBN) conference.
During the conference, Australia’s National Indigenous Television (NITV) celebrated a momentous milestone of 10 years of free-to-air broadcast, making the channel dedicated to First Nations storytelling accessible to all Australians.
“Ten years ago, NITV changed the media landscape in Australia, and they continue to do it today. It was a privilege that WITBN celebrated with NITV on their home soil, the oldest living continuous culture on the planet, and celebrate telling indigenous stories 65,000 years in the making,” says WITBN Chairman Shane Taurima.
The event was hosted by Wiradjuri man Luke Carroll (Big Mob Brekky, Play School, Redfern Now) and Whadjuk Noongar woman Narelda Jacobs (The Point, Studio 10) live from inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at the foothills of Uluru, with support from the Anangu and the community of Mutijulu.
Past WITBN conferences
WITBN 2022 Uluru, Australia. NITV (National Indigenous Television)
WITBN 2016 Sydney, Australia. NITV (National Indigenous Television)
WITBN 2014 Winnipeg, Canada. APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network)
WITBC 2012 in Guovdageaidnu, Sámiland, Norway. NRK (NRK Sápmi)
WITBN 2010 Taitung,Taiwan TITV (Taiwan Indigenous Television)
WITBN 2008 in Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand. (Maori Television now known as Whakaata Māori)