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  • The Week That Was: Scullion calls communities “like a cave”, fracking warnings for NT, International Women’s Day celebrated with smoke ceremony, and a state funeral for Tracker Tilmouth
    Friday, March 6th, 2015

    News Wrap March 6 from CAAMA on Vimeo.

  • Nurse practitioners can and will make a difference in people’s lives !
    Friday, March 6th, 2015

    Hazel Booth Nurse practitioner Centre for Remote Health Alice Springs. caama photo

    Hazel Booth is  a remote area University Lecturer, Nurse Practitioner based at the Centre for Remote Health in Alice Springs.

    . A Canadian from Ottawa, Ontario and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory –  Hazel designed and worked as the first Yukon nurse practitioner. The  role provided services to people living in long-term care facilities. While the majority of her career has been working in advanced practice nursing roles in remote communities in Canada, Hazel has also worked in a clinical leadership role in infectious disease and public health.She joins Paul Wiles on Strong Voices to explain the importance  of nurse practitioners.

    Hazel Booth Centre for Remote Health

  • Greens Senator concerned by Government report
    Friday, March 6th, 2015

    Rachel siewert

    The Australian Greens have slammed the 2015 intergenerational report which assesses the long-term sustainability of Government policies, claiming a lack of representation of Aboriginal and Islander Australians within the report.

    Senator Rachel Siewert Australian Greens spokesperson on Aboriginal and Islander affairs is concerned by the lack of Aboriginal and Islander dedicated content in the 2015 Intergenerational report stating they were virtually missing from the report.

    Ms Siewert went on to express her deep concern for the future of Aboriginal and Islander Australians stating their needs are not being adequately addressed and mentioned the recent defunding of Aboriginal services could see greater levels of disadvantage.

  • BROTHERS 6-03-15
    Friday, March 6th, 2015

    FREEDOM RIDE!!!!!!!!

    Central Arrente Man Charles Perkins inspired by the freedom riders of the American Civil Rights Movement, led a group of University students from the University of Sydney and formed a group called the Student Action for Aborigines. Mr Perkins who was the first Aboriginal person to graduate tertiary education wanted to find out how Aboriginal people were seen in the country towns of New South Wales and raise awareness about the treatment of Australia’s First People.

    On the show today we are lucky to catch up with Michael Mansell lawyer and Aboriginal rights campaigner, we also have two BROTHERS that were on the bus for the 50th ride of 2015 Professor Shane Huston the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Sydney University and Ryan Liddle SBS and NITV reporter to talk about their experience

    The original Freedom Riders were Charles Perkins, Gary Williams, Aidan Foy, Alan Outhred, Alex Mills, Ann Curthoys, Barry Corr, Beth Hansen, Bob Gallagher, Brian Aarons, Chris Page, Colin Bradford, Darce Cassidy, David Pepper, Derek Molloy, Hall Greenland, Helen Gray, John Butterworth, John Gowdie, John Powles, Judith Rich, Louise Higham, Machteld Hali, Jim Spigelman Norm Mackay, Paddy Dawson, Pat Healy, Ray Leppik, Rick Collins, Robyn Iredale, Sue Johnston, Sue Reeves, Warwick Richards and Wendy Golding.

    Michael Mansell

    Shane Huston

    Ryan Liddle

    Freedom Ride

  • Andy Park… the changing face of media
    Friday, March 6th, 2015

    Andy Park caamapwphoto

    Andy Park moved to The Feed from SBS World News Australia where, as a multimedia journalist, he filed stories for TV and online, on everything from space mining, internet racism, artificial intelligence and gambling addiction. He spent his early career as a radio presenter and music director at Austereo’s Fox FM, before leaving to pursue journalism. Andy  worked as a freelance writer in the UK before returning to Australia to write and make video stories with  Fairfax Media’.

    In his younger days  Andy also spent some  time in Alice Springs expanding his knowledge  about the  wine industry

  • Work for the dole life sentence not good enough !
    Thursday, March 5th, 2015

    The peak representative body for Northern Territory Aboriginal organisations is disturbed by  the Federal Minister for Aboriginal and Islander people s comment  that ” it was not a bad thing ” that many residents in remote communities may spend three decades working for the dole.

    Central Land Council Director David Ross… a spokesman for the Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the Northern Territory says it is soul-destroying for the many unemployed Aboriginal people to learn that the Government is relaxed and comfortable about them never getting a job…. and serving a ‘work for the dole’ life sentence.

    Northern Territory Shadow Minister for Indigenous Policy… Ken Vowels has also condemned the Ministers comments saying Senator Scullion has completely abandoned the bush.




  • La Trobe University Online Course in Koori Cultural Knowledge
    Thursday, March 5th, 2015

    Mark Rose 2

     La Trobe University Executive Director of Indigenous Strategy and Education Mark Rose says the online short course ‘Wominjeka La Trobe Module’ is a fantastic achievement for both Aboriginal People and the Victorian state as a whole.

    Mr Rose told CAAMA Radio that the Leadership of the university believed that each student needed to have basic threshold knowledge about Koori traditions and this is demonstrated through art, film clips and music rather than traditional classroom teaching methods.

    The module will create an initial connection for students of the very rich cultural knowledge and heritage of Victoria’s First Nations People that they may not have had an interest in previously.

  • The consequences of change of ownership for Aboriginal newspaper.
    Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

    Gerry Georgatos caamapwphoto

    The future of a leading national Aboriginal newspaper remains unclear…. with a group of grassroots Aboriginal rights campaigners and academics engaged in a bidding race against a pro-business Aboriginal group for ownership of the award-winning publication.

    Recognised  as a bridge in the knowledge gap between mainstream Australia and the ambitions and concerns of Aboriginal people’s …. the National Indigenous Times has attracted the  interest of  a pro-business Aboriginal syndicate and a grassroots Aboriginal rights group made up of academics and supportive  campaigners.

    Gerry Georgatos…a researcher and volunteer correspondent at the National Indigenous Times for over three years says the paper which has expressed community concerns over many years  should maintain its founding principles which allows for  discussion  about racism, marginalisation and impoverishment .

    The pro-development group headed by  Aboriginal academic  Professor Marcia Langton aspires for increased  employment through economic empowerment in the mining sector.

    Mr Georgatos acknowledged the two groups vying for ownership  have  different aspirations, but in the end,  both  are working to benefit Aboriginal people.


  • Please Respect Our Land! Warren H Williams weighs in…
    Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

    Warren H Williams has an important message for all the mob visiting Mbantua (Alice Springs)… remember this is sacred Arrente land, don’t destroy it!

  • The Push for support services for Aboriginal gay and transgendered people!
    Wednesday, March 4th, 2015


    Sydney’s gay and lesbian Mardi Gras is in full swing with the final conclusions to the festival this weekend broadcast on SBS. Among the 10,000 people marching will be GLBTIQ Aboriginal people from Across the country including the first Bunjalung Drag Queen Destiny Haz Arrived who will be performing with the Northern Territory’s own Pop Princess Jessica Mauboy.

    Although hot on everyone’s lips is what protocols are in place for Mardi Gras when it comes to cultural appropriateness. Two Sistergirls from Central Australia have spoken out about the need for cultural protocol ahead of this year’s celebrations.

    Brie Curtis and her sister Rosalina have spoken out about the annual festival urging committe members of the Mardi Gras to include cultural protocol and support for Sistergirls and Brotherboys.

    Brie says that she always knew she was a Sistergirl. Ms. Curtis’ story is one which is incredible often those who come out on communities are shunned and turned away however, growing up she says she she was lucky as she wasn’t turned away, rather she was accepted by her family and friends straight away.

    Although as the date for the Mardi Gras is closing in with the annual parade scheduled for this Saturday Ms. Curtis is urging the committee to think about cultural protocol and the inclusion of Brotherboys and Sistergirls within the annual festival.

    She says that education is the key and that those on communities need to know there is support there for them when they feel like they need to talk to someone about their issues and not keep them bottled up inside.