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  • Welcome to Country – NPA
    Monday, September 22nd, 2014

    16th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival officially welcomed by Northern Peninsula Area.

  • It is not a crime wanting to be recognised as tribal Aboriginal….
    Monday, September 22nd, 2014

    Rosalie Kunoth Monks CAAMA  photo

    Statement from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu on 21 September 2014


    On World Peace Day 2014, I pray for the rights of the Aboriginal Peoples of Australia to determine their own destiny.

    It is a severe indictment on Australia that many of its indigenous people still feel that their culture and dignity are being eroded, and that they continue to be treated as second class citizens – 42 years after the country signed the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

    Aboriginal elders say that although the Aboriginal Land Rights Act of 1976 transferred control of much of the Northern Territory to Aboriginal peoples, the people never had the opportunity to draw true advantage from the land. They were ill prepared to deal with complex Western bureaucracies, and their efforts have been undermined by under-development and neglect.

    The imposition of legislation generally known as the Northern Territory Intervention, in 2007, virtually stripped them of their voice.

    Community councils have been closed down and management of many aspects of the peoples’ lives has been transferred to non-indigenous institutions. The exclusion of local Aboriginal perspectives from decision-making is directly eroding customs, laws, languages and land-use aspirations. Nearly 50% of the youth in detention in Australia are Aboriginal, although the Aboriginal population constitutes just 3% of the Australian population.

    There are no first-class and second-class citizens on earth, just citizens; sisters and brothers of one family, the human family, God’s family. Our diversity is a Gift from God. It strengthens and enriches us.

    All people, regardless of their looks, cultures and beliefs – including the Aboriginal Peoples of Australia – are equally entitled to dignity, to justice, and to the right to participate in decisions affecting their lives.

    I support those who have called for a Truth and Justice Commission for Aboriginal Peoples to lay bare the horrors of the past and, finally, commence a national healing process for all Australians.

    Issued by Oryx Media for the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.

  • AFL Grandfinal 2014
    Monday, September 22nd, 2014
  • A Day in Cairns
    Monday, September 22nd, 2014

    CAAMA RIBS Broadcasters having a look around Cairns during the trip to Bamaga with a Relaxing Massage

  • Outback to the Coast
    Sunday, September 21st, 2014


    CAAMA’s Remote Broadcasters are on a journey from the Desert to the Sea travelling to the Remote Idigenous Festival

  • Finals…Finals…Finals on Womens Business.
    Friday, September 19th, 2014

    Pioneer Egirls are playing Alice Springs in the Central Australian Women’s Football league Grand final on Saturday at 1pm at the TIO Traeger Park oval. Members from the Pioneer Egirls, Ebony Miller & Nicolette ‘Sissy’ Dunn popped into the studio’s this morning.

    Alice Springs Hockey Association, Gillen Diva’s team members Vicki Trindle and Samarra Schwarz  are playing their Grand final tonight at 8pm against Legends, also joined Women’s Business program.

  • Supporting people with dementia in Central Australia – Heather Jensen
    Friday, September 19th, 2014

    Heather Jensen - Centre for Remote Health CAAMA photoDementia is not a specific disease; it is the term used to describe a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. Dementia is characterised by widespread impairment of mental function, decline in activities of daily living, and impaired social function. This means thinking, memory, communication, emotions, and other functions of the brain get worse over time, and cannot be cured. Most people with dementia will eventually require assistance to perform even simple tasks.

    Allied Health Academic  at the Centre  for Remote Health, Heather Jensen, shares her experiences working with Aboriginal people in bush communities.

    Heather Jensen Dementia in communities

  • Viral hepatitis impacting Indigenous communities around the world.
    Friday, September 19th, 2014

    James Ward - Baker IDI caama photo

    In a world first indigenous people have travelledl to Central Australia to discuss  viral hepatitis and how it is  impacting indigenous communities on a global scale.James Ward from  Baker IDI talks to Lorena Walker on Strong Voices CAAMA Radio.

  • CAAMA embraces “The Wire”
    Friday, September 19th, 2014

    JustinFenwick&RadioAdelaide Wire team (Medium)
    Senior Broadcaster / Producer Justin Fenwick visited Radio Adelaide for a week learning how “The Wire” was produced. Justin will provide weekly stories from Central Australia to a National audience about Aboriginal peoples…their life styles, conditions and challenges.

  • Prime Minister should address Nhulunbuy downturn during visit.
    Thursday, September 18th, 2014

    Lynne Walker  caama photo

    Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker has called on the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott to take time from his visit to Arnhem Land to meet with Nhulunbuy businesses and residents impacted by the announcement of Rio Tinto.

    Pam Reilly talks with the Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker on Strong Voices.