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  • Grass Roots to Baggy Green..Thats Cricket
    Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

    “The championships come at a time when Indigenous cricket is on the rise. Not only are thousands of people enjoying the game at grassroots level, but also a number are playing cricket at a very high standard, including the Big Bash League, Women’s Big Bash League and Australia in under-19 competition.

    “Given the amount of talent out there, we believe our goal of seeing more Indigenous cricketers following in the footsteps of former Australian players Faith Thomas and Jason Gillespie is not too distant. ““The inaugural National Indigenous Cricket Championships will help propel us toward this vision.”

  • Imparja Cup: Major Centres
    Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

    Day one of the Imparja cup Major Centre’s T20 Division kicked off down at Head Street Oval with All Sorts taking on Tennant Creek while Alkupitja faced Katherine and Alice Springs battled it out with Darwin.

  • Calls for more accuracy from mainstream media
    Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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    A Melbourne based Aboriginal social commentator has challenged the main stream media to accurately report on Invasion Day protest marches and rallies rather than trying to play them down.

    Arrente women Celeste Liddle says both the downsizing of the number of her people who attended the Melbourne march and the significance of the message was not picked up by the mainstream media.

  • Snowdon shows his support for medical terms to be translated into Aboriginal language
    Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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    17 year old Nerissa Narburup from the Top End community of Palumpa told other  delegates attending the  recent Heywire Reional Youth Summit that she would like to see medical terminology translated into language.

    Territory Federal Member Warren Snowden says he is confident that translating medical terminology  into  Aboriginal lanugages will improve health outcomes for local communities.

     

  • NT Chief Minister talks up self determination !
    Monday, February 8th, 2016

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    Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles has flagged self determination as a key underlying policy principle in his push to increase economic opportunities for Aboriginal people across the Territory.

    Mr Giles … the Territory Indigenous Affairs Minister …says economic development and decentralization is at the heart of his Government’s Aboriginal Affairs Strategy which is focused on building the capability and capacity of Aboriginal Territorians to take full advantage of business and economic opportunities.

    The Chief Minister was also keen to talk up a 50 percent drop in the number of Aboriginal
    people  returning to the prison system…

  • Imparja Cup kicks off
    Monday, February 8th, 2016

    The 23rd Imparja Cup gets underway in Alice Springs with more than 500 cricketers registered to compete across five divisions, including Major Centres, Community Men, Community Women, Schools and an inaugural Indoor/Outdoor division.

    The first ever National Indigenous Cricket Championships (NICC) will be held alongside the Imparja Cup competition and will see 12 teams of Australia’s most talented male and female Indigenous cricketers take part. NICC matches are scheduled from Monday 8 – Monday 15 February while Imparja Cup matches will be held from Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 February.

    A record number of 18 teams will compete in the Imparja Cup Community Men’s division, including long term participants the Timber Creek Dingoes, who will have traveled 3,503kms during their Community Cup carnival circuit, including participation in the Nitmiluk Cup, Dingo Cup and the Imparja Cup.

    Last years champs Western Australia kicked off their 2016 campaign taking on Queensland at Treager Park, with the WA team looking to take their wining streak to three this year.

    At Albrecht Oval the 2012 champs New South Wales started their week off taking on the fellas from Victoria who are yet to claim the coveted Imparja Cup.

    The Jim McConville Oval where all the teams will be looking to score as many runs as they can as it is one of the Smallest grounds played host to South Australia who played Tasmania with both teams also yet to win the Imparja Cup.

    Welcome to all the the teams that have come from far and wide to participate in the 23rd Imparja Cup.

  • February 5 News Wrap
    Friday, February 5th, 2016

    Here’s our weekly news wrap: Central Australia one step closer to having a nuclear waste dump, NT Labor promises $100 million for a National Indigenous Art Gallery, world famous Kangaroo Sanctuary set for expansion, and Sheffield Shield to return to Alice Springs in March. Lorena Walker brings you the latest.

  • The Brothers are back for 2016!
    Friday, February 5th, 2016

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    The Brothers are back on CAAMA Radio for 2016. On first show back for the Brothers we decided to take a look at the new year to discuss where we taking the show in 2016.

    We were joined by Joe Williams who is no stranger to CAAMA Radio to discuss being recognised as citizen of the year in the NSW town of Wagga Wagga.

    The Brothers also had the Gman who was recently recognised as Centralian Citizen of the Year 2016.

  • Well awaited change… Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates now able to sell their artwork from Prison!
    Friday, February 5th, 2016

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    CEO of The Torch, Kent Morris spoke to CAAMA Radio yesterday about the change that will help many Aboriginal and Islander inmates.

    The Torch project was developed to encourage Indigenous and Islander inmates to learn more of their culture and their families. Morris says it is important for Aboriginal and Islander inmates to be able to practice their culture and acquire new skills which they will be able to put into practice on release.

  • Damien Williams makes an important trip down an “Old Country road “
    Thursday, February 4th, 2016

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