More stories from the CAAMA team

  • Sydney Greens MP Vows to Stop the Intervention, Basics Cards

    A visiting Greens MP from Sydney, Lee Rhiannon, has vowed to stop the intervention and to roll back basics cards after touring remote Aboriginal communities in Central Australia.

    Senator Rhiannon says she was shocked at the racism she saw as Aboriginal men left bottle shops only to be confronted by police, and can understand why women from the Tangentyere Town Camp Women’s Council used the word “apartheid” to describe the situation.

  • Memorial for Black Australia in Katoomba Lasts 30 Minutes Before Destroyed

    A beautiful memorial poster for Aboriginal people who died during colonisation has been torn down in Katoomba only 30 minutes after it was put up by a man claiming it was ‘racist to whites’. The message lives on in this video.

  • Youth in NT Communities Create Hip Hop Video

    Communities in the Northern Territory have worked with headspace and Indigenous Hip Hop Projects (IHHP) to create the ‘Got a lot going on’ music video.

    Written and performed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, the video captures the broad range of issues they are facing, including racism, stress, drugs and isolation, but stresses there is ‘no shame in talking it out’.

    The video was created over nine days in late 2014, with music and dance workshops held with young people in Rockhole, Katherine, Beswick and Belyuen. Check it out!

  • WAR on Invasion Day

    Coen Tate 2

    Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance – WAR a collective of young Aboriginal people committed to the cause of decolonization and the philosophy of Aboriginal nationalism have been working hard to get their voice heard by the rest of Australia.

    Coen Tate a member of WAR talks to Damien Williams from CAAMA radio about the groups plans for Invasion Day.

  • Minister says sovereignty can mean different things to different people !

    Nigel Scullion CAAMA photo

    Sovereignty is best defined as a sphere of authority and autonomy – the legitimate power to govern. It is often said that whatever the institutions of government, sovereignty resides in the people and it is the people who determine how they will be governed. This is the internal aspect of sovereignty. Sovereignty also has an external aspect. The people as a sovereign entity should be respected in their autonomy and should be allowed to determine their relationship with other sovereign peoples. This is often referred to as the right of peoples to self-determination. In the international system of states, these principles of self-determination and independence form the basis of international relations and international law. – Lisa Strelein.

    The Federal Minister for Aboriginal and Islander Affairs, NT Senator Nigel Scullion, responds to claims that Government is failing to listen to grass roots issues and concerns.