About CAAMA Radio 8-kin FM
The CAAMA Radio network is an FM and online service which broadcasts Aboriginal radio to remote and regional Australia via satellite and to the world over the internet 24/7. The satellite footprint of the CAAMA satellite service is available to 2/3 of the country, we broadcast on 23 of our own transmitters 149 remote indigenous transmitters and approximately 35 self help transmitters on mine sites and roadhouses across outback and regional Australia with a listening audience in excess of 400,000 people.
Our programming is presented by a staff of 11 full time broadcasters, producers and trainees; we have a strong commitment to training with everyone undertaking training to certificate level. Our programming is in made up of language programs in 4 different indigenous languages from central Australia and English. We have a news service focusing on all indigenous issues, comprising 5 bulletins a day and a 1 hour current affairs program 5 days a week. We are the only station doing a regular indigenous news and current affairs service.
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- Traditional “caretaker” of country ” tells his story………..
A Central Australian based Kurdungurlu or “caretaker” of country says the attraction of modern technology is making it difficult for him to keep his young people connected with their culture.
Peter “Coco” Wallace …an Eastern Arrente Elder says traditionally doing drawings on the ground and talking were once normal ways of sharing knowledge and keeping culture strong…. but now the young people are being heavily influenced by new technology.
- Education is Important
School principal Mike Hansen is going above and beyond to help local indigenous students achieve their academic dreams.
After 14 years working as a teacher and principal in remote indigenous communities, Mike became principal of Cairns West State School, bringing with him the belief that every child can, and will be, successful.
With a high proportion of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, attendance levels and academic averages at the school were below state standards.
Mike was determined to raise the bar and in 2009, he introduced the Academic Success Guarantee.
Justin Fenwick sat down with Michael Hansen and had a chat about his work at Cairns West State School.
- Bess Price wins NT Women’s Leadership Award
CAAMA congratulates Bess Nungarrayi Price, Member for Stuart, Minister for Community Services and Women’s Policy, on winning the NT Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership! The national awards recognise those working to close the gender inequality gap and promote the need for more female leaders. Ms Price said she hopes “to help inspire other women to take on positions of leadership, no matter where they’re from.”
- Just WHO discovered Alice Springs?
The Alice Springs Town Council errected a controversial statue of the town’s ‘discoverer’, John McDouall Stuart, on Wednesday. Pitjantjatjara Kokatha man Scott Hayne is just one of many people outraged by the statue, and says that the plaque to be installed next month needs to be worded carefully.
- The 2014 NAIDOC Youth of The Year Award recipient Amelia Telford talks on CAAMA.
Amelia Telford is a young Aboriginal women from the Bundjalung nation on the north Coast of NSW. She is Indigenous Coordinator for the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and is encouraging youth from around Australia to get involved in the conversation about climate change.