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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- To celebrate International Women's Day, we've got 4 prize packs to giveaway!! TO ENTER: Simply like this post and... http://t.co/M5o34MqvEF about 8 hours ago from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
- First time CAAMA has put a story on NITV News!! Owen Cole, David Ross and Nigel Scullion pay tribute to Alice... http://t.co/LbAhkHahMF about 12 hours ago from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @NITV: Marking #InternationalWomensDay, NITV spotlights Indigenous women throughout March! #IWD2015 http://t.co/93isDJusO8 http://t.co/d… 04:04:35 PM March 02, 2015 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @GerryGeorgatos: A view from all sides - of assimilation and marginalisation by Professor Taiaiakei Alfred https://t.co/WuDXlcZMoP 04:04:19 PM March 02, 2015 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @NACCHOAustralia: “@RadioNational: Domestic violence is now main cause of injury & death in women under 45 http://t.co/vFLXg3s2F4 #dv h… 04:04:09 PM March 02, 2015 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @TheParraEels: Ryan Morgan is expecting a fiery clash this Friday. Hear from the centre here: http://t.co/TVEY65736h #blueandgold http:/… 04:03:58 PM March 02, 2015 from Twitter for iPhone ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Have you got it wrong? A new program is aiming to decrease the high incarceration rates in the Northern... http://t.co/9lRM4fEobR 03:49:48 PM March 02, 2015 from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Here's the Aboriginal news for this week! Redfern Tent Embassy refuses eviction, relief for Arnhem Land... http://t.co/3ATeDGhjuU 02:49:45 PM February 28, 2015 from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
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- From @meynewyatt to this mob! #BROTHERS LIVE http://t.co/ShbhdhmcGx #caamaradio @ Caama Alice Springs https://t.co/3kqgwYpV0x 11:19:22 AM February 27, 2015 from Instagram ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Community Mob Urged to Understand Impacts of Fracking
A peak Northern Territory Environmental lobby group is urging community aboriginal people to become more informed about the impact and potential dangers of fracking and mining on their land.
Commenting on a recently released report into fracking Arid Lands Environment Centre Director Jimmy Cocking said recommendations contained in the report do not go far enough and there is a need for a moratorium on all exploration licences until it becomes clear where the gas reserve are in the Northern Territory.
Mr Cocking says that just having guiding principles as a regulatory measure is not enough to address and police issues associated with fracking and that there needs to be an overhaul of the Petroleum Act and the Waste Management and Pollution Control Act and more importantly that Aboriginal people should be provided all the information in language to fully understand.
- Tribute to Tracker… David Ross, Nigel Scullion and Owen Cole Remember
Alice Springs legend ‘Tracker’ Tilmouth, former Director of Central Land Council and member of the Stolen Generation, passed away this weekend after a long battle with cancer. He helped establish the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service, as well as the region’s Aboriginal health service.
CAAMA produced a short package for an NITV News tribute to ‘Tracker’, where current CLC Director David Ross, Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, and Tilmouth’s mate Owen Cole remember his legacy.
- Tracker Tilmouth….. driven to ensure a better deal for his people !
Tributes are flowing for the Territory larrikin who spent a lifetime working for his people both “on country ” and as boss of the Central Land Council, protecting their hard-fought gains.
Tracker Tilmouth….the boy from The Gap in Alice Springs grew up on Croker Island as a member of the Stolen Generations before returning to Central Australia where he first started work in the building sector.
Best remembered as a cheeky adversary never too shy to voice his opinions…lifetime friend and current Director of the Central Land Council David Ross says Mr Tilmouth was a driven man who worked to ensure that his people received a better deal.
- Aboriginal leaders bid to speed up land claims in Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Aboriginal Land Council have revealed details of land rights claims and are urging the State Government to speed up its response to claims which were set in motion in mid 2014.
The Chairman of the Tasmanian Aboriginal land Council Clyde Mansell says the claims were made in July last year and the places hold significant cultural landscape that is important to the local aboriginal people in the area.
- $28,000 for Breaking Down Legal Language
A new program regarding language and the legal system has found that often legal jargon is being lost in translation.
Miscommunication in the law is a major issues within the justice system. Linguist Samantha Disbray from CDU’s Northern Institude has started the Language and the law project in a bid to close the gap between Aboriginal Australian and the justice system.
Ms. Disbray says that jargon for anyone who isn’t involved with the legal system is overwhelming. While she gives the example of the phrase “to kill” which can mean anything from to literally kill someone to , ‘hit’ or ‘beat.’
The project has been funded $28,000 in a grant from the Law Society Public Purposes Trust and aims to reduce the high level of incarceration due to miscommunication within the legal system.