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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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- Sydney Greens MP, Senator Lee Rhiannon, has spoken out about the need to stop the intervention and the use of... http://t.co/w271t79Plc about 10 hours ago from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Check out this deadly hip hop video by kids in Rockhole, Katherine, Beswick and Belyuen!! Indigenous HIP HOP... http://t.co/6kvOSZ4dit about 13 hours ago from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Minister says sovereignty can mean different things to different people ! http://t.co/fTrPWHiqJt http://t.co/gcimLN9kFr 01:30:17 PM January 29, 2015 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- A 600mL bottle of soft drink contains around 16 teaspoons of sugar. You wouldn’t eat it, so why drink it? http://t.co/gvCvpRUszQ 11:37:15 AM January 29, 2015 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Eyes are the window to the soul! http://t.co/dgo24k9guq 09:28:27 AM January 29, 2015 from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Nyoongar Mob cross Nullarbor to share their struggle ! http://t.co/hBmpm8hz86 http://t.co/1b42wL2Qf5 01:45:38 PM January 28, 2015 from Facebook ReplyRetweetFavorite
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- Nyoongar Mob cross Nullarbor to share their struggle ! http://t.co/rxpB6tfbw3 http://t.co/f9XHnnLUNi 01:39:14 PM January 28, 2015 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Hundreds of protestors disrupt #AustraliaDay parade in #Melbourne, advocating #Aboriginal rights! #Indigenous http://t.co/3VFFCXEBFb 12:47:29 PM January 28, 2015 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Pretty ironic using the word "invade" to describe the Survival Day march in Melbourne! Here's what really went down: http://t.co/vwBNDFUP7t 12:44:29 PM January 28, 2015 from Twitter Web Client ReplyRetweetFavorite
- 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
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 !
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.