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Imparja Cup: Major Centres

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

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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

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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 !

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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

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

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!

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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!

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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 “

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Boundary Street history reveals a dark past

photo courtesy Brisbane Blacks

photo courtesy of Brisbane Blacks…..

Across to Brisbane where an Aboriginal rights campaigner has revealed the history associated with the name of a prominent local street and why it remains an important part of history.

Brisbane Aboriginal Elder Sam Watson says while he is proud of his hometown but the name Boundary Street goes deep into Australia’s history and non-Indigenous Australians need to know and accept what took place.

BabaKiueria……

BabaKiueria……………..little has changed in 30 years !

 

The creator of an iconic Australian mockumentary which portrays the relationship between Aboriginal people and Australians of European descent… has questioned what Governments have really achieved in the 30 years since he wrote the original plot.

First screened in 1986…BabaKiueria revolves around a role-reversal, which sees Aboriginal Australians living in a land inhabited by white natives who have been invaded and colonised,

The role reversal cleverly highlights the unfairness of Australia’s past and present Aboriginal policies and the entrenched racism in society.

Sydney based television writer Geoffrey Atherden, who also wrote the sitcoms Mother and Son and Grass Roots, has questioned why so little has changed for Aboriginal and Islander Australians in 30 years.

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