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Funeral service providers ripping off Aboriginal consumers!

Northern Territory consumer affairs is warning Aboriginal people about the dangers of getting ripped off when it comes to funeral payment strategies.

With the number of funerals in Aboriginal communities rising, many families are looking to take the burden of funeral costs out of the way.

Sandy Otto acting commissioner of NT consumer affairs says people should not sign up to any type of funeral plan if approached by sales people.

Little People, Big Futures: Aboriginal and TSI Children Recognised Nationally

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is the largest national day to celebrate Aboriginal and TSI children. This year’s  National Aboriginal and TSI Children’s theme is, Little People, Big Futures, and is all about helping kids stand tall and feel connected and proud in culture. Having a strong connection to culture helps Aboriginal and TSI children develop a strong sense of self a comprehensive education and a big future.

The day is about supporting and celebrating the services that empower children to have big futures. These services are crucial for Aboriginal and TSI children, especially for those who experience greater rates of out-of-home care.

CAAMA Radio set up at the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress to conduct a live broadcast of the day’s festivities. Congress CEO Donna Ah chee, Dr John Boffa, Patrick Ah Kit from the men’s shed and many other congress staff joined the broadcast to discuss the importance of safe environments in which to raise children.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Childrens Day 2015

( All photo’s courtesy of SNAICC)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day), and the week leading up to it, is a time to for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to celebrate the strengths and culture of their children. The day is an opportunity for all Australians to show their support for Aboriginal children, as well as learn about the crucial impact that community, culture and family play in the life of every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child

Geraldine Atkinson SNAICC Aborignal and TSI Childrens Day

Spitfires Vs Hawks in BAFL Rematch

Elliot Hawks showed there colours as they dominated their opponents the Sporties Spitfires at Purkiss Oval, Tennant Creek this afternoon. Leading at half time the Hawks took control to reverse last year’s final score by beating Spitfires 12.5.77 to Sporties 5.7.37.

BamFest 2015

BamFest 2015 presented by Barkly Reginal Arts’ Winajjikari Music Centre was a big success this year with a celebration of Aboriginal Music from the Barkly region with special guests. The line up this year included the amazing sounds of The Barkly Diva’s, Barkly Boys, Rayella WMC Allstars and other acts. There was a great community atmosphere with families enjoying the live music and yummy food.


Barkly Divas Rock at Harmony Festival 2015

Oh what a day of song dance and total talent at a live performance of the Barkly Divas at the Tennant Creek Desert Harmony Festival 2015….Powerful song and voices flowed across the crowd that gathered to be entertained.

Light’s Camera Action Divas!

Pride performers entertained the crowds at the festival, showcasing the talents of singing, dancing, strutting and drag-queening!

Camp Dogs Dress To Impress

A highlight of this years Alice Springs Pride Carnival was the camp dog fashion show. Check out some of the outfits!

Alice Springs Celebrates 3rd Pride Carnivale

The 2015 Alice Springs Pride Carnival is back, bigger, brighter and more fabulous than ever! In its third year, the pride carnival is an annual, not-for-profit organisation which recognises and celebrates LGBTIQ sister girl and brother boy communities across Australia.

The aim of fair day is to bridge isolation and distance and help establish strong, positive and visible reflection of our LGBTIQ community.

As one of the sponsors, CAAMA Radio headed down to Snow Kenna Park to broadcast the day.

All Harmony at Tennant Creek Festival

‘Welcome to Country’ by the sacred site at Nyinkka Nyunyu and those that attending this event was indeed “WELCOMED”

A large crowd witnessed why this is special country. Its the start of the Desert Harmony festival 2015 and CAAMA was there to share how dynamic and sacred Warumungu tradition is…..

Brothers Show 31-07-15


This week the Brothers Show took a look at the trending story across Australia, shedding additional light on the Adam Goodes booing saga. We have shared several perspectives in our news and on this weeks Brothers we decided to take another look at the issue.

Bob Montgomery actively works alongside Aboriginal people and has some so for many years and was acquainted with the late Charlie Perkins. As the President of the Australian Psychologists Society, Mr Montgomery has looked at the issues of racism and he shares a very different side to the discussion.

Andy Hood the Regional Manager of AFL Central Australia also joined us on the show, highlighting the benefits of a new sports program in Central Australia. The Good Sports program promotes a healthier, safer and family friendly footy environment in the region. Mr Hood uses the program as a contrast the current state of racism with the game of AFL.

News Wrap July 31

This weeks news:

Adam Goodes bullying undeniably racist,

NIMAs highlights,

Ntaria team at Road Rescue Challenge,

and Knitting Nannas take on Adam Giles over fracking.