It was all hapening today at the Alice Springs Basketball Stadium where CAAMA were braodcasting live from 11am til 2pm where schools from surrounding communities and in town gathered for a fun filled day where the 3on3 challange took place. Kids also got the chance to participate in a hip hop workshop, painting and a breakdancing compitition.
CAAAPU, Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programmes Unit is a place of health, hope and healing. To celebrate Drug Action Week 2013 which raises awareness nationally about alcohol and other drug issues in Australia and highlights the achievements of dedicated individuals in the sector, CAAAPU held an Open Day in Alice Springs.
There was some great information, activities and fun for the kids, and some live music. Moving speeches, a smoking ceremony and the Welcome to Country kicked off the days events.
It was all broadcast live on the CAAMA network accross the country.
Disturbing claims from South Australia of “horrifying” discrimination against Aboriginal women and claims that some dentists are refusing to see Aboriginal patients.
A South Australian Aboriginal Elder has spoken of his peoples forced loss of language and their difficulty in dealing with the state Government over many years.
An Aboriginal Tent Embassy in NSW, will be established at Nimbin Rocks next month in solidarity with the West Papua Freedom Flotilla.
Yesterday was the launch of a new Indigenous youth sexual health package. The package, designed by Central Australian Aboriginal Congress will be used to provide holistic sexual health education to Indigenous young people living in Alice Springs. Donna Lemon from the Congress Community Health Education Program spoke to Lorena Walker about the manuals.
Bladder weakness is a common problem amongst women. According to a new survey, women are too embarrassed to talk about what they are experiencing. The survey completed by Tena, a worldwide leader in incontinence problems, spoke to over 1000 women.
As a result, Tena has launched a new educational campaign to help women understand the problems they maybe experiencing. Tena’s Physiotherapist, Jane La Fevre spoke to Pam Reilly about the campaign and World Continence Week taking place from the 24th – 30th June.
To find out more information: http://www.lightsbytena.com.au/index.php?p=0
Northern Territory Member for Stuart Bess Price was recently at the Barunga Festival 2013 where Mikaela Simpson got to catch up with her and ask her a few questions in regards to women from different cultures coming together and sharing stories, culture and passion.
A new package designed to provide holistic sexual health education to Indigenous people has been launched in Alice Springs. The Congress Community Health Education Program (CCHEP) has been delivering holistic and culturally appropriate sexual health education to young Indigenous females living in and around Central Australia since 1998 and to young males since 2011. Continue reading