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Traditional Owners Win 22 Year Land Rights Claim

The Willowra people have won a 22 year battle for land rights over sacred site Yurrkuru, where the Conniston Massacre began in 1928. Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion presented the deed of grant to the traditional owners at a ceremony on Brookes Soak.

Aranda Elder Defends Sistergirls at First LGBTIQ Meeting

Brothers

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It’s Friday again and you know what that means YES YES another episode of BROTHERS and on this weeks show the topic is the Alice Springs Pride Carnivale, to talk more about it, we are lucky to have a Brother from the Tiwi Islands Jason De Santis come on the show and talk about the things he gets up to down in the city being a play write, comedian, gender illusionist and performing on stage in a production that he has writing which has been touring all around the Country, trying to crack the international stage.

Also on the show CAAMA radio’s very own Justine Fenwick who is also performing at the Pride Carnicale, in his first show in a few years.

If you want us to tell your story or you would like us to talk about a topic that your are passonate about, let us know by sending us an email at brothers@caama.com.au or drop by and ask for Damien Williams.

New York… New York …. good luck IMP squad from CAAMA

 

The passports are organised, suitcases are being packed and checklists being checked; the time has finally arrived!

The squad is just days away from arriving in Sydney before jetting off to the Big Apple.

It has been a whirlwind six months for each member of the squad. Reflecting on their very first camp in Canberra, that training run was the furthest most had ever run in their lives – 10km for the women and 15km for the men.

Fast forward hundreds of training sessions, one-on-one time with the foam roller, and slowly making friends with the dreaded ice bath, and the New York Marathon doesn’t know what’s about to hit it.

The squad of 10 personifies resilience, dedication, humility and unwavering determination.

Well done and good luck from  all of us here at CAAMA.

Dawn Fraser Shares Her Connection With Aboriginal Community

Australian Olympic Hero Dawn Fraser dropped into CAAMA Radio while visiting Alice Springs for the 2014 Masters Games Competition. CAAMA Radio Broadcaster Mikaela Simpson sat down with the sporting champion and gold medallist to talk about her connection with the Aboriginal Community and people of Ntaria.

My journey has been about finding who I really am….Que Kenny !

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Community Calls for Mining company to listen

Traditional Owners of the land where the McArthur River Mine is located, the Garrwa people, remain concerned about the effects of mining operations in both the river and their country.

Garrwa Elder Jack Green speaks to Damien Williams on CAAMA Radio to talk about the issues that he and his people have about the rehabilitation plans that the mining company may have.

 

 

Author says “The BIg Man ” was devastated by dismissal !

Professor Jenny Hocking is Research Professor and ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA) Fellow in the National Centre for Australian Studies. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a well-known biographer and script-writer and a highly regarded scholar and commentator on Australian politics and history, political biography, counter-terrorism and security matters.

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Poverty in Australia…. who is most at risk !

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The latest Australian Council of Social Service National Poverty Report shows the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community remains one of the most at-risk groups in Australia.

ACOSS CEO DR Cassandra Goldie told CAAMA Radio that significant numbers of Aboriginal people are on social security and particularly impacted  by long-term unemployment.

Daryl Somers – The Life of a TV Personality

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Daryl Somers has been on our televisions for nearly four decades. He has grown most of us up through Hey Hey It’s Saturday! And even hosted his own show… the Daryl Somers show.

He hit town for the Masters Games as an honorary ambassador for the games and sat down with Justin Fenwick for a candid interview about his life on and off the screen as well as his role within the Games.

 

2014 Masters Games Wrap Up

Masters Games Closing Ceremony Highlights