Former Australian Pro Junior Champion, Soli Bailey (Byron Bay, NSW) has been crowned Australian Indigenous Surfing Champion at Bells Beach today on Victoria’s Surf Coast.
Bailey was unstoppable throughout the event winning every heat on his way to the final knocking out reigning event champion Otis Carey (Coffs Harbour, NSW) in the Semi Finals.
The Final saw Bailey put Russell Molony (Central Coast, NSW) in a combination situation locking in the highest wave of the day, a 9.77(out of a possible 10). Bailey scored a heat total of 17.77 (out of a possible 20) to claim the coveted title.
Get ready Alice Springs Outback Boxing Presents Red Desert Dust Up and it’s about to get serious. Here is a preview of some of the fighters that will be in the boxing ring tomorrow.
A big crowd gathered to see Port Adelaide squeeze in one more training sessions before their Indigenous round match against the Melbourne Demons at TIO Traeger Park this weekend, with the Aboriginal AFL Academy joining in to get some great training tips.
Photo Soucre: Melbourne FC, Trachoma
Local School children in the community of Ntaria were visited by Melbourne FC players who taught them about the importance of washing your hands and blowing your nose. While also, helping teach the prevention of Trachoma! Milpa even played a round of football with the students in what was a fun yet education day for the school children of Ntaria.
This weeks wrap up:
Mixed reactions to National Reconciliation Week around the country, and NT Senator Nova Peris says Australian Parliament did not even acknowledge Sorry Day! Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion admits Aboriginal people are getting a ‘dodgy deal’ when it comes to Closing the Gap.
In other news, local aboriginal filmmaker Tom Sullivan won an award from Charles Darwin University for his rock throwing film “Choices”, BushMob make a music video with the help of Alice Springs police and Desert Pea Media, kids from the Small Groups centre make some amazing art for Caama’s new youth station C2, and Melbourne Demons midfielder Christian Petracca says the team is excited to play on a community oval when they take on Port Power this weekend!
It was another fun Friday on Women’s Business with our guests Selena Uibo, Debbie Lee, Cheyenne Hampton and CAAMA’s very own Mikaela Simpson who spent the last two weeks in Sydney doing work experience at NITV.
This week on Nurnakah we looked into same sex marriage as Ireland passes it referendum on legalising same sex marriage. Starlady came in to talk about the topic as well as reflecting on her time at the TEDx Talks in Sydney for those who missed the show last week!
It’s all about creating the dialogue when it comes to same sex marriage. Thea joined us as well to give her view about gay marriage and explained her reasons behind her views.
Clontaf Supertraining took place in Alice Springs this morning with local students along side players from the Port Power Aboriginal AFL Academy.
The Clontarf Foundation helps improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment opportunities for young Aboriginal men and by doing so gives them essential skills to participate in society.
The Northern Territory Government has supported the First Circles program which is a new model of engagement that is about identifying, mentoring and supporting emerging Aboriginal leaders out in remote communities.
Aboriginal people identified as leaders in their communities have been offered the opportunity to take their issues to the highest level of the Northern Territory Government.The First Circles programs identifies leaders and gives them access to the Chief Minister Adam Giles and his Cabinet this week.
Selena Uibo a teacher from Numbulwar school told caama radio that we should encourage our young people to take on leadership roles within our community because the next generation is our future.
Selena has a chat to Donna Campbell on Womens Business and talks about her experience as a member of the First Circles program.
Today we had the opportunity to sit down and chat with young Melbourne Demons midfielders Jack Trengove and Christian Petracca. The Melbourne Demons have been actively involved in spreading the message of practising good health, discussing the leading cause of preventable blindness in Australia trachoma. Both players are ambassadors against the disease and they discuss the big match in Alice Springs and the importance of healthy living.
Also joining us on the show we have some special guests from the Aboriginal AFL Academy- a partnership between the Port Adelaide Football Club and the South Australian Sports Training Academy.
Paul Vandenberg who is the Aboriginal programs manager. Head Coach of the Aboriginal AFL Academy team Eugene Warrior, backing him up Former Port Adelaide premiership player norm smith medallist Byron Pickett as the Forward line coach along with the Number four 2009 AFL Rookie draft pick Wade Thompson as the Back line coach.
Finally but certainly not lest one of the BROTHERS apart of the Academy, Vaughan Day from Yalata Community in South Australia.
Aboriginal community night patrol CAAMA image
Night patrol crews from three Central Australian Aboriginal communities have travelled to Alice Springs to assist local authorities during this weekends national AFL game at Traeger Park.
The three night patrols from Yuendumu, Ti Tree and Harts Range are a highly valued service in the Desert Regional Council according to John Gaynor the community service director.
Mr Gaynor says established relationships within the communities allow the night patrols to engage and communicate with country men and women. He went on to acknowledge the efforts of night patrols at other major events such as the Alice Springs show, where their main focus is on the safety of community members.
Frank Brennan is a leading Australian thinker and commentator on legal and human rights issues. His new book, No Small Change, is a vital contribution to our understanding of Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander issues.
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