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Katoomba erects new Black Australia memorial after previous destruction

Remember the Survival Day poster that was torn down in Katoomba? Well, here’s the heartwarming sequel showing the community can come together to remember Black Australia.

Watch the first part here.

Sydney Greens MP Vows to Stop the Intervention, Basics Cards

A visiting Greens MP from Sydney, Lee Rhiannon, has vowed to stop the intervention and to roll back basics cards after touring remote Aboriginal communities in Central Australia.

Senator Rhiannon says she was shocked at the racism she saw as Aboriginal men left bottle shops only to be confronted by police, and can understand why women from the Tangentyere Town Camp Women’s Council used the word “apartheid” to describe the situation.

Memorial for Black Australia in Katoomba Lasts 30 Minutes Before Destroyed

A beautiful memorial poster for Aboriginal people who died during colonisation has been torn down in Katoomba only 30 minutes after it was put up by a man claiming it was ‘racist to whites’. The message lives on in this video.

Youth in NT Communities Create Hip Hop Video

Communities in the Northern Territory have worked with headspace and Indigenous Hip Hop Projects (IHHP) to create the ‘Got a lot going on’ music video.

Written and performed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, the video captures the broad range of issues they are facing, including racism, stress, drugs and isolation, but stresses there is ‘no shame in talking it out’.

The video was created over nine days in late 2014, with music and dance workshops held with young people in Rockhole, Katherine, Beswick and Belyuen. Check it out!

WAR on Invasion Day

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Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance – WAR a collective of young Aboriginal people committed to the cause of decolonization and the philosophy of Aboriginal nationalism have been working hard to get their voice heard by the rest of Australia.

Coen Tate a member of WAR talks to Damien Williams from CAAMA radio about the groups plans for Invasion Day.

Minister says sovereignty can mean different things to different people !

Nigel Scullion CAAMA photo

Sovereignty is best defined as a sphere of authority and autonomy – the legitimate power to govern. It is often said that whatever the institutions of government, sovereignty resides in the people and it is the people who determine how they will be governed. This is the internal aspect of sovereignty. Sovereignty also has an external aspect. The people as a sovereign entity should be respected in their autonomy and should be allowed to determine their relationship with other sovereign peoples. This is often referred to as the right of peoples to self-determination. In the international system of states, these principles of self-determination and independence form the basis of international relations and international law. – Lisa Strelein.

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The Federal Minister for Aboriginal and Islander Affairs, NT Senator Nigel Scullion, responds to claims that Government is failing to listen to grass roots issues and concerns.

New video challenges Aboriginal community to ‘rethink’ their soft drink

Dental Health Services Victoria, in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Inc (VACCHO) have developed a new campaign Rethink Sugary Drink to help emphasise the amount of sugar in sweetened beverages such as soft drink, energy drinks and sports drinks.

As part of the campaign, a new video has been created to highlight the serious health impacts associated with sugary drinks and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to go for fluoridated tap water instead.

Strong Words From The Group Behind Melbourne Protests on Australia Day

The Warriors for Aboriginal Resistence teamed up with the First Nations League to organise the huge protest that interrupted official Australia Day celebrations in Melbourne this week.

Hear their strong voices speak out about Aboriginal rights and why they can’t accept Australia Day, and get the inside view of the protests!

Survival Day in Alice Springs 2015

 

 

Nyoongar Mob cross Nullarbor to share their struggle !

 

Western Australian Nyoongar human rights campaigner Marianne McKay says it was important for her people to be a part of national unity protest action on Survival Day in Canberra…. to alert  the country about what is happening in the west.

A group of thirty supporters made the long journey across the Nullarbor to voice their concerns about Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett’s recent announcement that he intends to close down more than a hundred and fifty remote Aboriginal communities .

Protestors in Melbourne Disrupt Official Australia Day Parade

Hundreds of protesters interrupted the official Australia Day parade on Swanson Street in Melbourne to advocate for Aboriginal rights. The group broke through police barriers to follow the parade, shouting “always was, always will be Aboriginal land”.

A smaller group Aboriginal people held a smoke ceremony and played didgeridoo in a circle near the intersection of Collins and Swanson Streets, while the protestors continued on to Birrarung Marr – a traditional meeting place for the local Aboriginal community – where a corroboree and speeches were held.

Backstage @ Golden Guitars – All Smiles


Singer-songwriter Luke O’Shea was the big winner at the 43rd Country Music Awards, picking up three gongs including Male Artist of the Year for his album Sing You Up. Back stage the Winners where emotional, ecstatic and just plan overwhelmed with emotion at claiming one or more of these prestige’s awards.
CAAMA Radio broadcast this event live to air around Australia.