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Finals…Finals…Finals on Womens Business.

Pioneer Egirls are playing Alice Springs in the Central Australian Women’s Football league Grand final on Saturday at 1pm at the TIO Traeger Park oval. Members from the Pioneer Egirls, Ebony Miller & Nicolette ‘Sissy’ Dunn popped into the studio’s this morning.

Alice Springs Hockey Association, Gillen Diva’s team members Vicki Trindle and Samarra Schwarz  are playing their Grand final tonight at 8pm against Legends, also joined Women’s Business program.

Supporting people with dementia in Central Australia – Heather Jensen

Heather Jensen - Centre for Remote Health CAAMA photoDementia is not a specific disease; it is the term used to describe a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. Dementia is characterised by widespread impairment of mental function, decline in activities of daily living, and impaired social function. This means thinking, memory, communication, emotions, and other functions of the brain get worse over time, and cannot be cured. Most people with dementia will eventually require assistance to perform even simple tasks.

Allied Health Academic  at the Centre  for Remote Health, Heather Jensen, shares her experiences working with Aboriginal people in bush communities.

Heather Jensen Dementia in communities

Viral hepatitis impacting Indigenous communities around the world.

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In a world first indigenous people have travelledl to Central Australia to discuss  viral hepatitis and how it is  impacting indigenous communities on a global scale.James Ward from  Baker IDI talks to Lorena Walker on Strong Voices CAAMA Radio.

CAAMA embraces “The Wire”

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Senior Broadcaster / Producer Justin Fenwick visited Radio Adelaide for a week learning how “The Wire” was produced. Justin will provide weekly stories from Central Australia to a National audience about Aboriginal peoples…their life styles, conditions and challenges.

Prime Minister should address Nhulunbuy downturn during visit.

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Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker has called on the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott to take time from his visit to Arnhem Land to meet with Nhulunbuy businesses and residents impacted by the announcement of Rio Tinto.

Pam Reilly talks with the Member for Nhulunbuy Lynne Walker on Strong Voices.

Breakfast of CHAMPIONS!

Yeperenye Shopping Centre held its annual AFL Breakfast celebration today in honour of all teams who have played over the season but especially the Grand-Finalists. A large crowd attended this mornings event with Coaches, players, supporters & special guests including Adelaide Football Club man Andrew McLeod.

The highlight of Breakfast of the Champions was Chippy Miller’s Phantom call….once again the crowd loved it….CAAMA Radio will be calling the Grandfinals from 1pm this SATURDAY.

Community support grows for Whitegate………

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More cuts to Education programs and Aboriginal employment.



Aboriginal nurses and midwives have called on the Federal Government to reconsider cuts to University Scholarship programs. Speaking on CAAMA Radio the President of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives Shane Mohor shares his concerns about what impact it will have towards closing the gap.

2014 CAFL Best and Fairest Winners.

The Minahan Medal is awarded to the CAFL fairest and most brilliant player in the competition each season as judged by the umpires and is named after Mona Minahan. She was a prominent business women who first donated the medal to the CAFL in 1947.

South Football Club legend Charlie Maher Jnr has taken out the medal for the 3rd time and has become the most highly awarded player in the CAFL….winning in 2005, 2012 and now 2014. Congratulations Charlie.

Other award winners were:

CAWFL Margaret Liddle Medal: Ebony Miller (Pioneers) and Kalea Lovell (Alice Springs) both on 18 points.

CAWFL Goal Kicking: Nicolette ‘Sissy’ Dunn )46 goals.

U17′s Leading Goal Kicking: Cody Marriott.

Southern Cross TV ‘Rising Star Award for 2014: Michaelis McMasters.

2014 Professional Club Award: Rovers Football Club.

CAAMA Golden Whistle Award: Khosi Khumalo.

CAAMA Division 1 Minahan Medal Count: Adrian Dixon (Laramba).

CAFL Division 2 Patron Medal Count: Clifton Brumby (Areyonga Tigers).

Premier League Goal Kicking Award: Thomas Gorey (Pioneers)

Harrison Trophy in honour of all the hard work they do…goes to: Julieanne Prior and Lisa Johnson.

Congratulations to all the award winners and Thank you to the presenters……Grant Hansen & Shelley Ware.

Spitfires defeat Hawks 81- 45 at Barkly AFL Grand Final

A huge crowd came to Tennant Creek to watch the 2014 Barkly AFL Grand Final on the weekend. The Sporties Spitfires played a solid four quarters and held a strong margin against the Hawks from Elliot, and took home the championship trophy. The Best on Ground and Leading Goal Kicker awards both went to Andrew Baker from the Spitfires. Check out the highlights and what the coaches had to say about the grand final match.

No drinking at Whitegate…..including water !

Dan Murphy  Alice Springs based  sculptor and Whitegate supporter Dan Murphy tells CAAMA Radio he thought Government concerns about drinking at the camp were all about alcohol……….

“They Will Not Stop Until We Succumb to A White Lifestyle” – Ray Jackson

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Social Services and the NSW Police force have been criticised after footage was supplied to Australia’s National Indigenous TV (NITV) showing officers dressed in riot gear, raiding a home to remove multiple children from one family.

President of the Indigenous Social Justice Association, Ray Jackson, joins CAAMA Radio broadcaster Mikaela Simpson on the line to talk more about this shocking event.