Tag Archives: Aboriginal Affairs
The son of the designer of the Torres Strait Islander flag has paid a moving tribute to his father on the 23rd anniversary of its creation.
Bullabee Bernard Namok junior a senior broadcaster with TEABA the Top End Aboriginal Broadcasting Association has shared the significance of the flag which he says is a part of his people’s identity
He told CAAMA that the colours and symbols on the flag signify the unity of Torres Strait Islanders everywhere and that being present at its creation holds a special place in his heart.
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 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.
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.
National Sorry Day commemorations across the country have reflected on the Stolen Generations and the mistreatment of Aboriginal people over the years. Wednesday marked the start of Reconciliation Week…. an important period for Australia as a nation.
The Reconciliation Committee of the Adelaide City Council has worked along side the community since 1997. The committee was formed to engage with the traditional Kaurna people of Adelaide for indigenous guidance and relationship building.
Priscilla Corbell a Council member for the south ward of the Adelaide City Council and a member of the City Council Reconciliation Committee discusses the ongoing efforts toward reconciliation .