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2015 NIMAS: A Celebration Of Music And Culture

The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) are recognised as one of Australia’s most prominent Indigenous music awards and they have been celebrating Australian music for 11 years!

Held annually under the stars at Darwin’s historic Amphitheatre, The NIMAS bring audiences from all over Australia together to applaud the winners, enjoy the performances and soak up the ambiance of a night for music lovers of all ages and all cultures. This years line up was an epic show stopper, with performances from Frank Yamma, Gurrumul Yunupingu, B2M, Blekbala Mujik, East Journey, Yothu Yindi and many more.

Brothers Show 24-07-15

Today on the show we are talking about Prostate Cancer, Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men one in seven men in Australia are at risk of developing prostate cancer before the age of 75.

Today we are joined by:

  • Mike Chapmen the Campaign Director of Blue September. blueseptember.org.au
  • Mark Brayshaw the CEO of the AFL coaches association, who discusses the new Men’s Health Week Initiative encouraging men to take control of their health. aflca.com.au
  • Shane Muldoon and Tony Linn who did a horse a ride from Undoolya station to the Ross River Homestead to raise awareness about men’s health.
  • David Mather an Ambassador for Prostate Cancer who runs the local prostate men’s group in Alice Springs.


Remember if you have any issues or topics you want us to talk about send us an email to brothers@caama.com.au or drop in to CAAMA radio at 101 Todd Street Alice Springs.



This week on the show we had a chat to Barry Dallman after it’s officially ONE WEEK out form the THIRD ALICE SPRINGS PRIDE CARNIVALE!

We also sat down with Brotherboy Jeremy Anderson after he too came out with a crowdfuning campaign for surgery! Jeremy is a Brotherboy from Brisbane. He’s currently enrolled in Contemporary Indigenous Australian Art at Griffith University.

And we caught up with Lisa O’Brian a national Sistergirl representative on the ANA, the Anwernekenhe National  HIV Allianciance. She is a Worimi Sistergirl, from Port Stephens, whom currently lives in Nimbin NSW with her family.

Cheekydog: Going from strength to strength!!!!!

The name cheekydog has taken the country by storm, Dion Beasley who’s country is near the remote community of Canteen Creek (Owairtilla) located south-east of Tennant Creek, has had his art work distributed since 2012.

Profoundly deaf and a reduction in mobility due to muscular dystrophy, Dion has overcome many challenges and communicates with the world through his visual representations of community life.

for more of Dion’s art work go to http://www.cheekydogs.com.au/ and check out what is store.

Joy Bolter


Women Talking Women’s Business

CAAMA radio’s Women’s Business Program focuses on women of all ages doing great things to strengthen their communities. Jointed hosted by Mikaela Simpson, Donna Campbell and Lorena Walker and aired Friday mornings 11am-12pm CST, the show allows women to have a platform to share their stories.

This week focussed on women being recognised on a National Level. Interview guests included the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year Jackie French who shared her journey as a white woman being accepted into an Aboriginal clan group, Chantal Ober, a young woman from Katherine who was recently titled NT Young Person of the Year for successfully advocating for safe spaces young women can access, and finally CAAMA Productions Producer Tanith Glynn-Maloney of award winning short film, Nulla Nulla. The short film has recently been nominated for another award.

If you have a story you would like to share with our listeners contact caama reception on 08 8951 9778

Steve Widders shares his difficult journey.

Steve Widders - courtesy of www.armidaleexpress.com.au/

Steve Widders – courtesy of www.armidaleexpress.com.au/

Steve Widders is an Aboriginal man from Northern NSW, who in 1990 was diagnosed with macular degeneration by the late Fred Hollows and declared medically blind. Upon being diagnosed Mr Widders suffered depression severely struggling with the drastic change in his life.

Though the support of his family and friends Mr Widders was able to find the strength.

Tourism Australia’s New Campaign for Indigenous Australia


A short film called Our Country is waiting for you created by Alice Springs filmmaker Warrick Thornton aims to change the perceptions of indigenous tourism experiences. The Three Minute short film showcases a range of beachfront and rainforest locations including the Northern Territory’s Uluru.

Managing director of Tourism Australia John O’Sullivan told CAAMA Radio that the in the last year alone 14 % of international tourists participated in an Aboriginal cultural experience which equates to $6.4 Million dollars spent on Aboriginal experiences last year.


Nurnakah Show 17-07-15

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What a week on the show! It was a very busy week and once again a very packed show! This week on Nurnakah Show we sat down with IndigiLes, Kellum and Aunty Vanessa.

Disgusting Comments Regarding Aboriginal Women By Former Labor MP


Celeste Liddle has hit back at former Queensland MP Gary Johns over his comments made on Channel 10’s Bolt Report on Sunday.

John’s was talking about constitutional recognition when he called Aboriginal women on Welfare ‘cash cows.’ He says that Aboriginal women just have children to get government payments.

His comments struck a cord with the Aboriginal campaigner and blogger who responded to John’s comments in the Daily Life and on CAAMA Radio.


CAAMA NEWS 13-07-15

CAAMA News Team: Justin Fenwick

A sydney based Abroiginal Rights Camapigner has lashed back at the government over their stance on constituional recognition.

Meanwhile, NAIODC Celebrations have come to an end across Australia in this year’s Host City of Adelaide where the 2015 National NAIODC Awards were announced.

To Canberra now, where traditional custodains of the region are reminding residents to take care after scared sites have been scrubbed with bleach

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Alice Springs celebrate NAIDOC 2015

This year’s theme “We all Stand on Sacred Ground. Learn, Respect and celebrate” rang true in Alice Springs, where celebrations took place on the banks of the Todd River.

It wouldn’t be complete with out the annual march through the CBD of Alice Springs from the Town Council Lawns to Snow Kenna Park!


Snow Kenna Park rocked, during Alice Springs NAIDOC celebrations

All those in attendance for the Alice Springs NAIDOC celebrations were greeted with awesome music, as Darkness and Carnage performed several great mainstream hip hop songs with each song having a  symbolic message for NAIDOC. The talented Rita Tomlins also wowed crowds performing several songs.