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This week on Nurnakah Show we delved into what is meant by the term gender fluid. Miley Cyrus and Ruby Rose this week came out and claimed they were Gender Fluid which got us thinking for an explanation about the term.

We caught up with Starlady on the back of her TedX Talk in Sydney yesterday what it meant for her and how it changed her we also picked her brain for highlights amongst the nerves.

And Finally we start the ball rolling about anti-social youth behaviour. We’ll be going over this issue over the next few weeks and what still needs to be done to tackle the issue within Alice Springs.

Proudly Palawa -Dewayne Everittsmith……I created my own identity !

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Widely known as the voice of Tourism Australia’s 2012 international advertising campaign with the soulful, string-embellished folk of It’s Like Love, Dewayne Everettsmith’s debut album Surrender further established the proud Palawa musician as a technically beautiful vocalist proficient in communicating old-school charm and depth of emotion.

Drum Atweme Rock The Tjungu Festival!

Dora Smith and Kristal West Sing Live on Women’s Business

The Alukura Singer/Songwriter competition took place this week in the CAAMA Music studios where young Aboriginal women from across the country came to showcase their musical talent. The women where able to record their music in the CAAMA Music studio also being mentored by the Stiff Gins and going out on country.Dora Smith from Broome and Kristal West from Brisbane join Donna and Lorena on Women’s Business.

Elliot Community calls out for help for Housing situation.

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Photo: ABC News Mitch Woolnough

The Aboriginal community of Elliot is facing uncertainty as the living conditions get worse everyday due to the lack of help from Government. Community members are frustrated that there has been no word from the Government about the living conditions in the community. Speaking on Strong Voices the chair of Elliot Chris Neades is shocked to see how his people are living.

Founder of a Online Protest talks on Strong Voices.


Sam Cook is one of the founders of #SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA And says she never thought that they would get such a response as they did by National and International people in support of the forced closure of Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. They had support from Actors, Athletes, Businesses, and Civil Rights leaders.

The campaign was established to inform people and to stop the forced removal of Aboriginal people from their communities.The online protest is still going and has just under 50,000 hits on the Facebook page with a massive reach of 1 million.


Aboriginal Organisations close down as funding is cut.


On the back of protests in Alice Springs on Monday morning Aboriginal organisations are set to close their doors and are beginning to speak out about funding cuts which have torn the sector apart.

Among those cuts is Brisbane based Aboriginal Organisations Inala Wangarra. CEO of the community organisation Karla Brady spoke to CAAMA Radio and says those out there who are afraid to speak should stand up and have speak their minds about the injustice done to Aboriginal organisations.

The Combined Aboriginal Organisations have called for a senate inquiry into the IAS funding calling it chaotic and confusing for Aboriginal Organisations.


Stand up and Speak out!


Aboriginal Organisations rallied together on Monday to speak out about the recent IAS funding cuts. Protesters took to the steps of the Alice Springs convention centre calling on the Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion to face the music.

Owen Cole the Managing Director of Yeperenye spoke out about the funding cuts which would affect Aboriginal organisations across the country not just in Alice Springs and urged those who were hurting to stand up and speak their minds.

IAD calling for Answers amidst the chaotic funding process!


A heated debate broke out on the steps of the Alice Springs Convention Centre where local workers from Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations protested about recent funding cuts to the Aboriginal sector through IAS funding.

The Rally was a strong response from the local community, particularly those at threat of closing their doors. Organisations across the country speaking out saying they feel they haven’t been given enough information when it comes to IAS and the lack of communication by government is what led to yesterday’s protest in Alice Springs.

Among those which feel they haven’t been given adequate communication from government and who will experience cut backs is the Institute of Aboriginal Development. CEO of IAD Jenny Bedford took to the steps prior to the heated argument about funding to Aboriginal Organisations. It was here Ms Bedford explained about the 46 year history of the organisation.

IAD has provided essential services for Aboriginal education for over 46 years. Recent funding has seen IAD receive only 7% of funding applied for through the application. For the first time in a public arena, Minister Nigel Scullion was forced to address concerns about the IAS funding.

Jenny Bedford 

CEO of IAD has a message for Senator Scullion


CEO of Institute of Aboriginal Development Jenny Bedford has spoken out at Nigel Scullion questioning him and urging him to restore all funding to IAD.

Protesters demonstrated outside of the Alice Springs Convention Centre calling on the Senator for the Northern Territory and Federal Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Nigel Scullion to come and ‘face the music.’

Those who protested were local residents and organisations which received little to no funding. IAD, one of those businesses which received 7% of funding asked for. The leading Aboriginal educator in Central Australia could be forced to close its doors under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy funding results.

Ms. Bedford told CAAMA Radio that if cuts go ahead as planned Aboriginal people in the sector will be worse off than they are today.

CAAMA NEWS 30-03-15

CAAMA NEWS TEAM: Justin Fenwick

Western Australian police have raided Heirisson Island for the third time in two weeks, with authorities extinguishing a sacred fire within the camp and removing camping gear at the Nyoongar Tent Embassy.

Meanwhile Social commentators continue to lash back at comments made by former politician Gary Johns. The comments made in the Australian by Johns show his support for the closure of remote communities if they not economically viable.

And finally Aboriginal leaders have presented the government with a blueprint to close the gap on disadvantage. Saying that without fundamental change the gap will be as wide in 50 years’ time as it is today…

Love Thy Neighbour


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It’s that time of year again when Neighbours get to know each other. We’re not talking the season première of the new season of the TV show, which is now in its 30th year by the way! We’re talking about connecting with the person over the fence.

Neighbour day was established after a string of elderly people were found in their flats, apartments and homes thought to have been left dead for over 2 years!

We lead such busy lives and Sunday March 29 allows people to slow down and stop and think, get to know their neighbours and make sure they’re okay.

Neighbour day is a great way to connect with and learn more about your neighbours. Now in its twelfth year there is set to biggest yet with over 40,000 participants this year nation wide! Even here in the territory! To find out more information or where you can join in the neighbourly fun! Head to www. neighbourday.org.au