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The boss of Prime Minister Tony Abbotts Aboriginal Advisory Council has fired off a strong warning to those that remain critical about the future viability of remote Aboriginal communities.
Right wing think tanks have long been critical of money spent by Government in remote Aboriginal communities and suggested the best way to avoid this cash flow is for Aboriginal people to integrate into mainstream society…but Warren Mundine. l says he has other plans for these communities.
The peak representative body for Aboriginal and Islander Australians says it will be more forceful about arm-twisting the Abbott Government to not be the chief protectors that control its people’s committee’s and remove key organisations.
National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples co-chair Les Malezer says the Federal Minster for Indigenous Affairs, Territory Senator Nigel Scullion was being mischievous with his comments about the role of the National Congress
(photographs courtesy of U.S . Embassy Canberra.)
The new United States Ambassador to Australia is keen to share his own life experiences with First Nations peoples and the knowledge that they have to offer.
John Berry may have only been in the country for a few months but already he has shown he is keen to engage with the local mob…… and promote their culture to a global audience.
He chats with CAAMA News Director Paul Wiles.
The acting CEO of the MacDonnell Shire in Central Australia says although a Territory Government grant will contribute to the repair and running of community pools at Utju, Kintore and Ltyente Apurta …..both the Giles and Federal government need to negotiate their continued operations into the future.
Jeff McCloud was responding to claims by both the Federal Minister for Aboriginal and Islander Affairs and the NT Chief Minister that it is not their responsibility to maintain and operate community swimming pools.
Mr Mc Cloud told CAAMA radio that despite a committment from the previous Labor government to continue funding the pools… this was no longer the case under the Abbott coalition government.
An internationally recognised US poet who is visiting Australia to make a documentary about endangered languages has described the Aboriginal kinship system as being so complex it is the equivalent of mainstream scientific theories.
American beat poet Bob Holman who has spent four decades working as an author, editor, publisher and University Professor told CAAMA Radio that Aborignal culture has been able to create something which is unique.