Tag Archives: Alice Springs

Master Games 2014 Opens With a Bang!

6,000 people attended the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Masters Games, with a parade through town, fireworks, and a concert headlined by Dragon and The Beatnix.

Traditional Owners protest John McDouall Stuart Statue

80 elders and concerned citizens joined a rally and smoking ceremony on friday to protest the recently errected statue of John McDouall Stuart, who massacred Arrente, Warlmanpa and Warumungu tribes only 150 years ago. Hear traditional owners share their views and family stories of the massacres, and learn the facts on why Stuart’s statue has a giant rifle… hint, it wasn’t for hunting.

Indigenous Marathon Project Squad named for the 2014 New York Marathon.

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The 2014 Indigenous Marathon Project Squad has now been named for the upcoming New York Marathon in November. Robert de Castella and the IMP team have selected 10 athletes to run in the worlds biggest marathon. Talking on CAAMA Radio Rob and four of the athletes Ruth Wallace, Adrian Dodson – Shaw, Elsie Belphina Seriat and Harold Matthew talk about their journey and what it means to be apart of the IMP project.

 

Oombulgurri community in Western Australia forcibly evicted for demolition!!!

In Western Australia where the State Government wants to start demolition on the Oombulgurri Community where community members were forcibly evicted.

Speaking on CAAMA Radio Tammy Solonec who is the Indigenous people’s rights manager at Amnesty International to tell us all about it.

A Day in Cairns

CAAMA RIBS Broadcasters having a look around Cairns during the trip to Bamaga with a Relaxing Massage

Outback to the Coast

 

CAAMA’s Remote Broadcasters are on a journey from the Desert to the Sea travelling to the Remote Idigenous Festival

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.

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.

Tangentyere CEO speaks up for Whitegate’s forgotten people !

Tangentyere CEO Walter Shaw

The peak Central Australian organisation responsible for providing services to Alice Springs town camps says Whitegate is a remnant of what town camps used to look like…. and its residents have now become forgotten people.

Tangentyere Council CEO Walter Shaw is calling on all parties with responsibilities for the welfare of the Whitegate camp residents… to come on board and hold the Giles CLP Government responsible to  find a lasting solution.

2014 Bush Bands Bash Rocks the Alice

The 2014 Bush Bands Bash was a big success starting off with a showcase from the Desert Divas a unique program of workshops in song writing and performance skills for aspiring young Aboriginal female musicians. There were six bands performing from six different communities. The bands for this year’s line up were Barkly Boys, Kiwirrkurra Band, Musgrave, North Tanami Band and Rayella with special guests Running Water and Blekbala Mujik. CAAMA Radio broadcast live so many could listen from home while others enjoyed the sounds from Snow Kenna Park.

 

Strehlow Conference poses the BIG question ….. Where do we go from here ?

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Australia is currently going through an unprecedented period of change in its attitude to its Aboriginal Peoples and their Culture…. opening up new possibilities for everyone.
The quality of this change and the extent to which it is embraced by the population at large will depend in the first instance upon reliable information about what has been attempted in the past, both what has succeeded and what has failed.
The Conference is being held at the Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, 24 /25 /26 September. Email enquiries should be addressed to John Strehlow at john@strehlow.co.uk

New Deputy Chief Minister wants the CLP to get back on track !

The Territory Opposition says the revolving door of CLP Deputy Chief Ministers continues following the appointment of Peter Chandler as the fourth Deputy Chief Minister in two years.

The Country Liberal Party has appointed Education Minister Peter Chandler as the new Deputy replacing Dave Tollner. Mr Chandler says he looks forward to getting back on track and creating opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.