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Closing the gap to reduce Type 2 Diabetes

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30% of Aboriginal people over the age of 18 have type 2 diabetes.

Deputy Director and program leader of Aboriginal research at the South Australian Health Medical Research Institute Professor Alex Brown told CAAMA Radio he wants to help his people and raise awareness to beat what is a preventable disease.

News Wrap: November 13

Making news this week… Australia condemned by the United Nations Human Rights Council for its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration rates. Prince Charles and Camilla honour Aboriginal soldiers at the Australian War Memorial, while Alice Springs and Darwin pay respects on Remembrance Day. Renowned Aboriginal tracker Ted Egan posthumously awarded the Police Valour medal for bravery in Yuendumu, having helped capture a murder fugitive in the Central Australian outback in 1967.

Alice local explains why we need to remember…….


Scott Allen Remembrance Day Alice Springs 2015


Kungas on CAAMA

Lorena Walker talks with Marlene Cummins Australia’s foremost Indigenous female blues writer and performer.  Marlene knows the blues from both an Aboriginal and more specifically, an Aboriginal woman’s perspective in this country and her story is one of vulnerability, strength and survival. Marlene tell of her struggle being an Aboriginal women growing in the struggle and finding a place in the Australian chapter of the Black Panthers.

CAAMA RIBS Co-ordinator Pam Reilly has a chat with Mary G an icon of Aboriginal broadcasting who has worked for many years, trying to improve the life of her people. Humour remains Mary G’s most powerful weapon.

Clontarf Alice Springs 2015

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so equips them to participate meaningfully in society.

Since opening its first Academy for 25 boys in 2000 the Foundation has grown to cater for about 3,700 boys in 68 schools across Western Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

There where teams from Yirara College, Tennant Creek, Centralian Middle School and a group from NSW Clontarf Academy . With a early start the teams arrived at 6am starting off with small group activities including gaelic football, rugby leauge and AFL.

Nurnakah Show – Domestic Violence


Domestic Violence is a major issue in the wider community as well as within the LGBTIQ community so how do we combat this growing problem?

The Nurnakah show crew sat down with Celeste Liddle to go deeper into some of the issues when it comes to LGBTIQ domestic Violence.

BROTHERS Show 30-10-2015


This Fridays Brothers Show is part 2 of last week’s show talking about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander economic development and business opportunities for mob all across Australia.

This week we were joined by a man who is no stranger to the Brothers show, Kenny Leichlightner. Kenny shared the importance of Aboriginal people being involved in business, talking about pursing their passion and strengthening the community.

Joel Liddle from the NT business department was another guest who joined the Brothers, to discuss what existing programs and support is available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people both in and out of community.

The Brothers also spoke with a well known individual in Alice Springs, Owen Cole. Owen is the managing director of Yeperenye and he shared his story and offered some words of advice to Aboriginal people.

Djuki Mala dancers are back with Bollywood moves!

Legendary top end dance group Djuki Mala (Chooky Dancers) performed in Alice Springs last week at the 2015 Indigenous Economic Development Forum. You’ve seen them take on Zorba the Greek… now the boys are back with same brand new moves, trying out Bollywood style! These guys are guaranteed to make you smile.

30th Anniversary Uluru – Kata Tjuta land handover

People from all around the world have gathered on sacred ground to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Handback to the traditional owners the Anangu people of Uluru – Kata Tjuta.

BROTHERS show 23-10-2015

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Brother’s intro: Today we are talking about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander economics with the 7th Indigenous economic forum recently wrapping up in Alice Springs. So we will be looking at Aboriginal controlled businesses organisation companies etc.

On the show today we will be bringing you Paul and Gman’s chat with Chief Robert Louie of the Westbank First Nation people in Canada, who is a former practicing Lawyer specialising in Native Law and has served on a number of different boards such as the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board.

Also the Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles’s address at the forum looking at government support for economic development in the Territory.

Finally Kyle catches up with Rueben Cooper to talk to us about owning and operating his own business out of the Arnhem Land and how he has worked hard to get where is today.

Remember if you have a topic that you want us to cover or any issues that you think we should discuss send us an email at brothers@caama.com.au. You can also drop in and see us at 101 Todd Street Alice Springs NT.


Raw dialog at The Glen making a difference

A NSW Central Coast Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre will now be able to house an extra 12 beds thanks to a generous donation.

The Glen Centre located on Central Coast of New South Wales, has been operating for over 21 years and is based on cultural values and spirituality with a strong emphasis on the actions of a person’s choices.

Now, thanks to a one hundred thousand dollar contribution from Hardware Company, Bunnings the centre will be able to expand to house an extra 12 beds.

Chief Executive Joe Coyte says the centre is moving forward and has made a positive impact on the lives of the men who have attended programs.

The Federal Government has also agreed to contribute seventy thousand dollars to help operate the expanded program.

Alice Springs Hosts 7th National Indigenous Economic Development Forum

The 7th Indigenous Economic Development (IED) Forum is being held in Alice Springs from 18-20 October 2015 at the Alice Springs Convention Centre.

Hosted by the Northern Territory Government, the IED forums are recognised as one of the largest Indigenous economic development specific events held in Australia.

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