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Brothers Show 28-08-15

This week the Brothers Show discussed leadership, what the word means the different ways people can be seen as leaders within the community. We had the opportunity to sit down with some Brothers to discuss being a strong leader.

Boe Spearim all the way from Brisbane, called into the CAAMA studio for the Brothers the show. Boe is a young Aboriginal man from a long line of strong vocal Aboriginal campaigners, and he shared the importance of youth standing up and leading the way into the future.

An old friend of CAAMA and the Brothers show graced us with his presence, Aboriginal Olympic athlete Patrick Johnson. Patrick has represented Australia at the highest level on multiple occasions and is the current Australian record holder for the 100m sprint. Patrick discusses what needs to be done off the track to empower the mob.

And last but definitely  not least Luke Carroll a well known Aboriginal actor who has starred in The Man From Snowy River, Water Rats and the hilarious Stone Bros. Luke was also in attendance at the AMSANT training course and he discusses what being a leader means to him.

News Wrap Up August 22

Tangentyere Council’s first graduates of men’s Domestic Violence Prevention program, Kathleen Buzzacott’s modern Aranda jewellery sees international fame, Adelaide United defeats Alice Springs All-Stars at Traeger Park, and the Big Rivers Community Festival in Katherine has everyone dancing!

BROTHERS 21-08-2015


Once again another great show, This week we are focusing on law enforcement: taking a look at programs and initiatives that are in place to engage the community, also looking at how to bring the Police Force and the community closer together in a way that is beneficial to everyone.

Our special guestst today

  • Craig Waters an Alice Springs police officer in the community engagement team.
  • Lachlan Boal: local BROTHER who is an Aboriginal community police officer.

Remember if you have any topics or issues that you like us to cover send us an email to brothers@caama.com.au or drop in to our office at 101 Todd street Alice Springs and we will be happy to cover them.

The A-League hits the Alice

A great crowd gathered at TIO Traeger Park to watch A-League greats Adelaide United take on the best of Alice Springs the Alice All-Stars. With some great goal keeping coming from the Alice All-Stars It wasn’t enough to keep United out, with the first goal coming early in the game.

The second half sore more of Adelaide just showing the sorts of skills that make them one of the best in the Country. At full time Adelaide United scored 11 goals with Alice Springs with no goals, but coming away learning much from the experience.


Health Lab promotes healthy living in the NT

The Menzies School of Health Researches Health Lab visits remote Aboriginal communities in the Top End also working with schools in Darwin and Central Australia. The Health Lab teaches Aboriginal children how to look after their health also look at ways to prevent chronic disease in Aboriginal communities through out the Northern Territory.

Dietitian Claire Georga from the Menzies School of Health Researchers works with the kids to promote healthy living allowing them to test their heath to give them a better understanding of what is good for the body and what isn’t.

Brothers Show 14-08-15

This Friday the Brothers Show took a look at sustainability, discussing different ways people in both regional, remote and urban areas can do their part for the environment and become just that little bit greener.

We were lucky enough to sit down with Australia’s gardening guru and a long time friend of CAAMA, Costa Georgiadis. Costa has seen it all and has learnt from his extensive experiences with agriculture right across the nation, and he shares his thoughts about growing produce in communities.

A little closer to home where a well known family in Alice Springs has taken innovation to the next level and are the literal definition of sustainability. The Falzon family left the comfort of lives in the Mornington Peninsula of Victoria to turn their dream of creating a living, breathing sustainability centre into a reality right here in the red centre.

Nurnakah Show Supporting Marriage Equality

It looked like Australia could join the rest of the world on Tuesday afternoon in terms of Marriage Equality.

The Coalition took to a six hour party meeting to discuss the issue of same sex marriage and whether the liberal party should be able to vote.

Six hours later and the answer was no. Marriage Equality would NOT be on the government agenda and the party would stick with the traditional statement of marriage; which is between a man and a woman.

So Nurnakah show took it upon ourselves to show our support for Same Sex marriage. The PM’s sister used the show as a platform for expressing her disappointment. Christine Forster Councillor for the City of Sydney urged the PM to go to a plebiscite at the next election!

While, Green Senator Janet Rice spoke out about her disappointment saying it was the Government’s chance to prove itself for the people.

While it wasn’t all rainbow arch ways for weddings the National LGBTIQ Health Conference is under-way in the Nation’s Capital and we caught up with our own Starlady who is attending and speaking at the national conference.

BamFest 2015

BamFest 2015 presented by Barkly Reginal Arts’ Winajjikari Music Centre was a big success this year with a celebration of Aboriginal Music from the Barkly region with special guests. The line up this year included the amazing sounds of The Barkly Diva’s, Barkly Boys, Rayella WMC Allstars and other acts. There was a great community atmosphere with families enjoying the live music and yummy food.


R&B Superstar Ashanti to perform in Alice Springs


Rnb Superstar Ashanti will be in the Red Centre as part of her Australian tour, and will be performing at the Gap View Thursday the 30th of July. After the huge success of Ja Rule the other member of Murder Inc Ashanti Douglas will perform her Hit Singles “Foolish”, “Happy” and “Mesmerize”. Local Aboriginal artists Cassandra Williams, Rita Tomlins, and DJ Lorena Walker will open the show before the queen of Rnb takes to the stage.

You can also hear sets from DJ Vella, who has organised to bring Ashanti to Alice Springs through Urban Xclusive Alice.

Come on down to Gap view tonight from 8pm till late.

Listen to the Drivetime with Mikaela on CAAMA Radio from 4pm CST, for your chance to win a double pass.

And that’s a Wrap from the NIMA’s 2015


The National Indigenous Music Awards are recognised as one of Australia’s most prominent Indigenous Music Awards and have been celebrating Australian Music for over 11 years!

the NIMA’s showcase the rich musical landscape of Australia and highlight the music coming from all corners of the country. The awards being together those who are yet to make their make in the industry and those who have gained national and international success.

Community art centre looks at good health for Aboriginal people

Alex Craig image

 Photo courtesy of Alex Craig

An Alice Springs based PHd student who is studying the health benefits of art centres in  remote Anangu communities says information she has gathered during three years of research could provide valuable input into future government policy.

Maree Meredith who began working as a Northern Territory health cadet thirteen years  ago and then later as a researcher with the Central Land council says the Howard Governments Intervention had driven her to become  more aware of Government  policy implementation and the impacts that it had on Aboriginal communities.

Ms Meredith who grew up in Qld says while health remains such an important issue for Aboriginal people it is important to work with and encourage local community members   to become a part of future ongoing research.

Ms Meredith has been assisted by the Lowitja Institute Australia’s National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Researchers to complete her PHD project.