Tag Archives: Alice Springs

Town Camp residents challenge grog laws again !

Alice Springs Town Camp residents  have  protested against laws which prevent them  from having a drink in their own homes.
The rally was organized by Four Corners, a men’s leadership group at Tangentyere which  is supported by the Intervention RollbackAction Group and the NT Greens.


Baseball Grand final Cubs V Panthers

Alice Springs was ablaze with lights, people and ACTION when baseball grand-final 2014 took place at Lyle Kempster Field… Panthers Baseball Club was founded in 1964 and has prospered ever since. Cubs formerly known as CR Heat was formed in the mid to late 90′s by a group of Tennis players including Daryl Wilson , then Tennis Coach Jason Kempe and Tony Ettridge .

Approaching our 50 year anniversary (2014) the Panthers Baseball Club has always been a very social club and one where people are made welcomed, whether experienced campaigners to first time players, young and old, we are about providing opportunities for children and adults to participate in a game of baseball in a fun filled, enjoyable environment. Basic throwing and catching certainly helps though. This WIN adds to the Panthers great history. Panthers defeating Cubs 7-7-8 to be 2014 PREMIERS! This win adds to there impressive list…1965, 1967, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2009, 2012, 2013 & now 2014.


The people have spoken…… but who is listening !

The people have spoken

Police harassment – race profiling angers Centralian mob!

Alison Furber caama photo

Alison Furber talks about racist policy regarding sale of alcohol;

National Close The Gap Day Alice Springs 2014

Around 150,000 Australians are expected to join this year’s National Close the Gap Day on the 20 March a day which excerices the high importance of closing the life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within a generation.

IAD Orentation Day.

Today the Institute of Aboriginal Development here in Alice Springs had an Orientation Day for students. IAD courses offered in Term 1 are commencing on the 24th March 2014.

BSB10112 Cert 1 in Business

FSK10113 Cert 1 in Access to Vocational Pathways

ICA10111 Cert 1 in Information, Digital Media and Technology

For more information please contact IAD on 08 8951 1311.




Linda Burney Speaks out Over Warren’s Comments

Source: SMH

Linda Burney is the NSW Deputy Opposition Leader and Labour most Senior Aboriginal Woman.

She has criticised Warren Mundine and his comments regarding the embedding Aboriginal Culture in the school curriculum.

She says that Warren doesn’t understand the importance that culture can provide with maths, physics and science. Justin Fenwick sat down with Ms. Burney to investigate what students could learn from culture within our education system.


CAAMA NEWS 17-03-14 AM

CAAMA took the NRN news this morning. Normal news will resume TONIGHT and continue throughout the week.

NRN news is read by Elizabeth Dryer.

Extras Needed for Tjintu Desert Band Music Video!

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On 16th March the filming for Tjintu Desert Band’s new music video will take place at Todd Street Mall Sunday Markets. Fans and local residents are asked to meet on the grass at the front of the church in Todd Mall at 10am, bringing portable music players and headphones if possible.

 The debut album by Central Australia’s local favourites was released on 7 March and is

by the CAAMA Music record label. It’s distributed nationally by MGM and promoted by AUM PR – a company known for promoting Indigenous artists into the mainstream, including Gurrumul, Dan Sultan, Shellie Morris and East Journey.

The new album Tjamuku Ngurra (meaning ‘Grandfather’s Country’) features a sixteen page booklet of lyrics in Luritja and their English translations, along with impressive panoramic photos taken of Tjintu Desert Band’s home community, Ikuntji/Haasts Bluff. Through their music the band hopes to share their culture and connection to the land, which they explain within the album:

Ikuntji is so much more than the town itself – it’s the rocky hills, the red earth, the country of our Dreaming, our grandfathers’ country. This land is our connection to everything; our language, our dances, our stories, our bodies and our music. It holds all those stories from our past and guides us into the future.

This is tjamuku ngurra, or ‘grandfather’s country’. This land, with all its teachings and history, has been passed down through the generations. It is now our responsibility to care for the land, to remember the stories of our grandfathers and to re-tell those stories to our children and our children’s children.”

The first track to be released to radio is the title track – Tjamuku Ngurra. Lifted off Tjintu Desert Band’s debut album of the same name this song & album showcase the new sound coming out of Central Australia right now.

Tjamuku Ngurra is available for sale from the CAAMA Music shop at 101 Todd Street, your own community store or www.caamamusic.com.au

Desert Smart Challenge

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Photo Courtesy of Desert Smart Cool Mob.

The desert smart cool mob are challenging Central Australians to be Desert Smart.The Desert Smart challenge aims to teach locals how to cut their carbon foot prints down and help them save a bit of money at the same time.the challenge will be run over ten weeks and there will be some great prizes to win along the way.  to tell us more about the challenge Damien Williams has a chat to Hayley Michener.

Demons vs Geelong and the Mob love their footy…….

CAAPU mob drop into CAAMA studio.

Congress crew.

From left to right Suman (CAAMA multimedia rep), Avani, Meredith and Ruchita.

Today CAAMA welcomed lovely ladies from CAAPU(Avani and Ruchita) to introduce Meredith a language translator.