Tag Archives: Alice Springs

BROTHERS 29-05-2015


Today we had the opportunity to sit down and chat with young Melbourne Demons midfielders Jack Trengove and Christian Petracca. The Melbourne Demons have been actively involved in spreading the message of practising good health, discussing the leading cause of preventable blindness in Australia trachoma. Both players are ambassadors against the disease and they discuss the big match in Alice Springs and the importance of healthy living.

Also joining us on the show we have some special guests from the Aboriginal AFL Academy- a partnership between the Port Adelaide Football Club and the South Australian Sports Training Academy.

Paul Vandenberg who is the Aboriginal programs manager. Head Coach of the Aboriginal AFL Academy team Eugene Warrior, backing him up Former Port Adelaide premiership player norm smith medallist Byron Pickett as the Forward line coach along with the Number four 2009 AFL Rookie draft pick Wade Thompson as the Back line coach.

Finally but certainly not lest one of the BROTHERS apart of the Academy, Vaughan Day from Yalata Community in South Australia.


Aboriginal community Night Patrol helping keep Alice Springs safe!


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Night patrol crews from three Central Australian Aboriginal communities have travelled to Alice Springs to assist local authorities during this weekends national AFL game at Traeger Park.

The three night patrols from Yuendumu, Ti Tree and Harts Range are a highly valued service in the Desert Regional Council according to John Gaynor the community service director.

Mr Gaynor says established relationships within the communities allow the night patrols  to engage and communicate with country men and women. He went on to acknowledge the efforts of night patrols at other major events such as the Alice Springs show, where  their main focus is on the safety of community members.

Reconciliation for all Australians.


The chairman of The Journey of Healing South Australia John Browne talks about the stolen generation, being taken at the age of 10 from the Northern Territory. John has spent the last 56 years living and working in Adelaide.

Today marks an important day for Australia with National Sorry Day commemorations across the country reflecting on the stolen generations. John talks to Lorena Walker on Strong Voices.

Women’s Business 22-05-15


From the Torres Strait to Germany it was a pack show on Women’s Business for another Friday. On the show today we had Ivy Trevallion from Thursday Island who had a chat with Lorena Walker about life in the TSI. Heather Wilson talked to Donna Campbell about the World Tobacco Day the Congress way and Genise Williams had a chat about the upcoming “BOOMERANG Tour” of Germany by the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir.

















BROTHERS 22-05-15


Today is all about comedy and on the show we have the great pleasure of chatting to one of the countries funniest BROTHERS Sean Choolburra about how he started and the inspiration for doing stand up comedy.

We also have a chat to Venezuelan comedian Ivan Aristeguieta who is a on the Melbourne comedy Road Show in the year 2012 Ivan and lovely wife Monika migrated to Adelaide, Australia. Ivan took the great challenge of performing comedy in a second language and aimed for Australian laughter.

Ivan Aristeguieta



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This week on Nurnakah Show we delved into what is meant by the term gender fluid. Miley Cyrus and Ruby Rose this week came out and claimed they were Gender Fluid which got us thinking for an explanation about the term.

We caught up with Starlady on the back of her TedX Talk in Sydney yesterday what it meant for her and how it changed her we also picked her brain for highlights amongst the nerves.

And Finally we start the ball rolling about anti-social youth behaviour. We’ll be going over this issue over the next few weeks and what still needs to be done to tackle the issue within Alice Springs.

Recognition for first people’s could soon become reality

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A peak body working towards the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution says Government now needs to be working closely with Aboriginal leaders to determine how the process should be implemented.

Tim Gartrell a campaign Director at Recognise says Constitutional recognition is now firmly on the agenda with a recent poll indicating 87% of participants in favour of constitutional recognition of Australia’s First People.

Recognise is a people’s movement who have worked extensively for years to achieve constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, whose focus is fairness and respect at the centre of the constitution and remove the discrimination of existing clauses.

Recognise recently conducted the poll to discover the level of support across a wide and diverse community with a sample size of 750 participants, Richard Farrell discusses constitutional recognition over a chat with Kyle Dowling.


Charlie King says “No More” to domestic and family violence.


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A Territory funded  domestic violence campaign has gained the support of the NRL team the Parramatta Els who are now publicly supporting and promoting it. ABC sports broadcaster Charlie King is a strong advocate and spokesperson against domestic and family violence.


Nyoongar rights campaigner reveals alleged more Community closures in WA.

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Marches against the closure of remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia captured global attention but rights campaigners now want to turn the focus where it is needed most in the communities themselves.

Human rights campaigner Marianne Mackay says although the marches had been an effective way of spreading the message and brought world wide support people living the affected communities now need help.


Tangentyere Council fostering community safety

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The peak body representing Aboriginal town camps in Alice Springs is calling  on all sectors of Government to recognise the ongoing efforts of Town Campers  to improve  community safety.

Tangentyere Council is operating a number of programs developed to keep Town Camp residents safe including the Day and night Patrol Service which removes and relocates residents away from potentially dangerous situations.

Tangentyere Social Services Manager Richard Farrell told CAAMA radio that  they  have forwarded a number of safety  plans and policies  to government but changes to visitor management policies had restricted  their ability to manage visitors.

Mr Farrell went on to discuss the importance of services such as the Return to Country service, which aided community residents with transport into and out of town especially with events such as the lighting carnival.

CAAMA celebrates its 35th birthday!!

CAAMA is turning 35 today! To celebrate, special guests Warren H Williams, Andrea Mason, Sissy Dunn, Ian McAdams, Joel Liddle, Aaron Briscoe, and NT Chief Minister Adam Giles have a birthday message to share with us.

Imparja Cup to stay in Alice Springs!

Cricket Australia has announced today that the Imparja Cup and the National Indigenous Championships will be remaining in Alice Springs for 3 years, despite bids from other states to move the tournament.

Aaron Briscoe from the National Indigenous Cricket Advisory Committee said he was proud to see an Aboriginal man, Jason Gillespie, was the top candidate to coach the English national team.

We sent this report to NITV News.