This week we bring you the week that was live from Uluru! Our top stories are the Tjungu Festival happening this weekend at Yulara; students from Ntaria ride horseback 130km to honour our ANZACs, Alice Springs open a new commemorative walk for our armed forces, and a local Aboriginal war veteran reflects on his time serving among white men.
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The Alice Springs community gathered at the Iconic Anzac Hill where close to a thousand people gave their respects and tributes remembering those who fought for the country. Those heros that shed their blood and lost their lives during all wars including WW1 and the landing at Gallipolli.
This ANZAC Day marks 100 years since troops landed at ANZAC Cove in Gallipoli. During the centenary commemorations we will not only remember the original ANZACs but also we will remember a century of Service by Australian service men and women.
The Alukura Singer/Songwriter competition took place this week in the CAAMA Music studios where young Aboriginal women from across the country came to showcase their musical talent. The women where able to record their music in the CAAMA Music studio also being mentored by the Stiff Gins and going out on country.Dora Smith from Broome and Kristal West from Brisbane join Donna and Lorena on Women’s Business.
Three of the winners from the Alukura Songwriters competition joined Donna and Lorena on the Lunch Time Gig to talk about what they have been up to during their time at CAAMA.
The winners will be recording their singles which saw them gain a positing in the competition on and ultimately win their a spot in the prestigious course.
Miranda, Dora and Bec tell the girls what it’s like recording songs and what they have enjoyed while being in Alice Springs.
Alice Springs Mayor, Damien Ryan, unveiled a new commemorative walk honouring our Armed Forces ahead of ANZAC Day this weekend. The walk starts at ANZAC Oval and follows along the banks of the Todd River to the base of ANZAC Hill, with plaques detailing all 13 conflicts in which the Australian Armed Forces have taken part.
There is growing concern from people in communities about the use of the drug ice in Central Australia. Recent times has seen the Prime Minister launch a Task-force to help combat the epidemic within Australia.
The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress is now in the process of working with the community to help fight the issue front on and to have a clear understanding of the drug, the after affects it causes its users and family members who see the changes.
Speaking on CAAMA Radio Central Australian Aboriginal Congress CEO Donna Ah Chee has a chat with Lorena Walker on Strong Voices.
Peter Drew is an artist from South Australia. He has engaged in a social media campaign titled Real Australians Say welcome aimed at the political views surrounding refugees who come to Australia by boat.
As the campaign suggest Real Australians Say Welcome is just that, we welcome anyone who comes to our country seeking refuge. In more recent times Drew says his campaign can be related to those Aboriginal people who are seeking refuge on Herrison Island.
He says that his message is the complete opposite to that of the recent Reclaim Australia protests across the country and hopes that his message hits home with some of those protesters who demonstrated in the reclaim Australia rallies. to Find out more visit www.peterdrewarts.com
The new Labor Leader for the Northern Territory Michael Gunner has a chat to Lorena Walker on Strong Voices about his new position in the Labor Party and what he hopes to bring to the Northern Territory in 2015.
This week on Nurnakah Show we looked at Brotherboys what’s its like to be a brotherboy and how hard it is to transition.
Joining us on the program was the lovely JD and amazing Kai Clancy! hear their story below!