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RnB Queen Ashanti drops into CAAMA Radio

Adam Goodes….. Don’t Shoot The Messenger

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The recent outbreak of insults and booing against Aboriginal AFL star Adam Goodes indicates racism is Alive and Well within Australia despite prominent personalities and mainstream media suggesting that this is not the case.

While Goodes is reportedly considering retirement due to the abuse and booing from crowds –  a Western Australian based academic has said that AFL supporters and others are failing to see their actions for what they really are.

Dr Sean Gorman from Curtin Universities Centre for Aboriginal Studies wrote his PHD on racism in sport and told CAAMA radio that wider Australia needs to take ownership and educate itself about the treatment of Australia’s First Nations Peoples.

Listen to the full interview here…


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.

A new strain of Hepatitis B found in the Northern Territory

Researchers say a unique strain of Hepatitis B found only in the Northern Territory could be a main contributor to the high rates of liver cancer found in Aboriginal people.

Professor Steven Tong from Menzies School of Health research says although the particular strain which is also only found in Northern Australian Aboriginal people is more aggressive than others, prevention is possible through diagnosis and treatment.

Professor Tong told CAAMA Radio that while most people don’t know that they have the virus, the only way to find out is to get regular check-ups and be tested.

Justice system not tough enough on drug dealers, says a NSW Land Council CEO


image courtesy of ABC news.

The CEO of a central New South Wales Aboriginal Land council  is urging  Government  to stick  to a tough love approach in order to  discourage ice  dealers and users and  also  change  perspectives  towards the drug at a national level.

The Central New South Wales community of Wellington is one of many regional towns across Australia facing an alarming increase in the use of ice.

The towns  struggle to deal with  the problem  has led to the  the establishment of community campaigns such as ‘dob in a dealer’, which urges residents to speak up about known dealers in their community.

Leanne Stanley a Wiradjuri woman and CEO of the local Land Council says while the drug is having adverse effects on the town, she firmly believes this situation is not unique.

Ms Stanley says despite the apparent rates of First Nations Peoples involved in dealing or using the drug she believes both the Aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities are being affected in much the same way.

ALP National Conference


The federal Labor party says it wants to make the reduction of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in prison a key national priority if it wins the next election.

Shayne Neumann the Shadow minister for aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders has accused the Abbott government of backing away from a previous commitment to help bring down the numbers.

Shayne Neumann says that you can’t close the gap with cuts to services.

Shayne Neumann

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.

2015 NIMAS: A Celebration Of Music And Culture

The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) are recognised as one of Australia’s most prominent Indigenous music awards and they have been celebrating Australian music for 11 years!

Held annually under the stars at Darwin’s historic Amphitheatre, The NIMAS bring audiences from all over Australia together to applaud the winners, enjoy the performances and soak up the ambiance of a night for music lovers of all ages and all cultures. This years line up was an epic show stopper, with performances from Frank Yamma, Gurrumul Yunupingu, B2M, Blekbala Mujik, East Journey, Yothu Yindi and many more.

Brothers Show 24-07-15

Today on the show we are talking about Prostate Cancer, Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men one in seven men in Australia are at risk of developing prostate cancer before the age of 75.

Today we are joined by:

  • Mike Chapmen the Campaign Director of Blue September. blueseptember.org.au
  • Mark Brayshaw the CEO of the AFL coaches association, who discusses the new Men’s Health Week Initiative encouraging men to take control of their health. aflca.com.au
  • Shane Muldoon and Tony Linn who did a horse a ride from Undoolya station to the Ross River Homestead to raise awareness about men’s health.
  • David Mather an Ambassador for Prostate Cancer who runs the local prostate men’s group in Alice Springs.


Remember if you have any issues or topics you want us to talk about send us an email to brothers@caama.com.au or drop in to CAAMA radio at 101 Todd Street Alice Springs.

‘Practical self determination in action’.

The Nyangumarta people have spoken of the long walk, in their  journey of  achieving  native title and the subsequent announcement of a new  Indigenous Protected Area.

The Nyangumarta Warrarn officially recognised as an IPA last week, which is a voluntary agreement made by Traditional Owners with the State Government, which promotes  biodiversity and cultural research conservation of both land and or sea.

CEO of Nyangumarta Warrarn Aboriginal Corporation Nyaparu Rose told CAAMA  the agreement INCLUDES  four regions  which make up an area of   more than twenty thousand square  kilometres

Ms Rose  says  the IPA  agreement is “awesome” and that  the entire community was ecstatic following the announcement.


Simon Hawkins CEO of the Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal corporation has been involved in the helping establish the deal and has worked closely with the Nyangumarta people over the years.

Mr Hawkins explains what the IPA will entail and says the agreement is a very practical implementation of self determination within an area.

Captain Starlight Brings The Smiles to Childrens Ward

Starlight’s mission is “To brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families”.

Because sick kids are still kids at heart…

When a once-bright life becomes dulled by needles, hospital visits and painful treatments, Starlight helps sick kids forget their illness and re-discover the joy of childhood.

We know there’s more to treatment than medicine. That’s why since 1988, they’ve partnered with Australian health professionals to develop programs based on positive psychology principles that support the ‘total care’ of our children and teens.

NintiOne Concerned Over White Papers Lack of Aboriginal Advancement

NintiOne is an Alice Springs based independent, national not-for-profit company which is building opportunities for people in remote parts of Australia and manage the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation.

The recent release of the White Paper on developing Northern Australia has left many local communities confused about their lack of involvement in the future development of their country.

Managing Director of NintiOne Rod Reeves told CAAMA that they are committed to building opportunities for remote Australia.