The Chair of the Prime Ministers Indigenous Advisory Council says the arrival of the First Fleet and subsequent colonisation of Australia was a defining moment, because it changed the world of his people into a nightmare… overnight.
Warren Mundine was responding to claims made by Mr Abbott late last week that the arrival of the First Fleet was THE defining moment in the history of this continent.
Kenny Windley bringing a cheer to everybody’s Friday afternoon “Live” in the CAAMA Studios
Romlie Mokak is the Chief Executive Officer at the Lowitja Institute based in Melbourne. After working in the public sector for the past 15 years he encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to study in the medical sector and become health professionals. Lorena Walker has a chat with him on strong Voices.
Traditional owners of an Alice Springs town camp have urged the Giles CLP Government to work with them….rather than trying to force them off their own land.
Residents of the Whitegate camp on the eastern boundary of the town had their water supply turned off last week… as part of what they say is an ongoing campaign to force them to relocate to another nearby camp.
Felicity Hayes – Snr woman at the camp told CAAMA she believes there are other reasons behind the push to relocate then to another camp.
Felicity Hayes whitegate
Jacinta Price has just got back from performing at the National Indigenous Music Awards, being apart of the Darwin festival and a support act for Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. She is also featured as Tourism Central Australia’s Character for 2014. Lorena Walker catches up with her for a chat on Women’s Business.
There could be more cuts to Northern Territory medical services which may impact the health gap between Aboriginal and non-indigenous people.
The Chief Executive of AMSANNT John Paterson talks to Lorena Walker on Strong Voices.
President of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress and veteran rights campaigner William Tilmouth says governments need to take the delivery of community controlled health services seriously if it wants to see improved health outcomes for his people.
William joins Paul Wiles on “Strong Voices”.
William Tilmouth Congress
The Winner of the 31st Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards used twenty images of young Aboriginal men with targets painted on their chests.
Artist Tony Albert used the photographs as his response to the 2012 Kings Cross Shootings in Sydney, using contemporary art to get his message across.
Starting an online business is a scary thing especially if you are unsure of what you are doing, that is why at TAFE Western New South Wales are running free online courses to help you start your online business.
Bettyanne Hauville a coordinator at TAFE Western joins us on CAAMA Radio to let us know how to get we can take advantage of this great tool.
The task of collecting information about Aboriginal and Islander men and women who have fought for their country is continuing and Professor Mick Dodson from Australian National University remains positive about the four year project and talks to CAAMA Radio about the journey ahead.
Serving our Country
The Australian Greens have described the Forrest review into addressing Aborignal and Islander employment and training as a flawed vision of how to support the most disadvantaged peoples in Australia.
Australian Greens spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues , Senator Rachel Siewert says “While some recommendations in areas around employment and early childhood care are sensible, they are packaged with top-down measures that show a fundamental lack of understanding of how you empower people.
“Greens Senator Rachel Siewert responds to Twiggy report”.