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NAAJA Calls for Review on NT Mandatory Alcohol Treatment Plan.


Following the death at CAAAPU over two weeks ago the Northern Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency is Calling on the Northern Territory Government to put in Plans for Mandatory Alcohol Rehabilitation and to Work Closely with Stakeholders to get Alcohol Policy Right in the Northern Territory.

Ntaria community show support for White Ribbon Day.

White Ribbon Day is a national day where communities from across the country come together to show support and acknowledge that violence against women is wrong and will not be accepted.  Hermannsberg community have come together to raise awareness having community police, Horse police unit, army, Gas Fields and Lows Ecological services take part in activities with the community and the school kids. Lorena Walker has a chat with fellow broadcaster Damien Williams.

Breaking Aboriginal Stereotypes…

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Reconciliation Australia Research shows that more than six out of ten people who call Australia home have had little or no contact with the nations first people;  but Australian Journalist Ray Martin is hoping to change this through a new documentary. First Contact is a major SBS Television event which sees six non-indigenous Australians with strong opinions about Indigenous people and immerses them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time. The six – Jasmine, Bo-Dene, Trent, Alice, Sandy and Marcus are tested in extraordinary situations, their beliefs are confronted and their emotions pushed to the limit.

Awaken Exec Producer Catherine Liddle joins Mikaela Simpson on Strong Voices to discuss this further.

Thousands of WA Aboriginal People Suffer From Commonwealth Cuts…

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Thousands of Aboriginal people living in Remote communities across Western Australia could be forcibly removed from their homes dues to Commonwealth funding cuts.

WA Premier Colin Barnett said the State had no option but to act after the Federal Government announced in September that it would cease to fund essential services in remote communities.

Chairman of the Kimberly Land Council, Anthony Watson has called for the Government to sit down with local Elders and discuss ways of sustaining remote Aboriginal Communities in that region.

Mr Watson joined Mikaela Simpson on the program to discuss the issue further.



A large crowd gathered in old Todd River to celebrate Wear Orange Wednesday, in recognition of the tireless effort that volunteers make when it comes to the Northern Territory Emergency Service’s.

The CAAMA crew was there to capture the fun

Blekbala Mujik Live in the CAAMA Studios!

One of Australia’s most iconic Aboriginal bands, Blekbala Mujik, visited CAAMA to launch their greatest hits CD. The band talks about their early roots recording at the old CAAMA studios and then listening back to the songs on our radio shows, and introduces the new line up. You’ll also hear a live performance of the track ‘Uluru’ which celebrates the hand back of the sacred site to its traditional owners in 1985.

CAAMA Represent At National Conference: Day One

The annual Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) conference is being held in Adelaide. Once again representatives from CAAMA Radio and CAAMA Technical have travelled the distance to arrive in beautiful SA. The 2014 three-day conference offers community media stations the chance to improve their skills, learn more in detail about the community broadcasting sector and gives people a chance to network.

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Our Health, Our Way. AMSANT Conference held at the Convention Centre in Alice Springs.


The 8th AMSANT Indigenous Leadership Workshop and Conference is being held in Alice Springs this week where Aboriginal medical services from all over the Northern Territory have come together to talk about innovative projects to improve Aboriginal health. AMSANT is celebrating its 20th anniversary and 41 years since Central Australian Aboriginal Congress was established.

Waltja win 2014 Indigenous Governance Award for Indigenous Incorporated Organisation.

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Category A winner: Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation. (L-R) Rachel Tilmouth, Kate Lawrence, Mick Dodson AM, April Martin, Wendy Brown. Credits: Wayne Quilliam

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapaui Aboriginal Corporation has won the Category A: Outstanding governance in an Indigenous incorporated organisation at the 2014 Indigenous Governance Awards winners.

Speaking on CAAMA Radio the acting CEO Kate Lawrence and Isabelle Gorey from Papunya talk to Lorena Walker about the Award and how important Waljta is to communities in Central Australia.


Anderson rejects claim Ice has gripped communities ………


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Claims in the mainstream media that Aboriginal Communities are in the grip of an ice crisis, have been rejected by the Member for Namatjira Allison Anderson. Ms Anderson says there is no epidemic and the claim is part of a process to build support for the Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest review.


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It’s Friday again and you know what that means YES YES another episode of BROTHERS and on this weeks show the topic is the Alice Springs Pride Carnivale, to talk more about it, we are lucky to have a Brother from the Tiwi Islands Jason De Santis come on the show and talk about the things he gets up to down in the city being a play write, comedian, gender illusionist and performing on stage in a production that he has writing which has been touring all around the Country, trying to crack the international stage.

Also on the show CAAMA radio’s very own Justin Fenwick who is also performing at the Pride Carnicale, in his first show in a few years.

If you want us to tell your story or you would like us to talk about a topic that your are passonate about, let us know by sending us an email at brothers@caama.com.au or drop by and ask for Damien Williams.

Community Calls for Mining company to listen

Traditional Owners of the land where the McArthur River Mine is located, the Garrwa people, remain concerned about the effects of mining operations in both the river and their country.

Garrwa Elder Jack Green speaks to Damien Williams on CAAMA Radio to talk about the issues that he and his people have about the rehabilitation plans that the mining company may have.