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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.
National Sorry Day commemorations across the country have reflected on the Stolen Generations and the mistreatment of Aboriginal people over the years. Wednesday marked the start of Reconciliation Week…. an important period for Australia as a nation.
The Reconciliation Committee of the Adelaide City Council has worked along side the community since 1997. The committee was formed to engage with the traditional Kaurna people of Adelaide for indigenous guidance and relationship building.
Priscilla Corbell a Council member for the south ward of the Adelaide City Council and a member of the City Council Reconciliation Committee discusses the ongoing efforts toward reconciliation .
A Melbourne based social commentator and blogger is calling for greater recognition of Sorry Day and says it needs to become a central part of the national consciousness.
Celeste Liddle …. Indigenous organiser for the National Tertiary Education Union, says many Australians are unaware of the trans-generational impact of forced removal… and that it still affects many families even today.
Ms Liddle told CAAMA that the policies that led to the Stolen Generations are still very much part of what is happening today.
Celeste Liddle sorry day
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.
National Sorry Day carries different meanings for many people across the country. Some use it as a day to reflect on the past, other may use it as a day for looking forward to see what the future may hold while there are many hoping that change will be good for all.
The Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance have always looked at educating their people and letting them decide what they want to do and to tell us more is one of the members of WAR Boe Spearim.
A new website which offers a range of services is making it easier for Northern Territory communities and agencies to access information about governance and management .
Wes Miller Project officer with APONT the Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the Northern Territory says the Aboriginal Governance and Management Program was established to provide support primarily for remote organisations but it was also available to those in urban areas.
Mr Miller stressed the value of maintaining remote community organisations which he says play a significant role in both management and employment…
For more information visit http://aboriginalgovernance.org.au/
The Nandjimadji Art Group was established on the Sunshine coast in 2010 with a focus on supporting Aboriginal artists living with disabilities, to create a safe space to produce their art.
Paul Constable-Calcott Founder of the The Nandjimadji Art Group told CAAMA the exhibition is an opportunity for people to come together and share traditional stories and their art in a safe and culturally aware environment. Mr Constable-Calcott talked about the importance of the exhibition for Aboriginal people living with disabilities due to the lack of understanding and support.
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.
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.
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.
Photo’s courtesy of AIATSIS.
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies has welcomed new funding which will allow it to start digitising its huge collections of photos, film and audio.
The principal of AIATSIS Russell Taylor says their archived collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content is one of the largest in the Country.
You can see the collection at the AIATSIS website.