CAAMA’s Remote Broadcasters are on a journey from the Desert to the Sea travelling to the Remote Idigenous Festival
Aboriginal nurses and midwives have called on the Federal Government to reconsider cuts to University Scholarship programs. Speaking on CAAMA Radio the President of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives Shane Mohor shares his concerns about what impact it will have towards closing the gap.
The 2014 Bush Bands Bash was a big success starting off with a showcase from the Desert Divas a unique program of workshops in song writing and performance skills for aspiring young Aboriginal female musicians. There were six bands performing from six different communities. The bands for this year’s line up were Barkly Boys, Kiwirrkurra Band, Musgrave, North Tanami Band and Rayella with special guests Running Water and Blekbala Mujik. CAAMA Radio broadcast live so many could listen from home while others enjoyed the sounds from Snow Kenna Park.
The Country Liberal Party has appointed Education Minister Peter Chandler as the new Deputy replacing Dave Tollner. Mr Chandler says he looks forward to getting back on track and creating opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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.
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.