Jonathon Doolan the CAAMA RIBS broadcaster from Utju, and Debra Claude the CAAMA RIBS broadcaster from Titjikala with her partner Malcolm visited CAAMA and were happy to be photographed with the ‘Excellence In Training Award’ won by CAAMA RIBS at the recent CBAA awards in Sydney.
Jonathon the CAAMA RIBS broadcast at Utju visited CAAMA with Sarah his wife and child, and also his sister. Jonathon is holding the ‘Exellence In Training Award’ won by CAAMA RIBS at the recent CBAA awrds night in Sydney
Hayley, Warrie, Renee, Damien and Mathew worked hard at RIBS Radio training with Paul for two days at Apatula.
Maxwell, Juan, and Terrence had fun and learned how to be RIBS broadcasters with Paul and Noelene at Ltyentye Apurte last Thursday and Friday.
Professor Alison Bashford a co-editor of a new and comprehensive book on Australian history, has rejected those critics who are trying to diminish its content as more of the “black armband” version of the country’s past.
The Cambridge History of Australia, the first comprehensive and authoritative discussion of our past, includes Aboriginal perspectives of the interconnection between them and visitors to their country.
Professor Alison Bashford Part 1
Professor Alison Bashford Part 2
A veteran Aboriginal health researcher says that there is a lack of programs available for young people in communities and that remote area clinicians need to be testing those that are sexually active at every opportunity.
Alice Springs based sexual health researcher Dr James Ward, Head of Baker IDI NT will present new statitics in HIV infections in the Aboriginal and Islander community at the 2013 Australasian HIV and Aids Sexual Health Conference.
James Ward HIV
A respected Central Australian Warlpiri Elder says recent mainstream media coverage about extreme cases of poor governance in Aboriginal organisations, highlights the breakdown of the role that elders once, but no longer play in their communities.
Rex Japananka Granites says during his time in communities there were always council meetings to discuss with tribal elders what went on and who came into their community. This responsibility, he says, no longer exists.
Australia’s peak Aboriginal and Islander representative body is concerned that mainstream media coverage depicting extreme cases of poor governance in some Aboriginal organisations will stereotype others and all of the good work and success that has been achieved.
National Congress of Australia’s First People’s co chair Kirstie Parker says while Warren Mundine has said part of the challenge for Aboriginal people is to clean up their organisations and to fix up the problems, she is concerned this will be the only conversation.
Kirstie Parker on structural governance
Leading Aboriginal educator Dr Chris Sarra has challenged moves to expand an American style education program currently being trialled on Cape York, to other communities outside of Queensland.
Dr Sarra from the now independent based Stronger Smarter Institute in Queensland says the American styled Direct Intruction method being championed by Cape York reformer Noel Pearson is “a crazy draconian program” not dissimilar to those imposed on students with learning difficulties in the 1930′s and 40′s
The respected educator is keen to secure financial independence for the institute to enable it to become a world leader in the education of First Peoples says there are better, cheaper and more efficient methods of teaching already available.
Speaking exclusively on CAAMA Dr Sarra says that the pursuit of high expectations for Aboriginal children shouldn’t cost a lot of money and there are better home grown programs which will work much better.
Dr Chris Sarra