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.
The peak body representing Central Australia’s Stolen Generations and families is concerned and anxious who will take over the delivery of its services…after it failed in its bid to win ongoing funding.
Jackie Baxter… Manager of the The Central Australian Stolen Generations & Families Aboriginal says its board is worried about who will be providing ongoing services to its clients and if it will be able to engage with the local community.
Ms Baxter says although the office closed to the public three weeks ago… staff continue to work on a voluntary basis as she continues to push for information about who will be taking over.
stolen gen Jackie Baxter
Maurie Japarta Ryan the Deputy Co-Chair of the Northern Territory Stolen Generations Aboriginal corporation has also expressed concerns about who will take over delivery of the service.
Mr Ryan told CAAMA Government should appoint another Aboriginal organisation to provide the service…before looking at non indigenous service providers from outside of the Territory.
Maurie Japarta Ryan
Yvonne Sampi, a Bardi women from One Arm Point in Western Australia has been working at a Aboriginal domestic violence shelter servicing surrounding communities is worried that it may be forced to close due to the Federal Governments decision to cut funding.
Yvonne Sampi talks to Lorena Walker on Strong Voices.
A peak body working towards the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution says Government now needs to be working closely with Aboriginal leaders to determine how the process should be implemented.
Tim Gartrell a campaign Director at Recognise says Constitutional recognition is now firmly on the agenda with a recent poll indicating 87% of participants in favour of constitutional recognition of Australia’s First People.
Recognise is a people’s movement who have worked extensively for years to achieve constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, whose focus is fairness and respect at the centre of the constitution and remove the discrimination of existing clauses.
Recognise recently conducted the poll to discover the level of support across a wide and diverse community with a sample size of 750 participants, Richard Farrell discusses constitutional recognition over a chat with Kyle Dowling.
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.
photo’s courtesy The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.
The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) is a private sector-led, non-profit organisation focused on empowering Indigenous children in financial need to build a brighter future for themselves and for the nation.
AIEF provides scholarships which enable Aboriginal and Islander students to attend some of Australia’s leading schools and universities, as well as mentoring and career support to ensure students make a successful transition from school to further studies or employment, productive careers and fulfilling lives.
Photo : ABC
A Territory funded domestic violence campaign has gained the support of the NRL team the Parramatta Els who are now publicly supporting and promoting it. ABC sports broadcaster Charlie King is a strong advocate and spokesperson against domestic and family violence.
A Western Australian based suicide prevention researcher has described an unprecedented rise in suicide rates within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population as a ‘humanitarian crisis’.
A new report indicates one in twenty of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths classify as suicide, an alarming increase from last year’s rates of one in twenty four. Veteran human rights campaigner Gerry Georgatos is calling for further discussion and a cultural shift at the national level.
Mr Georgatos who has worked extensively in the Kimberley region says despite the many beneficial suicide prevention services available rates will continue to rise because of existing social determinates and a lack of support from the Government .
In Western Australia Aboriginal families will now have the opportunity to look back into their past with an estimated 100,000 pictures of Aboriginal history dating back over the last hundred years.
The Storylines Project an initiative by the Western Australian library to archive old that will get copies of old family photos. Damien Webb the indigenous engagement liaison of the Western Australian state library to tell us more.