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Remote Indigenous Media Festival Wrap Up

Historian says responsibility for protection of children at Retta Dixon Home belonged to the Commonwealth Government.

Historian Greg Pemberton – photos of Retta Dixon House and Government officals courtesy of  Australian National Archive.

The PM is being a little gentle…colonisation was wholesale slaughter !

Jack Charles  photo Bindi ColesView Post

Jack Charles photo courtesy Bindi Coles

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott  recently told UK media that his country has not yet come to terms with the uncomfortable reality of early settlement or that the early British settlers were all bad for Aboriginal people.

Highly acclaimed  Aboriginal Actor and human rights campaigner Jack Charles agrees….but  says in view of the push to see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders  recognized in the Australian Constitution…. it is a rather gentle claim.

Jack tells Justin Fenwick  that the PM should sit down with the mob… and have a yarn about what they really want.

Jack Charles -colonisation was wholesale slaughter

RIBS crew on Black Star

The CAAMA RIBS crew in Northern Peninsula Area Queensland pumped out a deadly show across the Black Star Network while attending the Remote Indigenous Media Festival.

A Day in Cairns

CAAMA RIBS Broadcasters having a look around Cairns during the trip to Bamaga with a Relaxing Massage

Outback to the Coast


CAAMA’s Remote Broadcasters are on a journey from the Desert to the Sea travelling to the Remote Idigenous Festival

Supporting people with dementia in Central Australia – Heather Jensen

Heather Jensen - Centre for Remote Health CAAMA photoDementia is not a specific disease; it is the term used to describe a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. Dementia is characterised by widespread impairment of mental function, decline in activities of daily living, and impaired social function. This means thinking, memory, communication, emotions, and other functions of the brain get worse over time, and cannot be cured. Most people with dementia will eventually require assistance to perform even simple tasks.

Allied Health Academic  at the Centre  for Remote Health, Heather Jensen, shares her experiences working with Aboriginal people in bush communities.

Heather Jensen Dementia in communities

Community support grows for Whitegate………

Felity Hayes  centre and fellow Whitegate supporters. caama photo

Spitfires defeat Hawks 81- 45 at Barkly AFL Grand Final

A huge crowd came to Tennant Creek to watch the 2014 Barkly AFL Grand Final on the weekend. The Sporties Spitfires played a solid four quarters and held a strong margin against the Hawks from Elliot, and took home the championship trophy. The Best on Ground and Leading Goal Kicker awards both went to Andrew Baker from the Spitfires. Check out the highlights and what the coaches had to say about the grand final match.

No drinking at Whitegate…..including water !

Dan Murphy  Alice Springs based  sculptor and Whitegate supporter Dan Murphy tells CAAMA Radio he thought Government concerns about drinking at the camp were all about alcohol……….

Turn on the tap……water is a human right !

(All photo’s courtesy Paddy Gibson and Matty Day)

Family and supporters of the Alice Springs Whitegate community turned out in numbers on Monday morning to challenge the Territory Government decision to turn off their water supply.
About 60 protestors gathered outside the office of the  NT Community Services Minister Bess Price  with signs claiming “water is a human right… and “turn on the tap”
Local sculptor and Whitegate supporter Dan Murphy told the gathering that the government’s action was a shame job.

Minister wants real outcomes and jobs from program delivery.

Sen. Nigel Scullion caama photo

The Federal Minister responsible for Aboriginal and Islander Australians says any new program funding must deliver outcomes which make a difference… including more Aboriginal people in employment.

Territory Senator Nigel Scullion says there are many organisations  providing services which are  not actually making any difference for Aboriginal people.

Nigel Scullion