Tag Archives: Indigenous broadcasting

Words of wisdom from former N.T. Administrator Ted Egan.

Ted Egan caamapwphoto

A former Northern Territory Administrator who spent a large part of his life living and working alongside Aboriginal people says it is important for their children to receive an education in their own first language.

Ted Egan who served as Administrator of the Northern Territory from 2003 to 2007 … learned to speak Tiwi while working in the Top End as a 19 year-old.

Mr Egan,  a veteran Aboriginal land rights supporter and currently completing a  PhD  says if there is a First Language which is spoken, written, researched and understood… then Aboriginal  children should be taught in this language.

The First Peoples Disability Network

Scott Avery FPDN-crop


The First Peoples Disability Network is a national organisation set up by people with a lived experience of disability. The organisation focuses on raising awareness through firsthand experience by communicating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living with some form of disability, to become a strong representative voice for them and their families.

Scott Avery the organisations Policy Director discussed the organisation receiving the improving rights and advocacy award and says it is a result of the hard work to everyone involved and he joined Kyle Dowling to discuss the organisations work over a chat.

Mithaka people seek help from United Nations….

The Mithaka people of South West Queensland are seeking assistance from the United Nations over fracking in the Lake Eyre Basin. Scott Gorringe a Mithaka man and director of an Aboriginal consulting agentcy argues the Newman Government has broken international law by failing to consult with them about the use of their land. Scott had a chat with Kyle Dowling regarding the proposed oil and gas development plan.

A Very CAAMA Christmas!

It’s been a busy year for CAAMA Radio, Music and Productions! Check out what we’ve been up to in this great reggae version of Joy To The World recorded by Shannon Gallagher.

Olkola Traditional Owners reclaim their land….

Michael Ross

The  Olkola traditional  owners of the Southern Cape York region’s thirty year struggle to reclaim thier  land ended this week. Glen Elmes the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Minister officially returned the land to the traditional owners in a ceremony in Cooktown.

Michael Ross Olkola Elder and Chairman for the Olkola Aboriginal Corporation expressed how much this long fought historical movement means to  his people  and discusses the potential opportunities that arise from the land handover with Kyle Dowling.


Broome man conquers New York marathon



Twelve Aboriginal and Islander athletes traveled o’seas recently  to compete in the 2014 world renowned New York Marathon.

Competing alongside some of the top long distance runners from around the world. Adrian Dodson-Shaw broke new ground becoming the first Broome representative to finish the 42 km event.

Kyle Dowling recently  caught up with Adrian  to chat about his journey……

Yamatji Marlpa Corporation celebrates 20 years

Njamal Elder Doris Eaton


The Yamatji Marlpa Corporation celebrated 20 years of operations this week, Njamal Elder and Co-chair of the Corporation Doris Eaton expressed her happiness of the progress and difference they have made over the years.

Ms Eaton  says they will continue their work in the Pilbara, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia.

Papunya and Ltyentye Apurte Training

Training continues to CAAMA’s Remote Communities allowing a Bigger Voice from Community “Youth and Elders”

Let them sit down with us on the ground and listen to what we’ve got to say !

Dr Beryl Philp-Carmichael (Left)  next to her old school friend Joyce Hampton  on Old Menindee Mission Bend 2014.-crop

Dr-Beryl-Philp-Carmichael (Left) next-to-her-old-school-friend-Joyce-Hampton on-Old Menindee Mission Bend.

A powerful message to the NSW State Government from the last knowledge keeper and traditional storyteller of the Ngiyaampaa people of Western NSW.

The worsening supply and condition of water in the far west of NSW is being attributed to an appalling lack of consultation by the state Government with  the local traditional landowners.

Ngiyaampaa Elder Aunty Beryl Carmichael says many of the current problems could have been avoided if her people had been consulted … rather than the signing of MOU’s with the local land council.

Now that’s what I call a training manual …….the amazing work of Dr Sandeep Reddy !

Dr Sandeep Reddy caama pwphoto

Sandeep has a background in Health Service Management, Public Health and Medicine. Following some years in clinical practice and medical education, Sandeep attained extensive experience managing various health service projects and formulating high-level policy in Australia , New Zealand and Europe. In recent years, Sandeep is focusing on research in health systems, patient flow dynamics and program evaluation. Sandeep is also undertaking PhD studies involving Realist Evaluation of hospital programs in the context of health reforms.

Dr Sandeep Reddy Centre for Remote Health

Education in the Northern Territory….just where is it going ?


The Northern Territory Education Minister supports  the teaching of Aboriginal history and culture in Territory schools and says it is important for all Australians to have a robust understanding of what has grown the nation.

Peter Chandler talks with Paul Wiles about changes in the delivery of education across the Territory.

Peter Chandler education in the NT

The Faces of Freedom…..Alice Springs 2014

Aboriginal elders and leaders from across Australia gathered in Mbantua Alice Springs for a two-day gathering to discuss ongoing impacts of Government policies on their people and how they can best work together to provide a unified voice to lead them into the future.
The gathering has elected a committee to take  important   issues back to communities  prior to the election  of an  Aboriginal National Body .