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Nurnakah Show 17-04-15

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This week on Nurnakah Show we looked at Brotherboys what’s its like to be a brotherboy and how hard it is to transition.

Joining us on the program was the lovely JD and amazing Kai Clancy! hear their story below!

Ntaria school students revisit the history of the “Walers”

The role of the Australian Light Horse regiment in WWI is firmly entrenched in military history… but many may not be aware that many of their horses t came from Central Australia community of Ntaria (Hermannsburg).
Tough and rugged, the Walers were just what the Australian Light Horse needed to perform in the harsh  conditions the troops experienced in the Middle East.
Military enthusiast Raymond Finn, a Wangkangurruman man from far north South Australia has started a horseback journey accompanied by students from the Ntaria Senior School, who have been training the horses and preparing for the ride that will retrace the footprints of horses that proudly served our country.


Police need greater respect – Central Australian youth co-ordinator .

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A Central Australian youth co-ordinator is calling on young  Aboriginal people  to  think again about how they relate  and respond
to the police.

His message comes following  a spike in youth  anti-social behaviour in and around the Alice Springs CBD.

Central Australian Red Dust Roles Models manager Jonathon Hermawan says having school based  police constables is essential for young  children to  form  positive relationships with police.

Jonothan chats with Kyle Dowling on Strong Voices .

Jonothan Hermawan Red Dust Role Models

BROTHERS 17-4-15


Another Friday and another Brothers show. This week we focused on positive role models and we put the question out what motivates you. On this weeks show we spoke with Adrian Dodson-Shaw who is apart of the Indigenous Marathon Project and Patrick Johnson the current Australian record holder in the men’s 100m.

Adrian Dodson-Shaw completed the New York Marathon and more recently the North Pole Marathon,  we spoke to Adrian about his journey and discussed what motivated him to undertake such a significant event.

Patrick Johnson is currently a AMSANT leadership coordinator and has represented Australia in multiple commonwealth games achieving a bronze medal and has even completed at the very highest level during the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.

We also had the opportunity to speak with Patrick Johnson the current Australian record holder in the men’s 100m. Mr Johnson is currently an AMSANT leadership coordinator

Remember if you have any stories you want us to talk about or any issues you would like to raise, send us an email to brothers@caama.com.au, drop in to see us at 101 Todd Street or give us a call on (08) 89519 778.

Alice Springs police urging rock throwers, to think about their actions

Crime Scene tape

In recent weeks the Alice Springs CBD has seen a rise in anti-social behaviour with local police maintaining a strong presence to deter such actions.

Superintendent Travis Wurst from the Alice Springs police says while some of the offenders are believed to be local the town received many visitors over the Easter break with a large number of these still staying in town.

‘We’ve had about 200 or so in any one time in the CBD, which is a rather large group of people and some of those have been around well after midnight’.

Superintendent Wurst discussing the increase of youth activity after hours. He told CAAMA the offenders do not understand the serious consequences of their actions  and it is lucky no serious injuries occurred.


The Northern Territory Government gives tough love approach to anti-social behavior

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The Northern Territory Government has put parents of rock-throwing youths in Alice Springs on Notice. The Minister for Children and Families John Elferink unveiled the Governments tough love approach at a media conference yesterday in Alice Springs.

The Government is taking a tough love approach to anti-social youth behaviour in Alice Springs. A heightened police presence will take place from Thursday April 16.

Which will see any youth found roaming the streets unsupervised placed into protective care and assessed to whether their parents are found to be unfit to look after their child.

While those with school aged children who roam the streets unsupervised will now run the risk of a $298 fine for not having their children in school.

While the government is looking at options to help families return to communities.

Raymond Finn’s amazing journey leaves him feeling proud !

Raymond Finn is a Wangkangurruman man from the far north of South Australia.

Formerly a stockman at Anna Creek cattle station,  Raymond is also a military history enthusiast wlth a passion for the deeds ot the Australian Light Horse in World War 1 and  the involvement of his people in the  war effort.

He  chats with Paul Wiles about his latest venture in Central Australia.

Raymond Finn Anzac Day

New South Wales Aboriginal rights campaigner speaks out on recognition of First Nations people

Michael Anderson

Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a very real and ongoing struggle. Cape York Aboriginal spokesperson Noel Pearson has commented on the implementation of a separate declaration.

Mr Pearson told mainstream media the separate declaration offers an alternative to the long drawn out processes and legal concerns involved in changing the recognition of first peoples.

Meanwhile a veteran NSW Aboriginal campaigner and founder of the original Canberra Tent Embassy Michael Anderson believes there is still a long way to go before Aboriginal people receive their long sought recognition.

‘We need to put this up in our terms’. Mr Anderson stating the need for Aboriginal to be involved in the recognition of his people within the constitution.



Aboriginal Diggers had equality on battlefield they didn’t receive when they returned home – Ray Martin.

Ray Martin- photo courtesy SBS

Veteran Australian media identity Ray Martin shares a hard truth about the involvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the 1st World War – but also says things are slowly changing with ongoing recognition from across the country of their contribution.

Ray Martin’s affinity with the Aboriginal cause stems from his Kamilaroi great-great grandmother.

Mainstream media’s institutionalized racism laid bare …”New Matilda”

Australian award-winning journalist Chris Graham  has taken fire at the mainstream media’s reporting  of last weeks Melbourne and Sydney rallies against the closure of remote aboriginal communities.

The Herald Sun described the  protest as ” a selfish rabble that closed the city.”.

Mr Graham… Editor of online investigative  news  service ” New Matilda” says the  report of the rally which attracted thousands  and  brought the city centre to a standstill…” laid bare institutionalized racism for all to see.”

Mr Graham says the mainstream media’s indifference to the issue would be startling if it was not so commonplace.

Chris Graham responds to mainstream media article on Melbourne rally

A Melbourne City Council opposes Aboriginal community closures



In Melbourne the Moreland city council has voted against  the proposed closure of remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia.

The council is calling on the Sate and Federal Government to reverse the decision to discontinue municipal support for remote Western Australian Aboriginal communities and hopes other organisations will also take a public stance on the issue.

Councilor Sue Bolton is concerned by the lack of understanding in the broader community about the importance for Aboriginal people remaining on their land. The motion comes as last weeks rally held central Melbourne to a standstill.

Ms Bolton explained the need for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians to come together in solidarity to fight the closures which she says is ‘discriminatory’ toward first Australians.

Nurnakah Show 10-04-15

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This week was all about empowering yourself! Because you know what that’s what you have to do! Everyone is hurting across the country so we decided to get some motivational people on to have a yarn about all that their doing to make our world a better place.