The man responsible for a review into the education of Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory says he believes majority local languages should be taught in schools – if the school is able to provide a qualified teacher to teach the language.
Bruce Wilson joins Paul Wiles on “Strong Voices” .
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A veteran Northern Territory Aboriginal rights campaigner who has climbed the heights of mainstream academia while maintaining ” a fire in the belly ” for the rights of his people, has questioned the Abbott Governments primary focus on school attendance as the best way of closing the disadvantage gap between his people and mainstream society.
INCOMING Canberra University chancellor Dr Tom Calma talks to Paul Wiles about some of the issues which impact on the education of Aborignal children in remote communities.
Dr Tom Calma
Iconic Australain athlete….. marathon great Robert deCastella has shared his own personal growth in understanding Aborignal and Islander cultures as he begins another year with the Indigenous Marathon project
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From left to right Suman (CAAMA multimedia rep), Avani, Meredith and Ruchita.
Today CAAMA welcomed lovely ladies from CAAPU(Avani and Ruchita) to introduce Meredith a language translator.
The boss of Prime Minister Tony Abbotts Aboriginal Advisory Council has fired off a strong warning to those that remain critical about the future viability of remote Aboriginal communities.
Right wing think tanks have long been critical of money spent by Government in remote Aboriginal communities and suggested the best way to avoid this cash flow is for Aboriginal people to integrate into mainstream society…but Warren Mundine. l says he has other plans for these communities.
The chair of the Abbott governments inquiry into alcohol abuse in Aboriginal communities has questioned the country’s failure to take on the liquor industry in the same way that it successfully tackled the large tobacco companies to reduce smoking.
Dr Sharman Stone, Chair of House of Representatives standing committee on Indigenous Affairs has also responded to claims that by focussing the inquiry in to the Aboriginal community…it has shifted the focus off drinking problems away from mainstream society.
sharman stone grog inquiry
The peak representative body for Aboriginal and Islander Australians says it will be more forceful about arm-twisting the Abbott Government to not be the chief protectors that control its people’s committee’s and remove key organisations.
National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples co-chair Les Malezer says the Federal Minster for Indigenous Affairs, Territory Senator Nigel Scullion was being mischievous with his comments about the role of the National Congress
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Community members of the Whitegate camp near Mparrentwe Alice Springs are concerned about the possible loss of their land and culture following claims in local media that the government is preparing to develop the land and move camp residents off their country.
Community elder Felicity Hayes says her people have a development plan which will help secure the future for their children and the the tight knit community
Felicity Hayes Whitgate Mob
Victorian team capatain Fiona Hale and daughter Merinda joined team manager Di Day and Marlee Landin on a visit to the CAAMA studio where they caught up with the G Man.
Fiona n Merinda Hail VIC Team