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
The Northern Territory Government has warned suppliers caught trafficking cannabis into Aboriginal communities that they now face a maximum penalty of nine years in goal.
Attorney General John Elferink says new legislation passed by the Northern Territory government will strengthen existing offences which currently cannot convict a person charged with the supply of a dangerous drug in communities unless it is supplied to an individual.
Michael Evans the former Interim Dean of the Indiana University School of Journalism in Indiana USA visited CAAMA Radio for the second time early in 2013. A former Fulbright Fellowship winner Evans spoke with CAAMA News Director Paul Wiles about the importance of allowing students to see and understand the importance of alternative journalism.
Michael Evans is now Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Unity College in Unity, Maine USA.
World-renown guitarist Tommy Emmanuel catches up with Paul Wiles to discuss his Australian tour and his up-coming visit to Alice Springs.
Tommy with music
A pioneer in the development and delivery of technology to Aboriginal people in Central Australia says that inter-connection between communities will play a major role in the future development of the region.
The Desert Knowledge Precinct is having its open day this Sunday the 18th of August from 11am to 3pm. The open day is an opportunity for locals to come and see what is happening at the Precinct. To tell us more, Dr Bruce Walker, Desert Knowledge Board member spoke to Paul Wiles on Strong Voices.
Dr Bruce Walker Pt 1
Dr Bruce Walker Pt 2
The Rudd Labour Government has reacknowledged the growing mental health and wellbeing issues amongst Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory.
The announcement released yesterday, will mean that Aboriginal people living with mental illness in four remote Northern Territory communities, will soon have greater access to mental health support.
Warren Snowden, Minister for Indigenous Health, spoke to Paul Wiles about the announcement.
Warren Snowden mental health funding
Australian marathon legend Robert De’Castella has praised a Top End Aboriginal athlete for how she coped after bomb blasts claimed the lives of three people at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Mr De’Castella Director of the Indigenous Marathon Project told CAAMA Radio that Emma Cameron didn’t get a chance to finish across the finishing line but she still ran the full marathon distance and then had to deal with a terrorist bombs going off.
Robert de castella on Boston tragedy
CAAMA News Team: Paul Wiles, Nerida Currey
The head of the Territory’s peak Aboriginal justice representative body says too many of her people are just getting locked up and prison should be a last resort.
A Canberra-based academic says Australian history remains almost a site of segregation – where only the white explorers and pioneers are remembered.
A leading Australian pain specialist says some Aboriginal and Islander peoples with diabetes are likely to be suffering nerve pain.
Prof. Robert Helme, a Victorian based expert in nerve pain told CAAMA RADIO that 5 to 10 percent of diabetes sufferers are likely to suffer nerve pain as a result of the condition.
Prof Helme told Paul Wiles neuropathic or nerve pain caused by diabetes is often described as stabbing, electric shock like, shooting, burning, numbness or itching, or like “pins and needles”.
Diabetes Australia says Aboriginal people in remote areas are twice as likely as other Australians to have diabetes and in some Aboriginal communities the prevalence of diabetes could be as high as 30 per cent.
Professor Robert Helme nerve pain damage
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Michael Mansell joined Paul Wiles on Strong Voices, following the 30th Anniversary of the Commonwealth Games protests in 1982.