Tag Archives: Strong Voices

Traditional “caretaker” of country ” tells his story………..

Peter Coco Wallace

A Central Australian based Kurdungurlu or “caretaker” of country says the attraction of modern technology is making it difficult for him to keep his young people connected with their culture.

Peter “Coco”  Wallace …an Eastern Arrente Elder says traditionally  doing drawings on the ground and talking  were once normal ways of sharing knowledge and keeping culture strong…. but now the young people are  being heavily influenced by new technology.

Pat Turner……proud Arrentre and Gurdanji Women.

Pat Turner

Arrernte and Gurdanji woman, Patricia Turner has had a long and varied career in the Australian Public Service with over 20 years experience and has been in the senior executive ranks since 1985. Pat was CEO of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission for 4 years from 1994-98.

Pam Reilly chats with Pat about her life and career on Strong Voices.

Broadcasters talk about working at CAAMA

Ever wondered what it’s like to work at CAAMA Radio? Two of our young Aboriginal broadcasters, Mikaela and Lorena, spoke to Questacon about their radio careers.

Taking Rural Health issues to the Capital!


The Australian Rural Health Eudcation Network (ARHEN) will meet with Government MPs, including Health Minister Petter Dutton, in Canberra to discuss the shortage of dentsits in the bush, and as well as the support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics in remote areas.

Justin Fenwick sat down with Professor Sabina Knight Deputy Chair of the UDRH network and her thoughts on what the government can do.

Kochie’s Business Tips


TAFE Western Institute have launched a new program for Aboriginal business Owners. It’s all online and all about online presence.

David Koch the master mind behind Kochie’s Business Builders and the Finance guru on Seven’s breakfast program Sunrise talks business and online presences with Justin Fenwick.

Veteran US poet Bob Holman redefines the value of Aboriginal language and culture !

Bob Holman CAAMA PHOTOAn internationally recognised US poet who is visiting Australia to make a documentary about  endangered   languages has  described  the  Aboriginal kinship system as being so complex it is the equivalent of mainstream scientific theories.

American  beat  poet Bob Holman who  has spent four decades working as an author, editor, publisher and University Professor  told CAAMA Radio  that Aborignal culture has been able to  create  something which is unique.

Bob Holman poet pt 1

Bob Holman pt 2


International cricket returns to Central Australia as Aboriginal Allstars prepare for Barmy Army

Andrew Ingleton Cricket Australia







Andrew Ingleton CA tour match Traeger Park

Veteran community worker says agencies need to allow Aboriginal parents to parent.

Christine Palmer
A veteran Central Australian community care worker has urged both Government and non Government agencies   to allow her people to parent their own children… and not made to become dependent on others.

Christine Palmer an Arrente, Katyete grandmother who has worked across a broad range of family services says she has observed over many years that her people are not always given the opportunity to be responsible parents.

Christine Palmer mental health well being

First Footprints shares global legacy of Aboriginal people.

scott cane pt 1

scott cane pt 2

Tommy Emmanuel Hits the Alice…


Photo Courtesy:http://www.concertsinmaine.com

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


Minister wants more kids in school and meaningful employment for the mob !

Nigel Scullion CAAMA photo (2)The Federal Minister for Aboriginal and Islander Affairs says Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Indigenous Advisory Council is looking at measures to get more Aboriginal kids to attend school and ensure that those receiving a Centrelink unemployment benefit can get into meaningful employment.

nigel scullion

Moran photography winner talks up the bush mob

The winner of the country’s most prestigious photographic art award says more needs to be done to help Aboriginal people living in remote communities play a bigger role within the mainstream media sector.

John Janson Moore winner of the 2013 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize returned to the remote Territory community of Nyrripi in 2012 after a 15 year absence. He says little had changed in the community, despite the surge of interest in video and television production when he was living in the community.

John Janson Moore Moran prize winner