CAAMA News 28-07-14

28th Jul 2014

CAAMA News: Mikalea Simpson, Damien Williams, Lorena Walker, Paul Wiles

A Kimberley based Aboriginal suicide prevention worker says she is concerned that self harm is becoming too acceptable and are seen as a “normal thing” in many communities.

The closure of a Northern territory mining venture could be seen by many as a major loss but a top end aboriginal community says it will use the opportunity to help regain control over their country…and create their own work opportunities.

A Central Australian based Kurdungurlu or caretaker of country has spoken of difficulties he now faces in trying to keep his young people connected to their culture because of the attraction of modern technology.