CAAMA News 29-05-14

29th May 2014

CAAMA news team: Lorena Walker, Paul Wiles, Mikaela Simpson, Pam Reilly, Damien Williams

A Queensland Aboriginal elder who had to fight authorities for custody of her grandchildren after her daughter committed suicide says that her people need to know their rights when confronted about the welfare of their children.

The Northern Territory Government is using Aboriginal elders to help keep re-offenders out of jail.

An Aboriginal woman, who has spent nearly 30 years working for the recognition of Indigenous peoples, says that employers need more than just cultural awareness training to make her people to feel culturally comfortable in the work place.