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Ayakwa : a publication of the Anindilyakwa Land Council



Ayakwa : a publication of the Anindilyakwa Land Council

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Anindilyakwa Land Council newsletter


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Groote Eylandt (N.T.); Anindilyakwa Land Council; Aboriginal Australians; Land tenure; Periodicals

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Newsletter, October 2017

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THE Anindilyakwa ward of the East Arnhem Regional Council has two new councillors. Gordon Walsh and Elliott Bara will replace Jabani Lalara and Mabel Mamarika following the 2017 NT Council Elections. Mr Bara thanked elders and the community. Im extremely proud to be a councillor and look forward to being a strong voice for the people of Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra, he said. Mr Walsh said he was grateful for the opportunity. I will work to ensure the issues and concerns of the region are highlighted and addressed as we continue to grow, working together for the success and sustainability of our region, he said. We have a strong council and I know together we will achieve great things. The council welcomed seven returning and seven new councillors. President Banambi Wunungmurra was re-elected for a third term. New councillors for Anindilyakwa ward A RADIO broadcaster is helping to reengage young people with their schooling. About 12 young people from Angurugu School join Kesley Lalara during the week at Angurugu Radio 102.9fm. In small groups the children, aged between eight and 15 years, take turns being interviewed and being the broadcaster. It creates an awesome segment with the youth interviewing each other on air and sharing their stories, Council recreation mentor Russell Burton said. The program has been such a success that it is looped. When coupled with a country playlist, it keeps the community listening all week, Russell said. Kesley joined the council six months ago and hit the ground running. Broadcasting his morning show from 9am until 12pm weekdays, Kesley covers sports, weather, local news, promotions and interviews with locals and businesses around Groote Eylandt. He has planned for new segments. A secret sound challenge will be held on Fridays and a youth broadcaster from Angurugu School will work with Kesley for an hour a week for a new youth segment. Russell said Kesleys show had been such a hit that his fans get mad when hes not on air. Change in the air at radio station CHANGE: Elliott Bara and Gordon Walsh are the new Anindilyakwa councillors. ON AIR: Kesley Lalara (right) interviews singer Shellie Morris for his morning show. | October 2017 Page 6