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Land Rights News : Central Australia


Volume 3 Number 2, August 2013

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August 2013 25. AboriginAl and Torres Strait Islander students from Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education spoke with pride and confidence about their learning experiences at one of the National Native Title Conference workshops recently. The four students are enrolled in Batchelors Preparation for Tertiary Success (PTS) course. Through the PTS course students strengthen their own learning identity and develop strategies so they can achieve success in their university studies. Born in Alice Springs, Andrew Clements has worked hard all his life, most recently working in the mining industry in the Pilbara region of north-west Western Australia. Andrew started studying the PTS course full-time in March this year and he told delegates: At the start of the semester I was feeling overwhelmed with all the work. I was working well when I was at workshops but found it harder when I went home. It has taken me most of my first semester to make the changes at home that I needed to, but I have and I feel Im on track now. PTS graduate Kathryn Cochrane is raising two young boys in Alice Springs, working part-time and completing her second semester of a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning. PTS was a good foundation for my teaching studies Im doing now, she said. At the start I was a bit stuck in my ways but PTS pushed me out of my comfort zone and I know I can do things that I couldnt do. I did well in PTS so that gave me confidence that I can do well at uni too. More information about the Preparation for Tertiary Success course can be found at www. acike.edu.au or by speaking to a Batchelor Institute Academic Advisor on 1800 677 095. Batchelor course gets you ready for uni Left L-R Andrew Clements, Amelia Kunoth-Monks, Vyyleah Waia-Gibia (standing), Kathryn Cochrane by Catherine Maughan building families: Strong children, strong future was the theme of a barbecue celebrating 40 years of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress at Amoonguna recently. Amoonguna Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is auspiced by Congress. Fun activities were facilitated by the school, along with the Congress Regional Health Services Divisions (RHSD) Allied Health Team, which included the Regional Eye Health Coordinator, Diabetes Nurse Educator (the Sugar Lady) and the Nutritionist/Dietician. The Amoonguna Health Service organised the activities, from running the barbecue to providing transport in the bus. Congress celebrates 40 years one of Central Australias favourite bush bands now has a new name taken from its members own language, and has spread the word with 11 performances in four states this winter. Tjintu Desert Band, formerly the Sunshine Reggae Band from Haasts Bluff, 250km west of Alice Springs, changed its name in the lead-up to the launch of a new album this October at the Mbantua Festival. We chose our new name because its our traditional Luritja word for the sun and were from the desert, which is our home, says lead guitarist Jeffrey Zimran. The new band name also heralds a new direction into funk/rock that will feature on their album, while it still recognises their desert reggae roots. Coordinated by ArtbackNT, the Desert to Saltwater Tour, supported by Radical Son, left Alice Springs and performed from 29 June 21 July at eleven concerts in NSW, VIC, QLD and ACT including the half-time show at the NRL match between the Knights and Bulldogs in Mackay. The band first performed in The Battle of the Bands in Papunya 2002, and has since appeared at festivals such as Green Fest, Sandtracks Tour, Dreaming Festival, Bush Bands Bash and the Wide Open Spaces Festival, where they were the opening act. Tjintu Desert Band tours Australia delegAtes at the Aboriginal Male Health Conference held at Ross River near Alice Springs in July created their own bark petition calling for non-partisan political action in male health. The statement read: We call for non partisan commitment by all political parties to engage, support and fund this Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Time for Action plan by working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations in a culturally responsive and appropriate way to close the gap on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male health disadvantage, so that we and our can have a healthy future within a generation. We restate our commitment to the Inteyerrkwe Male Health Statement 2008. We also challenge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males take action and show leadership, responsibility and ownership at individual, family and community levels. Delegates called on govern ments to develop an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male building block with specific health targets and to include targets for males in the seven current Council of Aus tralian Government Closing The Gap building blocks. They said governments need to prioritise funding to address mental health, social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention among First Australian males. Younger males played an important role at the conference, with one taking on the role of master of ceremonies and others facilitating groups. Male health forum: time for action Right: There was a good turnout at Amoonguna for the Congress 40th Central land CounCil online ClC digital photo archive: http://clc.ara-irititja.com ClC website: www.clc.org.au ClC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CentrallC ClC FReeCAll 1800 003 640 land Rights news Central Australia http://www.clc.org.au/land-rights-news/ Congress Deputy Des Rogers and Lingiari MHR Warren Snowden wth the Congress bark petition news

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