OUR MEDIA IS OUR VOICE
I’m from Djarindjin Community on the Dampier Peninsula of Western Australia. Our Media is our voice to the future, keeping it strong.
Bernadette Angus, PAKAM
OUR MEDIA CONNECTS OUR COMMUNITIES
I am the Senior Broadcaster with Radio 4MW and present the Breakfast Show at Torres Strait Islanders Media Association (TSIMA) on Thursday Island. It is great to be part of the Indigenous Media sector, looking at the strong achievements by a lot of our pioneers since the beginning in the late 70's. Our Media Connects Our Communities, it is a very important way to inform, educate and entertain our listeners. It covers positive stories of what's happening in our region and gives a voice to our people, while also educating the wider Australian community about Indigenous Affairs and issues.
Sylvia Tabua, Torres Strait Islanders Media Association (TSIMA)
OUR MEDIA BUILDS BRIDGES WITH THE WIDER COMMUNITY
"Our Media offers Australians the opportunity to gain awareness, understanding and appreciation of its first peoples, and in doing so, has the power to change attitudes so that we not only build those bridges together, but cross them, united and strong. I am a Noongar woman from the south west of Western Australia who has lived in the Kimberley and Pilbara region for the last 40 years, with the last 30 of those years dedicated to the development and growth of Our Media."
Dot West, IRCA Chair
OUR MEDIA IS CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
"I am an Arrernte woman from Ntaria with Anmatjere and Warlpiri connections. Media is a keeping place for our peoples stories. We know the cultural protocols for our own local community and make productions to fit into these protocols. This makes sure they are appropriate for community people. We own what we do in the media and can keep it in community."
Elizabeth Napaljarri Katakarinja, PAW Media and Communications
OOUR MEDIA IS OUR VOICE
"As a member on the Board of the Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF), which is a funding organisation, it is important to know the priorities of the diverse sectors within community broadcasting. Our Media is Our Voice emerged very strongly by the participants of CONVERGE 2017 as a priority for IRCA. Knowing this allows the CBF to target priorities in funding rounds, and it also happens to align with the Vision of the CBF; A Voice for Every Community - Sharing Our Stories."
Esther Pearce, Community Broadcasting Foundation
OUR MEDIA EDUCATES
“ I am the Program Manager for Koori Radio (Gadigal Information Services) in Sydney. Our Media educates through the sharing of stories, conversation, information and keeping our communities connected.”
Gavin Ivey, Koori Radio
OUR MEDIA ENTERTAINS
"I am a Kaytej man and a freelance filmmaker. Our Media promotes our own entertainment and helps educate the wider community."
Heath Baxter (Productions)
OUR MEDIA CREATES, CONNECTS AND EMPOWERS
"I am a Yuwibara (Mackay Qld) Australian South Sea Islander woman. I produce and host Blackchat for Koori Radio. Our Media Creates, Connects and Empowers First Nations people, and informs the wider community, through broadcasting. Moving forward with pride."
Lola Forester, Blackchat Koori Radio
OUR MEDIA PROVIDES MEANINGFUL JOBS AND SKILLS
"I'm a Bundjalung Dunghutti woman, and the General Manager of the Koori Mail - Australia's only national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander print newspaper. The Koori mail provides employment and training opportunities for our people."
Naomi Moran, Koori Mail
OUR MEDIA IS PRESERVING OUR LANGUAGES
"I come from Milingimbi in northeast Arnhem land NT. My main role is as a Yolŋu Radio producer and presenter and most of the time I present my work in yolŋu language, this way I am helping to keep language alive."
Sylvia Nulpinditj, Yolngu Radio