November was a big month for Umeewarra staff as Uncle Vince, Dre and Gayle travelled to Sydney to take part in the First Nations Media National Conference called Converge. Our team spent time at the conference attending workshops, networking and talking about the importance of Aboriginal Media and Umeewarra Radio 89.1fm. The team met with First Nations media teams from across the Country. On the last night of the conference the inaugural First Nations Media Awards were held where our Dre was shortlisted as a finalist for Best Interview or Oral History for a story he produced about his mother Lavene Ngatokorua and also a finalist for best photography for his photo ‘I Am Me, But You Don’t See’. We could not be more impressed by Dre’s efforts and excellent work. Some big news on the night was Umeewarra Media CEO Vince Coulthard being awarded the First Nations Outstanding Contributor Award for his passion and vision in Aboriginal Media for over 25 years. Check out some of the media that covered these events. Photo: Pippa Samaya for First Nations Media Australia.
Umeewarra Radio 89.1 fm is based in Port Augusta and was setup in 1987. Since that time Umeewarra Media has grown into the modern digital media centre that we have today. We have an Aboriginal Board of Management that ensures we have community ownership of our programming.89.1 fm promotes the importance and relevance of Aboriginal cultures in today’s society.
We promote the important role Aboriginal people play in this region & discuss the issues they face in today’s society. We promote true reconciliation through sharing cultural information and breaking down the barriers.
Ever thought you’d be deadly on radio? Are you an Aboriginal person in Port Augusta? We want to showcase all of our cultural groups – all 40 plus languages why not call in and chat to us about volunteering?
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