Right across Victoria, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities are marching forward in solidarity to reclaim their independence and self-determination. In many cases they are doing this despite adverse social conditions and trans-generational and lived trauma.
Connection Matters Radio commits to reporting on as many of these positive stories as possible. In this, CMR is helping to break down the walls of ignorance and show new light on the reality of our people across the State of Victoria.
Support stays strong for Healesville Aboriginal community thanks to the team at Oonah
A strong team of dedicated people ensure that essential services continue to be provided throughout the coronavirus pandemic
Capturing and sharing portraits of people during the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns
An unemployed filmmaker picks up his still camera to capture "portraits" of locals living under the reality of Melbourne's coronavirus lockdowns
Building connections to self, country and culture even through a global pandemic
Two culturally strong Aboriginal women reach out to promote and support the benefits of connection to self, culture and country
Connecting Stolen Generations and supporting sexual abuse victims – it still goes on during COVID-19
Despite the pressures of coronavirus pandemic lockdowns, Aunty EvaJo Edwards continues her towards supporting victims of child sexual abuse and the Stolen Generations
Deakin University looks beyond ATAR for Koori student admissions for undergraduate studies
Victoria's universities continue making strong headway to providing fairer admission for the State's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Whittlesea Council extends online programs for Koori youth during term four
Whittlesea Council Youth Programs team moves quickly - and comprehensively - to maintain engagement with local Koori youth.
Striving to educate all First Nations people on the basics of financial independence
Ian Hamm, Chair of the First Nations Foundation, returns to CMR to discuss credit cards, superannuation and the My Money Dreams program
Over a hundred kilometres from the office, but still in uniform every day for work
3KND Communications Manager Erica Higgins, widely known as Gypsy, speaks on Connection Matters Radio about her own pandemic counter-measures
A place for every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kid at a Victorian university
Gunditjmara man Professor Mark Rose speaks on Connection Matters Radio about academic pathways for Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
From face-to-face community engagement to fully remote. Tough but achievable!
For Waramungu man Stuart McFarlane talks about the transition from full-time face-to-face community engagement to a fully remote model.
VACSAL maintains its focus on supporting Aboriginal school students through pandemic
Beyond maintaining its BWAYS Homework Club, VACSAL's Bert Williams Centre team members extend the online program through COVID-19
Australia’s only Aboriginal brother-to-brother helpline subjected to political hand-balling
Dardi Munwurro's Brother-to-Brother 24-hour helpline services faces financial strangulation due to political hand-balling