Archiving Workshop in Alice Springs 22-24 February:
A few places left!
This three-day introductory workshop is aimed at First Nations media archive workers who are handling media, cataloguing and filing items, and using the Mukurtu archive platform. It will provide a brief overview of digital archiving as well as how to add content and data to your Mukurtu archive.

The course is free of charge thanks to support from the Community Broadcasting Foundation. There's a maximum of 10 participants, with only a few places left. Get in touch soon to book a place.

Can’t make it to this workshop? Don’t worry, there will be more workshops and webinars over the coming months. For now, check out our new online Archiving Resources Toolkit for guides and templates to get you started.

Contact Daniel Featherstone for a workshop plan, to book a place, or to find out more about FNMA's archiving training and support.
Pre-Budget Submission
First Nations Media Australia made a Pre-Budget Submission to the Federal Budget process this week on behalf of the sector. The submission outlines a request of $31.2 million for 2021-22 in line with our sector's 9 Calls for Action.

View the submission here.
New Year New Music!
2021 has begun and we knew we'd see a lot of new music from artists new and old but the breadth and diversity of these new tunes have blown us away! Sachem had a great debut year in 2020 and has released his latest track "Democracy", the song is a powerful track that touches on the Black Lives Matter movement here and in the USA. First Nations Led Punk Band 'Chasing Ghost's' have released their new track 'Summer' the song is described as a memorial of the sole survivor of the Tower Creek Massacre in 1856, “Baaba” (Babaang) Jack Scott, and all of those who lost their lives that day near Bellbrook NSW.
New Artist 'Blanche' has released his debut single titled "Blue Sketch 1" the track has been produced, recorded, and mixed entirely by Blanche, we are looking forward to hearing more music from Blanche this year!. The Magpie Swoop has released his third career song in 2021 with "After Parties" continuing his playful Hip-pop aesthetic. Lastly new comer Zack Mcleod has released his EP Awaken, contemporary Jazz rap album, this is one to watch! These tracks are all available for broadcasters to use in programming via indigiTUBE. Just create a broadcaster login to access them for airplay.
News Project Update
The Community Reporters have started contributing some great yarns to be shared with others. As well as covering Survival Day, we’ve had stories on the revival of ceremony in the Pilbara from Tangiora Hinaki at PAKAM; a proposed Djabugay Art Centre outside of Cairns from Bumma Bippera Media’s Carli Willis; Chevon McKenzie at Umeewarra profiles Port Augusta author Rhanee Tsetsakos and BBM’s Cassie Tim reports on plans to increase the number of births on country in North Queensland.

The reporters have continued with their training this week, learning the basics of community journalism from the CMTO and undertaking Google News Initiative course on tips and tricks for news gathering online. More to come!
Want to set up an online archive?
Building on the successful trial of the Mukurtu archive platform in 2020, First Nations Media Australia has received Australia Council funding to assist up to 15 organisations to set up online archives on the First Nations Media Archive hub during 2021. This open source system enables organisations to catalogue, upload and share your media content according to local community access protocols.

FNMA can provide assistance with the setup and hosting of your site as well as targeted training and support for organisations to manage your own collections.

Contact Archiving Projects Manager Daniel Featherstone for more information or a demo of the Mukurtu platform.
Member Highlights
Wangki Radio: Danggujarra Language Program
Check out this awesome podcast produced by Wangki Radio 936AM, Natalie Davey and Bullen Rogers called the Danggujarra Language Program. Join in on their weekly broadcast, catching up about different subjects throughout the week - for their first episode they had a guest speaker Carolyn Davey and the word of the day was Yitilal.
NAIDOC Poster Competition 2021 Entry
Following the recent announcement of this year’s NAIDOC theme: Heal Country! The 2021 National NAIDOC poster competition and awards nominations are now open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists aged 13 years or older and will close 5:00pm (AEDST) Monday 8 March 2021. Read more.
Call for Nominations: Journalism Award
The International Centre for Journalists is calling for nominations to its 2021 Knight International Journalism Awards to recognise pioneering coverage or media innovations that have made an impact in countries or regions. Candidates can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers or citizen journalists. Nominations close on Sunday 21 February. Read more.
Aboriginal Leadership and Governance Forum
In 2021, the Northern Territory Government in partnership with key stakeholders is holding a two day forum to celebrate and acknowledge Aboriginal leadership and governance, while stimulating and inspiring self-determined leadership and governance by Aboriginal people. Read more.
Capability Building Grants - WA
The Department of Communities has established a small grants program (up to $45,454 to help build capability for Aboriginal community-controlled organisations. Grants are available for initiatives that will support ACCOs to improve governance, frontline service delivery, staff skills or provider transition leading to improved services provided to Aboriginal people. Applications close on 5 March. Read more.
Aboriginal Languages Community Investment Program - NSW
Grants are available to reawaken, grow, nurture and promote awareness of Aboriginal languages in communities across NSW. Applications close on 12 March. Read more.
Screenright Cultural Fund - National
Culture Fund have announce that applications are now open for the 2021 Screenrights Cultural Fund, and that this year's focus is New Teams. Applicants are invited to apply for funding of up to $50,000 per initiative. Applications close Wednesday 28 April. Read more.
Roles Available
  • Trainer - Goolarri Media, Broome & Kimberley, part-time.
  • CEO - First Nations Media Australia, Alice Springs, full-time.
  • Commissioning Editor - NITV, Sydney, full-time.
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