CEO Position Advertised
With Catherine Liddle on her way over to join SNAICC in the coming weeks, we're looking for a new CEO at First Nations Media Australia. Take a look at the Position Description and details on our website here and feel free to nudge people in your networks who might be interested in stepping into this leadership role. Applications close on Monday 15 February.
Also, just a reminder that our applications for the Archive Facility and Project Manager position close tomorrow.
January 26 discussion
Catherine Liddle appeared on an ABC News special feature on January 26, sharing perspectives on the date from a First Nations standpoint and discussing the topic with host, Isabella Higgins and Karen Mundine and Wesley Enoch.

Watch it back here if you missed it.
Media policy and the health of diverse communities
FNMA's submission to the inquiry into news diversity in the Australian media landscape was summarised in Croakey this week. The article, titled 'How might media policy influence the health of diverse communities?' examines a range of views expressed in the submission process and highlights examples of health-promoting innovations in the community media responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
Archiving Workshop in Alice Springs 22-24 February
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 archiving as well as how to add content and data into the Mukurtu platform.

The course is free of charge thanks to funding through the Community Broadcasting Foundation. There is a maximum of 10 participants for this workshop.

For those unable to travel to Alice Springs due to travel restrictions or cost, don’t worry. There will be other training workshops and webinars over the coming months, as well as targeted online training for organisations getting started with Mukurtu archives. Stay tuned for details.

Contact Archiving Project Manager Daniel Featherstone on 0437 798 076 or to book a place or to find out more about FNMA's archiving training and support.
Tarnathi video coverage coming soon
indigiTUBE and Tarnathi have join forces to present a series of videos from Tarnathi Open Hands which started in October of 2020 and concludes end of January 2021. Held at the Adelaide state gallery of Australia a platform for First Nations artists across the country to share important stories through new works of art. Starting off the series of videos is the virtual tour of the Open Hands exhibit featuring all the amazing artwork, installations and spaces. The virtual tour is the best way to check out the amazing pieces from anyway in the country!


Member highlights
PAW Media: Survival Day
Many of our members held important conversations on January 26, reflecting the views of communities on this date in different ways. Last week we highlighted Koori Radio's special broadcast for Yabun. This week we want to note PAW Media's documentary piece featuring interviews with Tess Napaljarri Ross, Otto Jungarryi Sims, Miriam Napangardi Williams and families sharing Warlpiri views on the date. Check out the video made by the PAW Media team (Liam Alberts, Miriam Williams, Blim Dolan, Jason Woods and Ben Green) by clicking the image above.
2021 Flash Mob Competition
Flash Mob Competition is an outreach social media and mobile phone project that encourages Aboriginal youth to continue the traditions of oral storytelling from within their communities through the form of a video. Read more here.

Create a video and share your #FutureKultcha story and you could win a smartphone and the opportunity to be part of Parrtjima – A Festival in Light 2021!
Infrastructure Grants - NSW
The NSW Office of Responsible Gambling is offering Club Grants of up to $200,000 toward community infrastructure. They're holding a webinar to run through the application process on Friday 29 January at 2:30pm (AEDT). Learn more about the grant round and register for the webinar here.
Stronger Communities Program - National
Round 6 of the Stronger Communities Program is open now through local MPs. Up to $20,000 is available to support community programs and infrastructure, determined by the Member of Parliament for each region. Write to your local representative to be invited to apply. Read more.
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