Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ) is a Martu organisation that was established in 2005 to look after Martu culture and help build sustainable Martu communities. 

Martu are the traditional owners of the Martu native title determination, including Karlamilyi National Park, spanning three desert bioregions and 15 million hectares.


40 Martu traditional owners and rangers from Bidyadanga, Punmu, Parnngurr and Jigalong travelled for six days over 650km within the Martu Determination north of Punmu, the Kulyukartu claim area and beyond.

Thirteen waterholes were visited including two that were not previously marked on either the Punmu wall map or in the Wanyja database. Many artefacts, such as wakura and jiwa (grinding stones), were found along the way.

Waru (fire) was used to clean-up the country, which was very important as it had been a long time since Martu had visited that area. Elders Waka, Muuki, Nyalangka and Minyawe directed the trip and told stories about family and country along the way.