Community school teachers attend cultural awareness class


Slowly the Martu Leadership participants are developing their own team of cultural awareness presenters. Increasingly, the Martu team are finding new ways to tell their own story and help non-Martu understand more about their culture.

Everybody on the Martu Leadership Program is keen to present cultural awareness as they want to help people working with Martu to learn important things about their people, culture and country. Topics discussed include how the Martu kinship works, the history for Martu since leaving a fully traditional life in the desert (for some that only happened in the mid 60’s), what Martu are involved in presently and some Martu language training.

The training is becoming increasingly popular. Martu leadership participants are proud of this and feel it shows a level of respect from those that are wanting to work closely with Martu.