Posts in News about Martu
BHP’s partnership with Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa

BHP’s partnership with Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ), the Martu organisation, provides social, cultural and environmental programs to conserve and protect Martu culture, land and heritage. It has generated significant employment opportunities for Martu, primarily through a ranger program. BHP also supports the Martumili artists group, based in the East Pilbara Arts Centre in Newman, Western Australia. The Martulu-Palyalu Partnership is one of BHP’s longest-running community partnerships. Martu Elder Thelma Judson was asked what this partnership has meant to her.

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Protecting special sites and species through fire

The last three months of cooler weather have seen rangers engaged in fire management activities across Martu Country. Following on from Incendiary Machine Operator training earlier in the year, each ranger team has undertaken aerial burning operations in their work area. Linking fire scars from previous years to produce fire breaks, and breaking up large areas of unburnt country, the rangers are managing fire on a landscape scale.

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