About KJ

Mukki Taylor
Martu are strong. Martu have the knowledge. With KJ, Martu are looking after their country the right way. We should keep going. When the old people are finished, the young people must keep going, looking after country. All the future generations should be working to look after country, burning the right way, looking after rock wallabies and digging out waterholes.
— Muuki Taylor, Senior Cultural Advisor

Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ) is a Martu organisation that was established in 2005 to work with Martu to build strong, sustainable communities. KJ is focused on three complementary objectives:

  • to support Martu to look after culture and country;

  • to build a viable economy in Martu communities; and

  • to build pathways for young Martu to a healthy future.

Punmu rangers mapping

Our impact

KJ’s programs assist Martu to engage with their country, share and learn cultural knowledge, and learn about the mainstream world.

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How we work

KJ’s objectives are achieved by working in a manner that is Martu-focused and recognises and reinforces Martu values. 

Governance Awards

Our Board and governance

KJ’s Board has 12 Martu directors and three advisory directors. In 2016, KJ was awarded the Highly Commended Prize at the Indigenous Governance Awards.

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Work with us

At KJ we have a real passion for what we do - it is so much more than just a job.