Mickey Kumatpi Marrutya O`Brien

Biography:

Mickey Kumatpi Marrutya O`Brien is a Senior Aboriginal Man a descendant of the Kaurna (Adelaide Plains) and Narrunga (York Peninsula) peoples.
He has been, sharing cultural engagement for a number of years; a role handed to Michael by his Father, Uncle Lewis Yerla Burka O’Brien. It is a position, he honours and respects greatly.
Mickey enjoys sharing Cultural Knowledge and providing Welcome to Country, with people, not at people and enjoys opportunities to support the Aboriginal Community.
Travelling across Australia, living and working in a number of Aboriginal Communities Mickey has delivered programs, sat on boards and Advisory Panels.
He is a recipient of the Rotary Club Courtesy Award, for Community involvement working with youth. He is also an Australia Day Service Award recipient, and is a Foster Parent of sixteen years, to three beautiful children.
“My Father has told me, Aboriginal people have always welcomed people to this country, we just never told them to go home.”