Mickey Kumatpi Marrutya O’Brien

Senior Aboriginal Man
Kaurna and Narrunga peoples

Mickey Kumatpi Marrutya O’Brien

Senior Aboriginal Man
Kaurna and Narrunga peoples

Biography

Uncle Mickey is a Senior Aboriginal Man and a descendant of the Kaurna (Adelaide Plains) and Narrunga (York Peninsula) peoples. He has been sharing cultural engagement for a number of years. It is a role handed down to him by his Father, Uncle Lewis Yerla Burka O’Brien, and a position he honours and respects greatly.

Uncle Mickey is a Foster Parent of fifteen years, to three beautiful children.  He has travelled all across Australia, living and working in a number of Aboriginal Communities, delivering programs and benefits. He enjoys the opportunity to support the Aboriginal Community, sitting on boards and Advisory Panels. For his working in community engagement and working with youth, Uncle Mickey is a recipient of the Rotary Club Courtesy Award. He has also an Australia Day Service Award recipient, for his work as a volunteer on advisory groups.

All session by Mickey Kumatpi Marrutya O’Brien