Wanajarra & Yina

The Wanajarra & Yina is a council of senior Martu Elders who provide the JYAC Board and staff with advice on our work to protect ngurra.

This includes advising the Board on the right Martu to talk for different parts of ngurra, ngurraku ninti and puntura-ya ninti when JYAC does heritage surveys and monitoring. The Wanajarra and Yina Council and the JYAC Board agree the Martu Nominators, and the Nominators are responsible for organising the right people to go on heritage survey teams.

The Council gives the Board guidance on kanyirningurra (caring for country) and is also a forum for discussing things that are important to Martu families and culture.