Michael O'Brien is a Senior Aboriginal Man. He is 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 to him by his Father, Uncle Lewis Yurla Burka O’Brien. It is a position, he honor’s and respects greatly.
Michael is a Foster Parent of seventeen 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 values the opportunity to support Aboriginal Communities sitting 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, for his work as a volunteer on advisory groups. He enjoys sharing Cultural Knowledge and providing Welcome to Country, with people, not at people. His Father has told him “Aboriginal people have always welcomed people to this country, we just never told them to go home”