Jan Turner

Turner Jan

Jan Turner has lived and worked on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of far eastern Western Australia since the late 1980s, initially as an anthropologist and more recently as a filmmaker. Over the years she has developed a close malpararra relationship with Daisy Tjuparntarri Ward, a Ngaanyatjarra woman of the same age. They work as a cross-cultural team to advocate for desert Indigenous culture to be acknowledged formally in mainstream Australia, for cross-cultural education and justice for Indigenous peoples.