Matthew Paterson is the Ranger Coordinator for Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa in Parnngurr Community. Matthew works with a team of Martu Rangers looking after country using a mixture of contemporary and traditional nature resource management techniques. Much of his time is spent contributing to a project mapping Yintakaja and Jukurrpa (waterholes and knowledge) sites, protecting and regenerating country using fire and developing a Martu Ranger team with a view to autonomy in the future.
Matthew was born in Caulfield Victoria and currently lives in Parnngurr Community with his partner and two young children. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor and Environmental Education and studies in Natural Resource Management.