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A chat with Metui Tongatua | Episode 19


In this week’s episode, Geoff is talking to Metui who was a Winner in the 2019 Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards.

Metui Tongatua is promoting the regional community through active student participation in sporting events. Metui has a double Degree in Teaching and Applied Science and is a health and physical education teacher in North-East Arnhem Land. He has secured over $300,000 worth of funding from agencies such as the Indigenous Marathon Foundation, Athletics Australia, and East-Arnhem Regional Council. Metui has also taken coaching and umpiring courses in various sports preferred by the communities he work with. Metui was adopted by Burarrwanga family from Galinwin’ku. He also maintains a strong relationship with the Yolngu people.

In this episode:

  • An incredible journey of a Tongan working as a teacher in Arnhem Land.
  • Be amazed at how committed Metui is to his indigenous students
  • How many languages did Metui accept his Young Achiever Award? You’ll be impressed


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