Interview with Kinyin McKenzie

Posted on 12 July 2013 under Kidney Disease & Radio Interviews.
Tags: advocacy & dialysis
English with interpretation
Interview with Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara interpretation
Kinyin McKenzie

Kinyin McKenzie

Kinyin McKenzie is an Anangu man with end stage renal disease.

Kinyin comes from Pukatja (Ernabella) but lives in Alice Springs because there are no dialysis facilities on the APY Lands.

For many years, Kinyin and other Anangu have been calling on governments to establish dialysis services on the APY Lands.

In this interview, Kinyin talks about a meeting held in Pukatja on 15 and 16 June at which Anangu discussed a Federal Government offer to fund the establishment of a permanent dialysis facility in Pukatja.

Kinyin explains that Anangu are asking the Uniting Church and other organisations to work with Anangu to make sure the South Australian Government accepts the funding offer. He also discusses plans to raise money to help with the proposed facility’s ongoing operational expenses.

At the end of the interview, Rev Peter Greenwood – the Ministry Support Worker for the Ananguku Area Ministry Council – makes a brief comment.

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