Megan Hoosan

Mother, Contributor and Collaborating Director of In My Blood It Runs

NTNomineeAustralian of the Year2021

Megan Hoosan is an Arrernte woman and mother who lives at Hidden Valley Town Camp in Alice Springs (Mparntwe). She is key subject and collaborating director of the critically acclaimed ABC documentary ‘In My Blood It Runs’. By sharing her story with Australia, she has made a significant positive impact in Aboriginal representation on screen. 

The documentary is told through the eyes of Megan’s 10-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa son, Dujuan, who reveals the difficulties he faces in his school and on the streets of Alice Springs. It examines how the mainstream education system fails Aboriginal children by not valuing and making space for their worldview  histories, cultures and first languages – and the effect this has on their families and communities. Megan’s work as an advocate around the films release highlights the challenges facing Aboriginal women in their parenting journeys. A role model to women across the country, she demonstrates strength and resilience as a mother to four children – encouraging them to speak their own language and be strong in their cultural identity.