This is a trailer for the new podcast, Truth Telling with Lidia Thorpe.
In this series Senator Lidia Thorpe yarns with First Nations Elders, experts and activists about the injustices facing First Nations people and importantly, the solutions and opportunities that can come from self determination through the right policy.
Lidia Thorpe is a DjabWurrung Gunnai Gunditjmara woman and Greens Senator for Victoria.
These recordings took place on the unceded sovereign lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.
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This is Truth Telling with Lidia Thorpe.
I’m Lidia Thorpe. I’m a proud DjabWurrung Gunnai Gunditjmara woman. I am a human rights, climate, and forest activist; a mother, grandmother and survivor of family violence.
I was a single mum at 17. I know what it’s like to count every cent to put food on the table. I know what it’s like to struggle.
But I come from a long line of strong black women who taught me to stand up for what’s right and never let injustice and racism beat you down.
In 2017, voting Green put me, the first Aboriginal woman in the Victorian parliament. In 2020, Greens members put the first Aboriginal Senator for Victoria in the Senate.
I’m here so we can move forward and heal, but first we need to tell the truth.
Welcome to our new podcast - Truth Telling with me, Lidia Thorpe.
This is a place to listen, stay open and learn as I yarn with First Nations Elders, experts and activists about the injustices facing our mob and importantly, the solutions and opportunities that can come from self determination through the right policy.
We’ll talk about caring for country, First Nations health, justice for all and the need for truth and Treaty.
We’ll hear from people who have been campaigning for First Nations led solutions for decades and those who have experienced the injustices of our current systems.
Join us as we tell the truth, heal and move forward together.