Truth Telling with Lidia Thorpe

Senator Lidia Thorpe

Lidia Thorpe is a proud Djabwurrung Gunnai Gunditjmara woman, a human rights, climate, and forest activist; a mother, grandmother and survivor of family violence. She is the first Aboriginal Federal Senator for Victoria. In this podcast Senator Lidia Thorpe yarns with First Nations Elders 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. read less
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Episodes

Justice for All with Keenan Mundine
Mar 15 2022
Justice for All with Keenan Mundine
CONTENT WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners are advised that this podcast includes discussions about First Nations deaths in custody and incarceration. Reach out to your local Aboriginal health service if you are struggling with grief and trauma associated with these issues. In this episode Lidia yarns with Biripi and Wakka Wakka man and co-founder of Deadly Connections, Keenan Mundine. In this yarn Keenan shares his personal story and speaks about the importance of building communities not prisons. Keenan is a proud First Nations man with connections to the Biripi Nation and the Wakka Wakka Nations. Keenan had a rough start to his childhood after losing both parents at a young age, being placed in care, separated from his siblings. Keenan faced his own difficulties in life and made some poor decisions in his adolescence which resulted in his lengthy involvement with the justice system. Keenan found his passion in giving back to his community and working with people who have similar experiences to him. Keenan is the Deputy CEO and Co-Founder of Deadly Connections, an innovative, community led solution and response to the current mass incarceration and child protection crisis of First Nations people.TAKE ACTION: Add your name to support the campaign for Truth and TreatyLEARN: Listen to Thin Black Line (podcast): Presented by Muruwari man, Allan Clarke, this podcast tells the true story of the infamous 1993 death in custody of Aboriginal teenager Daniel Yock. DONATE: Deadly Connections works with Aboriginal children, young people, adults, families and communities to break intergenerational cycles of disadvantage and trauma – particularly those impacted by the child protection and/or justice systems.Dhadjowa Foundation is a national grassroots organisation that's been established to provide strategic, coordinated and culturally appropriate support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families whose loved ones have died in custody.They are a not-for-profit organisation that's independent from all government funding and rely solely on donations, fundraising and philanthropy. The Dhadjowa Foundation delivers grassroots support for families through three key activities, Peer Support; Financial assistance and Campaign capacity building. All of which will be family-led and founded in self-determination.These recordings took place on the unceded sovereign lands of  the Wurundjeri  people of the Kulin Nation.Connect with Senator Lidia ThorpeInstagramFacebookTwitterWeb
Community-led Holistic Health with Marjorie Thorpe and Professor Ted Wilkes
Feb 14 2022
Community-led Holistic Health with Marjorie Thorpe and Professor Ted Wilkes
In this episode Lidia yarns with Nyungar man, Associate Professor Ted Wilkes and long time First Nations health activist (and her mum), Gunnaikurnai woman Marjorie Thorpe about the importance of holistic and First Nations led health services as well as healing spaces. Professor Ted Wilkes is a Nyungar man and has spent most of his life working in public health for better First Nations health outcomes. Professor Wilkes has engaged at many forums and committees at the state, national, and international level, and is involved in many research initiatives dealing with alcohol and drugs in Indigenous Australia.Marjorie Thorpe is a Gunnaikurnai woman and daughter of one of the founders of Victorian Aboriginal Health Service in 1973. Marjorie was a co-commissioner on the Bringing them Home stolen generations inquiry. More recently, Marjorie has campaigned to save the Grandmother trees on Tjapurong. TAKE ACTION: Add your name to support the campaign for Truth and TreatyLEARN: Read Professor Chelsea Watego's Book "Another Day in The Colony"DONATE: To Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)The Greens' plan for First Nations Health: $371m to self-determined, community-led First Nations health services to increase their capacity to care for their own communitiesEnsure people have early access to preventative programs and provide funding of $1.07b to build First Nations owned healing placesExpand Gold Card access to First Nations Elders aged 60 and above so they can access the healthcare, treatment and services they deserveGrow the First Nations health and wellbeing workforce to provide culturally appropriate care to their communities These recordings took place on the unceded sovereign lands of  the Wurundjeri  people of the Kulin Nation.Connect with Senator Lidia ThorpeInstagramFacebookTwitterWeb
Caring for Country with Uncle Kevin Buzzacott
Jan 26 2022
Caring for Country with Uncle Kevin Buzzacott
In this episode Lidia yarns with Arabunna Elder and long time environmental campaigner Uncle Kev Buzzacott about what caring for Country actually means and the importance of First Nations led solutions. Uncle Kev Buzzacott is an Elder from the Arabunna Nation and long time campaigner for First Nations justice and land rights. Uncle Kev has been a leader in the campaigns against uranium mining and for a nuclear free Australia. LEARN: Read Sand Talk: How Indigenous thinking can save the world by Tyson Yunkaporta. TAKE ACTION: Add your name to support the Greens’ plan for caring for Country and protecting sacred sites. DONATE: SEED is Australia’s first Indigenous youth climate network building a movement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people for climate justice with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Their vision is for a just and sustainable future with strong cultures and communities, powered by renewable energy. https://www.seedmob.org.au/donateThe Greens plan for Caring for Country: Strong laws to protect First Nations cultural heritage, knowledge and intellectual property$767m over the forward estimates to expand the First Nations ranger programs and Indigenous Protected Areas to heal Country by returning land to First Nations management and providing long-term sustainable jobsThese recordings took place on the unceded sovereign lands of  the Wurundjeri  people of the Kulin Nation.Connect with Senator Lidia ThorpeInstagramFacebookTwitterWeb