Join father and daughter, and Gamilaroi and Dunghutti people, Rod and Marlee Silva as they share their hopes for the future of Indigenous Australia with reference to their own experiences, stories and dreams.

Marlee and Rod explore the importance of truth-telling in fostering cultural understanding and the cultural shift being driven through the Black Lives Matter movement. Although NAIDOC week has been moved to 8-15 November 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Marlee and Rod also touch on the 2020 NAIDOC theme of 'Always Was, Always Will Be'. 

Marlee Silva

Marlee Silva is a 24-year-old Gamilaroi and Dunghutti storyteller. She is the Co-Founder of Indigenous Female Empowerment Movement Tiddas 4 Tiddas which exists as an Instagram page and podcast of the same name. Marlee is also an author, with her debut novel My Tidda, My Sister set to be released in September 2020.

My Tidda, My Sister is available to pre-order now through the National Library of Australia Bookshop.

Rod Silva

Rod Silva is a Sergeant of NSW Police and a proud Gamilaroi and Dunghutti man.