January 26 opportunity to 'heal': Vic MP 26 Jan 2018 AAP Newswire Aboriginal people are sick of having to justify their existence in their own country and rallying on January 26, Victoria's first indigenous female MP says.Greens MP Lidia Thorpe has urged the community to learn about the history of January 26, so the country can "heal" and move forward."We are sick of having a rally every 26th of January," she told reporters on Friday, during an Australia Day protest on the steps of parliament in Melbourne."We are sick of having to justify our existence as Aboriginal people in our own country."We want to be part of a nation that celebrates us, but not on the 26th of January."Ms Thorpe recently received death threats after calling for flags to be flown at half-mast on Australia Day.She trumped 90 years of Labor reign in her inner-Melbourne seat to win a November by-election.The Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman said on the night of her victory she was "privileged and honoured" to make history.