Indiana Shewen - 2016 student editor of the Māori Law Review

Indiana is of Te Ᾱtiawa and Ngāti Mutunga descent.

Indiana is a student at Victoria University of Wellington studying towards a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Māori Resource Management and Public Policy.

From a young age Indiana has taken leadership roles; acting as a Youth Councilor on the New Plymouth District Council from 2012-2013 and as Deputy Head Girl at New Plymouth Girls’ High School in 2013. Voicing the opinions of others and making favourable change in her community sparked her passion for serving others and lead her to the legal profession.

She is actively involved in her fields of study; volunteering as a law tutor for first-year university students, as well as working as a Research Assistant for Dr. Carwyn Jones. Indiana has volunteered as legal junior at Nina Lorraine Laird Barrister and Solicitor in New Plymouth.

Indiana is in her third year at Victoria University. One day she hopes to use her knowledge to work in the fields of Māori land law and Māori customary law, and to address legal issues facing Māori.

Indiana Shewen photo

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