OUR TEAM

First Peoples Law Corporation and Donovan & Co. merged in July 2021 to become First Peoples Law LLP. Click here to learn more.

Meet our team

Maria (Christou) Newton-Mason
Legal Assistant (she/her)

As an immigrant child from Melbourne, Australia, my family moved to a small inlet on Haida Gwaii where we were welcomed into the local community as soon as we stepped off the float plane. Years later we moved to Vancouver where I pursued my studies at UBC and later at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. My formal education is in the area of material culture anthropology, museum studies, and ethnographic textile research. My current interests are in the cultural appropriation and repatriation of material culture, specifically in the area of textiles and clothing.

After an interval of travel and parenting, I was in search of a second career and this resulted in my graduating from the legal administrative assistant program at Capilano University. I have developed a genuine interest and desire to work in Aboriginal law because of the work I do for the lawyers at our firm. 

On weekends, I enjoy working in my garden, weaving and dyeing with natural plants, and being in the outdoors.

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