Family mourns the loss of Wikitoria Keenan

By Heeni Brown
  • North Island: West Coast

She was a treaty negotiator for Te Ātiawa, securing an 87 million dollar settlement for the tribe and is survived by her four children, Wikitoria Keenan has passed away.

This is Wikitoria Keenan on July 4 at the deed of settlement draft signing between Te Ātiawa and the Crown.

Along with fellow negotiator Peter Moeahu, Keenan secured an $87 mil settlement for Te Ātiawa.

At the official deed of settlement signing in New Plymouth, while there was opposition from Waitara hapū, it did not stop nor affect the signing ceremony.