For Madeline Wells’ identity is an unquestionable strength that runs proudly through the lineage of her family and intertwines with her connection to country. Growing up in Tasmania, Wells has faced many challenges and stereotypes of what it means to be Indigenous in Australia.
As a strong, youthful, leader and advocate for social change in her community and the country, Wells has a specific interest in the rights of First Nation People, especially young Indigenous Australians living in smaller local communities.
In addition to the many accolades for her work, last year Wells was selected to attend the Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law in Geneva; discussing ‘Widening the Democratic Space: the role of youth in public decision-making’. Back in her hometown, Wells continous to work with her community and provide an affirming representation of proud Aboriginal woman.