vows to honour Indigenous culture
New Zealand's new governor-general Dame Cindy Kiro, the first Māori woman to be appointed to the role, has vowed to continue her lifelong social justice activism in the vice-regal role, pushing to make Aotearoa a more culturally confident place during her term in office.
Dame Cindy took the office in a socially-distanced but stately ceremony at Wellington's Parliament House this month, becoming the first Māori woman to hold the role.
Her speech, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and a who's who of Kiwi society in tow, suggests she won't be putting her advocate's cap in the closet just yet.
Link to article: New Zealand's first female Māori governor-general vows to honour Indigenous culture (sbs.com.au)