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Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi speaks to Prime Minister Christopher Luxon during the State Opening of Parliament on December 6 in Wellington, New Zealand. Luxon has called for the abolishment of tough anti-smoking measures — and the Māori Health Authority. Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images hide caption

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Teresa Butler visits Trish and Glen Johnston at their home in Christchurch, New Zealand, to support Trish, 79, who gave up smoking four years ago. Trish is Māori and Glen is pākehā — a white New Zealander. Jinki Cambronero for NPR hide caption

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Lorde performs at Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series in Central Park on Aug. 20 in New York City. She worked with a team of language experts to re-record five of her new songs in the indigenous Māori language. Arturo Holmes/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters march on June 1 in Auckland, New Zealand, in solidarity with demonstrations across the United States following the killing of George Floyd. Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand. Hannah Peters/Getty Images hide caption

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As New Zealand Police Pledge To Stay Unarmed, Maori Activists Credit U.S. Protests

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