Social justice lawyer Cindy Crowe was sworn in as New Zealand’s new governor-general on Thursday, the first Maori woman to hold that high-profile post.
As Governor-General, he will represent Queen Elizabeth II, President of New Zealand.
Crowe, an educator with long experience in defending the rights of children and tribal communities, promised to liaise with groups most affected by the Govt-19 epidemic.
During a ceremony in Parliament he said, “We are living in a time of great uncertainty and anxiety.”
“I discriminate against marginalized communities in our community because of their disability, because they are homeless, because of their addiction or because of their mental illness.”
Crowe also plans to reach out to immigrants, refugees and “the unsung heroes of our community.”
Crow, 63, daughter of Marie and Englishman, said she was proud to carry on her dual legacy as Governor-General.
The role of the Governor-General is often formal, including the investment of delegates, the awarding of honors, and the acquisition of foreign dignitaries.
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