New Zealand is in the middle of a national korero about co-governance and the minister in the middle of that conversation is Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson.
Jackson told Newshub Nation Queen Elizabeth II was a "unique and incredible" leader and tikanga dictates Māori be dignified after her death despite grievances with the Crown.
But he said the Crown did "bring the hammer down" on indigenous people around the world and "Māoridom will be divided" over what happens next.
"It's not a time now to be talking about that but I think it's fair to remember," Jackson said.
Watch the full Newshub Nation interview with Willie Jackson above.