French goverment backs return of Maori heads

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As written in this article, the French Goverment is supporting the to return the heads of Maori to Aotearoa.  The heads were originally kept by the Maori as apart of their culture and taken across the world as apart of a wider trading network occuring at the the times of earlry European contact with Aotearoa (New Zealand) in the 18th and 19th century.  Manyof the heads which ended up in museums worldwide have been retruning home in recent years.