Over the past thirty to forty years, the settler state in Aotearoa New Zealand, as in the other Anglo settler societies, has developed new policy settings toward Indigenous Māori communities, broadly understood as enacting the ideal of a bicultural society founded on the partnership of Māori (the Indigenous people) and Pākehā (white colonial settlers). In the Aotearoa New Zealand case, the key mechanism of bicultural recognition for Māori has been “Treaty settlements,” which offer some (very limited) compensation for historical injustices, and limited recognition of tribes/iwi as political partners to the state.