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  • 1. Contemporary Traditional Maori Culture,part 1 "Who are the Maori?" By:Maria Rincon,January 12,2011 Period 6,Culture and Geography 
  • 2. The Maori are an indigenous culture of New Zealand .
  • 3. New Zealand is a large island in the South Pacific Ocean off the south east coast of Australia.
  • 4. Some contemporary Maori are traditional,some live non-traditional,modern lives. 
  • 5. One tradition of the Maori culture is the Haka war dance.
  • 6. Another tradition of the Maori is Ta moko: tattoing or painting the face and body with dark arching patterns.
  • 7. Traditional Maori culture is truly unique and fun .
  • 8. Sadly,like other conquered indigenous peoples,many Maori struggle with poverty,alcoholism and drug abuse.