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    • Contemporary Traditional Maori Culture, part 1 Who are the Maori? By Alexandra Roybal January 12,2012 Culture and Geography Period 8
    • The Maori are an indigenous culture of New Zealand.
    • New Zealand is a large island in the South Pacific Ocean off the South  East coast of Australia.
    • Some contemporary Maori are tradfitional, some live non-tradtional, modern lives.
    • One tradition of the Maori culture is the Haka war dance. The dance however is now performed for ceremonial purposes, not war.
    • Another tradition of the Maori is Ta moko: tattooing for painting the face and body with dark arching patterns.
    • Traditional Maori culture is truly incredible.
    • Sadly, like other conquered indigenous peoples, many Maori struggle with poverty, alcoholism and drug abuse.