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  • 1. Contemporary Traditional     Maori Culture "Who are the Maori?" By Suikang Fang     1/12/12 Period 6 Culture and Geography  Source:Mr.Ruben Meza, 2012
  • 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.the dance however is now performed for ceremonial purpose,not war.
  • 6. Another tradition of the Maori is Ta moko: tattooing or painting the face and body with dark arching patterns.
  • 7. Traditional Maori culture is truly amazing 
  • 8. Sadly, like other conquered indigenous peoples, many Maori struggle with poverty, alcoholism and drug abuse