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    •       Contemporary Traditional Maori                       Culture, part1                     "Who are the Maori?"             By Shu Guan, 01-12-2012, Period 4,                           Culture and Grography                  Source: Mr.Ruben Meza, 2012
    • 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 traditional, some live non-traditional, 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 or painting the face and body with dark arching patterns.
    • Traditional Maori culture is truly.
    • Sadly, like other conquered indigenous peoples, many Maori struggle with poverty, alcoholism and drug abuse.