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Contemporary Traditional Maori Culture, part 1 "Who are the Maori" By Reyna Provencio, 1/11/12 period1 Culture and Geography Contemporary Traditional Maori Culture, part 1 Who are the Maori By Reyna Provencio,1/11/12 Period 1 Culture and Geography
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 preformed for ceremonial purposes, not war
Another traditional of the Maori is Ta Moko: tattooing or paintig the face and body with dark arching patterns.
Traditional Maori culture is truly a different lifestyle then our own.
Sadly, like other conquered indigenous peoples, many Maori struggle with poverty, alcoholism and drug abuse.