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  1. 1. Contemporary Traditional Maori Culture , part 1 "Who are the Maori" By: Dayana De La Rosa  1-12-12 Per 6 Source: Mr . Ruben Meza , 2012
  2. 2. The Maori are an indigenous culture of New Zealand.
  3. 3. New Zealand is a large island in the south pacific Ocean off the south east coast  of Australia.
  4. 4. Some contemporary Maori are traditional , some live non-traditional , modern lives.
  5. 5. One tradition of the Maori culture is the Haka war dance. The dance however is now performed for ceremonial purposes , not war.  
  6. 6. Another tradition of the Maori is Ta moko: tattooing or painting the face and body with dark arching patterns.
  7. 7. Traditional Maori culture is truly amazing theres so many interesting  things .
  8. 8. Sadly, like other conquered indigenous peoples , many Maori struggle with poverty , alcoholism and drug abuse.