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  1. 1. Contemporary Traditions Maori Culture, Part 1 " Who are the Maori? "   by DAISY NICOLAS, 1/12/12 PERIOD 6, CULTURE AND GEOGRAPHY    Source: Mr.Ruben Meza, 2012
  2. 2. The Maori are 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 .
  6. 6. Another traditional 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 
  8. 8. Sadly, like other conquered indigenous peoples,may Maori struggle with poverty,alcoholism and drug abuse.