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  1. 1. Contemporary Traditional Maori Culture,part1              Who are the Maori? By Vincent Vidana,1/11/12 period 5,Culture and Geography
  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 really cool.Their war dance is awesome and I really like their tattoos.
  8. 8. Sadly,like other conquered indigenous peoples,many Maori struggle with poverty,alcoholism and drug abuse.

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