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  1. 1. contemporary traditional maori   culture,part1 ''who are the Maori?'' BY(Julia Munoz),(1/12/2012) (period 6),culture and Geography 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 dancehowever 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 amusing culture to have.
  8. 8. Sadly,like other conquered indigenous peoples, many Maori struggle with poverty, alcoholism and drug abuse.