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AUSCHWITZ The Complete Guide

Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand

Understanding the Culture, Protocols and Customs

by Buddy Mikaere



ISBN:9781869663988
Format:Paperback
Page Extent:64 pages

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£14.99

Buddy Mikaere provides a highly readable historical overview of Maori in New Zealand and goes on to examine the impact of a changing urban world on the traditional way of life. He describes the renaissance of Maori culture and the revival of language and traditions that were nearly lost to the past.

The importance of marae and community, with tribal structure still evident in the settlement of Maori Treaty of Waitangi claims, the vitality of kapa haka and waka ama for Maori youth, the art of ta moko tattooing all of these modern manifestations of culture are discussed and reviewed.

Customs observed in formal situations, where people meet and greet one another, and at the marae where they come together to communicate and share hospitality, is described in detail, as is the tradition of burial. Photographs drawn from various sources, both historical and current, give a vivid impression of Maori traditions.