Māori of New Zealand

Below are resources related to the “Māori of New Zealand” chapter of Native Nations: The Survival of Indigenous Peoples, 3rd Edition, edited by Sharlotte Neely and Douglas W. Hume.

Agencies & Organizations
Discussion Questions
      • There is one native Maori language for all Maori people. What things have the Maori done to preserve the language and increase the number of speakers?
      • How effective have total language immersion pre-schools been?
Documentary Films
Further Reading
      • Mutu, Margaret. 2015. The State of Maori Rights. Huia.

Contemporary Māori People

Maori warriors perform a Haka, meaning dance of welcome, for Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta during a Powhiri ceremony while visiting Auckland, New Zealand Sept. 21, 2012. The ceremony is an ancient Maori tradition used to determine if visitors came in peace or with hostile intent.
Maori warriors perform a Haka, meaning dance of welcome, for Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta during a Powhiri ceremony while visiting Auckland, New Zealand Sept. 21, 2012. The ceremony is an ancient Maori tradition used to determine if visitors came in peace or with hostile intent (DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo (Released) [Public domain])

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