Whale Rider Pamphlet
Ancient Maori Traditions
*Rituals-when babies were bron, they were dedicated to a god called tohi. They would also bury the birthcord.
*Tohunga-priests or experts in a certain field. They made sure that people carried out specific rituals.
Ancient Maori Art
*The strength and beauty of maori art is evident in agricultural carving and interior designs of villages.
*Beautiful native woods were carved into spiritual objects that loved maori meeting houses or canoes.
Maori Culture Today
*in the 2000s, the maori people were more diversed and dispersed than at any other time in their history.
*Maori culture is going through enormous change with the establishment of new institutions and organizations.