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.