Joe Harawira on Maori culture

Watch on YouTube A Maori New Zealander born in Whakatane on the Northern Island, Joe Harawira is an international storyteller and tikanga (protocols) expert. In this interview he talks about Maori culture, its language, the meaning of the ta moko (Maori tattoo) and the importance of storytelling. Runtime: 19 min.

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