The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand. With Polynesian roots, these canoe people are best known for their warrior society, arts and rich culture. Approximately 15% of New Zealand's population are of Maori descent. To read more about their culture click HERE.
On Thursday, August 14th the UHN will be hosting a Community Dinner and Cultural Exchange with a visiting Maori family. The visiting family has been visiting the United States and meeting and sharing with other indigenous people. Dinner will be provided and this relaxed community gathering will be a wonderful opportunity for tribal citizens and youth to share and exchange cultural practices. Two of the Maori teens would like to discuss health and wellness with UHN teens and their father is currently writing a book on astronomy and indigenous people. As the Maori and the Houma are people of the water, tribal fisherman and our visitors are sure to share many stories of how the moon and stars are used for navigation.
This event is a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in an international cultural exchange. We look forward to seeing many of you there! The details are below:
When: Thursday, August 14th
Where: Main South Lafourche Library (16241 East Main Street, Cut Off, Louisiana)
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Dinner is free for all attending. This event is made possible through funding provided by the Greater New Orleans Foundation's Coastal Communities Fund.
(photos from Famously Rotorua - Tamaki Maori Village)