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Thu 21 May #1 
Helen McKenzie
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When doing the daily a couple of weeks back the subject Indiginous people came up. One question was who were the Indiginous people of New Zealand. The answer according to the options was Tainui, in my understanding and being married to a Maori, the Inginious people of NZ were the Maori. Tainui is actually the name of one of the many tribes of the Maori people. My husband is Ngati Porou and that is a tribe not an indiginous people. JMK can you clarify this with me, i am open to learn if my understanding is wrong.




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Thu 21 May #2 
Ruby Franks
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As far as I understand, indigenous just means originating from a region, so the Maori are indigenous to NZ and so of course are all their different tribes, just as Native Americans are indigenous to the USA but also consist of many different tribes.




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Thu 21 May #3 
Ruby Franks
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Sorry Helen, also should have said not only originating from but also original to a region or country.




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Thu 21 May #4 
JMK
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You are correct Helen but this subjects seems to deal with individual tribes or iwi rather than the overall name for the inigenous people. I needs to have some more iwi added. I added Ngati Porou. I couldn't add the accent over the a as the site won't accept those after the update.




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Fri 22 May #5 
Helen McKenzie
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Thanks Ruby and JMK i now understand the way indigenous was meant in that particular brainoff

 




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