BBC1 Haka Use Stirs Reaction

BBC1 uses the haka amongst a series of segments featuring multicultural imagery used to re-brand the British TV Channel, attracting reaction in NZ. Maui Solomon: “The Western culture, having all their own stories, are starting to mine indigenous stories for their appeal. That’s what I find objectionable – if they’re just taking it for granted, if they’re not acknowledging the guardians of that knowledge and that culture.” For a fuller discussion of Maori culture in a globalised world and reposts to the reaction see the updated NZEDGE Hot story: Te Maori Ki Te Ao.


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Innovative New Zealanders on Forbes Under 30 List

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