In Polynesian mythology (Tuamotus), Faumea is a Polynesian ocean goddess. Tangaroa and Faumea had two sons together: Tu-Nui-Ka-Rere and Turi-A-Faumea. Later, Turi-A-Faumea's wife Hina-Arau-Riki was kidnapped by the octopus-demon Rogo-Tumu-Here. Faumea helped Tangaroa and their sons rescue Hina by withdrawing the opposing winds into the sweat of her armpit and then releasing them to power the heroes' canoes.

Dying life of the tribe: Spectacular pictures by British photographer capture the people who are in danger of disappearing forever

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. This is a Maori woman in New Zealand.

Common Maori Classroom Phrases Charts | Maori Posters

Common Maori Classroom Phrases Charts

23 common commands and 6 common questions are listed on this fantastic chart in both Te Reo and English. Ideal for introducing everyday Maori language into classrooms

Maori women, New Zealand, c. 1900. They are doing a Hongi which is a touch of the noses. These is a greeting and also sign of respect.

les-sources-du-nil: Arthur James Iles Maori Women, New Zealand, circa Museum Victoria

The Land Maori Chart | Te Reo Maori Resources

The Land Maori Chart

Wetekia Ruruku Elkington, a Maori woman, taken around 1900. Some of her story at the link

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Wetekia Ruruku Elkington, a Maori woman, taken around Some of her story at the link hey look!

Meri Te Tai Mangakahia (1868–1920) campaigned for women’s suffrage in New Zealand. She was the first woman to address the Maori Kotahitanga Parliament in 1893, arguing that women should vote and hold office.

Meri Te Tai Mangakahia - New Zealand. In 1893 Meri addressed the Maori parliament to ask that Maori women be allowed to vote for and become members of that body.