At the risk of their own safety, a group of Māori performed haka at the frontline of the Osceti Sakowin camp in America. A group of six Māori have been at the camp since last Sunday, in support the Standing Rock’s Sioux tribes’ opposition to the Dakota pipeline. Kereama Te Ua and some Māori women went to pray at the frontline where authorities were positioned yesterday, (Thanksgiving Day).
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Hundreds of people continue to pour into the front-line Oceti Sakowin Camp, despite calls from the Mayor of Bismark to those opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline to return home for Thanksgiving. Marcus Lloyd (Ngāti Porou) who is at Standing Rock says the people here won't leave, instead more vehicles are arriving in support the Standing Rock's Sioux tribe.
The sport of Kabaddi is an ancient sport from Punjabi in India, and last month NZ established its first ever women's Kabaddi team, an all-Māori women team at that.