Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26
  1. #1

    Default World Indigenous Peoples' Day

    Apparently today (Monday 9th) is World Indigenous Peoples' Day. That leaves the maoris out then. Although some people call them "indigenous," their own stories tell of their travel from another land. They came here more than 1000 years ago from their mythical Polynesian homeland of Hawaiki.

    The only indigenous people I can think of are the aborigines of Australia. There are, no doubt, others, but the maoris do not belong to that class of people.
    It is better to wear out than to rust out.
    - Richard Chamberlain, Tour of the Hebrides

    Us husbands are a sorry lot.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,972

    Default Re: World Indigenous Peoples' Day

    Apparently you have no idea what Indigenous actually means


    The Māori (/ˈmaʊri/,[6] Māori: [ˈmaːɔɾi] are the indigenous Polynesian people of mainland New Zealand. Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of waka (canoe) voyages between roughly 1320 and 1350. Over several centuries in isolation, these settlers developed their own distinctive culture, whose language, mythology, crafts, and performing arts evolved independently from those of other eastern Polynesian cultures. Some early Māori moved to the Chatham Islands where their descendants became New Zealand's other indigenous Polynesian ethnic group, the Moriori

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C4%81ori_people

  3. #3
    Apple free in Appleby KarameaDave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Near Drummond, Southland
    Posts
    5,084

    Default Re: World Indigenous Peoples' Day

    Following your reasoning leads to the conclusion that the only indigenous humans are those living in Africa.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_evolution

    Perhaps your reasoning is flawed?
    FTW

  4. #4
    Bleakly Optomistic
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Otaki, NZ
    Posts
    1,617

    Default Re: World Indigenous Peoples' Day

    Just adding a list for people to get offended about today.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_9

  5. #5

    Default Re: World Indigenous Peoples' Day

    Quote Originally Posted by KarameaDave View Post
    Perhaps your reasoning is flawed?
    The following is where I obtained my definition from: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/indigenous
    It is better to wear out than to rust out.
    - Richard Chamberlain, Tour of the Hebrides

    Us husbands are a sorry lot.

  6. #6
    Bleakly Optomistic
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Otaki, NZ
    Posts
    1,617

    Default Re: World Indigenous Peoples' Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    The following is where I obtained my definition from: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/indigenous
    Which states the Indigenous Maori of New Zealand;

  7. #7

    Default Re: World Indigenous Peoples' Day

    Quote Originally Posted by the_bogan View Post
    Which states the Indigenous Maori of New Zealand;
    Yes, I noticed that. The author seems to contradict himself: Indigenous. relating to or being a people who are the original, earliest known inhabitants of a region, or are their descendants:

    The maoris, according to their own mythology, were not the original inhabitants. They killed the Morioris, the original inhabitants. Apparently some of them escaped to the Chatham Islands.
    It is better to wear out than to rust out.
    - Richard Chamberlain, Tour of the Hebrides

    Us husbands are a sorry lot.

  8. #8
    Wrinkly Member! B.M.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Mount Maunganui
    Posts
    8,206

    Default Re: World Indigenous Peoples' Day

    When I was at school the test for Indigenous People was whether they could be traced anywhere else.

    At the time only the Australian Aborigine and American Red Indian qualified.

    The Maori disqualify themselves by claiming they came in four canoes and there is plenty of evidence that there were other people here before them.
    Global Warming is Mann made.

    Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.
    .
    The problems we face today are because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.

  9. #9
    Senior Member piroska's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    With Kim-Jong-Mum
    Posts
    3,553

    Default Re: World Indigenous Peoples' Day

    This board is rapidly becoming a domain for AWMs.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angry_white_man
    Ex-pctek

  10. #10
    Soaring like an Eagle gary67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    In a field in Hanmer
    Posts
    14,930

    Default Re: World Indigenous Peoples' Day

    The American Indians don't qualify as their ancestry has been traced back through Siberia to Mongolia

Similar Threads

  1. Indigenous?
    By B.M. in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 20-04-2021, 07:21 PM
  2. Hi peoples
    By SP8's in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 16-10-2013, 10:20 PM
  3. Let's Match Indigenous Animals
    By SurferJoe46 in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 02-12-2007, 12:04 AM
  4. Hey Peoples its Friday again.....:)
    By beetle in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 10-06-2006, 08:26 PM
  5. Tauranga peoples....
    By beetle in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 22-05-2005, 12:13 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •