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The Maori Vision of Antarctica’s Future

Wednesday 7 July 2021 | Written by The New York Times | Published in Features, In Depth

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The Maori Vision of Antarctica’s Future
A handout photo shows Dan Hikuroa, a lecturer in Maori studies at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, while conducting his graduate research in Antarctica in the late 1990s. Hikuroa says he was not surprised to learn of the theory that Maori may have ventured to Antarctica centuries ago. (PHOTO: Daniel Hikuroa via The New York Times)

Maori may have been first to reach Antarctica, in the seventh century. But the past matters less than what lies ahead, Indigenous scholars say. By Sabrina Imbler from the New York Times.

Maori may have been first to reach Antarctica, in the seventh century. But the past matters less than what lies ahead, Indigenous scholars say. By Sabrina Imbler from the New York Times.


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