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Indigenous war dance

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  1. WATTSJURRAHDUNN

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    They did it at the rugby once. Had spears and everything.
     
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    Are you sure they weren't just claiming land rights?
     
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    I believe it worked so well that they never did it again. :thumbsu:
     
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    Who's actually in the team?
     
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    never seen a war dance, but have seen a few other traditional dances. i think dance is an important part of their culture, so would expect it to be genuine. of course, with the large amount of different clans/nations i'm sure there'd be plenty of different ones.
     
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    I've been wondering that myself. I've seen somewhere that Adam Goodes is captaining the squad, with Graham Johncock, Daniel Motlop, and Aaron Davey in the leadership group. Other than that, though, I'm clueless as to who else will be playing for the Indigenous All-Stars.
     
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    From Geelong, Mathew Stokes, Steven Motlop and Allen Christensen are in contention to be named.
     
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    If a family in Canberra didn't come up with it then I'm sure it is genuine.
     
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    [youtube]Nk2Cwl_flZc[/youtube]
     
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    I would imagine Pearce and Marlon Motlop may get a shot aswell.

    Any idea when the team is listed?
     

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    Who ran into the bush and hid, and who stood and fought?

    Nuff said.
     
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    im part aboriginal. it wasnt made up just because the haka. its aboriginal ritual. i just watched that youtube clip. unbelievable. sent shivers up my spine. i would love to see more of this war dance
     
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    Haha, that is terribly lame... Is it a game of rugby or So You Think You Can Dance auditions?
     
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    That bald guy with the paddle is pretty scary imo
     
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    But he's wearing a g-string. I'd laugh at him...then run.
     
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    What tribe is this dance from?
     
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    Thanks for your part input.

    If you'd been taking notice you'd know that it WAS made up. Very recently. It's on the public record fom the people who "invented" it.

    Are you (partly) claiming that your (part) heritage is a warrior culture? First anyone has heard of that.
     
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    http://www.vodafoneonetribe.co.nz/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=1126

    While I don't doubt there are many localised "war dances" or dances which could be considered preparation for battle, I sincerely doubt any are "representative" of the indigenous population as a whole.
    It seems a gratuitous gimmick.
     
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    Since the International Cup started in footy, the Kiwis and Islander teams have been doing thier own versions of this. PNG didnt have one originally but came up with one in response.

    When the flying boomerangs came up against these nations in U16 footy they decided they would come up with their own version themselves and this is the result.

    Given the positive response and some of the same people involved as with the All Star team they have decided to incorporate it.

    So it has evolved somewhat organically and not set up as a marketing gimmick.

    And sure it is not traditional or represents all aboriginal tribes, just as the Haka does not (of which there are many versions, and even the All Blacks use different versions).
     
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