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The Haka; A Case of Cultural Appropriation by the LDS Church?
Episode 1557th May 2024 • Mormon.ish • Rebecca Bibliotheca and Landon Brophy
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On this episode of Mormonish Podcast, Rebecca and Landon are joined by Dr. Hemopereki Simon to discuss his recent article, "Rolling our eyes towards god: an intervention arising from Mormon missionary YouTube activity and the cultural (mis)appropriation of haka."

Dr. Simon discusses the haka’s cultural background and many ways in which it is culturally appropriated.

He specifically explores the (mis)appropriation of haka by a group of Latter-day Saint missionaries in Wangarratta, Australia, who wrote and performed an English-language haka that can be viewed as violent and offensive to those who understand the true significance of the haka.

We also discuss the LDS church and white patriarchal salvation, framed by the use of the haka by white LDS missionaries.

This is very interesting topic and we're very glad that Dr. Simon was able to join us for an episode of Mormonish.

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