Indigenous war dance to rival Haka and be all-inclusive

THERE’S already debate over whether the Maori Haka is relevant to sport and if it should be performed before games… But now, there is a call for AFL teams to do a traditional Aboriginal war dance before matches.

The Prime Minister’s indigenous adviser has made the suggestion, with an aim to bring all players together and share indigenous culture.

Warren Mundine says instead of separating Indigenous players from non-Indigenous players, this would be all-inclusive.


It comes ahead of Adam Goodes’ return to the AFL this weekend.

The Sydney Swans star had some time off to deal with constant jeering and backlash from crowds.

Mundine labeled the AFL’s stance on the ‘racism issue’ as “weak”.

The idea of an indigenous war dance is not new, with NRL star Johnathan Thurston previously raising the idea for the annual test between Australia and New Zealand.