Linking Samoans

The coaches at Bartlett High in Anchorage, Alaska, jokingly refer to running back Ethan Falaniko as Clark Kent, because of the black thick-rimmed glasses that have become a family trademark among he and his two brothers. But so far this season, Falaniko has been more like Superman. The senior leads...
Want to read indigenous literature? Don't pick up a book. That's because native stories are not always written down on paper, award-winning novelist Witi Ihimaera says. Indigenous tales were mostly expressed through art such as tattoos, tapa cloth paintings, kapa haka and waiata, he said. For New...
Samoan award wining film director, Queen Muhammad Ali, is looking at next year, to kick start the Social Wellness Hub on the east side of Tutuila, serving the entire community, with many local residents already embracing the project, which includes various art forms. Ali was named as of one of the...
Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center (LFSLC) represented Samoa at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) that was held in Toronto Canada July 24-28.  Le Fetuao SLC was selected from among thousands of presentation requests to share the unique implementation of incorporating...
It has been six years since Salausa Dr. John Ah Ching retired from the LBJ Medical Center and moved to Samoa but his dedication to healthcare has not been swayed. Last week, Salausa, Samoa's Associate Minister of Health, led a delegation of six clinician representatives to the 12th biennial meeting...
It has never been easier to get poke, the marinated raw ahi tuna that is the unofficial food of Hawaii, on the mainland. You’ll find the dish— pronounced po-kay — in Minnesota, Indiana and landlocked Colorado. There’s poke from Pittsburgh to Peoria, Ariz. You can buy poke kits in grocery stores,...
Etena Fou Church in Las Vegas, Nevada opened their very first A'oga Samoa to all the Samoans in the area, and it has been very successful. Tama Ailao and Doris Tofaeono along with Samuelu Tialavea head the program. Pictured is the church group with some of the youngsters participating in the A’oga...
Mervin Tano, a native Hawaiian student from Kapiolani Community College, was accepted by the 2017 NASA Summer Research Experience for Tribal College Undergraduates. As interns to the NASA funded project, students undergo intensive training in climate science, geospatial applications for science...
Today, Filifilia and I stand before you, to greet you on this new morning in our lives. It is also a new morning in the history of Samoa. We salute you for the great honour that you have done us throughout the last ten years. We pay tribute to the many people who have helped make our journey as...
Mariah Limala'u Rae Naea's story is inspiring and definitely worthy of being shared. The reigning Miss Teen U.S. Continents is the daughter of Dorothy Meaole, and granddaughter of Ketesemane Meaole and Afano Limala'u Lemauga Meaole who sadly passed away at age 45 in 1994 due to colon cancer....

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