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Street sign that says Columbus with flags in background
Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA — Increasingly, Columbus Day is giving people pause. More and more towns and cities across the country are electing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day as an alternative to – or in addition to – the day intended to honor Columbus’ voyages. Critics of the change see it as...
Asiasi for fresh Oka
Asiasi for fresh Oka for Lotu Tamaiti caught off the Manu’a Islands.  Adults and children alike happily dig into the White Sunday feast after the church service with the oka, the pig, taro, chicken, and a host of other delights.  Happy White Sunday American Samoa. Send us photos of your White...
Alega road expansion
A look at the road work around Alega village yesterday where the road has been extended further inland after it was damaged from the king tides as the result of erosion and the foundation was exposed back in July. [photo JF]  
New Methodist Church Hall in Ottoville
Church leaders from various denominations in the territory, invited guests and others gathered on Wednesday morning this week for the official dedication of the new Methodist Church Hall in Ottoville. Information announced at the ceremony states total cost of the project was more than $3.5 million...
 World Mental Health Day logo
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata is highlighting World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10), and National Depression Screening Day (Oct. 8), which coincide with October as National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month. While the month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month, October...
Sellers at the 2022 farm fair
Vegetables are sorted, plants are trimmed for vibrancy and agricultural goods — taro, bananas, pumpkins, coconuts, cucumbers and papayas — are displayed for sale at the 2022 Farm Fair during the largest gathering this year of farmers, gardeners, cooks and many other talents for the event...
Line Vitale of Pavaiai shows her wares at Farm Fair
Line Vitale of Pavaiai smiles as she displays some of the goods she’s selling at the Farm Fair that is opening this morning, Wednesday, Oct. 5th at the Industrial Park in Tafuna. In addition to limes and papayas, she’s also selling yams, taro, and bananas. [photo: faaTalanoa Media]
ASCC Honor Society members
New and current members of the Alpha Epsilon Mu chapter Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society at ASCC, including chapter president Trish Buenavista (far left) celebrate a successful PTK induction ceremony last week. Read story elsewhere in this issue.  [photo: J. Kneubuhl]
Chris Su’a (2) weaving his way through the heart of Leone’s defense
Tafuna Warriors running back, Chris Su’a (2) weaving his way through the heart of Leone’s defense during their varsity match last Saturday afternoon. Tafuna won 34 - 18. Coverage of ASHSAA Football is proudly sponsored and brought to you by Congresswoman Uifa’atali Aumua Amata. [photo: Tony Gasu]
Students from Matafao Elementary School
Students from Matafao Elementary School were among the various schools that visited booths during Amerika Samoa’s1st Annual Resilience Summit held at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium from Sept. 27- 29. [Photo: Dora Tavau Luamanu]

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