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DoH vaccination team in Amanave
Health Department medical personnel and others involved with the COVID-19 vaccination team pose for a photo earlier this month at Amanave village, where COVID vaccinations were administered at the Amanave CCCAS church for residents from villages on the far west side of Tutuila. This Saturday, June...
Screenshot from You Tube video of KZVK film for the 1970s
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Mary Pritchard, a tapa artist in American Samoa, is the subject of this film that was produced by KVZK around 1970.
Moana Taro Chip package
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Moana Taro Chips, a product of locally owned Breakers Point Inc, which also owns and operates Paradise Restaurant and Pizza in Pago Pago and Nu’uuli is currently a trending taste treat direct from American Samoa to Hawaii and the mainland.  The chips are made with taro...
Member of the Samoa Voyaging Society or Aiga Folau Samoa.
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Voyaging Society celebrated the Gaualofa voyaging canoe’s ninth birthday with a ceremony and cake on Saturday at the Samoa Tourism Authority fale Samoa. Tuatagaloa Joe Annandale, a founding member of the society, spoke at the ceremony. He was invited to share the history of...
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Anyone with an ethnic name will tell you it can be anything from a conversation starter to a lesson on pronunciation, or just a struggle. For me, it’s a story that belongs to my aiga (family) – one of migration, cultural differences and new beginnings. Named after my dad’s...
The student authors. L to R: Setu Misilī, Elizabeth Vaō, Malo Malaki, Petala Nanai, Misilī Misilī, Fiapule Tanuvasa, Tini Malaki, Pelenaise Finau, Togisau Chan Sau
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A bilingual Samoan-English book by students at Ōtara’s Tangaroa College shares how they keep connected to their culture while living in Aotearoa New Zealand. The book, titled La’u Penina Tautele My Pearl of Great Price, is funded by Auckland Council Libraries and contains...
Mariner Fagaiava-Muller (right) and Faasootauloa Fepuleai Galo Fagaiava
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — To celebrate Samoa Language Week RNZ Pacific journalist Mariner Fagaiava-Muller and his Papa, Faasootauloa Fepuleai Galo Fagaiava, sat down together to make oka. "I'm my Papa's namesake and we're similar in many ways. But I'm nowhere near the Michelin star chef that he is....
AAPI logo
Los Angeles, CA — May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, but some members of the Pacific Islander community say the AAPI label makes them uncomfortable. AAPI is a term commonly used to describe Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. However, some Pacific...
Father Tui and family members
Honolulu, HAWAII — In a celebration where exuberance challenged the pandemic’s caution to keep one’s distance, Bishop Larry Silva ordained to the priesthood Ese’ese Filipo “Ace” Tui May 21 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu. The two-hour, 15-minute liturgy joined the ancient rituals...
Samoa’s new Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa was sworn in Monday, May 24, at 6:13 p.m. in an open air tent outside of Parliament. She is pictured here just after taking the oath of office
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s FAST party  took matters into their own hands with a swearing in ceremony in a tent on the lawn outside parliament on Monday, May 24, 2021. According to RNZ reporter Jamie Tahana no members of the Human Rights Protection Party were there. At around 4:40 Samoa time Fiame Naomi...

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