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Linking Samoans

Samoa's winning try
Des Sepulona Faoa (Tuanai and Faleula) scored Manu Samoa's winning Try in Extra Time defeating Great Britain 12-7 in the 9th Place Semi Finals at the HSBC Hong Kong SVNS, Day 2, Hong Kong Stadium, Happy Valley, Hong Kong SAR, China.  [Photo by Barry Markowitz]
Manu'a women
During the final week of Women’s History Month, DYWA Manu’a Coordinator Sina Upuia Fuiava Howe organized an event and fellowship dinner at Tu’umumusu Loimata O Le Alofa Hall in Faleāsao Manu’a. Manu’a women from diverse backgrounds and age groups gathered to celebrate and empower one another. This...
Mark Sauvao and his K-9 partner,
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA — A jury this week awarded $11.5 million to a former Los Angeles police K-9 handler who sued the city alleging that his supervisors retaliated and discriminated against him in part because of his Samoan ancestry. The officer, Mark Sauvao — pronounced "su-VOW" — alleged he...
Evotia Annie Tuiteleleapaga
Longdale, NEVADA — Evotia Annie Tuiteleleapaga, age 79, died Monday, March 11, 2024 in Logandale, Nevada. She was born March 3, 1945 in Pago Pago, American Samoa to Maiava Aimalefoa and Tumua Matu’u Toleafoa. On April 10, 1965 she married Teofilo Nikolao Tuiteleleapaga in San Diego, California....
Filomenaleonisa Iakopo and her mother Priscilla
Filomenaleonisa Iakopo and her mother Priscilla pose proudly with the American Samoa flag at the recent 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Read story in Sports. [courtesy photo]
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata and others
Presentation of Amata’s Matai Taule’ale’a in the village before Utaife’au and the Pago Pago Aumaga Leadership on Saturday, March 10, at 11a.m. Her Matai Taulealea is Savaliga Afu. [courtesy photo]
CWO3(R) Ifong Lee with her parents
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The month of March is dedicated to celebrating and honoring the remarkable contributions that women have made to the history of this great nation. Women's History Month is a time to reflect on the tireless efforts of women from all levels of society who have fought for...
 Kendalyn Cordeiro- Felise
The Kapolei High School Hurricanes softball team won the 2024 Kaua'i Softball Tournament in February. The team’s catcher, Kendalyn Cordeiro- Felise (#5), a junior at Kapolei High School, is the great-granddaughter of Paulo Felise & Naisuni [Sesepasara] Felise from the village of Pago Pago....
Manu Samoa Taualuga
Thousands of dollars were showered upon rugby Hall of Famer and Manu Samoa 7s Head Coach,  Muliagatele Brian Lima and his player son, BJ during a Taualuga with Southern California Samoans at the Carson Community Center, Carson, California.  Manu Samoa 7s has expressed their sincere gratitude to all...
DOC Director Petti Tagipo Matila and others
American Samoa made its mark (featuring a cultural showcase by its Young Ambassadors group) and an opportunity to promote it on a global level at the SelectUSA summit with about 4,200 participants from all over the globe.Ms. Colleen Fisher (next to DOC Director Petti Tagipo Matila), Regional...

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