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Linking Samoans

Vitolio ma Rosie Smith o Ottoville
O le susuga Vitolio ma Rosie Smith o Ottoville lea ua pale i la’ua e avea ma Fa’afeagaiga taulagi i le Ekalesia SISIDAC- Samoa ma sa fa’au’uina le la’ua tofi a’o galulue i le Ekalesia i Falesiu. Malo le tauata’i, e leai se faigofie i lou galue ai i le galuega a le Atua, ae silisili ai o le tofi mai...
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata presents an ula fala to her former House colleague, new Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata presents an ula fala to her former House colleague, new Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland in the Secretary's office on July 4. Sec. Haaland made history when she became the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary. She is a member of the Pueblo of...
Lusi Faiva
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A renowned Samoan dancer has scooped up another award for her artistic achievements and efforts to open up the arts world to people with disabilities. Lusi Faiva has won the Arts Access PAK’nSAVE Artistic Achievement Award 2021. Faiva, 53, uses a wheelchair and is non-verbal...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “Fa’alavelave” na tusia e Sau Ueligitone. O se ata lea e sili ona taua i le soifuaga o tagata Samoa aua ua va’aia ai mea uma sao ma foliga va’aia o lea upu o le “fa’alavelave” faaleaiga Samoa. Maimoaina i le fale mata’aga i Fagatogo. A painting titled “Faalavelave” by...
Talalelei Roberts (left) and Princess Viesca (right) joined by their HOSA advisor, Ms Cassandra Garcia (middle).
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Talalelei Roberts and Princess Viesca from Fa’asao Marist High School are among the TOP 10 teams, in the Community Awareness category in the HOSA-Future Health Professionals Virtual International Leadership Conference (HOSA-VILC) that happened from June 23-26, 2021....
 Pulefanolefolasa Feagaimaali’i Galea’i
Honolulu, HAWAII — Family, friends, colleagues, fellow entertainers, other Samoan cultural experts, fire knife dancers and many others bid a “fond farewell” to Pulefanolefolasa Feagaimaali’i Galea’i during three recent events spread over three days. It was an unprecedented tribute by professional...
Lafoaina Avealalo
Fogasavaii Highlands, SAVAI'I — In the highlands of Fogasavaii on the big island Savai’i, beef cattle farmer Lafoaina Avealalo sits looking out over the vast ocean beyond his village. He savors the view as he enjoys the results of his hard work for his family and their future. It’s a bumpy ride up...
Retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Vaitogi Sani Taetuli and his family in front of their new home.
Retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Vaitogi Sani Taetuli and his family took possession of their new mortgage-free home on March 13, 2020 just as the COVID-19 lock down began. This American Samoa ‘wounded warrior’ was the recipient of this gift of a lifetime though a program made possible for...
Aupito Toeolesulusulu Tofae Su'a William Sio
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — This week marks 50 years since six Pacific Islanders grouped together in central Auckland to form the Polynesian Panther Party. The party was founded on 16 June 1971 by members Will 'Ilolahia, Fred Schmidt, Nooroa Teavae, Paul Dapp, Eddie Williams and Vaughan Sanft. They...
Samoa Supreme Court building
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's former ruling HRPP party has lost a seat through an electoral petition. It means the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) now has 24 seats with FAST on 26 and a by-election to come. The court ruled the re-elected HRPP MP for Sagaga No.2 constituency, Seiuli Ueligitone Seiuli,...

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