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Linking Samoans

Nakoa and family at birthday party
O le fa’amanatuina o le atoaga o le tasi le tausaga o le aloalii e fa’asino i le tamaitai Fitafita Tiute i le USArmy i le Base a le Malo i Siamani, Kimberly Morris, lona alo o Nakoa. O se vaaiga lea i malo fa’aaloalogia, O lona tama ma le uso o lona tama ma lona to’alua, ma Kimberly ma Nakoa i lana...
 (L-R) Mayor Blangiardi, Governor Lemanu, Lt. Governor Josh Green, Rev. Elder Falelua Lafitaga
Honolulu, HAWAII — Since the Coleman-Tufele Administration, the American Samoa Government (ASG) Hawaii Office has served one primary purpose, to cater to the needs of the greater [American] Samoan population of Hawaii and according to a press release issued by the Governor’s Office this week, that...
Tua Tagovailoa and others
Le ali’i talavou o Tua Tagovailoa i le taimi o le tapenaga o le fa’atupega ua fa’amautu mo lana Foundation i Alabama. Fa’afetai i lea fo’i alo o le atunuu mo lona taumafai mai i le Football Team ma au ta’alo nei mo le Miami Dolphins. O le fa’atasiga lea sa faia i le aso  Faraile na te’a nei. [ata...
Three attendees at Pacific Rim meeting in Washington State
Le vasega o matua mai le Pasefika, Samoa, Amerika Samoa ma Fiti. Le Faletua o Vila Eneliko Tofilau o Leone, Amerika Samoa ma Falealili ma Iva o Samoa, ma le ali’i lauiloa i le lalolagi o le afa fa’amoemoeina o le ‘au Taito’afitu a Fiti, Waisale Serevi, sa mafuta uma i le fa’atasiga o le Falelalaga...
Shirtless Samoan male athletes at Tokyo Olympic Closing Ceremony
Tokyo, JAPAN — While the 'Topless Tongan' may have stolen the show at the Olympics Opening Ceremony, it was Team Samoa that caught the attention of the public at the Closing Ceremony.  Shirtless Somoan athletes left social media users hot under the collar as they stepped out for the Closing...
 Tanumafili Malietoa Jungblut in front of Olympic logo lifting
On the grand stage of the Tokyo International Forum this past Wednesday, Tanumafili Malietoa Jungblut made his first attempt at the140kg snatch, easily clearing the weight to take on his next lift at 150kg. Dressed in a red bib, and with the audience cheering for him, he cleared 150kg too, throwing...
Composite of Troy in parade and Amata watching.
Canton, OHIO —  “I come from a culture where discipline, humility and respect are not only the foundation of our survival, but the key to our existence,” Son of America Samoa, Troy Polamalu said. “I am a first-generation American Samoan, and I’m proudly representing my family’s lineage to America...
16-year old Jaedah Tofaeono
SAN FRANCISCO — The residents of a San Francisco Bayview neighborhood continue to wrestle with emotions after a teenage girl was gunned down while sitting on a skateboard in the middle of the street. Investigators said the shooting happened last week Friday evening around 6:45 p.m. near the corner...
Polamalu with young American Samoa athletes
Pittsburgh, PA — You could argue Troy Polamalu landing in Pittsburgh and spending all 12 of his NFL seasons with the Steelers as a strong safety was a perfect fit. But as beloved as he was — and still is — in Pittsburgh, Polamalu’s legacy stretches far beyond Western Pennsylvania, even as he shies...
Aaron Tui, his wife Catalina Salafai Markowitz Tui, Abraham Markowitz and Winnie Markowitz watch as their father, Barry Markowitz, shovel in hand, prepares to bury his wife, their mother.
The Markowitz family gathered Monday at Hawaiian Memorial Cemetery in Kaneohe, HI for the burial of Tafaoga Tuioti Mariner Markowitz. Pictured: Aaron Tui, Catalina Salafai Markowitz Tui, Abraham Markowitz and Winnie Markowitz watch as their father, Barry Markowitz, shovel in hand, prepares to bury...

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