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Linking Samoans

Brothers Taetuli Sani and retired Army Sergeant First Class Vaitogi Sani Taetuli
San Antonio, TEXAS — American Samoa national, Mr. Taetuli Sani was sworn in as an U.S.  citizen with many other immigrants in the Alamo city of San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Sani was the only US National with a US passport among all the others who were all green card holders.  He is the oldest brother of...
Tilali Scanlan on the blocks
Way to smash it Tilali Scanlan! Tilali has a new PB of 1:10.01 and has set a new ASA national record for 100m Breaststroke. She finished 3rd in her heat in the 100m breaststroke, beating her personal best of 1:13. Tilali reminds everyone to “check out the official olympics.com page and be sure to...
FAST leaders, Fiame Naomi Mataafa and Laauli Leuatea Schmidt
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Court of Appeal has ruled that the country has a new government after it judged the impromptu swearing-in by the newcomer FAST party on 24 May was legitimate under the doctrine of necessity. The ceremony came on the 45th day following the general election, the last day...
Manu Samoa player doing victory dance
As the Manu Samoa players gather to celebrate their recent qualification to take part in the 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating Tonga's 'Ikale Tahi rugby team 37-15 in Hamilton on Saturday night, one of the team comes forward and starts to offer a traditional dance. And that started a big brouhaha...
The Owairaka Boys' Home in Auckland
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — The theft of his name led a Pacific Island boy down a path of state care, where he was abused. Fa'amoana Luafutu, 69, has shared his story at the inquiry into historical abuse in state care in South Auckland. The Royal Commission has opened a two-week hearing into the harm...
Two men in Alaska holding the Manu'a flag
His body is in Dillingham, Alaska but his heart and mind are with his Village of Ofu and all of Manu’atele! Ia manuia tele lou sisiga fu’a Manu’atele all the way from Dillingham Alaska — o gai kamaiki mai Ofu.  [photo: Manu’atele Worldwide]
Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — Auckland group show Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti, is taking a deep dive inside artist Melissa Gilbert's distinctve neo-nesian, earth punk aesthetic. Gilbert is an artist, storyteller and student, who focuses on “the constant talanoa of identity, connection and healing”. Talanoa...
PFC Castro with American Samoa flag
Fort Jackson, SOUTH CAROLINA — PFC Kerisiano Ricardo Castro graduated from the U.S. Army Basic Combat Training for the 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment at Fort Jackson, South Carolina on July 8, 2021. Over the next 14 weeks, he will be completing advanced individual training for his job as a...
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...

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