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Police Band's performance explores Samoa's German past

The Royal Samoa Police Band made its first visit to Australia recently as part of a production called 'Siamani Samoa'. The work explored the ongoing influence of the German colonial administration of Samoa in the early 20th century.
 
In Siamani Samoa, which means 'German Samoa', the Royal Samoa Police Band played in front of a video installation and alongside other performers.
 



LONG BEACH ATHLETES GOLDEN FOR AMERICAN SAMOA AT THE PACIFIC GAMES

There’s still one year to go before the city of Long Beach gets a chance to flex its muscle again in the Olympics, but a handful of athletes from the area got a chance to give local sports fans a golden preview while competing in the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
 



Fa’amalosi Lemanu i au ta’aalo e finau fa’atino le mea sili

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O le mae’a ai o le sauniga lotu tu’u fa’atasi a le au taaalo atoa a Amerika Samoa i le taeao ananafi, aso Lulu lea i Papua Niu Kini, na saunoa fa’amalosi ai loa le afioga i le Lutena Kovana ia Lemanu Peleti Mauga, e momoli lana fa’afetai atoa ai ma le fa’amalosi i au ta’aalo uma o loo tausinio mo se manumalo o Amerika Samoa, atoa ai ma lana fa’amalosi ina ia finau e fai le mea sili i soo se taimi e taaalo ai.
 



Brianna Aumoeualogo named Salutatorian

Brianna Aumoeualogo, daughter of Matoka and Lynn Aumoeualogo, granddaughter of late HTC Muafono Asosā Fai’aipa’u & Elisapeta Aumoeualogo from the villages of Alofau and Tula graduated June 3 from Lake Dallas High School in Texas.



Ah Young family gathers for graduation

Andrew Pati Ah Young graduated this month with a PhD in Biological Chemistry from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles.

 

Andrew is a resident of Faleniu and Fagasa and is the son of Luisa and Sua Ah Young. His whole family, including his mom (right, standing) and dad (5th from left standing), were on hand in southern California to congratulate him and celebrate his achievement.



SAMOAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE HONORED AT LE FETUAO CELEBRATION

Source: Media release Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center

HONOLULU — More than 200 students, parents and Samoan community members filled the Moanalua Terrace Community Center for Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center’s End of School Year Celebration. The event held on Saturday, May 24, 2015 was dedicated to celebrating the Samoan language and culture.

 



Tautalagia “Tuni” Sotoa Numera, passes away

Tautalagia “Tuni” Sotoa Numera passed away on Monday, June 1st, 2015 at the age of 86.
 
Tuni was born February 27, 1929, in Pago Pago, American Samoa, the son of the late Taua & Siao Numera. He proudly served his country in the USMC for 27 years, retiring at the rank of Master Sergeant. Serving combat in the Korean War and 7 tours in Vietnam, he was awarded several medals for valor; to include, the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, the Bronze Star (Combat V), and the Purple Heart (with Gold Star).
 



KANANA FOU HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE 58 — INCLUDING VAL & SAL TWIN BROTHERS

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The Home of the Stallions – Kanana Fou High School graduated 58 senior students, who were recognized and accepted by Department of Education Deputy Director Philo Jennings, on behalf of the DOE Director Dr. Vaitinasa Finau Salu Hunkin, during yesterday morning’s commencement exercise at the Kanana Fou Theological Seminary at Kanana Fou.

 

The ceremony was jam packed with families and friends of the graduating class of 2015.

 



CU’S SEFO LIUFAU REVISITS FAMILY ROOTS IN AMERICAN SAMOA

When members of the Colorado football team are telling stories this week about what they did with their three weeks off in May, ears might perk up when quarterback Sefo Liufau starts talking.

 

Liufau is back on campus after spending a week of his break in American Samoa with his father, Joe, visiting his extended family, including his grandmother. Liufau's father was born in American Samoa and Liufau has visited the small group of islands approximately 5,000 miles southwest of California numerous times.



Marine Sanctuary volunteer of the year

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David Jennings, the Community-at-Large representative for Swains Island on the Sanctuary Advisory Committee, has been named the 2015 National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) Volunteer of the Year.
 
According to the NMSAS, Jennings “actively led, participated in, and executed logistics coordination for all Swains Island expeditions in 2011 and 2013”.
 



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