Linking Samoans


Source: Media release Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center

Verizon Wireless Hawai‘i presented a $5,000 Verizon Foundation grant to Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center to support their innovative work, uniting culture and language with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The check presentation took place during Le Fetuaoʻs open house event at the Moanalua Community Center on Friday, August 14.

Pacific Edge is there for D.C. Samoan community

Pacific Edge recently took part in the Virginia Beach, VA Polynesian Festival held this year on August 8.

Pacific Edge promotes our Samoan culture, language, traditional wear, artists, and our values by providing education and information within the Washington D.C. Samoan community. 


Thank you Samoa News for keeping our families and friends informed about organizations like ours that promote Samoan culture and traditions abroad.

Samoa-i-Texas A’oga Samoa 2015

 The Samoan Congregational Christian Church of Ft. Hood, TX or Samoa-i-Texas, held its annual A’oga Samoa in the month of July.  They are under the leadership of Rev. Menise and Mali Sasa.  This is the 21st year of A’oga Samoa. 


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.


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


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.


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).

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