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Participants in Pacific Region Ecovesities Gathering
The first Pacific Region Ecovesities Gathering was held earlier this month at Kahumana Farms on the Waiʻanae Coast on Oahu in Hawaii, bringing together Hawaiian, Sāmoan and Tahitian cousins to collaborate on the future of Pacific island education. The movement is made up of people and communities...
Some of the students who took part in the Arts Council summer program, playing the ukulele as part of the official closing. TAOA hosted this year’s Arts Council annual program during the summer, where students were schooled by TAOA seniors in various areas including carving, elei, ukulele playing,...
 6 women and 2 men who got their traditional malu and pe'a
A look at the 6 women and 2 men who got their traditional malu and pe'a during the 3rd Annual Northwest Tatau Festival hosted this year on June 29-30 at the Puyallup Fairgrounds in Washington State. The event was coordinated by Whitey Chen of Laulii and sponsored in part by Samoa News. Details of...
Igafo Maria Brown Va’a (middle holding US flag with red lei) along with the Hawaii Veterans of Foreign War delegation
American Samoa native, and US Army retiree, Igafo Maria Brown Va’a (middle holding US flag with red lei) along with the Hawaii Veterans of Foreign War delegation attending this week’s conference of the VFW in Kansas City, Missouri. Igafo was sworn in last month as Commander of the Veterans of...
Rev. Faletoi Uso (second from left)
Rev. Faletoi Uso (second from left) of the CCCAS Vailoatai along with three CCCAS church ministers and others on Sunday, following the closing service ending the 2018 Fonotele of the Congregational Christina Church in America Samoa (CCCAS) at Kanana Fou. Rev. Uso, who has served for 46 years at the...
Newly graduated and sworn-in church ministers of the CCCAS
A look at some of the newly graduated and sworn-in church ministers of the Congressional Christian Church of American Samoa, following the Kanana Fou Seminary graduation on Sunday.  [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
Manu Samoa 7s fans in San Francisco, CA
Manu Samoa fans form a Samoa sign at the World Cup 7s USA, AT&T Park, San Francisco, California, USA. Far right, wearing a crown is Stallone Nua, who uses the nickname SUPAMANU — a SuperManuFan. In the end, New Zealand’s All Blacks rolled past England 33-12 on Sunday to become the first three-...
San Francisco Police Dept Officers scold celebrating Fiji fans for dancing on the visitor's dugout at the World Cup 7s USA, at AT&T Park, San Francisco, California.  Fiji beat Japan 35-10.  Th Fiji Rugby Union chairman, Francis Kean, was reportedly refused a visa to enter the U.S. to watch his...
Manu Samoa took on England for their 2nd game on Saturday, which to Samoa fans had an extremely questionable outcome after England was awarded a try when the scorer's foot appeared to be out of bounds at the World Cup 7s USA, AT&T Park, San Francisco, California. Click to take a closer look,...
Delegates, including church ministers, representing parishes in New Zealand
Delegates, including church ministers, representing parishes in New Zealand of the Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa (CCCAS) on Wednesday night at the CCCAS compound at Kanana Fou, as part of the  weeklong events of the 32nd Fono Tele Conference that began on Monday. The CCCAS...

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