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Francine Me Ruta Iopu, Rinalyn-Marie Simotuosalaia Fetuao, Emmanuel Iuma Loia, Eti Ueligitone Eti, Tali Tauanu’u, and Dolan Manaiaisiva I’aulualo
Six peer leaders from Intersections’ Ta’iala Program represented American Samoa at the first annual ANA ILEAD Youth Summit 2018: Francine Me Ruta Iopu, Rinalyn-Marie Simotuosalaia Fetuao, Emmanuel Iuma Loia, Eti Ueligitone Eti, Tali Tauanu’u, and Dolan Manaiaisiva I’aulualo. They are pictured with...
Carneal Satele last Friday giving an up-close performance for Samoa News camera, after performing the fire-knife dance, during the closing of the 2018 Arts Council summer program at the Territorial Administration on Aging (TAOA) compound in Pago Pago. [photo: Leua Aiono Frost]
The youngest student, who attended the four weeks 2018 Arts Council summer program, singing and Playing the ukulele, is Paulo Petelo
The youngest student, who attended the four weeks 2018 Arts Council summer program, sang a Samoan song at the program’s closing last Friday at the Territorial Administration on Aging (TAOA) compound. Playing the ukulele, is Paulo Petelo (right), who was also the ukulele instructor for the program...
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-...

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