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Linking Samoans

Tina Fonoimoana-Reid in front of Summit sign
Laie, HAWAII — One of our very own, Tina Fonoimoana-Reid, owner of Cheat Day Bakery in Nuu’uli, American Samoa, was invited to participate in the third Global Breadfruit Summit hosted by the University of Hawaii Pacific Business Center Program (PBCP) and sponsored by the Polynesian Cultural Center...
Patosina Canales and her daughter Beverley beside the gravesite of their uncle ‘Rudy’ — his final resting place — during last Saturday’s Memorial celebration of Rudolf Annesley’s life, held on the Annesley family land, in Tafuna-Iliili, where friends and family gathered to remember him and say...
Rob Ruck poses with ASHSAA/JPS ATC Florence Wasko
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Earlier this week, the author of “Tropic of Football: The Long and Perilous Journey of Samoans to the NFL” – released his book at the Feleti Barstow Library in Utulei, where fans and readers had the opportunity to ‘Meet The Author’ Rob Ruck in person and he got a chance...
Alega Bay, AMERICAN SAMOA — Tisa’s Tattoo Festival is joining forces with local government Offices of Historic Preservation, Marine and Wildlife and private sector, to elevate Journey of the Tatau and keep Amerika Samoa’s conservation practices alive.  Tatau Off the Grid, is the theme, of the 14th...
Utu Abe Malae's nephew and niece at the family service
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Singing on stage at the Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium, Wednesday evening, during the family service for Utu Abe Malae, were his nephew and niece. The family service was packed and lasted for more than 6 hours as people — family and friends — stood in line to offer testimony...
Members of the Sword family singing in memory of Utu Abe Malae at the Gov. H. Rex Lee Auditorium Wednesday evening during Utu's family service. Prior to the song, Gary Sword (in white) spoke about Utu, who is considered a brother to the family. Gary also presented to Utu’s sister, a plaque from the...
His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Taʻisi Tufuga Tupuola Efi and Her Highness Masiofo Filifilia Tamasese
West Valley City, UTAH —  Utahʼs Samoan community is honored to welcome His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Taʻisi Tufuga Tupuola Efi (former Prime Minister and Head of State of Sāmoa) and Her Highness Masiofo Filifilia Tamasese to Utah last week. As attendees of the 2018 International Samoan...
The defensive line group — Derek Wolfe (95), Shelby Harris (96), Zach Kerr (92), Domata Peko Sr. (94), Kyle Peko (90), DeMarcus Walker (57) and Adam Gotsis (99) — take a group photo with Peko Sr.'s father
Denver, CO — During a brief break in his schedule, he sat down with DenverBroncos.com to share some of the roots behind his personality, his NFL dreams and how he takes those roots and shares them with the locker room and his teammates. Ben Swanson: For you and the rest of the defensive line, how...
 Tyrehl Vaivao, a senior at Columbia River
Vancouver, WA — As Tyrehl Vaivao prepared to leave American Samoa for Vancouver at the start of sixth grade, he didn’t want to leave. His home, a small village named Petesa was all he knew. He felt unprepared to move more than 5,000 miles away to an unfamiliar place. But his father insisted. In...
Nu Filo training for the Invictus Games
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Kiwi. Samoan. Amputee. Soldier. Son. Brother. Partner. Faamanu (Nu) Taulafo Filo Leaana will be tapping into all these elements that make him who he is when he represents the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. The Invictus Games is the only...

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