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Chef Muagututia Tuala-Tamaalelagi
Sacramento, CALIFORNIA — One of Sacramento’s favorite chefs is also a ‘favorite son of Samoa’.  Chef Muagututia Tuala-Tamaalelagi is taking part in Farm to Fork Challenge of the Chefs, Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Cali’s capital city.   He is the son of Ae'oainuu Aleki Tuala-Tamaalelagi Sosene Feagai, and...
The Falaniko family
Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA — This past Saturday, Oct. 19th, the USC Trojans defeated the Arizona Wildcats 41-14. The University of Southern California’s roster this year is loaded with Polynesian players, including Leone’s very own Juliano Falaniko. The linebacker (#41) is pictured with his mother...
Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II and Her Highness Masiofo Faamausili Leinafo Tuimaleali’ifano attended the Ceremony of Enthronement for His Majesty Emperor Naruhito of Japan
Tokyo, JAPAN — The Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II and Her Highness Masiofo Faamausili Leinafo Tuimaleali’ifano attended the Ceremony of Enthronement for His Majesty Emperor Naruhito of Japan. The ceremony was held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo where Their...
A schoolteacher in the midst of receiving a full pe'a
(Samoan translation of the article from “The Conversation”, about research on the relationship between tattooing and immune response by Christopher D. Lynn, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Director of Graduate Studies — The University of Alabama)  Click to read Untangling tattoos’ influence on...
A collection of stone tools
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — While featuring demonstrations of the traditional Tatau, this year Tisa’s Tattoo Fest is highlighting another very precious lost art of Samoans from before contact-times. The three day event, Oct. 25- 27, will showcase a demonstration of stone tool carvings, from the...
Bluffton junior Julia Mackenzie moves towards her block
Bluffton, INDIANA — Born and raised in American Samoa until 2015, Julia Mackenzie remembers the day she told her mom that she was on the Bluffton football team. “We were at Starbucks and my mom had her coffee, so she was happy,” said Mackenzie, reminiscing about that day this past summer. “I...
Samoa News staff members with cast of Take Home Pay
O se va’aiga i le tama o le ata tifaga “Take Home Pay” le ali’i o Fepulea’i Tofiga ma Stallone i le Samoa News i le aso Gafua na te'a nei ina ia fa’atalanoa e tusa o lana ata tifaga. O lenei ata o lo’o aofia ai ma le au faigaluega a le Samoa News. [ata: Leua Aiono Frost]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The annual White Sunday celebration, dedicated to the children of American Samoa, is today, Sunday, Oct. 13th. Introduced in the islands by Christian missionaries in the 1800s, White Sunday has became a special holiday, with children being treated to the best — from...
Children parading to White Sunday celebration in Samoa
A uniquely Samoan celebration is unfolding this weekend as Sunday dawns around the world.  White Sunday is celebrated wherever Samoan communities are present, including New Zealand, and Australia, Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fort Hood (Texas), and at other U.S. military bases around the...
Lelalelei Nomura
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s very own Lelalelei Nomura is the newest member of the Cloud Peak Volleyball Club coaching staff. Lelalelei’s volleyball journey started in the territory, where she played alongside her sister Puafuatausaga Mydori at Faasao Marist High School. But it goes...

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