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Linking Samoans

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...
Aumua Amata greets Sec. Zinke
Washington, D.C. — First thing I noticed was how spry and rested the delegation seemed when they got off the plane in Pago. Immediately noticed that Secretary Zinke was wearing an ie faitaga which I attribute to gentle advice by our own Nikolao Pula. But I give a shout out to the Secretary for...
Sonia Piva
NEW MISS SAMOA: Miss Samoa Sonia Piva takes her first siva Samoa after she was crowned at Salelologa over the weekend. She was one of nine contestants who vied for the title during the pageant finale at Don Bosco Hall at Salelologa, which was packed by supporters, families and friends. Ms. Piva...
The late Malietoa Tanumafili II
Apia, SAMOA — Some of the descendants of Samoa's former head of state, the late Malietoa Tanumafili II, are disappointed about an 'unauthorised' biography of a man seen as one of Samoa's key historical figures. Tanumafili II was bestowed the paramount chiefly title of Malietoa, one of the four...
 Sonia Piva
Salelologa, SAVAII — The Miss Susana o Samoa, Sonia Piva, has been crowned the winner of the 2018 Miss Samoa Pageant. The 21-year-old, who has worked as an assistant secretary to the Pacific Games Organising Committee Chief Executive since March this year, was crowned at the Don Bosco Hall at...
Ameperosa i lona ata mai le atumauga o lo'o ua o'o i ai le latou savaliga e tinei afi ma ua ia fa'ailoa mai ua 91% ua mae'a tineia o le mu tele i lea vaomatua ma e tusa ma le 229,879 eka ua mae'a mu i le taimi nei, peita'i ua mae'a tineia le 91% o le aotelega o eka o le vaomatua. Fa'amalo atu i le...

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