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Taupou Samoa" headed up Kiki Sotoa with Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Pacific Islands Festival in San Diego Sept 21 and 22, 2019. These are the Samoan performers called "Taupou Samoa" headed up Kiki Sotoa who has put this show on for PIFA for the past 25 years. They were the only Samoan group performing this year at PIFA —  PIFA's 25th anniversary since they were...
A photo of the bay area shortly after the 2009 tsunami.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pulenu’u or village mayors from five villages in American Samoa that were affected by the earthquake and tsunami of 2009 shared their stories from that fateful morning of 29 September 2009 at the Pacific Risk Management `Ohana (PRIMO) Meeting in American Samoa this week...
They are In no particular order: Epifania Petelo, Jo-nica Ta’aitulagi Tuiteleleapaga, Brenda Fa’afua Foleni, Menora-Justine M. Samoa, and Tauaitala Leasiolagi.
The five contestants for this year’s Miss American Samoa pageant, posing for a group photo this past Saturday during a special ‘float parade’ that included a stop at the Fagatogo Marketplace. They are In no particular order: Epifania Petelo, Jo-nica Ta’aitulagi Tuiteleleapaga, Brenda Fa’afua Foleni...
Terisa Siagatonu, touring poet
Pullman, WA — Terisa Siagatonu, touring poet, speaker and activist, was featured at WSU’s second annual Honoring Indigenous Women event on Sept. 18. Siagatonu’s efforts focus on diverse issues like racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, gender equity and climate change. Her efforts as a poet and activist...
GLOW girls wearing their recycled outfits with 2018 Miss Samoa
Apia, SAMOA — Preparations for the 8th Annual Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Conference are underway. This year’s event will bring together the highest number of participants and Samoan counterparts GLOW Samoa has ever hosted. Over 120 girls and 25 female counterparts, from villages across Upolu,...
Tusalava Kuaea, Rumina Suafoa, Becky Glenister, Lita Kauea, Sila Manaea.
Lita Kuaea and Rumina Suafoa come from a large, boisterous Samoan family (7 daughters, 2 sons). They believe that Food, Family, and Faith are the most important things in the world. The sisters — who call themselves The Seven Daughters — will be demonstrating their cooking skills, (and providing...
ASG Office of Political Status, Constitutional Review, and Federal Relations executive director, Tapaau Dr. Dan Aga met Guam Gov. Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero
Hagåtña, GUAM —  ASG Office of Political Status, Constitutional Review, and Federal Relations executive director, Tapaau Dr. Dan Aga met Guam Gov. Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero last week in Guam, where Tapaau was among the speakers during the Sept. 12- 13 international conference, “Fanhita: Our...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — All the world’s a stage. And for a moment, the stage — and the world — belonged to local transgender fashion designer Berta Laumoli, a school teacher from Vailoatai (pictured, 2nd from left). Berta’s collection, Fierce Island Couture. lived up to the hype and those who...
Presidents and Speakers of Parliaments and Legislatures of the 14 Pacific Island Nations
Presidents and Speakers of Parliaments and Legislatures of the 14 Pacific Island Nations met in Papeete, Tahiti French Polynesia to discuss EEZ marine issues faced by our island nations going forward.  “Honored to be a participant of the Pacific Island Parliaments Group (PIPG) Conference in Papeete...
Manaia is pictured with his parents, Manaia and Laurie, and Rear Admiral Buono
Kings Point, NEW YORK — Manaiaisiva Fruean III of Pago Pago and Fagasa was ‘pinned’ by his mother Laurie Stevenson this past weekend, in a ceremony officially making him a PLEBE of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Class of 2023. For the next four years, Manaia, now a naval reserve...

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