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Linking Samoans

Pictured are CEO of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Kamana'o Crabbe, LFSLC executive director Elisapeta Tuupo Alaimaleata; host for WIPCE in Canada, Rebecca Jamieson; LFSLC Communications director Alice Malepeai Silbanuz with taupou Trinity Naunautaiga Silbanuz. [courtesy photo]
Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center (LFSLC) represented Samoa at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) that was held in Toronto Canada July 24-28.  Le Fetuao SLC was selected from among thousands of presentation requests to share the unique implementation of incorporating...
(WS) Dr John Ah Ching.jpg  Salausa Dr. John Ah Ching, a former head of the OB/GYN unit at the LBJ Medical Center and now Samoa's Associate Minister of Health, was recently awarded the Pacific Society for Reproductive Health (P.S.R.H.) President's Medal. [photo: courtesy]
It has been six years since Salausa Dr. John Ah Ching retired from the LBJ Medical Center and moved to Samoa but his dedication to healthcare has not been swayed. Last week, Salausa, Samoa's Associate Minister of Health, led a delegation of six clinician representatives to the 12th biennial meeting...
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It has never been easier to get poke, the marinated raw ahi tuna that is the unofficial food of Hawaii, on the mainland. You’ll find the dish— pronounced po-kay — in Minnesota, Indiana and landlocked Colorado. There’s poke from Pittsburgh to Peoria, Ariz. You can buy poke kits in grocery stores,...
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Etena Fou Church in Las Vegas, Nevada opened their very first A'oga Samoa to all the Samoans in the area, and it has been very successful. Tama Ailao and Doris Tofaeono along with Samuelu Tialavea head the program. Pictured is the church group with some of the youngsters participating in the A’oga...
Mervin Tano, Kapiolani Community College KIKSAPA NASA TCU-ELO program intern, Haskell Native American University, Lawrence Kansas.  [courtesy photo]
Mervin Tano, a native Hawaiian student from Kapiolani Community College, was accepted by the 2017 NASA Summer Research Experience for Tribal College Undergraduates. As interns to the NASA funded project, students undergo intensive training in climate science, geospatial applications for science...
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Today, Filifilia and I stand before you, to greet you on this new morning in our lives. It is also a new morning in the history of Samoa. We salute you for the great honour that you have done us throughout the last ten years. We pay tribute to the many people who have helped make our journey as...
Mariah Limala'u Rae Naea is a Samoan girl who will be  representing the US in the Miss Teen Continents 2018 pageant next year. She is the daughter of Dorothy Meaole, and granddaughter of Ketesemane Meaole and the late Afano Limala'u Lemuga Meaole of Auto.  [photo: courtesy]
Mariah Limala'u Rae Naea's story is inspiring and definitely worthy of being shared. The reigning Miss Teen U.S. Continents is the daughter of Dorothy Meaole, and granddaughter of Ketesemane Meaole and Afano Limala'u Lemauga Meaole who sadly passed away at age 45 in 1994 due to colon cancer....
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Fort Shafter, HAWAII — Sons of Samoa serving the United States of America, a service that comes with many sacrifices, is even more telling on days like Father’s Day. As thousands of fathers celebrate their special day in the comfort of their homes, there are also men or fathers who have been on...
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On May 11, 2017, Dr. Elekosi Falelua Lafitaga graduated with a PhD. — Doctor of Philosophy degree — from UC Berkley. His focus is Biblical Studies and primarily on the New Testament. As part of his Doctorate study, he focused his dissertation on apocalyptic discourse in the Gospel of Matthew...

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