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Samoan and Hawaiian firefighters
Redding, CALIFORNIA — Twenty-one firefighters from American Samoa and Hawai’i were welcomed with prayer, food, drumming, dancing and singing by North State Native Americans in a historic gathering on Tuesday night in Redding. “When we first heard they were coming” to help fight the Carr Fire, “we...
Mount Fuji, JAPAN — Jacqueline Ale, daughter of HTC Ale Tifimalae (Fitiuta) and Fujiyama Nomura-Ale watched the sunrise from Mount Fuji in Japan on her 34th birthday. “My family has encouraged me to share this in hopes it would inspire other Samoans to venture out into the world and conquer more...
(L-R); Prime Minister Tuilaepa, Faalogo Situtuila Sissy Vuki, Samoa Cancer Society President - Lauaki Jason Annandale and Society’s Chief Executive Shelley Burich
Apia, SAMOA — Faalogo  Situtuila Sissy Eric Vaa Fa'alogo Te'o-Tuatagaloa Vuki and husband Tupuola Sione Vuki jump- started the recent ‘Shave, Save or Dye It’ fund raising drive by the Samoa Cancer Society as the first public donation of $1,000 to support the family of the late Manamea Apelu...
Samson Satele
Long before Oahu’s North Shore became a global hot spot for football, it was a pu`uhonua, a refuge under the protection of priests. Fugitives and villagers escaping the carnage of island warfare, or punishment for violating the traditional code of conduct, found sanctuary there—as long as they...
San Diego Fire Dept. recruiting Captain Shanley with firefighters from the National Park of American Samoa. They came to assist California with the Carr Fire in Redding.  Thanks to them and the thousands of firefighters from all over the United States who have converged on California.  "Neighbors...
Father Kelemete Puaauli (middle wearing white shirt), surrounded by some of the graduates from Fa’asao High School Class of 1988
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Father Kelemete Puaauli (middle wearing white shirt), surrounded by some of the graduates from Fa’asao High School Class of 1988, sitting at a new bus stop infront of Fa’asao Marist High School at Lepuapua. A dedication ceremony was held last Friday morning for the...
A full arm tattoo
WASHINGTON STATE — The Northwest Tatau Festival 2018 was a huge hit. For its third year, organizers decided to change the venue from the Tacoma Convention Center to the Puyallup Fairgrounds, and the move was genius! The kids were able to stay occupied on the inflatable bouncers while the adults...
Sai Timoteo
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Republican Hawaii state House candidate born in American Samoa has learned she's ineligible to run for office because she's not a U.S. citizen. Sai Timoteo said she didn't realize she wasn't allowed to vote or hold office. She's running for the Leeward Oahu seat vacated...
Pacific author Sia Figiel (L) with former teacher, Sister Vitolia Mo’a
Apia, SAMOA — Her extraordinary poetry won Sia Figiel the Polynesian Literary Competition in 1994. Then in 1997, her book “Where We Once Belonged” exploded onto the scene and earned her the Commonwealth Writer's Prize for Best First Book for the South East Asia - South Pacific region. She was the...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata visiting with active duty and retired military veterans and their families at Fort Knox recently
Washington, D.C. — July may start the lazy days of summer for some people but for me this year it has been the crazy days of summer. One of my top priorities is the education of our youth, who will be our future government, business, and political leaders one day. That is why during the 114th...

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