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DEPT. OF INTERIOR

Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata presents an ula fala to her former House colleague, new Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata presents an ula fala to her former House colleague, new Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland in the Secretary's office on July 4. Sec. Haaland made history when she became the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary. She is a member of the Pueblo of...
Nikolao Pula
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) has proposed more than $24 million in basic operations for the American Samoa government and nearly $10.3 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funds for the territory under the Biden Administration’s fiscal year...
Governor with directors during virtual meeting with DOI
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga was joined by four cabinet members during a virtual meeting from the Governor’s Office last week, with senior executives of the US Interior Department. According to brief information released on the ASG website — (americansamoa....
Amata in her DC office wearing a facemask
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) has transmitted $16,718,000 in grant funding to the American Samoa government to support the operations of the hospital, the community college, public schools, and the judicial system in the territory.    “The Office...
Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Nikolao Pula
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) is announcing the award of $1,033,100 in CARES Act grant funding to help Pacific Islander communities in Hawaii that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be administered by ...
James Barlow in a photo from his GoFundMe site
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The federal court in Washington D.C. has granted a joint motion by attorneys representing Territorial Correctional Facility inmate James Glenn Barlow and US Secretary of Interior David L. Bernhard, allowing the parties until Nov. 1st, to confer and propose a schedule for...
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WASHINGTON —The  U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs’ (OIA) Maintenance Assistance Program (MAP) supports the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. New MAP funding will also support the freely...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has informed US Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt some federal agencies are questioning the “merits and legitimacy” of his decision to allocate money to the Legislature and villages from American Samoa’s COVID-19 funds issued from the US...
U.S. Federal Court House Washington D.C.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Territorial Correctional Facility inmate, James Glenn Barlow, through his legal team, has filed a complaint with the US Secretary of Interior against the territory’s Attorney General’s Office, whose attorneys were accused of “deliberately” concealing inconsistent...
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Douglas W. Domenech announced Coral Reef Initiative and Natural Resources program funding from the Office of Insular Affairs to protect coral reefs, conduct clean-up and restoration activities, and...

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