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Ta'u kids with their va'a apa photo & capation

Ta'u kid with his va'a apa

Ta'u kids with their va'a apa at the beach holding their own boat race. Island innovation and a childhood memory for most who grew up in Manu'a. The Va'a Apa is constructed using aluminum sheet metal for roofing and lumber and a few nails to make a boat. One of the Flag Day events, in the 1970s, featured single-man canoe races in the va’a apa, as well as in the small single hull wood canoes. [photo: Justine Puniolo Gago/ Manu’atele Facebook]