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SAM Pilisi
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — If 'a burden shared is a burden halved', what is the burden of service? The first of its kind research is exploring 'the cost of service' on Pacific populations. University of Auckland doctoral candidate researcher Asetoa Sam Pilisi said there is a cultural burden to...
Te Pāti Māori members
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a similar move to Samoa’s Mau Movement in 1908, Te Pāti Māori (Māori Party) is focused on transforming Aotearoa into a nation that respects the tino rangatiratanga (sovereignty) of tangata whenua. Mau was established by the Samoan chiefs to create their government and...
Waylon Muller, the most-medaled athlete in Marshall Islands history
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Micronesian Games kicked off in Majuro Saturday night with a gala celebration that featured sports delegations from the 10 islands in the sub-region parading in uniform with flags and banners along a newly opened track field. Participants also saw rarely performed...
Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council LOGO
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A report prepared for the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council and summarized for local media, highlights a nearly 8% decline in revenue for the Hawai‘i longline fishery due to a drop in average fish prices at the first point of landing in Honolulu Harbor...
Tuurama Ariki Declaration signing
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A historic meeting of traditional leaders has been a poignant moment at the 50th anniversary Pacific arts and culture festival in Hawai'i. Traditional leaders from across the Pacific have met during the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) to sign a...
AMERICAN SAMOA DANCE TROUP
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The world's largest event celebrating pacific culture has united thousands of delegates, leaders, performers and spectators through uplifting marginalized indigenous groups fighting extinction and the right to self-govern. A community elder from Guam Anthony Borja said...
Samoa Airways twin otter that is being retrofitted
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samoa Airway’s twin otter aircraft that is being retrofitted in Canada will return in November as the old parts are being removed and new ones fitted. The aircraft, registered under Samoa Airways as 5W-FAW, is now under the care of Unity Aviation Canada Ltd. “This week,...
Talanoaifaivaoalii “Talanoa” J. Lagafuaina with painting
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The fourth day of the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture saw a live visual arts demonstration in painting & cultural arts, educational exchange during the Pacific led symposium and encore performances at the Bishop Museum. One of the highlights for American Samoa...
Beveridge reef
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A new film from National Geographic, 'Protecting Paradise: The Story of Niue', promises to provide a glimmer of hope amongst negative environmental news. The documentary, now out on Disney+ follows a group of community members from Niue who have put nearly half their...
Interior of a house in the Ratak Chain
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Influence and contact with different groups of European explorers brought huge changes to the once-simple life of people in the Marshall Islands. These changes could have flushed the islanders' traditions and beliefs into oblivion if not for the stories and legends...

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