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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...
MV LADY NAOMI
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The passenger ship, the MV Lady Naomi, which sailed between Samoa and American Samoa, has been intentionally sunk off the coast of Apia after 26 years of service. With a length of 46.5 meters and a width of 11.43 meters, it was a significant presence on the waters...
Dr. Michael Fusi Ligaliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Dr. Michael Fusi Ligaliga is assistant professor and program lead of Pacific Island Studies at Brigham Young University in Hawaii. He spoke this week during a Nevada National Guard State Partnership Program (SPP) workshop in Carson City. “One of the things I am extremely...
Cook Islanders rehearsing
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After an eight-year break due to the Covid pandemic, the world's largest Pacific festival is kicking off this week. Hundreds of indigenous Pacific islanders are gathered in Hawai'i for the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC). The event was established...
Lt Gov. at MIF
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The final day of roundtable discussions at the 26th Micronesian Islands Forum (MIF) concluded Tuesday, June 4, 2024, with commitments from member leaders to greater cooperation and investment on issues they face collectively as a subregion.  Leaders shared their...
strings in the Pacific
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Far away powers have strategic and economic reasons for hanging on to their colonies in the South Pacific. When the sun rose over the islands of Samoa on 1 January 1962, it brought with it the dawn of a new era: independence. Samoa officially celebrates its independence...

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