Event: North Carolina Polynesian Festival
Dates: July 24 & 25, 2015
Friday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Onslow Pines Park, 1244 Onslow Pines Road, Jacksonville, NC
Description: Experience the Islands of the South Pacific: Live Polynesian Entertainment - Polynesian Food - Crafts - Vendors - Music - Games - Fun Activities for Children
University of Main at Fort Kent: List of BSN students who received their nursing pins includes Aolele Asafo-Ta'afua from Pago Pago, American Samoa. »Click here to read more...
DOI Announces Internships for Office of Insular Areas
Washington D.C., May 19, Tuesday -- Congresswoman Aumua Amata, was informed of the selection of four students from the U.S. Insular areas to participate in the Office of Insular Affairs Internship Program.
The following four students were selected to participate in the program: Fuatino Leleo Solaita of American Samoa, James Passi Camacho of the Northern Mariana Islands, Cajay S.T. Jacobs of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Martin Joseph Moore III of the Republic of Palau. These successful students were chosen out of a pool of approximately 400 applicants from across the country for this paid internship program, the first of its kind for the insular areas. »Click here to read more...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata and Assistant Secretary Esther Kia'aina
May 19, 2015: Takata agrees to national recall of certain types of driver and passenger side air bag inflators. This expands the number of vehicles to be recalled for defective inflators to nearly 34 million. NHTSA will coordinate remedy program. Visit safercar.gov for more information and to search potential issues related to your vehicle.
January 1, 2015: Talofa to all Manuatele. I am in search of my family ancestry. I am a daughter of the late Tu'uao Siaosi; he also goes by the name Tuimoloau. I know my dad hails from the village of Sili, Manu'a. I have sketchy information about my Dads family background, however I know a few names from my Dads side like my Uncle Fetui Malelega, and Aunty Mauiu Scanlan. So, if anyone has any idea of my family background, any help would be appreciated. (Tufa Montgomery - Lincoln, Alabama)
January 27, 2014: Talofa to all my people of Manu'atele... It is a blessing to see so many people, especially the young, searching their ROOTS. God Bless Manu'atele as well as our brothers and sisters from Tutuila, Aunu'u, Savai'i and Upolu. My family name is LEASAU (Igoa Sau Mai Tu'i Manu'a)... I'm also showing respect to other "Royal" names such as.. NUA, MOLIGA, and LEFITI. My Grandpa is a LEASAU from Ta'u, and my Grandma is a MUASAU from Ofu... My bloodline is 100% Manu'atele. I was born and raised in California. I'm interested in my Samoan history and family tree. God Bless the humble Manu'a. (Josh Tuito'elau Leasau)
""I'm really grateful, really grateful for the opportunity," he said. "I want to represent for our community. I want to represent for the kids in the future. I hope that I inspire them." Tausili is the oldest of five kids in the Fiatoa family. He's been playing football for six years. He sees his future on the gridiron. "He does a very good job of keeping himself grounded. He's still very much a kid. He understands what he has and what he got," said his father Kaipo Fiatoa. Tausili attends Kahuku Intermediate where he maintains a 3.4 GPA. He may have his own highlight reel on YouTube, but you won't find him on social media."
The guest speaker for the event was Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia T. Vimoto, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg command sergeant major. Vimoto, who is from American Samoa, talked about diversity among Army Soldiers, but noted they all share a common goal. "These unique cultures are represented in our diverse Army, and stand as a testament to the Army's commitment to promoting equality and inclusion, which is our theme for this year," said Vimoto. "Everywhere you look in our Army everyone is different; different ethnic background, different upbringing and different physical structure or appearance, but we share a common purpose, to fight and win our Nation's Wars."
Blue Star Museums
The Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America are reaching out to members of the United States armed forces. It offers free admission to active duty military personnel including members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard and Reserve, with up to five family members, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa are participating in the program including children's museums, fine art museums, history and science museums and nature centers.