#aganuu

MOST RECENT

Mānaia tele mafutaga ma le afioga a le Tamaaʻāiga Tui Ātua Tupua Tamasese Tāʻisi ʻEfi ma lana masiofo Filifilia ma le afioga a Galumalemana Hunkin i le Fono o le Gagana Sāmoa 2018 i Utah.
Listened to great presentations from and had some wonderful conversations and dialogue with the paramount chief His Highness Tui Ātua Tupua Tamasese Tāʻisi ʻEfi his wife Her Highness Filifilia and the distinguished Samoan language scholar Galumalemana ʻAfereti Hunkin.
The 2nd Samoan Language Symposim in Utah 2018 (hosted by SAILI and BYU) these past two days was a great opportunity to learn more about the research and work to be done to perpetuate Samoan language in the Sāmoas and the diasporas.
We are greatly blessed to engage with many scholars and advocates for the perpetuating of our gagana. We are also inspired to continue to support gagana Sāmoa in all domains and we are encouraged by the words offered by His Highness Tui Ātua and Masiofo Filifilia.
We hope everyone who was able to attend is also inspired to continue to persevere in their work in their respective communities.
ʻIa ola le gagana Sāmoa! [May the Samoan language live!] #samoanlanguagesymposium2018 #fonoolegaganasamoa #gaganasāmoa #samoa #language #culture #aganuu #faasāmoa #traditional #practices #agaifanua #measina #a #le #atunuu #learnsamoan

“O le gagana e la’ei ai le aganu’u / Language characterizes the essence of culture!” A beautiful day spent up at Brigham Young University yesterday as we were able to participate in various workshops about our Samoan Culture/Aganuu for the 2018 Samoan Language Symposium. With Honorable guests His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese and Her Highness Filifilia Tamasese. 👑

Thank you S.A.I.L.I. - Sāmoana Integrated Language Initiative for the great honor and recognition last night! 🙏🏽❤️ Gratfeul for my parents, grandparents who taught and deeply rooted my culture and language within me! They are the real recipients of this award! To the great men, women and especially youth of the Heritage 11th Samoan Ward, I love you all! #Samoa #OleFaasinomaga #Aganuu #Love #Respect ✊🏽❤️

Awesome first day of the Samoan Language Symposium at BYU Provo, hosted by SAILI (Sāmoana Integrated Language Initiative) and Brigham Young University (BYU). Great to see the former Head of State of Sāmoa, His Highness Tui Ātua Tupua Tamasese ʻEfi and other great speakers.
Lot’s of great knowledge and research shared.
Tomorrow (September 21) is the last day. Visit www.samoanlanguage2018.org for registration and/or more information. Stop by and say hi as Learn Samoan will be there too!

#samoanlanguagesymposium2018 #samoan #language #symposium #conference #gagana #samoa #aganuu #faasamoa # love #of #language #culture #traditional #knowledge #customs #samoa

PC: Manusina Art @manusina_art

A #Samoan, a #Niuean and a #Tongan walk into a movie theatre... and it’s empty 😢😢😢. Had the pleasure of attending with my work sistas the screening of #OutOfState last night at the #PasifikaFilmFestival #Sydney. A moving doco about the journey of 2 #KanakaMaoli first learning and embracing their #Aganuu #HawaiianCulture in jail and taking that knowledge and #Mana out into the real world.
Was guttered to see that there was like only 10 of us in the whole theatre.
This festival is a chance for us to see our stories told through the eyes of our people so please get behind the #PasifikaFilmFestival in your region and support by attending and spreading the word.
No one can tell our stories with true authenticity than us.
#Polywood #Polynesian #Culture #Film #PacificIslander #Liverpool

@annagraceikiua @adrianne_03 follow me first and then I’ll follow u back. 😂😂😂😂 #HaaaryUp

After a great workout session with the usos...take me back to the Island with the good old Samoan song. Chooohoooo!!!
Boom!!!!! #Aigaalwaysandforever#MuamuaLeAtua
#culture#Samoanculture#aganuu
#faaaloalo#pese#sauia

Sauniga o Le Talalelei this weekend. Well wishes to all EFKS celebrating the introduction of gospel worldwide especially to my beautiful island of Samoa. Will reveal the rest on Sunday #efks #efksbrimbank #talalelei #efkspulegameleponematū #efksnorthcote #codbrimbank #efksmeadowheights #efksmelepone #efksperth #efkswatsonia #efksswanvalley #efksbulla #aganuu #saunigatalalelei

All Tuiga’s we make are named. This one is called #aganuutuiga in memory of a program we did back in 2016.
#aganuutuiga #samoa #aganuu #aitufa #masofa #laeicollective #efksbrimbank #menitrood #lupematasilatuao

The amount of times I almost said "lafa" instead of fala today 😂😂😂😂 #sulatoga #learningprocess #rookie #aganuu #samoa 🌺🌺🌺

Some nights to clear my head I’ll head back to my hometown, hit the beach and stop by my bro JP’s mural on the northside. #lbc #longbeachbreezy #longbeach #longbeachcalifornia #olealailepuleoletautua #mural #northsidelongbeach #213 #562 #samoan #faasamoa #taupou #measina #malu #aganuu

ASO FAʻAPITOA MO LE FESOASOANIGA AGAALOFA (World Humanitarian Day)

A throwback to the tsunami (galu lolo) that struck both Sāmoas and part of Tonga on September 29, 2009.
Faʻafetai to all those who rendered aid to the homeland, including those who donated and continue to aid our motherland during ongoing natural disasters. A big faʻafetai to those who continue to assist in humanitarian efforts around the Pacific and the world.
PC: Lorn Cramer (Wikipedia)
#worldhumanitarianday #samoa #americansamoa #samoan #learnsamoan #aganuu #gagana

FEAGAIGA SERIES: ʻO SINA MA ONA TUAGĀNE

Had a chance to visit the Samoan Flag Day Celebrations at Keʻehi Lagoon Park on Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi and we were graced with great performances.
One of the legends reenacted was that of the fāgogo of Sina and her brothers, all named Tui, performed by the Latter Day Saints (LDS) Waipahū First Samoan Ward.

This fāgogo (fāgono) is a tale that is told to young children to teach them how Samoan brothers and sisters should behave amongst each other and to reinforce the sacred relationship of the feagaiga and the special obligations brothers have toward their sisters.
Although children were raised together by a certain age, they were socialized separately not only to teach Samoan gender roles and responsibilities, but more importantly, to convey, teach, and reinforce the importance of the feagaiga relationship between brothers and sisters. For everyone raised under the same household were treated as brothers and sisters and everyone from the same village were treated as quasi-brothers and sisters. Thus, relations between members living in the same household or within the same village were considered incest - seʻi tulou (unless they were between spouses, who were acquired from outside the village). Stay tuned as we will share in detail the fāgogo about Sina and her brothers in detail in future posts.

#feagaiga #sacred #sister #national #sisters #day #aiga #I #love #traditional #samoan #culture #history #customs #traditions #legends #people #language #gagana #Samoa #samoans #polynesia #pacific #aganuu #faasamoa #learnsamoan #nation

A new MĀLIETOA

His Highness Mālietoa Tanumāfili II became the first Co-Head of State of the Independent State of Sāmoa in 1962, along with His Highness Tupua Tamasese Meaʻole.
The late Mālietoa passed away in 2007 and the title has been vacant for more than 10 years. [Note, in the traditional Samoan system of governance (faʻamatai), no one is born as a matai (a titled person or ‘chiefʻ); ʻchiefs’ are elected by their families and formally recognized by their nuʻu (village). When one becomes a matai, one is bestowed the title of a chief and takes this title as a personal name. This title is passed down from generation to generation, but there is no mandated line of succession as it is the family that owns the title that elects from among their own suli (heirs) to become their matai based on several factors.] Because the Mālietoa family is so large, there are several branches and, in the past, when no clear title holder could be determined, various parties would go to war and the winning party would become the mālō (ruling party). After the introduction of western court systems, wars became discouraged and eventually obsolete and the courts determined who would become the next titleholder. This did not mean that there would be no challenges or resistance to court decisions.

In December 2017, the Land and Titles Court ruled in favor of Papāliʻi Faʻamausili Mōlī, the son of the late Mālietoa, after the three recognized branches of the family, Mālietoa Talavou, Mālietoa Natuitasina, and Mālietoa Mōlī came to a compromise to bestow the title on Papāliʻi Faʻamausili (of the Mōlī clan) and then to rotate the title to the Natuitasina and then the Talavou branches. There were still objections by different factions of the family and court challenges are likely to continue.
A court order was put in place to prevent the bestowal of the pāpā title Gatoʻaitele on the newly installed Mālietoa.
Photo Credit: Talamua Media (see link: www.talamua.com)

#malietoa #tamaaiga #Samoa #aiga #I #love #traditional #samoan #culture #history #customs #traditions #legends #people #language #gagana #Samoa #samoans #polynesia #pacific #aganuu #faasamoa #learnsamoan #nation

1 decade later. 💙❤
History has been made!
#samoa #aganuu #malietoa #sualaupule
Pc: @samoa_observer (Misiona Simo)

O au measina Samoa ia e auafa,
Lau avei nei matala ma fuatia oe e tagata
I upu folasia i ala ae le aa.
Aputiputi i lau aganuu
#Ava #aganuu #faafotutupu #Malietoa #hamo #malie
Always proud of you dad ❤
Thank you @jnaseri for the photo ☺

Faʻafotutupu le suafa Tamaaʻāiga le susuga a le Tapaʻau Faʻasisina MĀLIETOA Papāliʻitele Faʻamausili Mōlī
The paramount title of Mālietoa, one of the four Tamaaʻāiga titles, has been bestowed on the son of the late Mālietoa (Tanumāfili II), Papāliʻi Faʻamausili Mōlī in a title investiture ceremony performed today (17 August 2018) in the village of Malie on the malae of Vaopipi.
Note: Unlike other Tamaʻāiga and high chiefs who are addressed as “afioga” (an honorific similar to the English “your highness”), the Mālietoa title is traditionally addressed as “susuga.” Photo Credits: Radio New Zealand (RNZ): Tipi Autagavaia (See this link for the full story: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/pacific/364302/malietoa-paramount-title-bestowed-in-samoa ) @radionewzealand
#malietoa #tamaaiga #Samoa #aiga #I #love #traditional #samoan #culture #history #customs #traditions #legends #people #language #gagana #Samoa #samoans #polynesia #pacific #aganuu #faasamoa #learnsamoan #nation

FEAGAIGA SERIES

Po ʻo ai ʻoloʻo tausia ma faʻamamaluina lava le vā feagai lea a le tuagāne ma le tuafafine i totonu o o lātou ʻāiga? (Who still observes this in their families?) According to tōfā ʻAumua Mataʻitusi Simanu, the feagaiga (relationship between brothers and sisters) is so sacred that certain protocols should be observed.
Among them are the following:
- E lē mafai ona ʻai se tuagāne seʻiloga ʻua ʻuma ona tāumafa le tuafafine (Brothers do not eat until their sisters have been served and have eaten. Sisters usually ate with their parents and were served by their brothers, who cooked the food. Traditionally in Samoan culture, men did the cooking and the brothers and husbands of their sisters prepared the meals and served the sisters along with the elders). - E sā ona sōlia le moega o le teine (Brothers must not violate their sisters’ sleeping quarters by sleeping in their beds)
- E sā ona ʻofu se tuagāne ʻi se ʻofu o se tuafafine (Brothers must not wear their sisters clothes, including their lavalava)
- ʻAua neʻi ō faʻatasi e tafafao pē matamata faʻatasi tīfaga (Brothers and sisters do not watch movies or go out to have fun together)

These prohibitions were put in place to preserve the sanctity of the “feagaiga” relationship so as to avoid violating the sacred vā (space/relationship) between brothers and sisters. Any topics of sexual reference were avoided in the presence of each other, thus, sisters and brothers socialized separately to avoid these encounters and any breach of this sacred space.

To see the complete video, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWC0BkbXCFw.

Video Credit: Breadfruit Open Spaces, Produced by Dr. Lola Bautista; translation provided by afioga Loau Dr. Luafata-Simanu; interviewer: Dr. Tina Tauasosi-Posiulai.

#feagaiga #sacred #sister #national #sisters #day #aiga #I #love #traditional #samoan #culture #history #customs #traditions #legends #people #language #gagana #Samoa #samoans #polynesia #pacific #aganuu #faasamoa #learnsamoan #nation

Tofaeono Tanuvasa Tavale Memorial in Nofoali’i, Samoa.

We miss and love you ❤️ #service #tusitala #aganuu #humility #love #faasoa

SLP: Im very humbled and honored to have done this tattoo for my Unko with a heart of gold and love for everyone around him. Thank you to my OGs @tuiandlou for all their support and alofas. I thank God for guiding my path to meet you two.💪💯
Alofa atu me Familia, til next time!
Cheehoooo
(Broke my phone a few month back, finally got my pics n vids back).
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