Welcome to Faletuiga-Hawaii

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Photo Credit: 
In-house Photo/Moana Achica-Manuo
"Leaumoana" tuiga by Faletuiga, at Hungry Islander in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The women and youth of Samoa need not look far for stories of strength, wisdom, beauty and courage. Those qualities run through our veins, descendants of warriors, royalty and gifted navigators, artisans who ruled warfare, trade and commerce in pre-colonial island life. Through our traditional history, the advent of westerners, introduction of Christianity, colonialism and partitioning, migrations, diaspora and ensuing contemporary issues, the Samoan woman has remained a pillar of strength in the family, central in the Samoan way of life.

Sina, Nafanua, Salamasina and So’oa’emalelagi are just a few females from Samoan history who we can look to for inspiration to face the challenges of today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world.

Faletuiga is dedicated to my mother Lorita Fua Achica, on her 65th Birthday, dedicated to all the strong women of Samoa. May Heavenly Father continue to bless and keep all of you.

Tina Mata'afa-Elise,

Editor at Faletuiga and tautalatala.com

 

FALETUIGA: DANCE. WRITE. INSPIRE.