Category Archive: Politics

Jul 04

Arthur Anae

Personal Life: Anae Arthur Anae (born 1945, Fiji) is a former Member of Parliament serving six years as a National List MP. After Anae was born his parents eventually returned to Samoa. When Anae was five years old, his family migrated from Samoa to New Zealand in 1951.  

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Jul 04

Mark Gosche

Personal Life: Vui Mark Gosche (born December 02, 1955, Auckland, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand Member of Parliament (MP) for the Labour Party. Gosche was bestowed with the Samoan matai title Vui at his grandmother’s village of Lano in Samoa in April of 2007. Gosche resigned from his Ministerial duties in 2008, to …

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Jul 04

Eni Faleomavaega

Personal Life: Eni Faleomavaega (born August 15, 1943, Vailoatai, American Samoa) is a former Lieutenant Governor of American Samoa, and current Democratic House of Representative in Congress since 1989. He served in the United States Army from 1966-1969, and as an officer in the United States Army Reserve from 1982-1989. Faleomavaega also served in the …

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Jul 04

Luamanuvao Winnie Laban

Personal Life: Luamanuvao Winifred ‘Winnie’ Laban QSO (born in 1955), is Assistant Vice Chancellor (Pasifika) at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Laban has previously served as a Member of Parliament for Mana Electorate representing the Labour Party, Minister of Pacific Island Affairs, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, and Associate Minister of Social …

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Jul 04

Mufi Hannemann

Personal Life: Muliufi ‘Mufi’ Hannemann (born July 16, 1954, Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American politician of the Democratic party and former Mayor of Honolulu, Hawaii.  

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Jul 03

Pat Luce

Personal Life: Pat Luce is an advocate of Civil Rights for Samoan and Pacific Islanders in the United Sates. Luce is the daughter of white missionaries to Samoa, Maurice and Corabell Luce. Luce was responsible for the milestone of the 1984 California Assembly bill AB3366, which allowed for the first time, print of the word …

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