Nov 22

Sefa Aina

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Sefa Aina A.K.A: Iosefa Aina BIRTH DATE: PLACE OF BIRTH: Honolulu, Hawai’i EDUCATION: UCLA: Bachelor of Arts in History and a Masters degree (in progress) VILLAGES IN SAMOA: Sefa’s father is from Fitiuta in Manua and his mother is from Aoa in Tutuila, American Samoa   KNOWN FOR: Associate Dean and Director of …

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Aug 14

Lemi Ponifasio

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Lemi Ponifasio A.K.A: Sala Lemi Ponifasio BIRTH DATE: 1964 PLACE OF BIRTH: Lano, Samoa EDUCATION: Auckland University: Philosophy and politics VILLAGES IN SAMOA: His father is from Leava’a   KNOWN FOR: Founder of MAU, Choreographer and Director   CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 Awarded the 2013 Artist in Residence Award to the National University …

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Jul 16

Peyton Siva

Personal Life: Peyton Robert Siva Jr. (nickname: Pey-Pey born October 24, 1990 in Seattle, Washington, USA) is a professional Basketball player in the NBA. He is the third person of Samoan heritage who has played in the NBA, after Wally Rank and James Johnson. Siva is the son of Yvette Gaston and Samoan father, Peyton …

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Jul 02

Bernice Mene

Personal Life: Bernice Papasina Mene MNZM (born 18 January 1975, New Zealand) is a Language Teacher, Sports Mentor, and a former New Zealand Silver Ferns Netball player. She sits on several Boards throughout New Zealand, and has been a regular TV commentator at national Netball tournaments. She has played 78 tests for the Silver Ferns …

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Jun 10

Grace Rasmussen

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Grace Rasmussen A.K.A: BIRTH DATE: March 18, 1988 PLACE OF BIRTH: Auckland, New Zealand EDUCATION:   KNOWN FOR: NZ Netball player VILLAGES IN SAMOA:   SHORT BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2005 – Grace made her domestic netball debut playing in the National Bank Cup for the Auckland Diamonds. 2008 – Debuted for …

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Jun 09

Cathrine Latu

QUICK FACTS: NAME: Catherine Latu A.K.A: BIRTH DATE: October 25, 1986 PLACE OF BIRTH: Auckland, New Zealand EDUCATION:   KNOWN FOR: NZ Netball player VILLAGES IN SAMOA:   SHORT BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Cathrine was eligible to play for Samoa through her father who is of Tongan and Samoan heritage 2011 – Won Silver at …

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