Lefaga celebrate new Chiefs and Orators

By Deidre Tautua-Fanene ,

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NEW TITLEHOLDERS: Tiumalu Klause VanHeeswyk and Tolumaanave Richard Annandale.

NEW TITLEHOLDERS: Tiumalu Klause VanHeeswyk and Tolumaanave Richard Annandale. (Photo: Deidre Tautua-Fanene)

The village of Gagaifolevao, Lefaga welcomed 27 new titleholders of the Sā Su’a family during a colorful and elaborate ceremony last Saturday. 

There were five different Chiefly titles that were bestowed. This includes the High Chief title Su’a, along with four orator titles Tiumalu, Vaofusi, Leautulagi and Tolumaanave. 

Among those who were bestowed the Su’a chiefly title was Police Commissioner Fuiavaili’ili Egon Keil, Chief Executive Officer of Agriculture and Fisheries Tilafono David Hunter.

Prior to the traditional formalities, the titleholders were blessed by Rev. Ruperake Petaia of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa in Gagaifolevao. He urged the new titleholders to take their role seriously. “Being a leader comes with great responsibilities, not only to families, but to the village and churches. 

“You have been chosen to become leaders of your family and that means you are responsible to lead your families to great things,” he said.

“Being a leader is a calling and it plays a very important role in our everyday lives.

“Honesty and Love are the most important key factors in the role that you are now carrying.”

 

SU’A:

1. Su’a Filo

2. Su’a Simona

3. Su’a Faasiusiu

4. Su’a Geoffery

5. Su’a Maki

6. Su’a Egon Keil

7. Su’a Solomona

8. Su’a Tuilagi

9. Su’a Ulusa Peti Tiitii

10. Su’a Esekia 

11. Su’a Fiaalii

12. Su’a David Hunter

 

Tolumaanave Pili and Vaofusi Anani at the family event.
Tolumaanave Pili and Vaofusi Anani at the family event.
Vaofusi Esau, Tolumaanave Luka and Leaana Fesilafai, smiles for Samoa Observer camera.
Vaofusi Esau, Tolumaanave Luka and Leaana Fesilafai, smiles for Samoa Observer camera.
Newly titleholder, Vaofusi Sione and La Sione.
Newly titleholder, Vaofusi Sione and La Sione.
Attending the family celebration, Su'a Faiaoga, Su'a Julia Wallwork and Su'a Hellene Wallwork.
Attending the family celebration, Su'a Faiaoga, Su'a Julia Wallwork and Su'a Hellene Wallwork.

TIUMALU:

1. Tiumalu Sefulu

2. Tiumalu Sasa’e

3. Tiumalu Klause

4. Tiumalu Arona

 

VAOFUSI:

1. Vaofusi Esau

2. Vaofusi Sione

3. Vaofusi Terry 

4. Vaofusi Amani

 

LEAUTULAGI:

1. Leautulagi Popo

2. Leautulagi Lave

 

TOLUMAANAVE:

1. Tolumaanave Luka

2. Tolumaanave Peni

3. Tolumaanave Risati

4. Tolumaanave Victor 

5. Tolumaanave Pili.

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