Chiefly titles bestowed at Lauli’i

By Ilia L. Likou ,

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Tagaloa Joyce and Tagaloa Seneuila.

Tagaloa Joyce and Tagaloa Seneuila.

The village of Lauli’i welcomed 31 new titleholders of the Sā Maposuā family during a colorful and elaborate ceremony yesterday morning.

Among the titles conferred were Maposua, Tagaloatele and Sulamanaia. The new titleholders come from the family of Maposua Ioane.

The ceremony was held at Malaē where the titleholders were blessed by pastors of different denominations within the village during the ceremony.

High Chief, Maposua To’aitiiti, said yesterday’s ceremony had taken a while to plan but the family is pleased that it has been done.

Leinafo Maria and Toleafoa Fa’aaemalo.
Leinafo Maria and Toleafoa Fa’aaemalo.
New titleholders ready to serve.
New titleholders ready to serve.
Maposua Tola, Maposua Iese and Tagaloa Peretania.
Maposua Tola, Maposua Iese and Tagaloa Peretania.
Maposua Ipu and Tagaloa Siaosi.
Maposua Ipu and Tagaloa Siaosi.
Maposua Tanya and  Maposua Fuaina.
Maposua Tanya and Maposua Fuaina.
A joyful moment for the family.
A joyful moment for the family.

“Many of them (new titleholders) are from America, Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia,” he said.

“We thank God for making all things possible. These titles are all about coming together to serve our family in whatever way we can.”

Traditional formalities followed the formal ceremony.

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