Lack of trust

Re: Customary land and the aiga

The reason people don’t trust their sa’o anymore is because some are no longer operating in traditional way where they were equals among their aiga and only representatives of the aiga they were elected to represent. 

ADVERTISEMENT

But because some have taken on the white man’s concept of being the head of the family to lord over others and take everything for themselves people are starting to distrust the sa’o.

It is the white man’s version of royalty that has turned these bad sa’o into white people instead of good Samoan traditional sa’o that were the representatives of the aiga doing what the family wanted for the betterment of the family as a whole.

 

Wendy Wonder

Related Stories


Bg pattern top

Sign in for free to read more stories

Bg pattern light

UPGRADE TO PREMIUM

Subscribe to Samoa Observer Online

Enjoy access to over a thousand articles per month, on any device as well as feature-length investigative articles.

Ready to signup?