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  • "The term 'humanities' includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.".

  • AMERICAN SAMOA HISTORY DAY GOES NATIONAL!NHD 2006. Tricia Sataua and Alapati Tautai representedAmerican Samoa at the National History Day Competition that was held at the University of Maryland, Washington D.C.last month. Tricia hails from Samoana High School Homeof the Sharks, and Alapati hails from Manulele Jr. High School. The two young historians won the best overall projects in our local History Day Competition that was held earlier this year.NHD 2004. Joseph Iosua and Nelly Lang from the Home of the Lions Leone High School took the overall best project for the Senior Division. Tolua Tavai, Theresa Kitiona, and Felicia Suaese took the overall best project for the Junior Division. They traveled to Washington D.C. in June of 2004 to compete among thousands of High School and Elementary students from across the Nation. Joseph Iosua and Nelly Lang made the top fifteen finalist. Congratulations to these young historians from American Samoa.

    NHD 2003. Mile Farani, Shepherd Alailemaleata, and Christine Moetala were our very first participants at the National History Day Competition. They hailed fromThe Home of the Vikings Fagaitua High School. After their hard work at the competition, they took some time out to meet the Congressman Faleomavaega and tour the historical capital of the United States.

  • Drama FestivalDrama Festival is an annual event that the Council supports to commemorate theNational Month of the Humanities in October. Pictured here is the reenactment of one of the versions of the origin of the fine mat named Moe ma le Fuefue . The Aumaga (untitled men) from Vatia put together the research and script for the play and then staged their performance at the Lee Auditorium in October of 2002.

  • Petesa Uta CCCAS Youth performed the Event entitled Tolo ga taua for the 2002 Drama Festival

  • Atisi o Samoa i Musika was a project that was proposed by the Petesa Uta CCCAS Youth under the ASHC Regrant Program. This project gained popularity in its originality and the exemplary historical research findings that were shared with all. The youth put together a professional presentation to identify the composers and the old Samoan favorite songs they wrote.


  • Teachers Workshop discussing the History Day Project

  • Drama Festival 2005 Futiga Methodist YouthAfao Catholic Youth

  • Alofau CCCAS YouthFutiga Methodist Youth

  • Atisi o Samoa i Musika : Petesa Uta CCCAS Youth

  • 2006 American Samoa Participants at the National History Day

  • "We the People"is a projectintroduced by President Bush and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Chairman, Bruce Cole. The project encourages and strengthens the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture. The Amerika Samoa Humanities Council utilized this initiative to support the compilation of a book called A History of American Samoa". Thisbook was designed to provide a comprehensive documentation of the history of the island from the pre-history period to the late 20th century. Launched in 1999, the book is now used in the High Schools as a resource for teaching the American Samoa History course.

  • SUMMER INTERNSHIPLeona Tuionoula : Intern 2005Ashley Ah-Loo and Faolua Lefiti : Interns 2006

  • Vailoatai CCCAS Youth RegrantFaafiafiaga Faasamoa Moni

  • Vailoa CCCAS Youth

  • Walk for the Humanities Dew of Life Sau o le Ola

  • Walk for the Humanities

  • DYWA Le Fatuga Project

  • Le Fatuga Project

  • HD 2014 Award Ceremony

  • 2013 NHD A.S. Students

  • *History Day Program

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