Matou te tutú ma le loto gatasitasi, ma ã matou Tagata Amerika Asia & Tagatãnu’u ole ãtu Pasefika

Ua matou tūtū ma o tagata nu’u eseese o Asia Amerika ma tagata nu’u mai i motu eseese o le Pasefika I totonu o le Itumalo o King ina ua alia’e lē malosi o le loto ita ma le fa’ailoga lanu I tagata Asia ma isi lava solitulafono. Mai le amataga o le fa’ama’i o le COVID-19, sa vaaia ai le to’atele o tagata fa’ailoga lanu ma loto ita i tagata nu’u mai i Asia ua fa’apenᾱ ona i ai se popolega ma ua fa’ateia ai le to’atele. Matou te lē lagolagoina ni tagata fa’ailoga lanu, loto ita po’o se tasi e faia ni tulaga e lamatia ai se ola o se isi ona o lona lanu po’o le atunu’u e sau ai.

O le matou tali atu i le loto ita, ua matou iloaina o tusitusiga e auala i ata o se tasi lea auala fa’apitoa e ui mai ai se fa’amalōlōga i se fa’alapotopotoga. O le aso nei, ua matou fa’asoasoaina atu ai ni tusitusiga ata mai nisi o tusi ata lauiloa i totonu nei, o’i latou nei-Che Sehyun, Yvonne Chan, Toka Valu and Tori Shao-ua latou fa’asoasoaina mai ᾱ latou tusitusiga ata ina ia tatou fiafia fa’atasi e auala lea i le fa’amalōlōga mo le tatou fa’apotopotoga, fa’amalōlōga po’o le filemu i ō tatou tagata nu’u ma aganu’u, ma le fa’amautinoaina o le tatou galulue fa’atasi.

Yellow, brown, and light orange toned piece of art by Toku Valu with lots of texture. In this print, there are textured trees and sun in the background. At the foreground, seven individuals with masks are puling boxes out of the back of the vehicle and stacking them. Being depicted is a typical day at a PICA-WA food distribution site where several of our Pacific Islander young people and adults continuously show up to volunteer, support the livelihoods of our fellow Pasifika community members, and also connect and fellowship with each other.
Tusitusiga ata mai ia Toka Valu

“(O lenei ata) ua tusia fa’apitoa e fai ma taiala I se taimi umi mo tatou aganu’u ma fa’asinomaga ua fa’aolatia mai ma aulia mai lenei augatupulaga a’o feagai ai tatou ma se aga fa’amalosia ina ia soloesea le lagolago fa’atasi io tatou lava tagata. O lenei fo’i o le tatou lototasi ma felagolagoma’i e fa’atāuaina leo o ō tatou tagatanu’u o le Pasefika o lo’o galulue fa’atasi e fesoasoani le tasi i lē tasi i le alualu I luma.” -Toka Valu

This is a piece of art by artist Che Sehyun. This is a photograph in which a femme person with colored facepaint, black heart glasses, and a flowered headdress, is taking a selife in front of a pink and blue wall. Overlayed on top of the photo is white text in caps that reads, "Respect my Culture, Respect My Life, I am Beautiful." At the bottom of the photo, there is white text that says "@HAFAROLDY. Chamoru Cultural Worker."
FA’AALOALO MA AVA I LA’U AGANU’U
FA’AALOALO MA AVA MO LO’U OLA
O A’U OSE TAGATA AULELEI
-CHESEHYUN
@HAFAROLDY
CHAMORU CULTURAL WORKER

“Ou te tū fa’atasi mo le lumana’i o tatou aganu’u ma le lagolagoina o le galulue fa’atasi o tatou tagata nu’u i le fa’atᾱuaina o tatou tuaᾱ ma agaifanua o tatou olaga o lo’o aumaia ai le matagofie ō ō tatou olaga.” -CheSehyun

This particular illustration is of Sun Wukong (孙悟空) or the Monkey King - a legendary figure and rebellious prankster with many supernatural powers. The Monkey King has a dramatic head dress with orange flames, a painted face with yellow and red circles aroudn the eyes, and is wearing a turquoise mask. The costume includes a large red and white bow around the neck. The Monkey King is weilding a red pole with black bamboo etches. The background is a dark dramatic purple.
Tusitusiga ata mai ia Tori Shao

“O pesepesega fa’apitoa fa’aSaina o se tasi lenei auala o pesepesega fa’atifaga, ma o latou toniga ma valiina ō latou foliga sa amata mai i le tele o senituri ua tuana’i ma ua avea nei ma se fa’ailoga pe atagiᾱ ai le matou fiafia i lō matou fa’asinomaga. O nisi tagata ata e fa’aalia I tala fagōgō ma tala mai anamua sa teuina ma fa’amaumauina se’i o’o mai i aso ma taimi- nei fa’apena i le a’afia ai i le COVID-19 ma le fa’ailogalanu sa maua ai, o le aso nei o ufimata o fa’ailoga ia o nisi o tatou tagata nu’u aemaise fo’i le galulue fa’atasi.” -Tori Shao

Ia taofia le loto ita ma le fa’ailoga tagata
Tusitusiga ata mai ia Yvonne Chan

“E leai ni tali faigofie e mafai ona tatou fa’afesiligia ai nisi e fa’atatau i nei mataupu-ae o le nofo mata’ala ina ia tatou felagolagoma’i i le sapasapaia o tatou pisinisi laiti e patino i tatou tagata nu’u mai Asia. Mo le taimi fa’aauauina, o lo’o mana’omia lava le puipuia o tatou tagata nu’u Asia. Ia taofia le loto ita ma le fa’ailoga tagata!” -Yvonne Chan