1 June 2012
Venue: Fale Pasifika (Building 275), 20 Wynyard Street, City Campus
Host: The Centre for Pacific Studies
To mark and commemorate 50 years of Samoan independence the Centre for Pacific Studies is hosting a special event. Commemorating the first Pacific nation to again become independent, speakers will also examine how independence came about and what Samoans have subsequently achieved with their independence. The event programme includes the showing of a rare film made for Samoan independence, a brief talk by historian Associate-Professor Damon Salesa on the process of Samoan independence before and since 1962, and a panel discussion by leading Samoan scholars and academics drawn from throughout the university, including Dr. Patisepa Tuafuti, Phd candidate Falaniko Tominiko, Rev. Uesifili Unasa and Dr. Melani Anae.