Talanoa: The Honourable Le Afioga Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa

Our Talanoa series comes out of our Marsden Project (2019-2023), 'Vā Moana: space and relationality in Pacific thought and identity'.

The Honourable Le Afioga Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa replies to Lealiʻifano Albert Refiti’s question about the Samoan notion of vā on her recent visit to Te Wānanga Aronui Auckland University of Technology. Fiamē is the seventh Prime Minister of Sāmoa and the first woman to do so as leader of the Faʻatuatua i le Atua Sāmoa ua Tasi party since 2021.

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