Leaupepe titles bestowed at Fasito’o

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu ,

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NEW MATAI TITLE HOLDERS:  Thirty six new Leaupepe title holders were blessed at Fasito'o-uta yesterday.

NEW MATAI TITLE HOLDERS: Thirty six new Leaupepe title holders were blessed at Fasito'o-uta yesterday. (Photo: Joyetter Luamanu)

Thirty six new Leaupepe chiefly title holders celebrated a new chapter of their lives at Fasito’o-uta early yesterday morning. 

The bestowal ceremony was conducted by Reverend Uta Muaulu of the Fasito’o Congregational Christian Church of Samoa at the Maota o Tapulaaia. 

The new chiefs were urged to consider the important role they were taking on and that being a Chief is a calling. 

He pointed to other villages and families who are disconnected because of Chiefly titles. 

“Being a chief is a calling and it plays a very important role in our daily lives,” said Rev. Muaulu. 

The women and men of all ages were part of the bestowal. 

The family will add more chiefs today, this time orator titleholders.

Leaupepe Laa’uli Talauta told the Samoa Observer there are two ceremonies.

One for the Leaupepe titles and the second one today for more than 20 orators.

They will be officially introduced during a feasty. 

The last time the family bestowed the title Leaupepe was 2005.

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