This month, we celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month!
In National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, fa'a Samoa – or the Samoan way of life – is the cultural context for all sanctuary activities and functions. Fa'a-Samoa places great importance on the dignity and achievements of the group rather than individuals. Here, a group from the island of Ta'u practices for the annual Flag Day fautasi (longboat) regatta.
(Photo: David J. Ruck/NOAA)