|Fa'a Samoa: Samoan Way
Samoa Observer. april 2001.
A to B: 'People would love to know how we do it here in Samoa.'
B to A: 'Why do they do it different elsewhere?'
A to B: 'I have heard it is done differently everywhere'
B to A: I didn't think it could be done any other way, that's just not right '
A to B: 'Not right, are we talking about same thing, what are you talking about?
B to A: 'You know, everything. If it is not done the SAMOAN WAY it's not been done!"
Fa'a Samoa: Samoan Way
Traditional Polynesian culture
Very important are:
- Christian values
Many children in family, everybody lives in family groups.
Traditional customs (songs, dances) well alive.
Relatives abroad as well as media introducing Western values and lifestyle