Polynesian Dancing

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By: Aisha Reyes | Kristina Guerrero Posted: 3:35 PM, May 25, 2022 Updated: 8:58 AM, May 26, 2022

While some assume the term ‘Pacific Islander’ refers to individuals from the island of Hawaii, the reality is that it encompasses a wide range of Indigenous people from a vast array of regions in the South Pacific. As we celebrate Pacific Islanders in the month of May, we take you to the region of Samoa in Polynesia where we learn the basics of the cultural dance, the Siva Samoa. Polynesian dance group, Tausala, teaches us the language of storytelling through movement.