who doesn't LOVE to do that - as a child at least?? lol.
That's something my kids look forward to when they think of Samoa. So today I read in the Samoan Observer that it's illegal :( Boo Hoo. Has it always been illegal and the police have never bothered to police it? Or is it a new thing?
Too many chiefs, no Indians?
I think so.
Bit of a joke really.
My cousins had matai titles given out on their mothers side last year. (I'm related to their dad). Anyway, their mother was the only person alive who held this high chief title. So it was time to pass it on. She didn't only give the title to one of her daughters, she also gave the same title to her son. And it didn't stop there. The title was also given to 6 other direct nephews and nieces (some of them were brothers and sister too!!).
So out of a possible 15 first cousins, 8 of them were given this Ali'i title. Not to mention how many 'second' cousins got the same title.
I am no expert in this area...far from it!! But I know enough to know that this is just ridiculous!! Who is going to serve who? And to make it worse imo, Half of them couldn't speak Samoan to save themselves. Most of them wouldn't have a clue what holding such a high title involves and they sure as hell won't be contributing to anything they should be. So what exactly is the point??
I agree!! Samoa needs more women in parliament. Women
What a mess!
Good luck to sorting this one out *sigh* Sad for the family involved. I hope they can prove what they are claiming. Otherwise...kailo :(