Village meeting is conducted by the High Talking Chief

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Nua Seetaga, American Samoa, October 31, 2009 -- High Talking Chief Faletogo Taliloa conducts the village meeting in which debris removal from private property - village communal property - is explained. He spoke mostly in Samoan, but also repeated key information in English. A High Talking Chief is the chief who does most of the talking in village affairs, Taliloa explained. A native of American Samoa, he lived in the San Francisco area for many years before returning the American Samoa to retire. Richard O'Reilly/FEMA
Nua Seetaga, American Samoa, October 31, 2009 -- High Talking Chief Faletogo Taliloa conducts the village meeting in which debris removal from private property - village communal property - is explained. He spoke mostly in Samoan, but also repeated key information in English. A High Talking Chief is the chief who does most of the talking in village affairs, Taliloa explained. A native of American Samoa, he lived in the San Francisco area for many years before returning the American Samoa to retire. Richard O'Reilly/FEMA - Location: Nua Seetaga, AS
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