American Samoa

SOFIAS (Society Of Fa'afafine In American Samoa) We are a non-profit organization that focuses on improving life through the balance of our Samoan identity and Western influences, dedicated to building relationships grounded in the Samoan values, promoting a positive attitude towards fa’afafine (LGBTIQ) community, empowerment of people, protection of the environment, philanthropic work, and respect for cultural diversity in our community. Created by our members, all ornaments portray the American Samoa National Park sites in one way or another. Most ornaments were made from natural materials found in the parks, such as tree bark, work, sand, seashells, leaves, and seeds.