Samoa - Episode 5: Skindigenous Series
Catalogue Number: 310005
Producer: Nish Media
Subject: Arts, Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Religious Studies, Social Sciences
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2016
Running Time: 23
Western Samoa is one of the few places on the planet where traditional tattooing continued unimpeded through the colonial era. Sua Peter Sulu’ape is a contemporary master of the craft. The Sulu’apes are one of only two Samoan families who are authorized by tradition to create tattoos in accordance with ancient custom. Embracing their role, they carry on a sacred practice whose origins lie in legend, and which continues to shape the character of Samoa today.
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