Wikileaks reveals US concerns over claims to Swains Islands

Dec 23, 2010 Full story: Samoa News 29

The U.S. government had raised concerns three years ago with its counterparts in New Zealand over statements by a Tokelau lawmaker wanting the return of Swains Islands to Tokelau, which the federal government says was "finished business," according to a cable by the U.S. State Department released recently by Wikileaks.

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Since: Jul 11

Northampton, UK

#2 Jul 30, 2011
Swains Islands rightfully belongs to Tokelau.
pago flyer

Holland, OH

#3 Jul 30, 2011
Pretty sure this is "high" on the State Departments to do list!
However, if Tokelau can afford it, they can have Swains.
Case closed.
Sigano

Auckland, New Zealand

#4 Feb 14, 2012
Let's not shame ourselves. Swains Island does not belong to Tokelau and it never was!! Know your history and your ancestors before you open your mouth or ego. History of Olosega/Swains Island - the high chief of Ofu was named Sega. He visited a new island created by the Gods and later married a woman named OLO who was associated with the chiefly warrior of the new island created by the Gods. They joined their names and blessed the new island – OLOSEGA. Therefore it's Sacred! This is during the ruling and reign of Tui Manua'a in the Pacific!! Tokelau had their own God - Tui Tokelau. Swains Island had their own - Tui Olosega!! Just because you have relatives in Swains Island doesn't mean you think you own it. Shame on you!! Get a job!! A true Tokelau will do that and leave the Jennings alone!! He rightfully paid for it and OWN it - Tokelau just took over as in piracy these days or terrorists!! Know your ancestors and your history!! ALOFA LASI!
KeenUso

United States

#5 Feb 16, 2012
Swains Islands is owned by Tokelau not the stupid palagis from America
SURF808

Christchurch, New Zealand

#6 Feb 16, 2012
Sigano wrote:
Let's not shame ourselves. Swains Island does not belong to Tokelau and it never was!! Know your history and your ancestors before you open your mouth or ego. History of Olosega/Swains Island - the high chief of Ofu was named Sega. He visited a new island created by the Gods and later married a woman named OLO who was associated with the chiefly warrior of the new island created by the Gods. They joined their names and blessed the new island – OLOSEGA. Therefore it's Sacred! This is during the ruling and reign of Tui Manua'a in the Pacific!! Tokelau had their own God - Tui Tokelau. Swains Island had their own - Tui Olosega!! Just because you have relatives in Swains Island doesn't mean you think you own it. Shame on you!! Get a job!! A true Tokelau will do that and leave the Jennings alone!! He rightfully paid for it and OWN it - Tokelau just took over as in piracy these days or terrorists!! Know your ancestors and your history!! ALOFA LASI!
Are you saying that Seasea (Oops! I mean Sega) came from Ofu, Manu'a???!!!

Can you tell me why is it that the natives are still speaking Tokelauan to this date???

Before you give me some diddly-squat response; Alu muamua e miki si gau seasea ga'e sau lea e kali mai la'u fesili! LOL

Did anyone mentioned or talking about the Jennings in here???

“Bleu”

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#7 Feb 17, 2012
Quite interesting
Sigano

Auckland, New Zealand

#8 Feb 21, 2012
Wish viewers will read comments properly and not get soso when reading the truth. Swains Islanders do not speak Tokelauan but a mixture of Samoan, Tuvalu and Tokelau with their own dialect!

Talofa e isi au tama, se tusi lelei mai lau fa'a Samoa.

If you didn't know - Swains Island/Olosega is also called 'Jennings Island'.
SURF808

Christchurch, New Zealand

#9 Feb 21, 2012
Sigano wrote:
Wish viewers will read comments properly and not get soso when reading the truth. Swains Islanders do not speak Tokelauan but a mixture of Samoan, Tuvalu and Tokelau with their own dialect!
Talofa e isi au tama, se tusi lelei mai lau fa'a Samoa.
If you didn't know - Swains Island/Olosega is also called 'Jennings Island'.
Since you're directing your comments my way, please don't beat around the bush or pluralize "MY" opinions.

First of all, if you're referring to your comments as the "truth", then you're sadly misguided.

Secondly, Olohega was inhabited by Polynesians (namely Tokelauans from Fakaofo), way way way before Mr. Jennings Sr. was even a trickle in his dad's loins. Thus, Olohega speaking Tokelauan.

However Mr. Jennings Sr. schemed to purchase, lay claim on the island, and made it look good or legitimate on paper, it doesn't take away the fact that Olohega was part of the Tokelau chain from the beginning of time.

I have nothing against Mr. Jennings Sr. He was a smart businessman, and was doing what any father would do for his family and children. Be that as it may, what his successor (Junior) did was uncivilized and unforgiving by evicting and forcing out the true natives of Olohega.

Kalofa e i si a'u keige, afai e ke le malamalama lelei i le fa'a-Samoa, e feololo fo'i la'u fa'a-Ko'elau, fa'a-Koga, fa'a-Sipagiolo, ma le fa'a-Hawaii... hahaha lol

Before Mr. America called it "Jennings Island", it was Olosega Island, Olohega Island, Quiros Island, Gente Hermosa Island. So what's your point??? LOL

Mahalo and alofa lahi atu...
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#10 Feb 21, 2012
SURF808

Christchurch, New Zealand

#11 Feb 22, 2012
Proud wrote:
Olohega or Swain Island
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =0qt81PZHyU0XX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Tagata Pasifika TVNZ
Thanks for web addresses sista Proud...

It's gonna be an uphill battle for Tokelau to reclaim and wrestle Olohega away from the Jennings and Uncle Sam, but I'm not gonna lose any sleep over it... lol

Those videos and pictures tell a thousand stories by some of the natives of Olohega that were evicted and forced out by Mr. Jennings Jr. They are now thriving and multiplying in the US mainland, Hawaii, Am. Samoa and pretty much all over...

Thanks but NO thanks to Mr. Jennings Jr. I guess!!! LOL
terry tavita

Apia, Samoa

#12 Feb 22, 2012
there's a way to do it ya know..the olohenga peeps should meet with tuilaepa and stui will take it to the Forum..or, he'll just tell togiola, "se'i vaai ifo e koe faafo'i age le moku gale a gai ko'elau.."
e iai a auala e fai ai mea faapea i le agagu'u..
also saw the videos..kalofa e i gai koeai'iga ma loomakukua ko'elau..
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#13 Feb 22, 2012
SURF808 wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for web addresses sista Proud...
It's gonna be an uphill battle for Tokelau to reclaim and wrestle Olohega away from the Jennings and Uncle Sam, but I'm not gonna lose any sleep over it... lol
Those videos and pictures tell a thousand stories by some of the natives of Olohega that were evicted and forced out by Mr. Jennings Jr. They are now thriving and multiplying in the US mainland, Hawaii, Am. Samoa and pretty much all over...
Thanks but NO thanks to Mr. Jennings Jr. I guess!!! LOL
I love that tama matua. Ua pei e ta'e lota fatu ina ua maligi loimata o si tama.

Where there's a will there's a way.
Sigano

Auckland, New Zealand

#14 Feb 22, 2012
LMHO! You must be the product of that incestuous affair, that's why you and your family were evicted from Swains Island! OR are you from the other family who got caught stealing?? Any employer will fire you! Do you follow? Prob not.
AIRHEAD, how can you or those on that clip be true natives of Swains Island/Olosega when your ancestors were brought over to work on Jennings' plantation?
Jennings will go down in history as some of Tokelau's first employer! You must be a POLOfesa who speaks multi languages, AUUUUM must be a POLOSOSO for you know nothing about your ancestors nor your history.

Talofa e! Please read my comments properly! Aua le alu fua le gutu pea leai se mea ile mafaufau!!
SURF808

Christchurch, New Zealand

#15 Feb 23, 2012
Sigano wrote:
LMHO! You must be the product of that incestuous affair, that's why you and your family were evicted from Swains Island! OR are you from the other family who got caught stealing?? Any employer will fire you! Do you follow? Prob not.
AIRHEAD, how can you or those on that clip be true natives of Swains Island/Olosega when your ancestors were brought over to work on Jennings' plantation?
Jennings will go down in history as some of Tokelau's first employer! You must be a POLOfesa who speaks multi languages, AUUUUM must be a POLOSOSO for you know nothing about your ancestors nor your history.
Talofa e! Please read my comments properly! Aua le alu fua le gutu pea leai se mea ile mafaufau!!
Are you getting annoyed and angry at me???!!! A e ika, kago e u lou kaliga... Bwahha hahaha lol

First of all, I'm glad to inform you that I am neither a product of such unfounded and clueless charges of hanky-panky that went on, or from ancestors that misappropriated a few coconuts!!! You don't have the "need-to-know" of my roots at this point...

Secondly, if you're making such charges against those folks that were evicted against their will, make DAMN SURE you can back them up... Right now, it sounds like you're spewing this hatred out of your arse??? Kusa pe ki'o pisi pisi mai le povi,'aua ge'i e fa'apea e le pipilo... That's what you smell like right now... LOL

Thirdly, "E lelei lou poko, ae leaga lou fia poko." (words of wisdom to live by and my advice for you)... Btw, do you know what the terms "Squatters' Rights" and "Real Property" mean? I encourage you to feed your brains on it, then tell me how they're related to this case. Fai mai le 'upu a le koea'iga Samoa; "O lou poko e moko." A e fia malamalama akili i lea alaga'upu, fai mai e fa'amakala aku loga uiga.

Fourthly, I will never claim to be a POLOFESA, but my head is about to explode, especially with the satisfaction of knowing that you know that I am... hahaha lol Oooopps, wrong head!!!(I might be wasting a Sigano baby)... hahaha... NOT!!!

Last but not least, I've already stated how I feel about reading your comments. Elementary and amateurish if you ask me for a second opinion... LOL... As of right now, my mouth is telling me that there's heap to be said, but unfortunately, my brain is tell me to stop!!! It may be too much for you to digest already... LOL

Aloha for now...
SURF808

Christchurch, New Zealand

#16 Feb 23, 2012
Proud wrote:
<quoted text>
I love that tama matua. Ua pei e ta'e lota fatu ina ua maligi loimata o si tama.
Where there's a will there's a way.
I know the old man very well and we were friends with most of those families in Am. Samoa and Hawaii. For their sake, I hope the issue can be resolved soon... Ae fa'afetai lava.
Sigano

Auckland, New Zealand

#17 Feb 24, 2012
I did advise to read my comments properly and not get SOSO when reading the truth. Apparently it was ignored by SOSO VALEA!! You are the one who’s annoyed and angry - you opened your mouth first without knowing anything about your ancestors and your history!! Product of that incestuous affair that’s why your brain is stuck in your ‘pu ki’o’.

The truth hurts so bad huh!! Your talas are all over the place, so pull that thing called a brain out!! Hatred? You people are the ones spreading it with your lies about Olosega and the Jennings. We all know that Jennings is just your scapegoat to advance your cause!! The main reason behind those clips! That’s dirty polititi’o – I mean dirty politic!! Yet you call yourselves Tokelauans!! Shame on you all!
SURF808

Christchurch, New Zealand

#18 Feb 24, 2012
Sigano wrote:
I did advise to read my comments properly and not get SOSO when reading the truth. Apparently it was ignored by SOSO VALEA!! You are the one who’s annoyed and angry - you opened your mouth first without knowing anything about your ancestors and your history!! Product of that incestuous affair that’s why your brain is stuck in your ‘pu ki’o’.
The truth hurts so bad huh!! Your talas are all over the place, so pull that thing called a brain out!! Hatred? You people are the ones spreading it with your lies about Olosega and the Jennings. We all know that Jennings is just your scapegoat to advance your cause!! The main reason behind those clips! That’s dirty polititi’o – I mean dirty politic!! Yet you call yourselves Tokelauans!! Shame on you all!
I feel like I'm debating an airhead here!!! LOL

Quit repeating yourself, but provide me with proof that will support your unfounded accusations, and explain to me what those two terms I asked for.

I don't wanna hear concocted stories. They're called "hearsay". Another good word to familiarize yourself with.

Be it Polynesian, Caucasian, Chinese, Spanish, et cetera, I am proud of who I am, my roots and ancestors. As I said before, you don't have the "need to know" yet. E milioga a'a o le kagaka... If your ancestors were monkeys, be just as proud Sigano... hahaha lol

If you want to raise the bar with the name calling and cursing, I can guarantee you that I can dish with the best... Be very careful Sigano. You are getting very close to crossing the line of no return... LOL
Proud

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#19 Feb 24, 2012
SURF808 wrote:
<quoted text>
I feel like I'm debating an airhead here!!! LOL
Quit repeating yourself, but provide me with proof that will support your unfounded accusations, and explain to me what those two terms I asked for.
I don't wanna hear concocted stories. They're called "hearsay". Another good word to familiarize yourself with.
Be it Polynesian, Caucasian, Chinese, Spanish, et cetera, I am proud of who I am, my roots and ancestors. As I said before, you don't have the "need to know" yet. E milioga a'a o le kagaka... If your ancestors were monkeys, be just as proud Sigano... hahaha lol
If you want to raise the bar with the name calling and cursing, I can guarantee you that I can dish with the best... Be very careful Sigano. You are getting very close to crossing the line of no return... LOL
Onosai...:)
Sigano

Auckland, New Zealand

#20 Feb 24, 2012
LMHO!! Oh I can see how proud you are of your roots - trying to rob your distant family of their island Swains Island instead of getting a job! Making Jennings the scapegoat of your scheme!! Just because you and your families were evicted based on the reasons I gave in my previous posts.(Facts you're denying child) Shall I go on? You can guarantee I will reveal your idiotic scam! You and your dirty polititiko!! Just watch out on whose ancestors you're stepping on! Run along child, dig up your ancestors for you know shit!
SURF808

Christchurch, New Zealand

#21 Feb 24, 2012
Sigano wrote:
LMHO!! Oh I can see how proud you are of your roots - trying to rob your distant family of their island Swains Island instead of getting a job! Making Jennings the scapegoat of your scheme!! Just because you and your families were evicted based on the reasons I gave in my previous posts.(Facts you're denying child) Shall I go on? You can guarantee I will reveal your idiotic scam! You and your dirty polititiko!! Just watch out on whose ancestors you're stepping on! Run along child, dig up your ancestors for you know shit!
There you go again! Keep repeating the same shiet... You have just proven what I knew all along; that you don't know diddly squat. You've listened to too many fairy tales from your parents, I guess?!? LOL

Answer me these simple questions ms shiet for brains:
* Over 50 (fifty plus) people were evicted. Are you telling me that all of them were from one or same families that were screwing, fulking each another and committing incest as you claim?
* Do you see how laughable and absurd you story is???
* All of them were caught stealing?
* Are these charges written anywhere?
* Where is the burden of proof?

LOL... Once again ms airhead, I have no relation to these families (maybe I did a thousand years ago), and I have no personal interest of Olohega other than a fishing hole when I'm old and retired...

However, the more I researched and read up on the case (from OFFICIAL records), the more I understand Alexander's scheming which was far worst than his grandfather's...

So you see ms shiet for brains? I understand the case a lot more than your pea brain can fathom.

Don't blow smoke out of your arse and tell me the wind is coming from Tokelau... hahaha lol

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