was established on November 16, 2004 at a small 2 bedroom apartment in
Mountain View Anchorage Alaska, 1st Polynesian Community meeting. Founders of PAOA: Chief Leatutufu Leuluso'o and Mrs. Sina
Lemafa Leuluso'o, Chief Puni Amosa & Mrs. Fiapa'i Amosa, Chief Leo
Leopaga & Mrs. Fualuga Leopaga, Chief Muaimalae Lusiana Tuga Hansen, Mrs. Fa'amigi Masina, Mrs. Atisa Logo.
1, 2005, 2nd Polynesian Community meeting 17 Community
members attended. Meeting was called to see if there is a place called home, an active Polynesian Organization in Anchorage to help and assist our Polynesian youth, low income families, homelessness, immigration issues, elders and medicare, children and education, community and culture, laws and regulations, youth and gang activities, drop out students and many other issues. Upon researcing through the State and the City of Anchorage, we found no active Polynesian Community. Polynesian Assocication of Alaska Organization was established.
PAOA was borned and Registered and Incorporated with
the State of Alaska on February 1, 2005. Became a Tax Exempt Organization and received their 501(c)3 on
June 16, 2006.
Within one month, PAOA have 15 board members, 4 officers and 53 registered members. In 2005 PAOA established the 1st Polynesian Cultural Flag Day in the city of Anchorage and the State of Alaska. This is a Annual Cultural Event to bring our Polynesian Community and Non Polynesian Community in Anchorage Alaska, to celebrate their history and culture, pass the torch down to our youth, and to learn from each other. About 300 - 500 attendents in 2005.
This is the first time in the history of Alaska that the Polynesian Flags have been raised on the soil of the State of Alaska.