Queen Muhammad Ali

Queen Muhammad Ali

Funding Received: 2017
Fagaitua, AMSAM
$500,000
Funding Period: 2 years and 6 months

Renowned filmmaker Queen Muhammad Ali, great-granddaughter of Eastern American Samoa’s late Paramount Chief Tuli Le’iato, will address the obesity and diabetes epidemic on the island with documentation, archiving and eLearning of Indigenous Samoan healing arts, natural herbal medicines, plant based nutrition, and  by creating a social wellness hub in Faga’itua, AS that will serve  as an artistic resource for a healthier community. 
81% of the land area in Samoa is owned communally by  familial bands.