|Moana Havea Angilau, Orem, UT: an interview by Savani Aupiu, 14 October 2008: Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, U-1944
|No. 634 Moana Angilau
|Angilau, Moana, 1973-
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|Angilau, Moana, 1973- --Interviews; Tongan Americans--Utah--Biography; Pacific Islanders--Utah--Social conditions; Acculturation
|Transcript (48 pages) of interview by Savani Aupiu with Moana Angilau, on 14 October 2008. Part of the Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, Everett Cooley Collection tape no. U-1944
|Moana Angilau (b. 1973) talks about her childhood before she moved to Tonga; she compares her experience of going to school in Utah to her experiences in Tonga. Religion was a main focus in school but the children took part in diverse religions. The family would travel to Hawaii regularly to visit family and keep up to date with American culture. She talks about her love for Tonga and Tongan culture. She tried to fit in with native Tongans as much as possible while there because she was self-conscious of her American background. Moana now lives in Utah and she describes feelings of discrimination at her job. She feels that in Utah people judge you based on the color of your skin. Moana feels she has to act according to a higher standard so that she doesn't reflect poorly on her culture. The Polynesian culture is thriving in Utah and she wants to support and perpetuate knowledge about that culture to both Polynesians and Utahns.Pacific Worlds Project. Interviewer: Savani Aupiu
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|Tongan Americans; Pacific Islanders--Social conditions; Acculturation