Siva Samoa Dancer Ella Loheni-Stancil explains the origins, function, and spiritual weight of the Samoan Nifo Oti.
The Nifo Oti is a Samoan ceremonial knife used commonly in Samoan dancing. In this segment, we rehash the history of this cultural element and refresh our memories on why it is so important in Samoan culture.
Cultural Refresh is a segment that explores cultural elements and practices that have been passed on through generations of Pacific Islanders. Whether you're learning something for the first time or jogging your memory the Cultural Refresh is for you!
Rehashing traditional knowledge from the past for our current and future generations.