The Mau movement in Samoa was a courageous and principled struggle for independence from colonial rule. Led by visionary leaders such as Tapua Tamasese, the movement inspired Samoans to stand up for their rights and demand self-determination. Despite facing harsh repression and violence from colonial authorities, the Mau movement refused to back down and remained committed to their cause. Tragically, Tapua Tamasese paid the ultimate price for his bravery when he was killed by New Zealand forces during a peaceful demonstration in 1929. We should be grateful for the sacrifices made by Tapua and other Mau leaders, and their legacy should inspire us to continue fighting for justice and freedom.