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The mission of the Northern Marianas Humanities Council is to foster awareness, understanding and appreciation for the humanities through support of educational programs that relate the humanities to the indigenous cultures and to the intellectual needs and interests of the people of the Commonwealth. 

Refaluwasch and Chamorro Children’s Songs of Saipan; Music of Resilience, Identity and Adaptation

Don’t miss out on our upcoming webinar tomorrow, Friday, November 20th at 10am!

Refaluwasch and Chamorro Children’s Songs of Saipan; Music of Resilience, Identity and Adaptation by music teacher Melanie Hangca, featuring Marianas musicians JJ Concepcion, Gus Kaipat, Microchild’s Shannon McManus, and her mother, Andresina McManus.

Register while spaces are available:



Northern Marianas Humanities Council would like to share our recent news update.

November 27, 2020Marianas Variety - Humanities Council, PSS to launch media academy for high school students
October 27, 2020Marianas Variety - Humanities Council Honors its Founder, Daniel Nielsen
October 27, 2020Saipan Tribune - Humanities Awards Honor 4
October 26, 2020Marianas Variety - 4 Receive Governor's Humanities Award
October 06, 2020Marianas Variety - October is Humanities Month
October 06, 2020Saipan Tribune - October is Humanities Month
September 25, 2020 Saipan Tribune - Humanities Council donates $10k to 'Racism in America project
June 24, 2020Marianas Variety - June is CNMI Pride Month
June 22, 2020Saipan Tribune - Deadline nears for NMHC Pride Talks Writing Contest
June 19, 2020Saipan Tribune - Life Conversations at "Your Humanities Half Hour"
June 18, 2020 Saipan Tribune - Humanities Council Awards COVID-19 Relief Grants
June 11, 2020Marianas Variety - Humanities Council to hold PRIDE writing competition
June 04, 2020Marianas Variety - Robert Hunter Named Senior Policy Advisor
May 04, 2020Marianas Variety - Northern Marianas Humanities Council announces Covid-19 relief grant for cultural non-profits and participants in humanities programming
April 24, 2020 Saipan Tribune - More funding for the Marianas amidst COVID-19 pandemic
January 27, 2020 Marianas Variety - Epitaph of CNMI’s democracy | 78: Ugly GOP for MLK Day — Give Dems a Chance!!!
January 23, 2020 Marianas Variety - D&Q, Saipan Ice support tourism summit
January 08, 2020 Marianas Variety - Speakers set for tourism summit on Jan. 23
October 28, 2019Saipan Tribune - Five named humanities awardees
October 03, 2019Saipan Tribune - Deadline to submit Humanities Awards nominees
September 30, 2019Saipan Tribune - Telling the Marianas story from a local perspective


The Northern Marianas Humanities Council is seeking proposals from qualified individuals and organizations for Chamorro-English & Carolinian-English.

Due date for proposals are on 12/14/2020. 

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