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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. 





 Sophia Perez – Tip of the Spear: How Mariana Islanders See Their Relationship with the US Military

October 2, 2020 at 10:00AM
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Maureen Sebangiol, Marilynn Marron, & Pam Brown – Meet Soroptimist’s of the Northern Mariana Islands. 

October 2, 2020 at 5:00PM
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Hanna Jugo –  Adaptive Strategies to Food Insecurity within the Chuukese Community of Guam.

October 9, 2020 at 10:00AM
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Fu’una Sanz – I Tinilaikan Numiru gi Fino’ CHamoru: Changes in Chamorro Plurality

October 9, 2020 at 5:00PM
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Thomas Mangloña – Democracy and the Informed Citizen. 

October 16, 2020 at 10:00AM
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Vana Quichocho –  Håyi Ham På’go: Understanding How Chamoru Identity and Acculturation Styles Affect the Psychological Well-
Being of Third Generation World War II Chamoru People in Guam. 

October 16, 2020 at 5:00PM
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Joey P. San Nicholas & Kimberly King-Hinds – Ti Un Chuli’ Hulu’ Gi Langhet

October 23, 2020 at 10:00AM
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Kayle Tydingco – Tiningo’ Famalåo’an: Oral Histories & Non-fiction Stories of Chamorro Women

October 23, 2020 at 5:00PM
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Northern Marianas Humanities Council would like to share our recent news update.

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


Racial Equality & Civil Unrest

Through the voices and courage of residents of The Marianas, the Northern Marianas Humanities Council features a series of interviews – Racial Equality & Civil Unrest – to take a deep dive into these issues through the lens of the humanities.

John Davis – Former high school teacher of U.S Government and Vietnam War veteran John Davis gives us highlights of Racial Equality and Civil Unrest.

Dr. Beylul Solomon – A PhD in Developmental Psychology, Dr. Solomon provides an introductory overview of Racial Equality and Civil Unrest.

Thomas Manglona – Multi Media Journalist Thomas Manglona II describes how the media & social media influences issues of Racial Equality and Civil Unrest. 

Gordon Marciano – Local indigenous leader Gordon Marciano offers a Marianas perspective on Racial Equality and Civil Unrest with examples from recent Marianas history and his personal journey.

 Joe Hill – Attorney Joe Hill shares highlights of U.S Laws and Court cases related to racial equality and civil unrest. 


As part of the i Minagåhet / Ellet: Reporting the Truth in the NMI project, the Council invites all CNMI residents 18-years or older to complete our media survey.

Your responses are anonymous and if you complete the survey, you will have a chance to win a $50 GAS CARD AND AN APPLE IPAD. The purpose of this survey is to help our community better understand the relationship between media use and perceptions, civic behaviors and attitudes on local issues in our community.

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