OCTOBER is Humanities Month in the Northern Mariana Islands and this year the celebration will consist of hybrid activities or online and in person.
The festivities began with a proclamation signing ceremony on Thursday, September 30 in the Governor’s Boardroom, attended by Governor Ralph DLG Torres, Lieutenant Governor Arnold I. Palacios and members of the Council and staff of the Council of human sciences of the Northern Marianas.
This month’s festivities include the Tipiyeew-Ina’famaolek Marianas festival which takes place on Saturday, and will continue with the CNMI Cultural Day and the Valentine N. Sengebau poetry competition on Monday, October 11.
From October 21 to 23, Gineptin Ha’anen Taga Festival and Youth Summit will be held in Tinian.
The half-hour humanities program will resume weekly every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on 97.9 FM, Power 99 / The Shark radio station.
On Sunday, Leo G. Pangelinan and Andrew Roberto from the Humanities Council were on the air to talk about CNMI Humanities Month.
On Sunday October 10, Dr. Mike Carson will discuss archeology.
On Sunday October 17, Sam McPhetres will share his perspective on architecture and human psychology.
Jacinta and Diego Kaipat will be on the air Sunday, October 24 to talk about the eruption of Mount Pagan.
The final installment will take place on Sunday, October 31 and will feature Lisa Szutukowski and Carey Demapan discussing the sea turtle program.
The celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Social Sciences and Humanities Council and the Governor’s Awards ceremony in the Humanities will take place on Friday, October 29.
For more information visit www.nmhcouncil.org