OCTOBER is Humanities Month in the Northern Marianas and this year, the celebration will consist of hybrid or online and in-person activities.
The festivities kicked off with a proclamation signing ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 30 in the governor’s conference room, attended by Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, Lt. Gov Arnold I. Palacios and the Northern Marianas Humanities Council board members and staff.
This month’s festivities include the Tipiyeew-Ina'famaolek Marianas Festival held on Saturday, and will continue with CNMI Cultural Day and the Valentine N. Sengebau Poetry Competition on Monday, Oct. 11.
On Oct. 21-23, the Gineptin Ha’anen Taga Festival and Youth Summit will be held on Tinian.
The Humanities Half Hour Program will resume on a weekly basis every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on 97.9 FM, Power 99/The Shark radio station.
On Sunday, Humanities Council's Leo G. Pangelinan and Andrew Roberto were on air to talk about the CNMI Humanities Month.
This coming Sunday, Oct. 10, Dr. Mike Carson will discuss archaeology.
On Sunday, Oct. 17, Sam McPhetres will share his views about architecture and human psychology.
Jacinta and Diego Kaipat will be on air Sunday, Oct. 24 to talk about the eruption of Mount Pagan.
The final installment will be on Sunday, Oct. 31 and will feature Lisa Szutukowski and Carey Demapan who will discuss the sea turtle program.
The Humanities Council’s 30th anniversary celebration and the Governor’s Humanities Awards ceremony will take place on Friday, Oct. 29.
For more information, visit www.nmhcouncil.org