administration as part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific, the
people of the Northern Mariana Islands decided in the 1970s not to seek
independence but instead to forge closer links with the US. Negotiations
for territorial status began in 1972. A covenant to establish a
commonwealth in political union with the US was approved in 1975. A new
government and constitution went into effect in 1978.
Some resources listed are from commercial travel sites. Such
inclusion is because of informative content and does not constitute an
endorsement of any particular travel agency.
CNMI Youth __ You will find careers, schools, organizations, and
calendar for youth in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
- From cnmiyouth.org -
Commonwealth of the
Northern Mariana Islands Museum of History & Culture __ A great place to get a
general overview of Northern Marianas culture and a great place to begin your
research. There are searchable archives, galleries and much more. - illustrated
- From CNMImuseum.org -
Saipan __ "This is one
of the Northern Mariana Group stretching northwards from Guam and it competes
with Guam for the hordes of Japanese tourists who flock to its shores. It has
the distinction of being the fastest growing island in Micronesia with golf
courses and resorts popping up everywhere." - illustrated - From janeresture.com
Sugar King Foundation Homepage
"The Sugar King Foundation is a non-profit organization formed on the island of
Saipan, capital of the Northern Mariana Islands, to assist in the collection and
preservation of historic artifacts and memories of the peacetime Japanese
Administration of the island prior to WWII. Our organization is especially
dedicated to the memory of Mr. Haruji Matsue, the successful "Sugar King"
business entrepreneur who founded the Nanyo Kohatsu Kaisha (NKK) Company." -
illustrated - from sugarking.org -