Northern Marianas and its People

Reviewed Resources for Students and Teachers


Australia - Pacific

Australia Aboriginal People - General resources - Australian Aboriginal People Lesson Plans


Oceania Cultures Anthropology General Resources


Pacific Islanders by Country

Cook Islands People - Fiji Islanders People - French Polynesia People - Guam People - Hawaii People - Kiribati People - Marshall Islands People - Micronesia People - Nauru  People  - New Caledonia People - Northern Marianas People - PalauPeople - The Samoas People - Solomon Islands People - Tonga People - Tuvalu People - Vanuatu People 


Pacific Islanders by Peoples, Tribe, Kindred

Chamorro People - Maori People - Polynesian People

Under US 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.

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CNMI Youth __ You will find careers, schools, organizations, and calendar for youth in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. - From - 

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 - 

Image Gallery - page 1 of 8 __ Then there are 7 more superb galleries of the Northern Marianas to be found. - illustrated - From - 

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 -


Sindalun Chamorro __ You will find stories, poems, recipes, and culture of Chamorros - From Unknown - 

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 - 


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