Community Briefs — Oct. 28, 2015


Humanities Awards presented on Friday
The 2015 Governor’s Humanities Awards will be presented at a special ceremony in the Governor’s Conference Room at 9:30am this Friday, Oct. 30.
This event, held annually in October as a part of CNMI Humanities Month, recognizes outstanding contributions in the humanities by individuals and organizations in the community.

Awards in four categories will be presented during the ceremony including Research and Publication, Preservation of CNMI History, Outstanding Humanities Teacher, and Lifetime Achievement.
The ceremony is free of charge and open to the public.

For more information, please contact staff of the Northern Marianas Humanities Council at 235-4785 or visit the Council’s website at

In Memoriam celebratory ceremony this Friday at AMP
The hour-long In Memoriam celebratory ceremony this Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, will begin promptly at 4pm and promptly conclude at 5p.m. at American Memorial Park in remembrance of the departed civilians that perished during the Pacific War over 70 years ago.

The In Memoriam ceremony is hosted by the 13th Leadership of the Saipan & Northern Islands Municipal Council.

The Marianas Memorial Blessing & Remembrance marks the 11th year when the Marianas Memorial Courtyard commemoration was first held on June 13, 2004, at American Memorial Park and the second year hosted by the council.

FESTPAC registration closes Oct. 30
Friday, Oct. 30, is the deadline for artisans to register as part of the Northern Mariana Islands Festival of Pacific Arts, or FESTPAC, delegation. Local artisan groups and individuals interested in representing the NMI in any of the festival categories should submit a registration form with the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture by 4pm on Friday. Interested groups and individuals may download a registration form under the Commonwealth Council for Arts & Culture at or under the Marianas Visitors Authority Calendar of Events at  The 12th Festival of Pacific Arts will be held on May 22-June 4, 2016, in Guam.

The selection of participants will be made by the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture based on a set of criteria. Upon selection, delegates will be asked to pay a $50 non-refundable deposit to secure their registration and will receive an official letter of selection as an endorsement for fundraising purposes. A mandatory meeting will be held for all delegates in November 2015.

Festival categories are: performing arts; literary arts; demonstrations/exhibition; and forums, workshops, seminars.
Inquiries may be directed to Feofaaki McMahon at the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture at or 322-9982/3.

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