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Northern Mariana Islands

The World Factbook: Background: :: 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, and came into force on 24 March 1976. A new government and constitution went into effect in 1978. :: ...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: The Northern Mariana Islands, officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI; Chamorro: Sankattan Siha Na Islas Mariånas), is one of the five inhabited U.S. island territories (the other four being Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa).  It is also one of two territories that have a "commonwealth" status (See Commonwealths; the other is Puerto Rico).[3]  It consists of fifteen islands in the western Pacific Ocean located about three-quarte...read more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Greg DVORAK
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law at Hitotsubashi University, Japan

Keywords: Post-Colonialism, Self-Determination, World War II, Art, Climate Change, Cultural Studies, Critical History, Commemoration, Gender, Sexuality

Sylvia FRAIN
PhD Student, The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at University of Otago, New Zealand

Keywords: Nonviolent Resistance, Critical Military Studies, Feminist Security Studies, Visualization and Representation, Social Media Activism, Indigenous Inquiry

Takiora INGRAM
Independent researcher, FRIENDS OF THE LAGOON/PACIFIC PLANNING &RESEARCH at Non-Government Organization, Cook Islands

Keywords: Climate Policy, Development, Gender Violence, Mining and its Discontents, Political Anthropology, Regional History, Seascape, Social Impact Analysis, Sustainable Tourism, World Heritage

David MANZANO
PhD Student, Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos, Seville at Spanish National High Research Council (CSIC), Spain

Keywords: International Relationships, History

Stephen WICKLER
Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Sciences at Tromsø University Museum, University of Tromsø, Norway

Keywords: Austronesian Prehistory, Cultural Heritage, Heritage Management, Materiality, Museums, Inter-ethnic Relations


Pictures


Coutant, Jean Louis Denis, 1776- [Paris : s.n., 1824] Vue de l'ile Tinian, pirog... [NLA]

[London : s.n., 1748] A view of the watering place at Tenian [picture] / [after... [NLA]

[London : s.n., 1748] A view of the NW. side of Saypan one of the Ladrones or M... [NLA]

[London : s.n., 1748] A flying proa taken at the Ladrone Islands [picture] / [a... [NLA]

Muller, Johann Sebastien, 1715-1785 [London : s.n., 1748] A view of the SW. side... [NLA]


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Maps


United States. Central Intelligence Agency [Washington, D.C. : Central Intellige... [NLA]

Geological Survey (U.S.) Denver, Colo. : The Survey, 1983 Topographic map of the... [NLA]

Geological Survey (U.S.) Reston, Va. : The Survey, 1983 Topographic map of the i... [NLA]

Geological Survey (U.S.) Reston, Va. : The Survey, 1983 Topographic map of the i... [NLA]

Pacific Islands (Trust Territory). Literature Production Center Saipan, M.I. : t... [NLA]


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Books

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources,. 2013. Northern Mariana ... [WorldCat]
Burak Uslu; Vasily V Titov; M C Eble; Diego Rodriguez Arcas; Pacific Marine Env... [WorldCat]
United States,. 2013. An Act to Amend Public Law 93-435 with Respect to the Northern Mariana Islands... [WorldCat]

Archives

A view of the watering of Tenian.. nd. 1 print : engravingTinian (Northern Mariana Islands). ... [Bishop]
Hornbostel, Hans George, 1881-1957.. nd. Papers, 1909-1926.2 linear ft.. ... [Bishop]
U. S. Navy.. nd. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Health Survey, 1948-1950.2 linear ft.. ... [Bishop]

Video/Visual

Cissell, Jim.Natural History New Zealand Ltd.Travel Channel (Firm). 2003. South Pacific [videorecord ... [NatLib NZ]

Audio

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Official Websites

  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islan...
  • US Department of the Interior - Office of ...
  • Department of Public Lands...

    Libraries and Archives

  • Joeten-Kiyu Public Library...
  • Northern Mariana Islands State Library...
  • Northern Marianas College Library...

    Museum Collections

  • American Museum of Natural History...
  • Australian Museum...
  • Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum...

    Health and Health Research

  • Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Heal...
  • World Bank HealthStats...
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pa...

    Languages

    List of languages
  • More on Glottolog
  • More on Ethnologue
  • Recordings at Paradisec

    Administrative Areas

    Northern Islands (Municipality)
    Rota (Municipality)
    Saipan (Municipality)
    Tinian (Municipality)

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