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October is Humanities Month

LIEUTENANT Gov. Arnold I. Palacios on Wednesday signed a proclamation designating October as CNMI Humanities month.

The month-long celebration aims to promote the humanities through educational programs that relate to the indigenous cultures, the Northern Marianas Humanities Council said.

In an interview, council executive director Leo Pangelinan said Humanities Month will put a spotlight on the various ways to express humanity and the many aspects of human existence.

Lt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios poses with Humanities Council officials, staff and other community members after signing a proclamation designating October as CNMI Humanities Month on Wednesday at the administration building on Capital Hill.  Photo by Dads MaluyoLt. Gov. Arnold I. Palacios poses with Humanities Council officials, staff and other community members after signing a proclamation designating October as CNMI Humanities Month on Wednesday at the administration building on Capital Hill. Photo by Dads Maluyo

“If you think about what is our humanity, it comes down to our history, our culture, our collective and individual experiences,” he added.

The proclamation noted that the Humanities Council, “a private, non-profit corporation established in 1991, has taken a leading role in promoting and enhancing the humanities in the Commonwealth through a variety of annual programs such as Motheread/Fatheread Family Literacy Program, Junior High Mock Trial, Sengebau Poetry Competition and financial assistance awarded to local groups and organizations through its Community Grants Program….”

“I call upon the people of the Commonwealth to celebrate and promote the humanities and encourage greater participation among our diverse communities in taking action for the humanities in their respective islands and villages,” the lt. governor said.