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An Honorable Accord: The Covenant between the Northern Mariana Islands and the United States (review)

An Honorable Accord: The Covenant between the Northern Mariana Islands and the United States... book and media reviews aimed at generating discussion and a sharing of knowledge. His book encourages discourse about the nature of the cultural interactions and transformations that took place among Native Hawaiians, and between them and westerners, during this period. signed the Joint Resolution of the United States Congress approving the covenant. Since that time, Willens and Siemer have played a role in events related to implementation of the covenant. They worked together in serving as counsel for the First and Third Marianas Constitutional Conventions, in 1976 and 1995­96, respectively. Both are quite knowledgeable about the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI ) and its relationship with the United States, and they have previously coauthored writings on those topics. This book is not merely a reflection of the authors' own personal recollections and their private review of notes, pertinent documents, and records. They have supplemented these sources with perspectives of some 136 others by conducting taped interviews. They also instituted Freedom of Information litigation to obtain access to additional background information from US agencies. The authors point to the compact as the only instance in US history in which a people ever joined the United States voluntarily, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

An Honorable Accord: The Covenant between the Northern Mariana Islands and the United States (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 15 (2) – Aug 7, 2003

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Abstract

book and media reviews aimed at generating discussion and a sharing of knowledge. His book encourages discourse about the nature of the cultural interactions and transformations that took place among Native Hawaiians, and between them and westerners, during this period. signed the Joint Resolution of the United States Congress approving the covenant. Since that time, Willens and Siemer have played a role in events related to implementation of the covenant. They worked together in serving as counsel for the First and Third Marianas Constitutional Conventions, in 1976 and 1995­96, respectively. Both are quite knowledgeable about the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI ) and its relationship with the United States, and they have previously coauthored writings on those topics. This book is not merely a reflection of the authors' own personal recollections and their private review of notes, pertinent documents, and records. They have supplemented these sources with perspectives of some 136 others by conducting taped interviews. They also instituted Freedom of Information litigation to obtain access to additional background information from US agencies. The authors point to the compact as the only instance in US history in which a people ever joined the United States voluntarily,

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 7, 2003

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