Story is a powerful way to build compassion and bridge understanding between cultures. Story has the power to heal as well as teach.

Beyond Boundaries · Essays and tidbits from Nancy Bo Flood

Sharing our Northern Marianas Islands Connections

August 22, 2023

“The ocean does not divide us, it connects us.”

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International Indigenous Peoples Day

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

August 9, 2023

On December 23, 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared August 9 as International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. In honor of the occasion, I share a poem published…

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A Favorite Poem

August 8, 2023

Pause a moment. Remember a favorite poem. Let it roll around in your mouth, tickle your heart. Let me lend you one of mine.

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Mother and child

Upon leaving, saying farewell to friends

July 27, 2023

“In the end all we have are stories.
Stories are what we are,
What we become.”

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Saipan Farewell

Saipan Farewell

July 25, 2023

What a gift to journey back to Saipan, to be surrounded again by the sea, to explore the hidden histories in its caves.

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Saipan flora

Flora and Fauna of Saipan

July 22, 2023

The beautiful flora and fauna of Saipan

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Three flags Saipan

Waka Poem honoring Suicide Cliff

July 21, 2023

Waka poem written by the Japanese Empress during her visit to Saipan, 2005.

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Carolinian dancer

Carolinian Dancers of Saipan

July 19, 2023

Carolinian dancers of Saipan. New member of the dance group needs a skirt!

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