Advisory Council on Political Status
In 1970, Governor Carlos Camacho, established a Governor’s Advisory Council on Political Status to discuss the possibility of the reunification of the Mariana Islands. In fact, initial discussions about Marianas reunification had begun in the early 1960s, and since 1965, leaders from both Saipan and Guåhan had traveled back and forth frequently to engage in talks. The issue was brought before the people of the Marianas and separate plebiscites were held in the Northern Marianas and Guåhan in November 1969. While NMI voters approved reunification, Guåhan voters rejected it, and instead, each entity continued to pursue their individual negotiations with the US government.