This is the 8th year for Council of Indigenous Peoples to organize the Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Literary Prize. The 8th Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Literary Prize in 2017 and the events of literary camp and literary forum are open for contribution and registration since now. Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Literary Prize sets 800,000 as the total prize for essay, holding the awards for novel, prose, modern poetry, report and other literary genres, in order to encourage indigenous people and friends to speak out their voices with literary, increase the publicity of subjectivity of indigenous peoples and thus improve the quality and quantity of literary creations by indigenous peoples. Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Literary Prize is open for registration until September, 1st, 2017 (subject to the time of postmark); the winner will be announced in October and the award ceremony will be held in December. Furthermore, Council of Indigenous Peoples also plans a series of indigenous literary events. In the end of July, there will be the Taiwan Indigenous Literary Camp. In this event, famous litterateurs will be invited as lecturers, providing an opportunity to indigenous people who are interested in literary for writing and experience exchanges. The literary camp will arrange visits in tribes, providing trainees those experiences of tribal life as their sources of creations. In early September, there will be the Taiwan Indigenous Literary Forum with the theme of indigenous literary development, participated by those litterateurs, literature and history workers, and artists from indigenous peoples. The forum aims to create an exchange platform in every aspect of indigenous literary and integrate expectations and consensus for future development of indigenous literary. Council of Indigenous Peoples hopes that, through the Literary Prize, indigenous literary can be promoted in publicity, thus encouraging indigenous people to give their own voices, keep caring their original homes and concentrate on the mission of inheriting history and culture of indigenous peoples. For relevant event information, please refer to the website: http://tivb.pixnet.
For the purposes of improving operation and management system of indigenous enterprises, optimizing their operation quality and competitiveness, and thus achieving the large-scale development and extended industrial collaboration, Council of Indigenous Peoples now launches the Indigenous Entrepreneurship Value Adding and Development Project, available for all indigenous enterprises; selected enterprises will receive field diagnosis and customized in-depth guidance services from professional advisor team, conducive to the healthy development of those indigenous enterprises. To make public know about the core purposes of the project, Council of Indigenous Peoples will host explanation sessions in each region between July 18th to 23th (2017). Registration will end on August 18th, 2017. The chairman of the Council of Indigenous Peoples, Icyang‧Parod said, to assist the indigenous enterprises with a certain scale to own more solid capacity in operation and management, increase human capital, improve business operation quality and competitiveness and emphases the industrial collaborations, Council of Indigenous Peoples now promotes the Indigenous Entrepreneurship Value Adding and Development Project, providing field consulting and diagnosis, in-depth accompanied guidance and customized guidance (such as introducing operation technologies depending on the enterprises, assisting them to connect with domestic certification labels, developing innovative products or services, and expanding high valued niche markets), thus to help them break through bottlenecks during development and increase overall competitiveness in every aspect of business operation. Indigenous enterprises that interested in the project are welcomed to registration (goo.gl/cfPQh6). The dates and sites of explanation sessions for each region are listed as follows: (1) Central Region: July 18th, 2017 (Tuesday) 14:00 P.M. -16:00 P.M.; Registration site: National Library of Public Information (Multi-culture Learning Room). (2) South Region: July 19th, 2017 (Wednesday) 10:00 A.M. – 12: 00 A.M. Registration site: Indigenous Culture Hall of Pingtung County (The Auditorium).
The Council of Indigenous Peoples announced andimplemented [Zoning Regulations for Lands of Indigenous Peoples or Tribal Lands] (hereinafter referred to as Zoning Regulations). By now, there are 139 tribes, 3 Indigenous Peoples volunteer to apply to the Council of Indigenous Peoples for realizing traditional land zoning for Indigenous Peoples, and pursuant to zoning regulations and procedures which include: 1. Taitung County, Taimali Village, Beili Tribe (Lupakadj Tribe). 2. Chiayi County, Alishan Village, traditional areas of Tsou People (take a nation as unit). 3. Pingtung County, Wutai Village, traditional area of Rukai People (take a nation as unit). 4. Taiyuan City, Fuxing District, Zeren Li and other tribal traditional areas. 5. Hsinchu County, Jianshi Village, Yixing Village and other tribal traditional areas. 6. Hsinchu County, Wufeng Village, Zhulin Village and other tribal traditional areas. It’s obvious zoning traditional lands is the long-term joint vision for Indigenous Peoples. The Council of Indigenous Peoples will provide proactive assistance and consultations through administrative system, and invest in proper administrative resources to facilitate the promotion of land zoning of Indigenous Peoples as well as put the policies and proposals regarding traditional areas of Indigenous Peoples replied by President Tsai into practice to protect the rights and interests of lands of Indigenous People. Business Undertaker: Section Member Chen, Kuan-Chiu Contact number: 02-89953307
Village Head, Alcalde Mayor Symposium of National Indigenous Peoples of 2017 was head on May 17 and 18 of 2017 (Thursday) in Cultural Development Center for Indigenous People of Majia Village, Pingtung County. Village head, alcaldes and mayors from 55 indigenous people villages throughout the nation participated in the activity and the theme ranged from the announcement planning, economic industry, cultural preservation and inheritance of the traditional fields to the experience sharing and viewing regarding village administrative promotion. In view that the Council of Indigenous Peoples issued and enforced [Regulations on Land or Tribal Land Allocation for Indigenous Peoples] (hereinafter referred to as Regulations) and assisted the tribes or nations in promoting traditional field planning via the public offices. The meeting majorly communicated and focused on the idea exchange and experience sharing with respect to traditional field planning of the public offices. Meanwhile, it also invited chairman of Council of Indigenous People, Icyang·Parod to jointly discuss how the central and local authorities promote the announcement planning for the traditional fields of Indigenous Peoples and put the land transformation justice into practice under the premises of respecting tribes and national subjectivity. This meeting also specially invited chairman of Rukai people, Pao, Chi-Cheng to share the experience on traditional field planning for Rukai Peoples. He also stated at the meeting that the planning Regulations are feasible and suggested that a new way shall be led for planning Regulations to further promote the Autonomous Law, Aboriginal Land and Sea Law, etc. and gain the real rights. During the comprehensive idea exchange and extensive discussions, Wutai Township Mayor, Tu, Cheng-Chi, Chienshi and Yuntianpao Township Mayors also expressed that the planning was still a huge leap for traditional fields even though it failed to reach all the expectations. The planning will absolutely not be rejected but promoted as soon as possible. Chairman of Council of Indigenous Peoples, Icyang·Parod demonstrated that after the issuance and implementation of p
Today (11th), the Council of Indigenous Peoples invited the indigenous peoples, young entrepreneurs, aboriginal entrepreneurs engaging in business in Taipei. financial institution undertakers and local governmental responsible personnel to participate in Loan Advocacy Briefing Session of Comprehensive Development Fund of Indigenous People held in Taipei International Convention Center. The meeting was presided over by Chen, Mwi-Lin, special committee of Economic Development Division of the Council of Indigenous Peoples, and listen to the financial status and financing demands of the indigenous peoples in the real time. The advocacy briefing session held in Taipei International Convention Center specially invited Abao ,a Paiwan singer, who returned to the pop music to share her occupational experience from being nurse, singer, hostess to entrepreneur as well as her experience of applying for loans of the Council of Indigenous Peoples. Moreover, she also encouraged the indigenous peoples to make dreams and pursue of dreams. It’s expected to break the stereotyped impressions of public masses on the finance and credit of indigenous peoples as well as create friendly financing environment. The Council of Indigenous Peoples has launched seven advocacy briefing sessions this year. The advocacy briefing sessions was successful today in Xindian. By the advocacy briefing session, the indigenous peoples are encouraged to understand all the low-interest preferential loan application and are promoted by the Council of Indigenous Peoples. Moreover, by the entrepreneurship experience and operation processes shared by the aboriginal entrepreneurs, the indigenous peoples understand how to cultivate good financing habits and manages financial institutions in daily life which is beneficial for obtaining operating or working capital in a successful manner when starting up the business or running into financial trouble in business operations. The advocacy briefing sessions had been hold in an every spots of Taiwan, but the financial tutoring services available for indigenous peoples by the Council of Indigenous Peoples will never end. 35 financial coaches of Indi
The indigenous people, youth entrepreneurs, aboriginal entrepreneurs, personnel of financial institutes as well as local governmental undertakers in southern area were invited by the Council of Indigenous Peoples on 9th to participate in the [Loan Advocacy Briefing Session of Comprehensive Development Fund of Indigenous Peoples] held in Garden Villa Kaohsiung. Moreover, the Senior Administrative Officer of the Council of Indigenous Peoples, Chen, Mei-Lin was present for address. The session was held in order to help indigenous people get to know the application methods of all kinds of low-interest concessions launched by the Council of Indigenous Peoples. At the Session, the aboriginal entrepreneurs with successful businesses in Kaohsiung were invited for sharing experience to encourage the indigenous to chase after dreams valorously. Breaking down the stereotype of the aboriginals on finance and credit and establishing a friendly financing environment are also the purposes of the session. According to the statistics, up to the end of March, 2017, 25,000 entries of loans with an amount of NT$ 8.3 billion have been lent via the loan business of Comprehensive Development Fund of Indigenous People. More specifically, with 3,000 entries in southern area, reaching a loan of NT$ 1.2 billion, among which the economic loans and youth entrepreneurship loans reached 765 entries with an amount of NT$ 680,000,000. The data suggested that quite a few indigenous people successfully gained the capital needed for entrepreneurship or operating turnover. The Council of Indigenous Peoples stated that 35 financial counselors employed throughout the country were responsible for handling the financial counseling for indigenous peoples to reduce the possibility of missing the loan lending opportunity due to unfamiliarity with banking procedures. Indigenous people are welcomed to contact at the financial service line to ask for more information: [0800-508-188]. Contact: Sha, Yun-Wen (02) 8995-3245
Recently, The Innovation Patent application filed for handmade boat structure of Yami as teaching material models for elementary and middle school students by the Company to Taiwan Intellectual Property Office, The Ministry of Economy was suspected to arouse controversy over tort. From this event we can conclude that the outside world is still not familiar with the legislative intent and spirit of Rules for Original Resident National Tradition Wisdom Creation Protection (hereinafter referred to as Rules). Whereas, the Council of Indigenous Peoples solicits the universities and colleges to launch [Scheme for Tradition Wisdom Creation Protection and Talent Cultivation of Indigenous Peoples] via announcement in this year (2017) by holding series of lectures, intensive courses or credit courses to improve the theoretical and practical cognition of faculties and students of domestic universities and colleges. According to the statistics, seven universities and colleges have passed the review. After the execution of Rules in the end of 2007, the Council of Indigenous Peoples completed its stipulation and releases the relevant sub-laws in March 2015 after years of consultation and trials. The legislative spirit of the Rules is facilitating the masses to respect the traditional cultural wisdom of Indigenous Peoples and entitling the Indigenous Peoples or tribes to the exclusive right of tradition wisdom creation which aims not to forbid the masses to innovate and apply the tradition wisdom of Indigenous Peoples, but to encourage the masses to obtain consents from Indigenous Peoples before applying the tradition wisdom creation of Indigenous Peoples. During the Scheme acceptance period, the Council of Indigenous Peoples has accepted 15 application schemes submitted by 10 colleges and universities. After review, Schemes proposed by seven colleges and universities were approved, namely National Chung Cheng University, National Kaohsiung Normal University, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, National Dong Hwa University, Soochow University, Fu Jen Catholic University and Dayeh University. Students who are interested in that are welcomed to pay atte
For the purpose of helping indigenous people to realize their dreams, conducting short-term study or service abroad, the Council of Indigenous Peoples will continue to accept [Mataisah Mission] in this year. Indigenous peoples are welcome to file applications to the Council of Indigenous Peoples for [Individual Group] from now to May 30. The Council of Indigenous Peoples states that it launched [Mataisah Mission] since 2013 to support indigenous people to study or service abroad and reinforce the exchanges between our country and Austronesian as well as South Pacific countries. The indigenous peoples are allowed to come up with short-term foreign study or service plan and picked over for subsidies after being approved. The plan is divided into [Individual Group] and [Community Group], the former is for the indigenous peoples of our country over 18 years old and the plan lasts for 90 days which is required to be completed in this year with subsidy reaches NTD 300,000; the application time for the latter one will be otherwise notified. The application form can be downloaded in [Latest News] of the website (www.apc.gov.tw). The application form can be mailed to the Council of Indigenous Peoples (address: 15F., North Building No.439, Zhongping Rd., Xinzhuang Dist., New Taipei City 242, Taiwan (R.O.C.) and note [Mataisah Mission Application] on the envelope. Appendix: Mataisah Mission Text and Appendix The Council of Indigenous Peoples Business Undertaker:Hsu, Ya-Hui Contact Tel: (02) 8995-3119
For the purpose of inheriting tribal traditional skills, improving indigenous peoples’ industrial competitiveness and overall economic power, the Council of Indigenous Peoples plans to conduct [Skill Training Plan for Indigenous Peoples in 2017]. And since today (May 1), the Skill Training Center of Indigenous Peoples (No.3-8, Sec. 3, Dongguan Rd., Nanshi Li, Heping Dist., Taichung City 424, Taiwan (R.O.C.)) is duly founded. Five categories courses, namely, [Cultural and Creative Industry Training], [Tribal Tourism and Professional Training for Guide Talent], [Marketing and Processing Technology Training], [Quality Agricultural Technology Training] as well as [Friendly Farming and Organic Agricultural Training] and 22 classes were promoted by the Council of Indigenous Peoples in 2017. It’s estimated to recruit 440 learners. The Council of Indigenous Peoples indicates that the strictly selected courses promoted this year have well-received by the villagers and indigenous people since its inception of online registration on April 5, 2017. Among the courses, the course and class involving art and technology recruited full learners on the date opening for registration. Moreover, the participants for other courses were also full several weeks after registration. It’s shown that the courses arranged were totally conforming to the tribal industries and multiple demands of entrepreneurship and the previous training quality and faculties were widely acclaimed. This was the date (May 1) when the opening ceremony of colored glaze craftwork basic class and tribal tourism English class were held. The ceremony was presided over by the deputy director general of Economic Development Department, Council of Indigenous Peoples, Miao Ling. He encouraged 50 indigenous peoples present to mater the strengths of cultural creativity and quality agricultural development during industrial development to drive young indigenous peoples to return to the hometown for tribal industrial works. The Council of Indigenous Peoples stated that the training courses were still available for indigenous peoples in 2017. Those would-be participants can register for online (
ince the creation of Fact-finding Mission of Executive Yuan for Investigation on Lanyu Nuclear Waste Storage Establishment in October 2016, in order to respond to President Tsai’s commitment to reporting the truth of Lanyu Nuclear Waste Storage Establishment, the Fact-finding mission kept collecting relevant information to figure out the decision-making processes of public sectors for Lanyu Nuclear Waste Storage Establishment. The convener of fact-finding mission and councilor, Lin, Wan-Yi demonstrated that the investigation on Lanyu Nuclear Waste Storage Establishment would not be fulfilled without the participation of Lanyu People. The fact-finding mission members conquered all obstacles and arrived in Lanyu on April 21 to either report the latest progress of truth investigation or extensively take Lanyu People’s advice in spite of bad weather and marine climate due to their paying high attention to the region opinions. The vice convener of fact-finding mission and chairman of the Council of Indigenous People, Icyang‧Parod further stated that the key points delivered to the villagers at the forum held by staff unit were: all important decisions were made in the previous meetings conducted by fact-finding mission and subordinate teams; the investigation on decision-making processes of public sectors for establishing Lanyu Nuclear Waste Storage and investigation progresses would be described by Tong, Tzu-En, the members of subordinate teams at the meeting, in the meanwhile, she would also reported the contents and directions of future investigation reports. After extensively taking the opinions from the region, Councilor Lin, Wam-Yi restated that the President Tsai’s commitment would stay unchangeable and the fact-finding mission is expected to complete the fact-finding reports in terms of public sectors’ decision-making processes for Lanyu Nuclear Waste Storage establishment prior to the end of June 2017 and publish to all the Investigation Business Undertaker: Huang, Shih-Ping Contact Tel:（02）89953297