• To Accomplish Media Access,Indigenous Radio Station is Formally Launched Now

    Alian96.3, Indigenous Radio Station, was formally launched on August 9th, and the public can listen to the complete program through FM 96.3 or downloading from Hinet hichannel network.     The launch of Alian96.3 Indigenous Radio Station on August 9th also has its special meaning. In order to honor the position and rights of indigenous peoples, United Nations set August 9th each year as The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on December 23rd, 1994. In this important moment that belongs to indigenous peoples, the launch of the radio station is further with the meaning of integrating into the world. The 9 key indigenous policies addressed by President include guaranteeing indigenous people’s right of media access, reducing the urban-rural digital gaps, and maintain subjectivity of ethnic group. The launch of Indigenous Radio Station is the implementation of the regulation in Article 12, the Indigenous Peoples Basic Law and is the concrete practice of protecting indigenous peoples’ communications and media access.     Council of Indigenous Peoples further expressed the President announced “Indigenous Languages Development Act” on June 14th and indigenous languages become the national language. “Indigenous Languages Development Act” also defines that the Indigenous Peoples TV and radios sponsored by government should produce programs and language learning courses of indigenous languages as well as the percentage of using indigenous languages must not lower than 50% of total hours of that institution. Therefore, the establishment of Alian96.3 Indigenous Peoples Radio Station not only accomplishes the policy of indigenous languages development but also continues the growth and strength of passing on indigenous languages.     The launch of Indigenous Radio Station will provide the information based on indigenous education and culture, languages learning, tourism and travelling, and public services. The abundant cultural creativity, tourism assets, and agricultural and featured products in indigenous villages can be promoted through radio programs and drive the economic

  • The 8th Taiwan Indigenous Literature Camp First Time Reaches Tribes in Cities

    In order to continue promoting and developing literature creation among indigenous peoples, Council of Indigenous Peoples special launches “The 8th Taiwan Indigenous Literature Award”. The topic of the activity is “kavaluwan” (means lily in Paiwanic language), expects writers of indigenous literature to use words as seeds and sow beautiful appointments originated from ancient times. It is aimed to invite all of indigenous people to join chanting songs for lives and earth! The first activity of Indigenous Literature Award is literature camp, and it will be held in Taipei from July 21st to 24th 2017 for whoever is interested in indigenous literature creation. This year, the indigenous literature camp is the first time held in a metropolitan area. Various guest speakers, topics are arranged and they provide indigenous people, live in metropolitan area, information and make indigenous peoples understand the modern issues form different aspects. The topics this year are in wide ranges, including modern indigenous’ playwriting creation, poem creation, nature writing, literature and dance to increase participants’ writing skills through discussion and practice. Besides, field trips to tribes located in metropolitan areas of Xizhou tribe, Nanjin tribe, Sanying tribe and Longenpu tribe are arranged in order to help participants understand the life style of the indigenous.  Indigenous people live in cities and the various issues that they face in depth. The mutual understanding and dispute settlement are unfolded through conversation and communication. It is anticipated that all the participants can present a bunch of pure lilies for the society in Taiwan under the appealing of their literature belief no matter indigenous people or Han people! Please visit activity website at http://tivb.pixnet.net/blog for relevant information or call Miss Lin at (02)2936-1262.

  • 8th Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Literary Prize and its series of events Start

    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.

  • 「Value Adding and Development for Indigenous Enterprises」

    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).

  • Three Indigenous Peoples, Tsou People, Rukai People, Atayal People and 139 Tribes File Application to the Council of Indigenous Peoples for Traditional Land Zoning of Indigenous Peoples.

    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  

  • Chairman of Council of Indigenous Peoples Participated in Village Head, Alcalde Mayor Symposium of National Indigenous Peoples to Focus on Promotion and Planning of Traditional Field Issues by the Central and Local Authorities

    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

  • [The Dream, We Almost Reach] Loan Advocacy Briefing Session of Comprehensive Development Fund of Indigenous People Held by the Council of Indigenous Peoples, Financial Services Never Stop

    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

  • [Dream Approaching Indeed] Loan Advocacy Briefing Session of Comprehensive Development Fund of Indigenous Peoples Held by the Council of Indigenous Peoples in Kaohsiung Today

    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

  • Seven Universities and Colleges Were Approved by the Council of Indigenous Peoples for Promoting Scheme of [Tradition Wisdom Creation Protection and Talent Cultivation of Indigenous Peoples]

    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

  • The Council of Indigenous Peoples Starts to Accept Application of Mataisah Mission [Individual Group] of 2017

    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