• The Survey of employment status about indigenous peoples in 2016

      A survey of the employment status about indigenous people in 2016 was released by the Council of Indigenous Peoples. The result shown the average number of indigenous people labor was 258,112, and the labor participation rate was 60.87%. The average of employment figures was 247,905, comparing with  237,395 in 2015, which increased 10,027, whereas the average of unemployment figures was ten thousand and two hundred and seven and the unemployment rate was 3.95%, comparing with 10,237 in last year, which reduce thirty and the average of unemployment rate was 4.13% declining of 0.18 percentage points, but contracting to the same year national unemployment rate is 3.92%, it was higher than the unemployment rate was 0.03 percentage points.      In 2016, the average monthly income of the indigenous people was thirty thousand and fifty dollars, an increase of one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two dollars over the previous year of twenty-eight thousand and two hundred fifty-eight dollars.   The Council of Indigenous Peoples will continue supporting for unemployment figures to cumulative employment skills, selection of work, stable economic income, it have created more than three Job service platforms for the indigenous people, which including setting up the original JOB of indigenous people human resources network (http://iwork.apc.gov.tw), the indigenous people employment service line is 0800-066995 and the local service commissioner, providing employment counseling, occupation training promotion and job matching services. These can help the indigenous people adapting to the employment environment quickly.   ◎For the content of the survey report and the definition of the terms, please go to the Council of Indigenous Peoples' global information network :http://www.apc.gov.tw/, Path: information of this council (Information platform) / statistics / employment status statistics. Case Officer: HUANG,CHI-EN 02-89953177

  • Activity of Collecting Indigenous Language Teaching Videos “This is how it is spoken” Has Been Officially Launched

    President announced “Indigenous Languages Development Act” on June 14th, 2017, and it means indigenous languages step forwards to a new era formally. In order to continue promoting indigenous language learning and transferring, Council of Indigenous Peoples officially launch the activity of collecting indigenous language teaching videos “This is how it is spoken” on July 20th, 2017. Five prizes of NT$20,000 each provided to appeal indigenous people participate in promoting and transferring indigenous languages with the anticipation of presenting uniqueness and diversity of indigenous languages to the public through creative teaching videos. Meanwhile, many famous indigenous singers including Lo Mei-Ling, Lu Hsueh-Jui, Yi Fen and Boxing (band name) as well as well-known baseball player Lin Chih-Sheng and actor Lin Ching-Tai clergyman are invited to the activity, and call on indigenous people to learn indigenous languages together. The population of indigenous people in Taiwan is around 550,000 people. Each tribe has its own culture, language, custom and social structure; the diverse tribe features have accumulated rich cultural assets in history of Taiwan. According to the research, the most abundant Austronesian languages characteristics and grammar kept well in Taiwan and it is recognized as the mutual place of origin for Austronesian languages. In consideration of this, how to preserve and transfer the cultural treasure in Taiwan is an important task that all the people in the nation need to face together. According to the Council, it is anticipated that all the public has fun in learning indigenous languages and through by the activity of collecting indigenous language teaching videos and understand the diversity, fun and wisdom of indigenous languages makes indigenous people feel confident and proud of the language and cultural features that they owns. Please visit facebook fan web-page of Council of Indigenous Peoples for activity information related to “This is how it is spoken” at https://www.facebook.com/apc.gov.tw/.     Case officer: Yan Chao Jui Chun Contact Tel.:(02)8995-3117

  • 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.

  • Review Result of [Promotion of Value-added Environmental Friendly Farming for Indigenous Peoples] of 2017 was released: 30 Proposals were passed!

    The Council of Indigenous Peoples launched the Value-added Environmental Friendly Farming this year and there were aggregate 80 proposals filed for application and 30 proposals, i.e. 12 [Transformational] and 18 [Valued-added] ones were provided with subsidies after review on qualification, written documents and brief reports to further support the farmers committed to environmental-friendly farming; please visit the world wide web of the Council of Indigenous Peoples (http://www.apc.gov.tw) for approved name list. Since 2016, the Council of Indigenous Peoples started proceeding [Promotion of Value-added Environmental Friendly Farming for Indigenous Peoples] with 13 regional environmental-friendly farming organizations subsidized. And 30 units were approved this year (2017) which will considerably assisted in production equipment improvement, establishment of diversified sales channels and perfection of organic professional talent gaps of the Indigenous Peoples; the failed units to pass the review will be tutored after evaluation in terms of the planning feasibility. The Council of Indigenous Peoples expressed that in addition to provision of economic supports for environmental-friendly farming teams with subsidies, the [Professional Service Team] is going to be created in 2017 to manage the plan cancellation & verification and management & appraisal of the teams with subsidies as well as provide the professional technological tutorship related to agriculture. We are looking forward to witnessing more significant growth of the subsidized teams in 2017.   Those aboriginal farmers who would like to committed to environmental-friendly farming please pay attention to here. The promotion of environmental-friendly farming of Indigenous Peoples will be handled unceasingly! Those friends dedicated to environmental-friendly farming shall pay close attention to the application news in 2018 and you are welcomed to file an application. Business Undertaker: Wu, Wei-Hsuan Contact Tel: (02)8995-3254

  • Primary Stage of Indigenous Peoples Residential Policy! Visiting Scenario Workshop to Recruit the Participants, Actions Speaks Louder Than Words~

    The Council of Indigenous Peoples is expected to hold two workshops in May 2017 with 15 places for each workshop. The secreted gifts will be presented for the people participating in the workshop all the way! Those friends over 18 years old and interested in Indigenous Peoples residential issue are welcome and registered. The Council of Indigenous Peoples demonstrates that they are going to plan [Ten-year Plan for Indigenous Peoples Residence] recently. The workshops will be held based on the principle of [informed consent] and conducted from the bottom to the top to invite the indigenous people, representatives of relevant groups interested in participating, understanding the residential status quo, actual demands as well as residential policies of Taiwan to interact, participate in the workshops and discuss together for the purpose of coming up with impressive and feasible ideas for ten-year plan. The Council of Indigenous Peoples has written three sets of possible [scripts] for current residential conditions of indigenous peoples to describe potential situations under different  scenarios, former personal living experience, opinions and knowledge of participants, criticize the future life scenarios stated in the scripts as well as put forward personal ideas and action plans. In addition, it’s expected to build consensus by [Vision Conference], [Good Idea Conference] and other active and vivid interactive activities. People with lofty ideas and enthusiasts are welcomed to register for these two workshops via public registration to plan ten-year residential policy development visions for indigenous peoples together. The Council of Indigenous Peoples will take the discussion and recommended results from the two workshops into account when mapping out ten-year plan. The registration method is as follows. Please contact us at 02-23672179, extension 1305 (Mr. Chen, Li-Shu) if there are any questions: 1. Online registration: https://goo.gl/forms/RztqyXT5Cwo5yw4K 2. Email registration: ippi2367@gmail.com 3. Fax registration: 02-2362-8974   Undertaker: Ke, Ching-Wen Contact Tel: 02-89953263

  • The Friendly Farming Value-added Promotion Plan of Indigenous Peoples in 2017 Starts to Accept Application!

    In order to develop the agricultural products with the features and advantages of indigenous peoples, the Council of Indigenous Peoples intends to assist the corporations or farmers organizations in undertaking the friendly farming cultivation and management course and guiding indigenous people to complete relevant validation procedures. Moreover, it will conduct research and development of processing facilities (equipment) for the special and major commercial crops of indigenous peoples so as to increase the production capacity of the tribes and refine the agricultural products. The government continues to carry on the Friendly Farming Value-added Promotion Plan of Indigenous Peoples in 2017. Organizations, co-operatives and production-sale groups which are willing to participate in the agriculture value-added promotion development should send the relevant documents to CIP for examination and approval before March 3rd, 2017.  The application of subsidy for the Friendly Farming Value-added Promotion Plan of Indigenous Peoples is divided into Transforming Type and Value-added Type. The Transforming Type is for those who belong to the traditional agriculture but have will to participate in the friendly farming like organic agriculture, natural agriculture or pesticide-free agriculture; Value-added Type is for those who have already engaged in friendly farming and aim at the secondary processing, the tertiary marketing or the research and development of facility and technology. CIP notes that the cultivation techniques of organic agriculture at present is still focusing on the primary production with small segmentation in the market. And due to the insufficient processing equipment, it is in disadvantaged situation in the aspects of quantitative production as well as processing and packing. Based on the above, there is still not a complete organic agriculture industry chain. Through the Friendly Farming Value-added Promotion Plan of Indigenous Peoples, CIP assists to enhance the production equipment of indigenous peoples, establish multiple marketing channels and fill in the manpower gap of organic agriculture in the indigenous people’s neighborhood.

  • The Survey Result of the Indigenous Peoples’ Employment in the 3rd Quarter of 2016 has come out!

    The Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP) announced the survey result of the indigenous peoples’ employment in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (September of 2016). The number of indigenous labors reaches 261,107 with labor force participation rate of 61.01%. The quantity of employment is 250,662, increasing by 5,270 compared to that in June, 2016. And the total unemployment is 10,445 with unemployment rate of 4.00%, increasing by 353 compared to that in June, 2016. The unemployment rate has increased by 0.05% from the previous quarter which is due to the influence of the year’s graduates constantly joining the workforce. These first-time job seekers have not yet being involved into steady employment situation for the sake of business recession or discontinuation, their dissatisfaction toward the original jobs, or the end of seasonal or temporary work. Therefore, the increase of unemployed population is slightly higher than that of employed population. However, it decreases by 0.27% from the same period last year and has 0.01% higher than the 3.99% of the national unemployment rate in the same period.    According to the survey of this quarter (September), the income of the indigenous paid employee is generally 30,280 per month, increasing by 305 from 29,975 in Jun, 2016.    CIP will continually facilitate the unemployed to grasp employability skills, to choose proper jobs and to stabilize their income. Currently it has built the Santoli service platform for the indigenous people’s employment, set the JOB indigenous human resource network (http://iwork.apc.gov.tw) and the 0800-066995 indigenous employment service special line as well as the indigenous employment service specialists in various places who provide services such as employment counseling, career training introduction and job match-making to help indigenous people adapt to the employment environment. Our indigenous people are welcomed to make full use of the above.    ◎For the content of the survey report and the definition of the terms, please visit the World Wide Web of CIP. Website: http://www.apc.gov.tw/Route: Information of CIP (actively open informat

  • Focus Operation of the Indigenous Peoples Commission Enacts to Grant the Credit Union

    In order to implement the policy of protecting the financial interests of the Indigenous Peoples, we assisted the Indigenous People in the establishment of the Credit Union (Indigenous People Union in short) to solidify the development, enhance the operating performance, and encourage the credit unions throughout the country (The Deposit Union) to strengthen the process governing the project loans for the Indigenous People, which effectively assists them in obtaining ​​the working capital as required urgently. The Indigenous Peoples Commission announced "Focus Operation of the Indigenous Peoples Commission Enacts to Grant the Credit Union" on August 18, 2016, The Deposit Union with qualification of grant or award can be filed as per rule. The Indigenous Peoples Commission noted that they have made use of the incentives and the capital of The Deposit Union to proceed in "Loans for the working capital of the Indigenous People" and "Living loans for the Indigenous student" since 2000, among of which, the line of credit was exhausted early in each year; as of the end of June 2016, there were a total of 7,071 loan cases which amounting to NTD (hereinafter the same) 327,840,000, indicating that the Project Loan that the Indigenous Peoples Commissions cooperated with The Deposit Union met the need of the tribe and helped them make ​​a smooth turnover. In addition, among 330 The Deposit Unions, the Indigenous People Union which has in-depth development in the tribal homeland accounts for one third (109 unions) of them, as they act like banks in the tribe. Its operation of loan is different from the rigid mechanism and complex procedures in the financial institutions, which may provide convenient local and instant loans, therefore, we prescribe the focus operation herein to regulate it. The focus operation herein applies to grants and incentives; the Indigenous People Union which was set up for at least 2 years may file with subsidy program of operating facilities; the Indigenous People Union which was set up in 2 years may file with subsidy program for the start-up costs, operating expenses and human resource costs in the employment o

  • If you have insured yourself in National Pension, DO remember to apply for Maternity Benefit after having a baby!

    Do you know the ways to apply for Maternity Benefit? How much money can you get? Is there any limitation? Step right up!! *Requirements: 1. Application is available once you are the Insured of National Pension at delivery. 2. Wanna check if you are insured in National Pension?? Check if you have received a National Pension payment notice, or contact Bureau of Labor Insurance for confirmation. *Amount of benefit: 1. The eligible will be paid with 2-month subsidy of 18,282 x 2 (months) =36,564 NTD, 4-month subsidy will be paid if you have twins, and so forth. 2. National Pension Maternity benefit: People giving birth on or after December 18th, 2015 will be paid with 2-month subsidy; people giving birth on/after July 1st, 2011 and before December 18th, 2015 will be paid with 1-month subsidy. (The monthly payroll of National Pension before 2015 is 17,280; From January 1st, 2015, the monthly payroll of National Pension is 18,282). *Steps of Application: The “National Pension Maternity Benefit Application and Benefit Receipt” can be downloaded online on BLI website or can be fetched at local offices. Then, fill out the form and enclose document proofs and mail to BLI, or apply through the E-desk (Personal Declaration and Inquiry) on BLI website with your Citizen Digital Certificate. Choose either way to complete the application. *Required documents: 1. Birth Certificate of infant. 2. Moms who have applied birth certificate for their babies need not to enclose birth certificates. BLI will actively inquire information from the Household database of Ministry of Interior; however, if you haven’t completed the applications, please do enclose another copy of birth certificate! **Restrictions: 1. The male insured cannot claim the pregnancy subsidy on behalf of “Spouse’s Childbirth”. 2. Whoever defaults the National Pension cannot apply for Maternity Benefit. 3. If the insured apply for Maternity Benefit which is covered by National Pension, Labor’s Insurance and Farmer’s Health Insurance synchronically, the insured shall choose one benefit source. 4. Applicants should claim their applications within five years from the del