• 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

  • Decline of loan interest of the indigenous people comprehensive development funds

    In response to Chunghwa Post (Co.,) Ltd. announcing to decline two-year term deposit interest rate to 1.165% since March 30, 2016, the loan interest rate of Indigenous People comprehensive development fund is declined as follows: I. The indigenous people economy industry loan and the indigenous youth business loan: The interest rate shall be added with 0.125% from two-year term deposit of Chunghwa Post (Co.,) Ltd. and downgraded to 1.29%. II. Indigenous people microeconomy activity Loan:  1. For production: The interest rate shall be added with 0.125% by two-year term deposit of Chunghwa Post (Co.,) Ltd. and downgraded to 1.29%.  2. For consumption and turnover: The interest rate shall be added with 0.625% by two-year term deposit of Chunghwa Post (Co.,) Ltd. and declined to 1.79%. III. The interest rate which applies to new/old household with loan shall turn to use the declined interest rate by the declining day. The indigenous peoples are reminded by the indigenous people committee that in case of any query regarding to our loan business, please consult with finance instructor of local governments in the place where business is operated; no outsourcing, so as to avoid fraud.  Any individual indigenous people who demands for making a loan shall download related info on the website of our comprehensive development fund management site (http://ipl.efarm.org.tw). Processed by: Pan, Ro-An TEL: (02)8995-3243

  • The Flying Eagle Employment Program for indigenous young people is kicking off now

    The Flying Eagle Employment Program for indigenous young people is kicking off now. Welcome all enterprises to take part in creating triple winning target by training the young people, creating a stable employment environment and with free of charge . This is a win-win situation for all of us! Where are you, outstanding indigenous friends??? Flying Eagle Employment Program is definitely your best choice. Let us accompany you when you are in desperate needs and let us find you the most suitable job opportunities together. I. Program Objectives: 1. Encouraging indigenous college graduates to develop their careers in the society by enrolling them first in the work and train them afterwards through a series of preparation programs to enhance their work competitiveness in order to achieve work objectives and visions.  2. Encouraging enterprises to employ indigenous college graduates so as to increase youth employment rates, make young people feel the effectiveness of the government employment program, and ultimately achieve the results of training the youths, stabilizing employment rate and free cash equivalent, a win-win situation for all.  II. Program Duration: From 1st January 2015 to 31st August 2017 Preparations: From 1st January 2015 to 31st May 2015 Operation Closes: From 1st September 2017 to 31st December 2017 III. Program task items and content: 1. Program implementing area: Nationwide 2. Quota for the employment program: 20 persons 3. Qualifications for enterprises and institutions: Enterprises and institutions to which Indigenous Peoples Employment Rights Protection Act (herein called the act), article 12 section 1, apply from 2009 onwards or government registered enterprises.  4. Qualifications for employees: Indigenous young people born in 1985 and from onwards who served the compulsory army service and have a college degree.  5. Program task items and content: (1) Orientation for enterprises: Program orientation will be held for qualified enterprises in order to give further information of the program as well as to inquire their intention to join the program, so that enterpri

  • From 2016, Indigenous People Miniature Economic Activity Loan is Acceptable in “Whole year”

    In order to properly assist the miniature cash flow needs of indigenous people, Council of Indigenous Peoples provides the financing ways to properly reduce the indigenous people’s burden. This year (2016), the  smile loan is acceptable in “whole year”. It will assist approximately 1,700 indigenous families’ economic flow, and at least 250 indigenous businesses for the miniature cash flow.       For the indigenous people who have the loan request can go to the financial institution belongs to their households, working places, or business places to apply the loan with relevant documents during the business hours. The credit line will not change. Please refer to the “Download” for relevant information.        Council of Indigenous Peoples appeals the indigenous people to apply the smile loan, instead of the high interest loan from illegal banks if there is any miniature cash flow request, avoiding the high burden trap; moreover, do not entrust others, preventing the money from any scam. Council of Indigenous Peoples also remind the people should attach great importance to the personal credit, because the loan is not “financial subsidy”, it is necessary to repay each month while the loan was acceptable, or it will exist a bad credit record, which will impact the loan, checks, credit cards application approval conditions in the future.   In order to provide the loan consulting, start-up proposal consulting, loan procedure assistance, loan extension assistance, and communication with the financial institution for the indigenous people, Council of Indigenous Peoples employ “Financing consultant” to assist indigenous people. Please contact us by the phone in there are any problems. Please refer to the “Download” for the phone number.