- 更新時間:2017/12/12 09:33:59
In a bid to promote New Southward Policy, the Council of Indigenous Peoples launched [Scheme of Cultural and Educational Exchanges in New Zealand for Indigenous Students from Universities and Colleges] in 2017. The 21 excellent indigenous students from universities and colleges were selected in the Scheme and led by the Council from Nov. 20th to 27th visiting New Zealand for mutual communications with respect to the education, language and culture of the Indigenous Peoples. On Nov. 20th, the departure date, the Council held a trooping ceremony at 16F square of the building where the Council located. At the trooping ceremony, the Chairman of the Council Icyang‧Parod granted the flag of the Council to Division Head of Education and Culture Division, Chen, Kun-Sheng and extended his best regards for the visiting members to achieve the purpose of cultural and educational exchanges during their stay in New Zealand.
A 5-day training courses before departure was specially carried out by the Council for the delegations. In the training courses, students would have a primary insight into the Austronesian cultures, domestic Indigenous Peoples language, Indigenous Peoples music and dance, New Zealand, Maori Tribe of New Zealand as well as international etiquette, expecting to improve students cognition on the Austronesian, the Indigenous Peoples cultures and Taiwan and New Zealand as well as languages, in the meantime, cultivating students’ capacities of dance performance skills, thereby presenting their academic achievements in the institutions and schools of New Zealand to be visited.
The exchange group is going to visit Te Puni Kokiri, Te Papa National Museum, immersed Maori primary school, Waikato University, Auckland University, Te Puia Cultural Park and other institutions. In addition, they are also going to visit the local Maori tribes and farms to have a deep understanding of Indigenous Peoples life of New Zealand.
Furthermore, the exchange group will have opportunity to participate in the seminars concerning Treaty of Waitangi, Maori language as well as cultures planned by the visiting units to reinforce the knowledge about the Indigenous Peoples of New Zealand, hoping to create the dialogues and idea exchanges in regard to Indigenous Peoples of both nations.
The members of the exchange group include Division Head of Education and Culture Division, Chen Kun-Sheng, Vice-principal of Fu Jen Catholic University, Nie Ta-An, colleagues of Indigenous Peoples Information Center of Fu Jen Catholic University as well as 21 indigenous students from Taiwan National University and other universities and colleges.