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First Coastal Land Privatization the Council of Indigenous Peoples: Further Progress for Defending our Land Rights!

  • 更新時間:2018/08/28 13:54:20

Pursuant to Article 14 of Land Law, the coastal land, within certain limits, shall not be privatized. However, the Council of Indigenous Peoples released the revised [Principle of Management for Including Public Land as Reservations of Indigenous Peoples] and other administrative rules in the other day to fulfill the land and historical justice of Indigenous Peoples. The execution broke the limits that the coastal land shall not be privatized. 243 entries of land with an area of 43 hectares located in Hualien and Taitung shall be included as aboriginal reservations by filing an application subject to the regulations. [Reapplication and Addition of Aboriginal Reservation Land Scheme] was approved for execution on Jan. 12, 2007. According to the Scheme, the indigenous peoples shall reapply and include the aboriginal reservations for the lands left by their ancestors and the public lands continue to be used till now.

 However, the 243 entries of lands, with an area of 43 hectares in Shoufeng Village, Fengbin Village, Jixiang Village of Hualien County and Hedong Village of Taitung County shall not be included as aboriginal reservations since the foregoing lands were included as the coastal lands which, subject to Article 14 of Land Law, shall not be privatized even though they were left by ancestors of indigenous peoples and still be used. The Council of Indigenous Peoples therefore took initiatives to amend [Principle of Management for Including Public Land as Reservations of Indigenous Peoples]. After modification, it immediately settled the dispute existed over 10 years that the Hualien and Taitung coasts, within certain limits, shall not be added into aboriginal reservations which restored the traditional territory of the indigenous peoples.

The Chairman of the Council of Indigenous Peoples, Icyang‧Parod, expressed that the administrative rules were amended under the proactive communication and coordination between the Council of Indigenous Peoples and central competent departments over the years. The consensus was reached after being through a host of obstacles. The preliminary estimation shows the number of beneficiaries will be about 175. Moreover, Icyang‧Parod stated constant administrative and legislative measures shall will be taken to defend the land rights of the Indigenous Peoples. Appendix--Statistical Table for Application of Certain Hualien and Taitung Coastal Land Addition into Aboriginal Reservation Lands