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Invitation Cards Written in Both Indigenous Language and Mandarin First Ever in Administration Conference of Indigenous Peoples

  • 更新時間:2017/07/28 17:31:23

Council of Indigenous Peoples (hereinafter referred to as the Council) is going to hold “2017 National Administration Conference of Indigenous Peoples: New Era of Indigenous Language Development” in NTUH International Convention Center on August 1st, 2017. In order to implement “Indigenous Languages Development Act”, the invitation cards for the conference are written in both Kanakanavu language and Mandarin and this will be the first ever at National Administration Conference of Indigenous Peoples over the years. On top of that, the whole conference room will be multi-presented in 16 indigenous languages to create indigenous language environment.

According to the Council, President Tsai promised to list “Indigenous Languages Development Act” as one of the important bills that need to be legislated as soon as possible when she made an apology to indigenous people on behalf of the government. “Indigenous Languages Development Act” has been announced to go into effect on June 14th, and it not only fully demonstrates government’s determination in pushing indigenous historical justice and transitional justice but also is a new milestone of protecting indigenous languages rights in Taiwan. Therefore, the “National Administration Conference of Indigenous Peoples” this year specifically uses “New Era of Indigenous Language Development” as the topic and the invitation cards that are going to be sent are designed to be written in both indigenous language and Mandarin, which is the first ever in the Council.

Minister of the Council, Icyang.Parod, emphasizes that the invitation card is specially presented in the layout of Kanakanavu language and Mandarin “side by side” to indicate indigenous languages are in an equivalent position towards the national language. Besides, the 16 indigenous languages are presented in the conference with the anticipation of leading to create an environment of indigenous language learning and using at government department, starting from the Council, and further to promote indigenous language using awareness and atmosphere for “listening, speaking, reading and writing” in the indigenous society.

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