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Yuchi Village Office Proposed to Withdraw from Indigenous Peoples Region The Council of Indigenous Peoples: Continued to Communicate

  • 更新時間:2018/12/11 09:47:53

In response to the proposal of withdrawal from Indigenous Peoples Region filed by Yuchi Village today (5th) to Villager’s Committee, the Council of Indigenous Peoples stated that it would communicate with the Village Office and Committee to ensure the rights and interests of villagers.

The Council stated that according to the Indigenous Peoples Basic Law, Indigenous Peoples’ region refer to the areas where the indigenous people live traditionally and have the historical origin and cultural characteristics of the Indigenous Peoples, which are reported to the Executive Yuan for approval by the Council. Yuchi Village was an area traditionally inhabited by Thao People and with its historical origin and cultural characteristics, which conformed to the requirements set forth in the preceding provisions. Therefore, it was recognized as an Indigenous Peoples’ region according to relevant laws.

The Council emphasized that safeguarding the rights of indigenous Peoples was a universal value. After Yuchi Village was recognized as an Indigenous Peoples region according to law, it would not only fully show the unique cultural characteristics of Indigenous Peoples, but also had a positive effect on the cultural inheritance of Thao Peoples and the development of tourism in the village; Therefore, the administrative measures provided by the Council for the Indigenous People had been invested into the village, such as infrastructure maintenance fees, economic and industrial development, public works construction subsidies, education and endangered language aids for the Indigenous Peoples, etc., which not only promotes the common prosperity and development of local construction, but also enabled all villagers, regardless of the Indigenous Peoples and Han Peoples, to enjoy the maximum benefits.

In response to the proposal filed by Yuchi Village Office, the Council responded that because the Legislative Yuan amended the Indigenous Peoples Basic Law in 2015, it allowed for the current designation of territorial land; the Thao People’s announcement of the territorial land was actually reviewed by the Nantou County Government and other agencies before being submitted to the Council for announcement.

“We will continue to explain to the people of Yuchi village the importance of the integration of Yuchi into the Indigenous Peoples region and the preservation of Thao People cultures. We will also discuss with the Office and the representatives on how to resolve the villagers’ doubts so as to maintain the harmony and common prosperity of the Indigenous Peoples and Han Peoples,” said Calivat.Gadu, deputy director of the Council.

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