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The Center Responded to the Statement of Exclusive Right of Intellectual Creation Owner of the Chimei Tribe of Amis People

  • 更新時間:2018/09/21 09:42:46

The Center attached great importance to the infringement of “the performance in Japanese Center of Indigenous people of the Pawali song and dance of Ciopihay class on August 1” which was expressed to the Center as well as the Council of Indigenous People by the exclusive right owner of intellectual creation of Chimei Tribe of Amis People via social media on August 7, 2018. The Center asked the Director Tseng, Chi-Yong to personally called Cheng, Chi-Kui, the agent of the exclusive right owner of intellectual creation of Chimei Tribe of Amis People for the first time around in order to explain to the tribes. The response was hereby stated:

1. The indigenous music and dance was the epitome of the history, culture, the traditional wisdom of rituals, the tribal life ethics and the social field of the indigenous peoples. It was the carrier of the whole culture. The center bore the mission of inheritance and promotion, and the tribe was the home to the culture. The field investigation, collection and visit were therefore conducted to the tribes with a respectful and rigorous attitude. The preparation of dance was based on the supreme principle of respecting the tribe before being publicly performed around the world. It had become the richest cultural field in Taiwan for preserving indigenous dance and music, dedicating to be the most important window and media for the peoples at home and abroad to learn the music and dance of Taiwan.

2. The Pawali song and dance of Ciopihay class claimed by exclusive right owner of intellectual creation of Chimei Tribe of Amis People and performed on that day was the content of Traditional song and dance (Amis) compiled by the Center in 1997. In the early days of the creation, the music and dance were performed by more than 20 people, and they were revised and then performed to express the core spirit as well as the culture of music and dance. Since the first performance in 1998, it had been performing for more than 20 years, with the concept of “non-commercial and inheriting and promoting the correct understanding of the music and dance culture of the Indigenous Peoples”. It also clearly revealed the ethnic groups, tribes, and meaning of the dances in the show, all of which were based on the premise of respecting the tribal subjectivity.

3. This case was issued by an exclusive right owner of the traditional intellectual creation of the Chimei tribe of Amis People, indicating that the tribe had deeper expectations and different perspectives on the performance. In order to reflect the spirit of respecting the tribal subjectivity, the Director of the Center, Tseng, Chi-Yong, would go to the Chimei tribe to explain the situation and strive to balance the perception of the tribe and the cognition to the law.