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  • The Council of Indigenous Peoples and Taiwan Railways Administration, MOIC Jointly Initiated the First Journey of Colored Train on Indigenous Peoples Day

    In commemoration of the day on August 1st, 1994 when “Gaoshan nationality” were officially named “Indigenous Peoples”, the Council of Indigenous Peoples held the “Press Conference on the First Flight of the Colored Train on Indigenous Peoples’ Day” on platform 3 of Nangang Station of Taipei Railway today (29th), announcing the official launch of Colored Train on Indigenous Peoples’ Day and the series of activities of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on August 1st. Icyang Parod, Chairman of the Council, said that this year, in cooperation with Taiwan Railways Administration and MOIC, the Council copied the prize-winning works of 16 children in the 12th National Indigenous Children’ Painting Competition on the Taroko Express. The images signified the hardships of the indigenous movement with fairy tales, and connected the connotation of “sacrifice” and “inheritance”, thereby strengthening the concept of “August 1st - Day of Indigenous Peoples”. Not only in the body of the car, but also in the corridor, charging area and luggage rack, there were decorations of the image of Indigenous Peoples Day. There were manuals of “The Origin and Significance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day” and QRcode for scanning and reading the information on the series of activities of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the seat towel. It is expected that colored train of Taiwan Railway will be filled with the cultural elements of Indigenous Peoples during a 3-month period starting from July 29th all the way through October 28th, in which the colored train of Indigenous Peoples’ Day would serve as a vehicle to commemorate the process of name change for Indigenous Peoples. The Council also announced that a series of activities on Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 2019 would be launched. Firstly, from July 23rd to August 11th, a retrospective exhibition on the 25th anniversary of name change of Indigenous Peoples was exhibited in the National Library. On August 1st, a retrospective Forum on the 25th anniversary of name change of Indigenous Peoples was held in the Grand Hotel Taipei. Then,

  • Dynamic Dance Show by Tribal Eagle The Cuteness Would Heal All of Us

    In 2016, the Council of Indigenous Peoples designed and developed a cute mascot named “Tribal Eagle” to bring the Council closer to the people. As a goodwill ambassador promoting the economic and industrial development of the Indigenous Peoples, Tribal Eagle was invited to participate in the 1st Mascot Taiwan Competition held by the Chinese Animation and Comic Publishers Association at Taipei World Trade Center 1 from August 1st to August 5th. Owls symbolize guardianship and auspiciousness among Taiwan’s Indigenous Peoples, and had the significance of protecting people and bringing blessings. The Council promoted native culture and innovation, characteristic agriculture, ecological tourism and tribal cuisine by creating small and gentle tribal eagle with straightforward personality. Tribal Eagle accompanied native traders to attend various exhibitions at home and abroad and to attend the promotion activities of native industries. For the marketing of the upcoming “Tribal Table Festival - Ka ^ so’ay Sharing Good Food” event, the exhibition area was designed with the theme of sharing good time and fun of picnic with Tribal Eagle. In Manbo Mascot Zone (Exhibition No. A221), the Council brought Q version nap pillow, special suction cup mat and Tribal Eagle lollipop and other peripheral commodities. At the same time, the Council would plan performance showcase, singing event and dancing show exclusively for Tribal Eagle and will arrange the stage performance on the hour every day. Friends of all ages are welcomed to come by and interact with Tribal Eagle, taking photos as a memento of the good times. The Tribal Eagle came up from behind in the online voting during the first phase of the Mascot Contest, winning second place in the government group with 11,078 votes. To thank you for your warm support, the Tribal Eagle practiced the dynamic dance show diligently. It would perform together with the tribesmen on the day of the final on August 4, fully displaying the adorable charm of “Tribal Eagle”, the goodwill ambassador of the Indigenous Peoples. Information about related activities can be obtained from “Explore

  • Restatement of Indigenous Ceremonial Holiday Policy from Ministry of Labor (1 form)

    The ceremonial and memorial festivals of Indigenous Peoples are the legal holidays for indigenous labors. In accordance with provisions in Article 4 of Implementation Measures for Anniversaries and Festivals issued by the Ministry of the Interior, indigenous people shall be on holiday during the ceremonial and memorial festivals of the Indigenous Peoples. And the date of one-day-off shall be subject to the announcement of the Council of Indigenous of the Executive Yuan. Article 37 of the Labor Standard Act stipulates that the employer shall take holidays and paid for the ceremonial days and holidays designated by the Ministry of the Interior. The workers with status of Indigenous Peoples can take a holiday on ceremonial and memorial festivals without asking for leaves. However, if the employer wants to confirm whether the worker is an indigenous people or a member of his or her ethnic group, the employer may request the worker to provide documents such as a household register transcript or a copy of the household register to prove his or her ethnic group. The Ministry of Labor has reminded that “the ceremonial and memorial festivals” are statutory holidays for the indigenous labors. The indigenous labors shall be entitled to take holidays with salary. If the employer fails to grant leave or salary in accordance with the law, the name of the illegal institution will be published in addition to a fine of NT$20,000 to NT$1,000,000. If both the employee and the employer are still doubtful about the provisions of the ceremonial and memorial festivals of the Indigenous Peoples, they may further inquire with the competent labor administrative authority (labor bureau (office) of municipalities directly under the central government, counties and municipalities or social bureau (office) of the place where the institution is located.

  • “Ka^so’ay” in Indigenous Villages Fall in Love with Tribal Gourmets: Start with Millet

    The 2019 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition would be held in Taipei World Trade Center Hall from July 6 to 29. The Council of Indigenous Peoples participated in the Exhibition with the theme of “Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Museum-- Ka^so’ay”. It was expected that people would fall in love with tribal foods through the characteristic food - millet from indigenous villages so as to attract the visitors to travel to the tribes, promote tribal industrial development as well as make the cultural beauty of the Indigenous Peoples known to and available for the public. In recent years, in order to promote indigenous characteristic agriculture and tribal food culture, the Council had established the brand “Ka^so ‘ay”, and actively participated in large exhibitions at home and abroad, striving to promote indigenous culture to the international market. This year’s Culinary Exhibition had set up the featuring zone of “Ka^so’ay”, letting people know more about indigenous foods. With Indigenous Peoples characteristic ingredient - millet as the theme, through the objectives of “knowledge transfer, interesting experience, and promotion sale”, the Council planned three major exhibitions and many promotion activities, and set up the “Millet Wall” for cyber celebrities to take photos, which not only let people on the scene know millet from sowing to harvesting, but also take the peripheral products of millet home. In this Exhibition, indigenous agricultural merchants were invited to make rice wine specially mixed with millet Abay and other food on site, and people were invited to taste and purchase. It was hoped that through the introduction of millet museum, the characteristic agricultural brand “Ka^so’aya” would be shared with more people, and at the same time, the people’ understanding of Taiwan’s indigenous food culture would be enhanced, and more different possibilities would be added to show Taiwan’s unique indigenous cultures and food characteristics. More information about the event can be obtained from the FB Fans’ Group “explore the sun” for

  • Funny Travel with Tribal Eagle -- Parent-child Scouting Group in Spring & Summer Came to a Successful Conclusion Happy Memories for Adult and Child Travelers Let’s Expect the Autumn & Winter Experience in the Second Half Year

    In order to promote tribal tourism, the Council of Indigenous Peoples continued to hold “Funny Travel with Tribal Eagle -- Parent-child Scouting Group” this year (2019). The Spring & Summer Experience and the Autumn & Winter Experience were planned respectively for the first and second half year. We specially designed the 1-day tour and 2-day tour. Through this activity, tourists of all ages could deeply experience the culture of “indigenous” Taiwan and find that “indigenous” Taiwan was so interesting and beautiful. In June, Parent-child Scouting Group in Spring & Summer led friends at all ages to deeply explore the mysterious land of the indigenous villages and learn the natural food materials from the nature: in the 6th and 7th stage, the visitors would led them to Dongyue Tribe, Yilan during the prevalence period of flying fishes. The children were very surprised to see the true colors of flying fish for the first time. In addition to knowing flying fish, they also learned to make dried flying fish and lovely flying fish pendant by themselves; in the 8th and 9th stage, the visitors visited Xiaolin Tribe, which was relocated to the new permanent house base due to the 8.8 wind disaster. Through the animation of “Seeing the Truth of Taiwan” and the wonderful performance of Taivoan Dance Troupe, the indigenous people shared with visitors the process of rebuilding and reviving the culture. In the afternoon, visitors would experience the traditional firewood lifting and learn the traditional skills of Taivoan - Yugan DIY. Finally, the visitors went to the Outdoor Nature Primary School. The tribe’s professional guide introduced the plants of the old tribe and shared with parents and children how they planted these plants back into the new land; in 10th stage, the visitors visited Cilamitay Tribe in Hualien, Parents and children rode the tribal high-speed railway to travel around the tribe, with a panoramic view of the beautiful sky terraces. Besides, the visitors also visited the ditch, with a history of one hundred year, where we could not go in the usual to experience the daily patrol of tribal peo

  • The Council of Indigenous Peoples Assisted the Towns and Cities in Taidong County to Promote Indigenous Cultures

    Memorial and ceremonial festivals were not only the important cultural rites of sacrifice each year of Indigenous Peoples but also the significant moments for the cohesion of the indigenous people and the remembrance of their ancestors. On the morning of July 10, 2019, the Council held a press conference at the Taitung County Cultural and Creative Industry Settlement of Indigenous Peoples, and invited the Eastern Taiwan Joint Service Center, Executive Yuan, the Indigeous Peoples Administrative Office of Taitung County Government, the heads of townships (towns and cities) and tribal leaders to attend. According to the Council, the Indigenous Peoples population of Taitung County was about 80,000, accounting for 36% of the total population of Taitung County. Important memorial festivals included Malalikit of Amis, Masalut of Paiwan, Malahtangia of Bunun, Amiyan of Puyume, Mapasamorang so piyavean of Yami, Klabecengane of Rukai, and Qataban of Kavarawan, etc., making Taitung a very rich and diverse place. Every summer, the indigenous tribes of Taitung held cultural ceremonial festivals. This year, 146 cultural ceremonies would be held, starting from the first Malalikit of Amis held by Chiennung Tribe on June 30. Icyang, Director of the Council, said that in order to implement President Tsai’s policy of multiculturalism, the Council had provided subsidies for “maintenance of infrastructures”, “educational and cultural subsidies” and “construction of tribal gathering places” in the past three years. This year, more than NT$150 million was spent on the maintenance of infrastructures and educational and cultural subsidies in Taitung County. As of June 30, NT$16.88 million had been spent on the memorial and ceremonial festivals and educational and cultural services. In addition, the Council had also received NT$150 million from the Funds for Hualien and Taitung Area of the Executive Yuan to assist the Taitung County Government in the construction of 14 tribal gathering centers. Four of them had been completed, six of them had been contracted and four of them had been planned and designed. The Council, Taitung County Government

  • Ayoi Returned to Taitung Good Stuffs of Indigenous Villages Flourish Locally

    The “Ayoi” cultural and creative museum, established by the Council of Indigenous Peoples, had officially entered Taitung today (10th). Ayoi Taitung Store was the third direct access stronghold established by the Council, hoping to present the most local indigenous products to visitors from home and abroad. Director Icyang Parod of the Council said that from the past to this year, the Council had subsidized Taidong County Government for over NT$300 million to build and operate the “Taitung County Cultural and Creative Industry Settlement of Indigenous Peoples” in order to foster and enhance the energy of product design and development for indigenous entrepreneurs, and to provide large-scale exhibition and sale platforms, such as Creation Workshop Zone and Product Exhibition Zone; The Creation Workshop Zone was located at the bottom of Tiehua Road and Product Exhibition Zone was located in the famous punching-in attractions, TTStyle in Taitung. Director Icyang said the decision to set up the third Ayoi access stronghold in Taitung was made because the area where Taitung was home to many indigenous groups and rich in indigenous cultures, which implemented President Tsai ing-Wen’s policy of “linking urban and rural industries, promoting employment opportunities and assisting economic development”. So after Kinmen and Taipei, Taitung Store was established here. Director Icyang said, Ayoi was a greeting of “welcome” and “thank you” from Yami People in Lanyu Island, Taitung, and was also the founding spirit of Ayoi Cultural and Creative Museum. We hoped to greet friends from home and abroad with the warmest greetings. We also hoped that every gift from Ayoi was the best wishes for friends and relatives. Therefore, the opening of Taitung Store was indeed meaningful. In addition to providing high-quality indigenous products, Ayoi Taitung Store had added large home decorations designed by local artisans and artists, and introduced ice products with local food. It also regularly updated its brand and focused on local links. When you come to Taitung, don't forget to visit Ayoi Taitung Store. You can sit

  • Announcement for Disclosure of Government Website Information

    Dear friends, welcome to the official website of “Council of Ingenious People”. When you are on the website, please pay attention to relevant regulations in terms of copyrights: A. Copyright Statement of Announcement for Disclosure of Government Website Information (1) All contents in the official website of Council of Ingenious People (hereinafter referred to as the Website), including word descriptions, photos, pictures, recordings, videos, and other information are under the protection of Copyright Act, except for those which shall not be subjects of copyright (such as constitution, law, order, speech drafts by public servants, and newsletters) in accordance with Article 9 of Copyright Act. (2) Anyone can freely use the aforementioned materials that are not subjects of copyright. (3) Materials under the protection of Copyright Act on the Website can only be used after obtaining the permission and authorization of the Council except for reasonable usage. If the materials are involved with other works of copyright owners, they should only be used after obtaining the permission and authorization of the owners as well. (4) Descriptions of the aforementioned “reasonable usage” are as follows: 1. All works announced on behalf of the Council on the Website, which means that they belong to the Council, may be remodeled, publicly broadcasted, and publicly transmitted within reasonable scopes; when using such works, please notify the source. 2. Information on the Website may be remodeled for non-profitable purposes by individuals and families. 3. Information on the Website can be quoted within reasonable scopes for news reporting, commenting, teaching, researching, or other proper purposes. When quoting, please notify the source. 4. For other reasonable usage, please refer to Article 44 to Article 65 of Copyright Act. (5) In accordance with Article 80-1(1) of Copyright Act, removal or alteration which is unavoidable in the lawful exploitation of the work due to technological limitations is proper. Electronic rights management information made by the Website shall not be removed or altered without permission of the Council except for the circumstances where r

  • Sign up for the Indigenous Peoples Language Summer Camp 2019!

    In order to provide indigenous students with the opportunity to practice their native languages in summer and to construct a multi-ethnic language learning channel, the Council of Indigenous Peoples and the Ministry of Education cooperated to promote the activities of “ Indigenous Peoples Language Summer Camp 2019” in order to revitalize the native language culture, create a field for the use of the native language, enhance the awareness of the aboriginal students and their parents to revitalize their native language and implement the guarantee of “language rights” of the Indigenous Peoples. In this year’s Indigenous Peoples Language Summer Camp, there were 10 ethnic languages. Indigenous students attended experience-based courses according to their ethnic group, of which more than half of the time in a period the instructions given used ethnic languages, so that students could fully immerse themselves in the ethnic culture atmosphere, and have the opportunity to improve their ethnic language skills during summer vacation. The information of each language camp was as follows: The principle of each camp was to recruit primary and secondary school students from the indigenous ethnic groups of the same language group who are over the age of 10. Applicants who do not belong to the same ethnic group may still apply if the maximum number allowed for the camp is not met. The cost of the program includes the cost of accommodation, meals and transportation, which are fully subsidized for the Indigenous People. If you want to register from now on to June 25th, please complete the brochure registration form (see the brochure for details of the course content) and submit the registration information to the school. On June 28, 2019, the list of admissions and candidates will be announced by the website of the Council of Indigenous Peoples at https://www.apc.gov.tw in the order of registration. Business Undertaker: Specialist, Huang, Ming-Yan Tel: (02) 8995-3116

  • Taipei International Tourism Expo 2019 -- The Exhibition Booth “uhtan’e ho mimimiyo” of the Council of Indigenous Peoples Selected Eight Tribes for Travel Experience and the Public Were Invited to Roam into the Indigenous Villages

    In recent years, in order to promote indigenous tribal tourism, the Council of Indigenous Peoples had created a brand of “uhtan’e Ho mimimiyo”. This year (2019), the Council of Indigenous Peoples participated for the first time in the 4-day 2019 Taipei International Tourism Expo (from May 17th ~ 20th), the largest tourism event in Taiwan in the first half of the year. The Council recommended quality, rich and diverse tribal experiences and invited you to explore the indigenous villages. In line with the promotion of the Year of Small Town Roaming in 2019, the Council said that eight tribes were selected to promote the Taipei International Tourism Expo. Namely, they are: Yilan Aynomi, which leads you into the Taiya Jinyue and Dongyue tribes to listen to the beautiful sorrow of Sayon No Kane and canoeing that is limited by season; Luofu Tribe in Fuxing District, Taoyuan, Piyawai Tribe and Xikoutai Tribe, which were known as three pearls along the North Cross Road that fostered the characteristics of sharing among hunters; In Qin’ai Tribe of Ren’ai Village in Nantou, the featured violinist factory developed a unique tourism industry; Wutai and Anpo Tribe in Pingtung respectively maintained the impressive Rukai slate house and traditional bamboo toys; The Jingpu Tribe of Fengbin Township of Hualien moved the culture of Ami on the coast to the exhibition site to let the people know the fishery culture inherited by the tribe from generation to generation; In addition, Tafalong Tianyi Culture and Art Troupe is invited to bring wonderful dancing performances onto the stage of the Expo. Welcome to the Taipei International Tourism Expo - uhtan’s ho mimimiyo by the Council of Indigenous Peoples to learn about the beautiful culture and experience the unique features of Taiwan. The tribes launched by the Council this year had their own thematic highlights. More information and discounts can be found on the official website of “explore the sun” and the FB fan page: http://www.explorethesun.tw/, www.facebook.com/explorethesun. Business Undertaker: An, Po-Han, Technical Specialist Tel: (02)8995-3124