• National Museum of Indigenous Peoples Rests at Kaohsiung City

    The Council of Indigenous Peoples (hereinafter referred to as the Council) has re-applied for the site selection evaluation for National Museum of Indigenous Peoples (hereinafter referred to as the Museum) subject to resolution of Session 1, 9th Home Affairs Committee, Legislature in a bid to show its respect for public supervision and openness to all kinds of valuable views. For the purpose of adhering to the fair, open, and objective principle of site selection, the Vice Chairman, Wang, Ming-Hui acted as the convener to form a site selection group by inviting Professor Wang, Sung-Shan of Museum Science, Curator Li, Sha-Li, Anthropologist and Vice Curator, Lin, Chi-Hsing, Director of Indigenous Peoples Cultures, Pu, Chung-Cheng, Urbanist and Committee Member, Chou, Chi-Lung as well as Professor of Transport, Luo, Hsiao-Hsien. After the professional evaluation, the Museum was finally to be based at Cheng Ching Lake Park, Kaohsiung City.   8 local governments i.e. New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Kaohsiung City, Hsinchu City, Miaoli County, Pingtung County, Yilan County as well as Hualien County proposed suggestions on museum base and expressed their strong will after the site selection evaluation re-application was announced on Jul. 6, 2016 by the Council. The comprehensive evaluations were carried out in regards to base conditions, supporting measures, development schedule, regional strengths, communication and transportation, etc. before site investigation and after base opening up since Sept. 2016. And Cheng Ching Lank Park in Kaohsiung City was ultimately chosen as base of original Museum, the strengths of it are as follows: 1. With convenient transportation that accesses to 180,000 indigenous people in Kaohsiung City, Pingtung County, Taitung County, Tainan City where accommodate maximum Indigenous Peoples and Pingpu indigenous groups. It’s thus strengthening the interactions and communications between indigenous villages and Museum and facilitating the cultural, educational and creative industry development in indigenous villages. 2. With 14 hectares of base areas and rich natural ecological landscapes which delivers the cultural connota

  • The Council of Indigenous Peoples Responded to the External Doubts about the Site Selection Result of the National Museum of Indigenous Peoples

    The responses to the external doubts about the Council’s selection of Cheng Ching Lake Park as the site of Original National Museum of Indigenous Peoples (hereinafter referred to as the Original Museum) are as follows: 1. In legitimacy of site re-selection: the site selection evaluation of the Original Museum according to the resolution of Legislature by the Council of Indigenous Peoples not only showed its respect for public supervision but also included the cities and counties across the country into the scope of site selection and made it more legislative. 2. Lack of fair of 2 proposals: in order to seek for the best Museum base, the site selection group recommended local governments to propose based on the actual conditions during the site investigation. For the sake of fairness, the Council asked the local governments to resubmit the feasible recommendations and the process could be made to public for criticism. 3. Population insufficiency of indigenous peoples in the base selected, keeping away from the indigenous villages: Kaohsiung is an important southern city in Taiwan which connects the  180,000 indigenous peoples from Tainan City, Pingtung County and Taitung County as well as 27 indigenous villages that makes it a densest region for indigenous peoples and Pingpu Indigenous Peoples groups, thus reinforcing the interactions and communications between indigenous villages and Museum and promoting the development of indigenous village in terms of education, culture and cultural innovation. 4. Political aspect, without taking resource distribution justice into consideration: for the sake of justice and fairness as well as objectiveness of site selection for Original Museum, the Council specially invited the professionals from related field to form a site selection group and carried out site selection evaluation based on their professions. They finally selected the base regardless of the political factors. 5. Mis-evaluation of base area to be selected in New Taipei City: it was asserted by the New Taipei City government that the available areas of San Ying Park was 30 hectares, however, the actually available ones were 3 hectares;

  • 2017年第16屆聯合國原住民議題常設論壇

    時間:2017年4月24日至5月5日 地點:美國紐約 參加人員:宋聖君、方喜恩、林妍伶、高怡安、高志遠、陳怡恩 年度主題:聯合國原住民族權利宣言十週年回顧-落實之道 “Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the Declaration” 論壇年度報告:https://undocs.org/en/E/2017/43 成果報告請見附件。 1061002-成果報告.pdf

  • 106年度補助楊政賢參加「2017年世界人類學民族學學會與加拿大人類學會聯合會議」

    時間:106年5月2日至5月7日 地點:加拿大,渥太華 性質:發表論文 主辦單位:世界人類學民族學會 活動內容: (1) 本屆主題為「遷動」(movement),並將討論聚焦於世界族群脈動、自然地景變化、有機體移動、族群關係變遷等。 (2) 申請人將於會議中發表「『島』的記憶-蘭嶼Tao族傳統歌謠的在地知識及其『在地』建構(Remembering of “Islands”: Local Knowledge and Localization Embedded in the Traditional Folk Songs among the Tao in Orchid Island)」,分享蘭嶼傳統歌謠如何傳遞世代經驗知識與歷史。 活動成果: (1) 探索蘭嶼傳統歌謠之在地知識關聯性及探索南島文化更廣域之系譜。 (2) 串聯關注民族文化資產保存、傳統智慧創作保護議題之國外專家學者。 承辦人:綜合規劃處國際事務科陳小姐(02-89953093) 1060621-成果報告.pdf

  • Leader of Taumako Tribe, Solomon Islands and CEO Simon Scalopuka Visited the Council of Indigenous Peoples

    Leader of Taumako Tribe, Solomon Islands and CEO Simon Scalopuka, accompanied by Joseph Pius Waleanisia, Solomon's ambassador to Taiwan and Kolas Yotaka, Legislator visited and communicated with the Council of Indigenous Peoples in [8th]. Dr. Simon Scalopuka is the person-in-charge of Sailing Cultural Reconstruction Plan of Taumako, Solomon Islands who is proficient in traditional marine technologies and manufacture of ancient sailboat. The delegations heading for Taiwan was not only for providing assistance in creating Amis ancient sailboat in Taitung, but also for visiting the Council of Indigenous Peoples, expecting to reinforce the friendship between two countries and promote subsequent cooperation and communication by sailboat cultures. Leader of Taumako Tribe, Solomon Islands, Simon Scalopuka and other marine experts were invited by Foundation of Ocean Taiwan for navigation culture exchanges between Solomon Islands and the Indigenous Peoples. The history and universality of navigation cultures and between countries could be connected together by virtue of [Austronesian Road], thus exploring the important role Taiwan played in geography, environment, history, culture and economy in South Pacific and deepening Austronesian cultural sensibility of Solomon Island and the Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan. It has been years since the diplomatic relationship was established between Taiwan and Solomon which has become a critical friendly nation in Pacific Ocean. Frequent communications results were produced over Indigenous Peoples affairs. The Chairman, Icyand expressed that the Council of Indigenous Peoples invited the representative of Solomon Island to visit Taiwan and deliver a speech of [Taipei Declaration] when the [Austronesia National Leaders Meeting] was firstly held in 2002; thereafter, the professionals and experts of Solomon Island were also invited to [Austronesia National International Conference] held between 2003 and 2010 to share valuable experience; in addition, the Council of Indigenous Peoples also headed for Solomon Islands in a band in 2012 to take part in the gala of 11th The 11th Pacific Art Festival. We were well received and fully suppo

  • [Ayoi Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural & Creative Museum] Introduced the Aesthetics and Cultural Deposits of Indigenous Peoples to [Tokyo International Gift Show of 2017]

    The Council of Indigenous Peoples has been committing to transform the handcrafts of Indigenous Peoples into cultural and creative products in recent years. There are also a great number of Indigenous Peoples entrepreneurs engaging in creating their own brands. Since 2011, [Ayoi] has been regarded as the cultural and creative image brand of Indigenous Peoples. The physical extension stores were set up under the name of [Ayoi]. It was widely acclaimed when the Council participated in the relevant cultural and creative large-scale exhibitions at home and abroad with the brand of [Ayoi]. In a bid to expand the overseas business opportunities of Indigenous Peoples cultural and creative products, the Council of Indigenous Peoples firstly took part in [84th Tokyo International Gift Show of 2017] this year (2017) and invited the excellent Indigenous Peoples’ cultural and creative brand owners and products to join the Show. Moreover, it also established a themed pavilion in Tokyo International Exhibition Center themed at [Ayoi x Life Design] 3 days from Sept. 6 to Sept. 8 to show the cultures, arts and creativeness of Indigenous Peoples with open arms! Special committee, Chen, Mei-Lin led the delegation of the Council of Indigenous Peoples and left for Japan today (5th). The themed pavilion was built up by 18 exquisite Indigenous Peoples’ cultural and creative brands from all over Taiwan. Nearly 50 pieces of designed products mixing tribal beauty, crafts with cultural deposits delivered the splendid and comfortable scenery of Indigenous Peoples. The Council of Indigenous Peoples stated that it (2017) was the first time for the Council to lead the Indigenous Peoples cultural and creative entrepreneurs to participate in foreign cultural and creative show and the designed products displayed ranged from the weaving cotton cloth, flood wood furniture, crafted lighting, tableware that decorated fascinating life spaces to the personal life accessories, such as metalworking, designed bag, glazes arts, etc.. Each piece of them is both practical and designed sensibly that not only carried the precious cultural source but also brought different sensory feelings in

  • “Indigenous Language Teaching Program and Translation Program” are officially launched in National Dong Hwa University

    Council of Indigenous Peoples (hereinafter referred to as the Council) hosted “2017 Indigenous Language Promotion & Personnel Reinforcement Seminar”- indigenous language teaching program and translation program has been launched on August 14th and August 21st 2017 respectively in National Dong Hwa University. Each program recruited 70 trainees and there were 140 trainees in total from indigenous language teachers all over Taiwan, editors of various indigenous language teaching materials, members of new vocabulary formulation team, and the staff of indigenous language translation and writing employed at township (district, city) office in indigenous area participating in the professional indigenous language course together. The course is 36 hours per week. 2017 Indigenous Language Promotion & Personnel Reinforcement Seminar- indigenous language teaching program and translation program received very good amount of applications. The registration number for each program was 135 people and 141 people respectively, and it doubled the registration number from the past years. Moreover, the two programs this year cover 11 different indigenous languages with the most senior trainee admitted at 76 years old and the youngest at 24 years old. It is gradually reflecting both seniors and young people nowadays are enthusiastic in participating in the activities for indigenous language promotion and presenting indigenous people’s emphasis on the loss of their languages. According to the Council, the indigenous language teaching program launched focuses on those who are the practitioners of indigenous language teaching to advance their professional knowledge in indigenous language structure, teaching method, class management, and teaching curriculum design in order to optimize the quality of indigenous language teaching environment. In addition, indigenous language translation program is to provide training to those who are with a certain level of indigenous language ability to be familiar with basic theory and skills of translation and become translation experts of indigenous languages. The Council hopes to make indigenous languages perfect and develo

  • To Accomplish Media Access,Indigenous Radio Station is Formally Launched Now

    Alian96.3, Indigenous Radio Station, was formally launched on August 9th, and the public can listen to the complete program through FM 96.3 or downloading from Hinet hichannel network.     The launch of Alian96.3 Indigenous Radio Station on August 9th also has its special meaning. In order to honor the position and rights of indigenous peoples, United Nations set August 9th each year as The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on December 23rd, 1994. In this important moment that belongs to indigenous peoples, the launch of the radio station is further with the meaning of integrating into the world. The 9 key indigenous policies addressed by President include guaranteeing indigenous people’s right of media access, reducing the urban-rural digital gaps, and maintain subjectivity of ethnic group. The launch of Indigenous Radio Station is the implementation of the regulation in Article 12, the Indigenous Peoples Basic Law and is the concrete practice of protecting indigenous peoples’ communications and media access.     Council of Indigenous Peoples further expressed the President announced “Indigenous Languages Development Act” on June 14th and indigenous languages become the national language. “Indigenous Languages Development Act” also defines that the Indigenous Peoples TV and radios sponsored by government should produce programs and language learning courses of indigenous languages as well as the percentage of using indigenous languages must not lower than 50% of total hours of that institution. Therefore, the establishment of Alian96.3 Indigenous Peoples Radio Station not only accomplishes the policy of indigenous languages development but also continues the growth and strength of passing on indigenous languages.     The launch of Indigenous Radio Station will provide the information based on indigenous education and culture, languages learning, tourism and travelling, and public services. The abundant cultural creativity, tourism assets, and agricultural and featured products in indigenous villages can be promoted through radio programs and drive the economic

  • Foundation of Indigenous Languages Sustainable Continuity Indigenous Languages Immersion Preschool Recognition and Performance Presentation

    Council of Indigenous Peoples (hereinafter referred to as the Council) planned to hold “Academic Year 2016 Indigenous Language Immersion Excellent Preschool, Family, and Individual Recognition and Performance Presentation” in Banquet Room, E-Da Skylark Hotel Kaohsiung on August 12th, 2016 (Saturday) in order to praise the excellent preschools and individuals that participate in “Academic Year 2016 Indigenous Language Immersion Preschool program”. Welcome the participation from all the indigenous people and friends from various industries that care about the rooting of indigenous languages. To select excellent preschools, families and individuals, the Council invited experts and scholars in early childhood education and relevant areas for two-stage strict review of on-site, evaluation and selecting meeting, to select preschools and individuals with outstanding performance, rewarding their devotion and efforts in executing the program. The presentation will announce the 5 awards (Excellent Indigenous Language Immersion Preschool, Excellent Indigenous Language Teacher and Caregiver, Excellent Teacher and Caregiver, Excellent Parents-Children Co-Learning Family, and Excellent Indigenous Language Learning Child). Other than inviting the children from the participant school, Laiyi Township Preschool in Pingtung County to share their learning results with all the guests through Pinayuanan singing and dancing, the presentation also presented indigenous language immersion teaching materials and aids that were created by indigenous language teachers and caregivers as well as played annual performance videos to completely demonstrate various performance in the promotion of academic year 2016 indigenous language immersion preschool program. According to the Council, President Tsai specifically announced that government would continue expanding budgets to promote indigenous language nanny reward and immersion preschool program in the future during the speech for “National Indigenous Peoples Administration Meeting” on August 1st. The Council will treat indigenous language rooting promotion and sustainable indigenous language continuity a

  • Looking Back on the Past, Looking Forward to the Future - Running by the Council of Indigenous Peoples The Seminar on Review and Prospect of Indigenous Peoples Policy in Taiwan

    The Council of Indigenous Peoples will hold a seminar on review and prospect of the indigenous peoples policy in Taiwan in the international conference hall of the National Library (20 Zhongshan South Road, Taipei) on Thursday, August 3rd and Friday August 4th. They invited experts and scholars specialize in indigenous peoples field, practical people and representatives of administrative authority to discuss the topic of the indigenous peoples policy.     The discussion in the seminar will surround eight topics, which are the transitional justice and historical justice in Taiwan indigenous peoples, the law and politics development in Taiwan indigenous peoples, the  educational culture and art performance in indigenous peoples, social welfare in indigenous peoples, economic development in Taiwan indigenous peoples, public infrastructure in Taiwan indigenous peoples, land policy in Taiwan indigenous peoples and population and rights index in indigenous peoples etc. A total of 25 specialized articles will be discussed and the related theme poster will also be posted synchronously in the exhibition venue during the meeting. The Council of indigenous peoples hopes to catch the domestic public attention on indigenous people by discussing policy development and the future direction in indigenous peoples. After the meeting, the former chairman of the Council of indigenous peoples Icyang·Parod will host the comprehensive forum with a deeper exchange of views from all walks of life.     Looking back on the past, the Council of indigenous peoples says that Taiwan indigenous people policy following the predecessors’ traces, which still appear vividly before us. Based on this, the meeting will actively invite scholars and experts of the related research fields to discuss. It will also invite the government sector, civil society and indigenous peoples to establish understanding and Communication Bridge. And it expects the meeting as a discussion platform to propose the development prospects of indigenous peoples jointly and promote the construction of Taiwan indigenous peoples multicultural environment and the future of ethni