The Council of Indigenous Peoples encouraged companies, enterprises or non-governmental organizations to provide indigenous people with high-quality jobs by means of incentives. The Council conducted “Indigenous Youth Taloma in 2019-- Local Employment Plan in Indigenous Villages” for the first time to create employment opportunities for indigenous youths, thereby further devoting to the indigenous villages and perking up the tribes. Icyang·Parod, Chairman of the Council said that in the hopes that licensed companies, non-governmental organizations or private schools, etc. to provide jobs with monthly salary of NT$ 26,000, incentives would be distributed. Starting in 2019, companies which employs indigenous youths over 15 years old and under 29 years old (including) who were not in school, or who were enrolled in on-the-job refresher courses, doctoral students and so on would be awarded. Specifically, if the worker had worked continuously for more than three months, the employer shall be awarded a monthly bonus of NT$6,000, which would be available for up to 12 months and NT$72,000 at most. This was an incentive encouraging the employers to create jobs locally, so that the youths could develop locally and be employed sustainably. The licensed companies, non-governmental organizations should apply to the Council before September 30, 2019 if they wished to participate in the Plan. If qualified after review and the indigenous youths hired worked for consecutive three months, the employer could apply to the Council for the bonus and allowance. The latest deadline for applying for the allowance is January 15, 2020. Please visit and download on http://www.apc.gov.tw/ for the details of the Plan. You can also contact the Indigenous Peoples Service Office around the country. If you have any questions about the Plan, please contact the Social Welfare Department of the Council of Indigenous Peoples at 02-89953456 to 3177 or 3183.
“Harmony in Diversity - 2018 Taiwan International Conference on Indigenous Peoples Literature” jointly organized by the Council of Indigenous Peoples and National Library would be held between November 13 and 18, 2018 at National Library. The Conference was mainly themed at “Harmony in Diversity”, and the “Harmony” implied the experience of indigenous people on the Island in the trends and changes in politics and the society as well as their involvement in the passing old days over the century; “Diversity” referred to the life experience reflected by lighting up the literature by the subjectivity of Indigenous Peoples shown and witnessed by the creation. “2018 Taiwan International Conference on Indigenous Peoples Literature” would be held between November 16 and 17, 2018 at International Conference Hall, National Library, and the scholars and writers from the U.S., Canada, Australia, Russia and Japan, etc. would be invited. The multi-combination of inter-continental and inter-ethnic groups would make a comprehensive review and forward-looking plan for the development and prospects of Taiwan’s Indigenous Peoples national literature. In order to welcome this grand international academic and creative exchange meeting, the “Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Review Show” would be held for 6 days free of charge at the Exhibition Hall, National Library on November 13 and 18. A brief introduction to the development of Taiwan's Indigenous Peoples literature, the life of the writer, and the history of his creation would be presented, so as to get closer to the spiritual world of the works of the writers. To convey the core of the Conference, a press conference would be held at the Exhibition Hall of the National Library at 2 p.m. on November 13. The live performance of aiyangyue collection dedicated to inheriting and singing ancient ballads, together with the participation of literary experts and scholars and writers, kicked off the international feast and Yu, You-Liang, the curator of “Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Review Show” would be present for site instruction. This series of activities was a revelation and expectation of Taiwan’s Indigenous Peoples literature, and it was a
The Council of Indigenous Peoples (hereinafter referred to the Council) conducted “Youth Taloma--Bringers of Light Program for Intern Manager of Cooperative” in order to encourage the youths from Indigenous Peoples engaging in commercial science, management science and cooperative-related majors and those with cooperative practical experience to apply what they had learned. This is to encourage the young indigenous people to return home (Taloma) to act as intern manager of Indigenous Peoples cooperatives. The Council stated that the Program will be carried out respectively in 2019, 2020 and 2021 until Dec. 31st, 2021 since its announcement. Besides, application for the Program will be available to Indigenous Peoples youths and Indigenous Peoples cooperatives respectively on December 20, 2018, December 20, 2019 and December 20, 2020. During the period of implementation, the Indigenous Peoples youths would be trained to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills of cooperation, and the qualified Indigenous Peoples cooperatives would be recommended for acting as intern managers. The intern managers involving in this Program would be subsidized monthly salary and the employers would be responsible for the Labor Insurance, pension and administrative fees. The participation quota is limited. Please visit http://www.apc.gov.tw in key words “Intern Manager” to find detailed rules and application documents, or you can consult Indigenous Peoples Employment Service Office in the area (free hotline 0800-066995) or directly contact the undertaker, Mr. Huang (Tel: 02-89953177) or Ms. Hsu (Tel: 02-89953183).
In recent years, the Council of Indigenous Peoples has actively promoted the tribal tourism industry, hoping to make more people feel the diverse and rich cultural characteristics of the tribe. In this (2018) year, the Council designed the tribal tourism exclusive bus with “Tribal Eagle”, the spokesman of the Indigenous Peoples Industry, with the theme of “Follow the Tribal Eagle to Have Fun – the Parent-child Tribal Tour Exploration” for two days of experience, and invited the parent-child for fun on weekends between October 13 and November 18. “Follow the Tribal Eagle to Have Fun -- the Parent-child Tribal Tour Exploration” was divided into six sessions, and it would be conducted respectively in Lichiu Tribe, Chinfeng Village, Taitung, Chinyue Tribe, Nan’ao Village, Yilan, Walu Tribe, Donghe Village, Miaoli, Dong’an Tribe, Nanfeng Village, Nantou, Hsinmei Tribe and Chasha Tribe in Alishan, Chiayi as well as Dongyuan Tribe, Mudan Village, Pingtung. 4 registration sessions would be held from now until October 26, and, in each session, 20 luck parent and children would be chosen to feel different life experiences in tribes together with Tribal Eagle. This activity will lead the public to have a deep understanding of each tribe’s unique customs, natural scenery, DIY and tribal food. People who are interested in experiencing tribal tourism are welcomed to sign up for this activity and travel together with the Tribal Eagle to have a special and unforgettable travel experience. For more information, please refer to the newsletter or to the “explorethesun”Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/explorethesun Business Undertaker: Council of Indigenous Peoples Su, Yi-Cheng/0936067877
In order to enhance the promotion of tribal tourism, the Council of Indigenous Peoples plans out the "Have a Fun Trip with Tribal Eagle" this year (2018), and has built the lovely mascot "tribal eagle", which helped promote the industry of Indigenous Peoples in the past years, into a near 3-meter large interactive installation. People could watch more than 20 films of beautiful scenery on the touch screen of the tribal eagle. The film would be displayed for two months at the TRA Xinzuoying Station from September 1 to October 2. People would have the opportunity to select the cute baby eagle pillow and the double-set of the tribal tourism as long as they take photos and upload to the Facebook with the tag of ‘# HAVE A FUN TRIP WITH TRIBAL EAGLE”. Moreover, the “Tribal Eagle Weekend Meeting” would be held at 12-15 pm every weekend during the exhibition period. The tribal eagle dolls would be presented at the event and interact and take photos with the people. A limited edition postcard set is available at the event. In order to warm up the press conference on The 13th, The Council invites Kaohsiung indigenous traditional dance group-- “Kaohsiung Indigenous Zuyun Culture Music and Dance Group” to hold indigenous dance show at TRA Xinzuoying Station today (11th). Apart from performing the traditional indigenous music and dance, the show also attracts the masses to interact and take photos with Tribal Eagle and Music and Dance Group. The show could not only successfully promote tribal cultures of Indigenous Peoples, but also encourage the nationals to head for tribes for travel and personally experience the beautiful landscapes of the indigenous villages, traditional foods, cultural industry as well as the beauty of the tribes. The Council has been actively promoting "tribal tourism" in recent years, creating the tourism brand “utan 'e ho mimiyo” (referred to "welcome to visit and explore in the tribes" in Tsou). Through the deep experience of visiting and exploration in the tribes and sharing the travel ways with the indigenous people, it was hoped to lead the people to de
The 2017 Summer Universiade came to a successful conclusion. The Universiade athletes’ village in Linkou would be transformed into the first social residence in the central government, so that more indigenous friends were likely to accommodate there. The Council of Indigenous Peoples had repeatedly strived to improve the number of indigenous residents and spoken to the Ministry of the Interior. With the efforts of the Council, the Ministry of the Interior not only retains the indigenous people of the Linkou community, those with identity of the indigenous people who are the priority households and the general households could participate in the lottery, thereby increasing the winning rate of the indigenous people and increasing the chances of accommodation of the indigenous peoples. The social residence of the Universiade athletes’ village in Linkou boasted convenient living functions, including medical facilities, school district, the Airport MRT, etc. The Council encouraged the indigenous people at or over the age of 20 who are registered in New Taipei City or those not registered in New Taipei City but worked or studied in Taipei, New Taipei City, Keelung and Taoyuan or those were economic or social vulnerability, newly married within 2 years or with children under 6 years old, holding jobs such as police and firefighters as well as those are in need of house renting to apply for that to reduce the living pressure in the city and improve life and living quality. The Council reminded that the indigenous people could apply for house renting between Jul. 2 and Aug, 15, 2018 and they could get the application form from the websites of Youth Social Housing or Social Housing, Construction and Planning Agency, MOI. The application channels are as follows: 1. On-site application: Prepare the relevant documents within the time limit, and go to the New Taipei City Urban and Rural Development Bureau or the Social Service Center of the Social Housing C District, Linkou the Universiade athletes’ village in Linkou (Wenhua 1st Rd., Linkou Dist., New Taipei City 244, Taiwan (R.O.C.) and Ren'ai Rd. Intersection) to fill in the application form. It will no
The “Indigenous Peoples Traditional Intellectual and Creations Talent Cultivation Plan” was specially stipulated by the Council of Indigenous Peoples to improve the cognition of faculties and students in the domestic public and private colleges and universities on the provisions and practice of the Indigenous Peoples Traditional Intellectual Creations Talent Cultivation, and they could continue to support and assist the implementation of cultural autonomy policies of Indigenous Peoples during studying and learning as well as the employment in the future. From now on, the Council publicly solicits the proposals from colleges and provides serial lectures, intensive courses or credit courses in the new term in September. The Council expressed that Indigenous Peoples’ traditional cultures, such as songs, dances, costumes, and designs had their own unique cultural connotations or design elements. They were often quoted by the general public or entrepreneurs. However, the public was not familiar with traditional Indigenous Peoples cultures. As a result, misuses and abuses had occurred again and again, resulting in controversy over the consumption of Indigenous Peoples or suspected infringement. Therefore, “Protection Act for the Traditional Intellectual Creations of Indigenous Peoples” was authorized to be established subject to the Basic Act of Indigenous Peoples. The sub-provisions were stipulated in 2015, but such related provisions were new both at home and abroad. Thus, they were not familiar with the connotations. After extension and review of the effectiveness of last year (2017), the Council put forward “Indigenous Peoples Traditional Intellectual Creation Talent Cultivation Plan”, expecting to cultivate more talents in related fields and facilitating the effective implementation of the regulations. The provisions not aimed to prevent the general public from using the cultural elements of Indigenous Peoples, but to encourage the public to respect the traditional culture of the Indigenous Peoples, and grant the exclusive right to create Indigenous Peoples or tribal traditional wisdom. It was hoped that the consent should be gained from the Indigenous Peoples
The Council of Indigenous Peoples presided over the opening ceremony of “Tribal Travel Guide Training Course” today (7th) at Indigenous Peoples Skill Training Center, Heping District, Taichung City to raise the curtain of 28 classes of courses offered throughout the year. The Council of Indigenous Peoples stated that 22 training courses were held last year and over 400 indigenous people participated in the courses. The courses were filled up upon registration. It was expected to have 28 classes of courses this year from May 7th to Nov. The courses were characterized by the Four-year Plan for Development of Indigenous Peoples Economic and Industrial Development from 2018 to 2021 and the courses would make good use of field and equipment at Skill Training Center to cultivate the talents needed for industrial demands. The basic and advanced courses planning for this year were diversified, and the cultural and creative category included weaving, bamboo weaving, agricultural green and net-house facility building, etc. In addition, creative marketing and branded package were added to improve the professional cognition ranging from production to marketing of participants; furthermore, the Council would take the time of relevant certificate examination into account to arrange for Class for Bamboo Weaving Technician Skills Verification Certificate, Class for Tour Guide or Tour Guide Training to assist the participants in getting professional certificates; moreover, the professional courses, such as training courses for tribal vegetable technological cultivation, herb technological cultivation, operation and management of homestay, camping, etc. In accordance with the market trends were provided there. In terms of course setting, apart from classroom teaching, the participants were also provided with practical operational opportunities with weaving machine, green and net-house, camping facilities by the Skill Training Center. Besides, they were also arranged to visit and have classes to achieve the goal of making training into practice. In order to encourage the active registration and participation, the Council not only reimbursed all the commuting traffic expenses in
The Council of Indigenous Peoples Invested in NTD 60 Million to Subsidize the Economically Disadvantaged Indigenous People to Repair and Buy Houses The Council of Indigenous Peoples would reduce the burden of living for low-income households, low- and middle-income households, or economically disadvantaged people. It’s estimated that the Council would assist 400 indigenous households in repairing the houses and 100 indigenous peoples in buying the houses. From now on, applications will be accepted until 107/6/30. If there are people in need, please apply to the township (town, city, and district) where the registration is located. The indigenous people over 20 years old with ability to perform or a spouse with an indigenous status and whose household incomes and assets are in line with the regulations can apply for it, provided however, this benefit is preferentially subsidized for low-income households and low- and middle-income households. Each household has a subsidy of NTD 200,000 for construction and purchase of homes. Moreover, the subsidy can be applied for residential repairs if the residence is over 7 years old. The maximum subsidy is NTD 100,000. The Council of Indigenous Peoples stated that the application forms for subsidizing economically disadvantaged indigenous people to purchase or renovate their homes should be requested from the municipalities directly under the Central Government, the prefectural and municipal governments, or from the township (town, city, and district) offices, or downloaded directly from the website of The Council of Indigenous Peoples (URL). Https://law.apc.gov.tw/). The Council will provide economically disadvantaged people with a one-time subsidy for the construction and purchase of homes and repairs. The expectation of resources will reduce the economic burden on the indigenous people so as to improve their life and living quality. Business Undertaker: Hsu, Jui-Hsuan TEL: (02) 8995-3261
The cute mascot “Tribal Eagle” was created by the Council of Indigenous Peoples in 2016. The members of the Council was present in Taipei to popularize “Creative Expo Taiwan--Ayoi Cultural and Creative Museum” established in No.2 warehouse, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park between April 18 and 22. The pop-up activities started from Expo Dome, spanning the Red House, Huashan Creative Park, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Xinyi Commercial District, 44 South Village, etc. successfully attracted many people to come and take picture with Tribal Eagle for memory and the pictures were posted to the Facebook. The visitors also got the exquisite peripheral products of Tribal Eagle. Last year, the Council participated in “Creative Expo Taiwan” for the first time and received a lot of feedback from the public. It also created a good sales record. This year's re-exhibition would take place at the No. 2 warehouse of Songshan Cultural and Creative Park on 4/18-4/22. It would showcase 16 exquisite cultural and creative brands from Indigenous Peoples all over Taiwan, including woodcarvings, handicrafts, and woven goods, home furnishings and clothing, etc. The beautiful and humanistic atmosphere of the original village is transmitted by the commercials designed with the cultures of the Indigenous Peoples and the tribal aesthetics. Goodwill ambassador--Tribal Eagle would also lead the visitors in a five-day exhibition at a glance at the charm of the culture and creativity of the Indigenous Peoples! “Ayoi” was a greeting that expressed “welcome” and “thank you” in the Yami (Tawo) tribe. The museum would be integrated with the brand features and weaved with the delicate emotions and enthusiasm of the industry into the overall vision. The museum would warmly welcome the friends at home and abroad to experience the Indigenous Peoples cultures and creativity and the warmth of the handmade articles of Indigenous Peoples cultural and creative workers. Please visit “explorethesun”, the FB fan page for relevant event information and latest news: www.facebook.com/explorethesun Business Undertaker: Kao, Ling-Yuan TEL: (02) 8995-3653