TSAI CRITICIZED:Filmmaker Mayaw Biho said the Cabinet should set up a committee like the one probing the KMT’s assets to look into the deprivation of Aboriginal rights
Date: Aug 02, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
Aboriginal rights campaigners yesterday condemned the government for having not
carried out a promise to reinstate traditional Aboriginal territories, and they demanded that an independent agency be established to restore Aboriginal rights to land and transitional justice.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Aug. 1 last year delivered a landmark apology to Taiwan’s Aborigines for their deprivation of rights in the hundreds of years since the mass migration of Han people began.
She promised to reinstate land rights, self-determination, economic development, cultural and language preservation and other rights protection.
Tsai yesterday said the government has worked to preserve Aboriginal languages and culture by immersing Aboriginal preschoolers and students in a learning environment where their native languages are spoken. [FULL STORY]