Aborigines demand rights to land

MAINTAINING PRESSURE:Activists who have been staging a ‘sleepout’ on Ketagalan Boulevard used the anniversary of 228 to call for transitional justice for all

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 01, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

New regulations announced by the Council of Indigenous Peoples that exclude privately

From left, singers Nabu Husungan Istanda and Panai Kusui and documentary filmmaker Mayaw Biho yesterday take part in day six of an Aboriginal land rights protest on Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei. Photo: CNA

held land from being recognized as traditional Aboriginal territory perpetuate the injustices done to Aborigines for more than a century, Aboriginal rights advocates said yesterday in Taipei.

A group of protesters, who have been staging a “sleepout” on Ketagalan Boulevard down the street from the Presidential Office Building since Thursday last week, offered lilies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 228 Incident and called for the restoration of traditional Aboriginal territories and transitional justice for all Taiwanese, regardless of ethnicity.

Several of the protesters had planned to attend a commemoration ceremony at the 228 Peace Memorial Park to offer condolences to families of the victims of the 228 Massacre, but were prevented from entering the venue.    [FULL  STORY]

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