Betrayal and Pain in Taiwan’s Indigenous Rights Battle

The News Lens
Date: 2017/03/17
By: Jules Quartly

Taiwan’s indigenous people are on the cusp of winning hard-won land and rights, but

Photo: Jules Quartly

not everyone is celebrating.

The president has said sorry, again and again, for the violent oppression of Taiwan’s indigenous population, promised to address longstanding injustices, push through a bill of rights and return ancestral lands.

But it’s not enough for a group of indigenous protesters camped outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Ketagalan Boulevard, Taipei, since February 23.

Led by Panai Kusui and Nabu Husungan Istanda, who are married, folk singers and longtime rights campaigners, they claim President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is breaking her word to them.    [FULL  STORY]

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