EIGHT PROMISESTsai said her administration has fulfilled vows made to Aborigines, but campaigners said they are still waiting for recognition of their traditional territories
Date: Aug 02, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday marked Indigenous Peoples’ Day by
attending the National Administration Conference of Indigenous Peoples at National Taiwan University Hospital’s International Convention Center in Taipei.
The annual meeting, organized by the Council of Indigenous Peoples, focused on Aboriginal language development.
Tsai lauded the Aboriginal Language Development Act (原住民族語言發展法), which cleared the legislative floor on May 26 and went into effect on June 14.
Languages play a vital role in identity, Tsai said, adding that was why the government had pushed for the legislation, which lists all Aboriginal languages as national languages. [FULL STORY]