Date: January 22, 2016
The winners of Taiwan Aboriginal Literary Awards organized by the ROC
Ministry of Education were honored in a ceremony Jan. 20 at Hualien Cultural Creative Industries Park.
The 36 recipients are from the indigenous tribes of Amis, Atayal, Bunun, Kahabu, Paiwan, Pazeh, Puyuma, Rukai, Saisiyat, Sediq, Truku and Tsou. They finished atop a 99-strong field in the categories of essay, novella, poetry and translation.
Huang Yueh-li, director of the MOE Department of Lifelong Education, presented each of the winners with a cash prize and certificate of merit signed by Education Minister Wu Se-hwa. She praised the writers for promoting diversity and enriching the nation’s literary scene.
“The submissions capture some of the most alluring aspects of the indigenous landscape, and create a better understanding of the intangible heritage of such ethnic groups,” Huang said. [FULL STORY]