President observes Indigenous Peoples’ Day amid protests

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/08/01
By: Wu Hsin-yun and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) celebrated the Day of Indigenous

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)

Peoples — observed on Aug. 1 each year in Taiwan — at the National Administration Conference of Indigenous Peoples Tuesday, but outside the venue several dozen indigenous activists protested, calling for the complete recognition of their traditional territories.

The annual meeting was organized by the Cabinet-level Council of Indigenous Peoples under a theme centering on indigenous language development.

Tsai lauded the legislation of the Aboriginal Languages Development Act, which cleared the legislative floor on May 26 and went into effect on June 14 this year.

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