Indigenous

Anger from Indigenous Activists After Protest Against Efforts to Protect Indigenous Territories

Over one thousand members of the Taiwan Association for the Rights of Non-Aboriginal Residents in Mountain Indigenous Townships protested against the Council of Indigenous Peoples’ efforts to protect indigenous traditional territories outside of the Executive Yuan and Council of Indigenous Peoples' yesterday. This has led to anger from indigenous activists... Read More

Indigenous Occupation Dismantled by Police on 699th Day, Occupiers Vow to Continue

Taipei city police dismantled the occupation encampment of indigenous protesters outside Exit 1 of the NTU Hospital station earlier today. Indigenous protesters, however, vow to continue to occupy. Today was the 699th day of the occupation and this was the third dismantlement of the occupation which has occurred to date... Read More

Controversy About Indigenous and Gender Representation After NPP Party Congress

Controversy has broken out after the NPP’s first general meeting for members was held last Saturday in Xindian. Namely, criticisms of the party have arisen from indigenous members of the party and others after a proposal that the central committee of the NPP should have at least one indigenous member and that no gender should have less than one-third representation on the central committee was voted down... Read More

Anger After Netizens Mock Newly Appointed Executive Yuan Spokesperson Kolas Yotaka’s Name

Anger has broken out from Taiwanese activists in response to mockery of newly Executive Yuan spokesperson Kolas Yotaka’s name by netizens. In particular, Kolas was mocked by netizens because like many other Taiwanese indigenous, she prefers to use Latin script to render her indigenous name rather than Chinese characters... Read More