Press Event Marks 20th Anniversary of Name Rectification for Indigenous Peoples
Jul 15, 2014 UncategorizedComments Off on Press Event Marks 20th Anniversary of Name Rectification for Indigenous Peoples
Mayor Hau Lung-bin attended a press event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the name rectification movement by Taiwan’s indigenous peoples on July 15.
To mark Indigenous Peoples Day on August 1, he announced that the island’s aborigines will enjoy admission discounts to any of the 25 city-affiliated facilities between August 1 and 3, including Taipei Zoo and Taipei Expo Park’s Pavilion of Dreams.
This is also the first time that the City collaborated with Taipei 101 to grant a free trip for indigenous children 12 years and under (each young visitor needs to be accompanied by one adult family member) to the skyscraper’s observatory.
According to Hau, the people of Hla’alua and Kanakanavu have been recognized by the Executive Yuan this year as Taiwan’s 15th and 16th indigenous tribes. A series of festivities are being held by the city government to celebrate their successful name rectification coinciding with the Indigenous Peoples Day.
Hau greeted the audience in languages from the 16 Taiwanese tribes, winning rapturous applause. He also took the opportunity to thank the indigenous groups for their contributions to the island and hopes that the activities organized by the city government will help strengthen their identification with their origins.