Associate Research Fellow
Organize and release information from different historical periods regarding the loss of traditional ceremonies, customs, diet, medical health care and religious rituals of indigenous peoples and Pingpu ethnic groups.
Organize and release information on history, myths, customs, taboos and norms pertaining to indigenous peoples' hunting (hunters, hunting tools, and prey); and laws of governing regimes throughout history that have restricted hunting.
Organize and release information on history, myths, customs, taboos and norms pertaining to indigenous peoples' gathering activities; and laws of governing regimes throughout history that had restricted gathering activities.
Review conflicts between indigenous peoples' traditions and current legislation, and propose recommendations for improvements.
Liu Jun Shiung
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Education
Council of Indigenous Peoples
I know that even now, there are some around us who see no need to apologize. But that is the most important reason why I am representing the government to issue this apology today.
To see what was unfair in the past as a matter of course, or to treat the pain of other ethnic peoples as an unavoidable part of human development, this is the first mindset that we, standing here today, resolve to change and overturn.
The success of one ethnic people can be built on the suffering of another. Unless we deny that we are a country of justice, we must face up to this history. We must tell the truth. And then, most importantly, the government must genuinely reflect on this past. This is why I stand here today.