Indigenous Peoples in Taiwan struggle for recognition


We don’t hear much about Taiwan unless a foreign dignitary visits the island nation that China claims as a territory.

But the tiny democracy recognizes 16 Indigenous Peoples.

Who have had to struggle for recognition amid competing colonial powers for many years.

Icyang Parod, head of Taiwan’s Council of Indigenous Peoples, was in Ottawa recently.

Where he met with APTN Nation to Nation Host Brett Forester to discuss Indigenous Taiwanese.

Online Journalist / Ottawa

Brett is a member of the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation in Ontario. He grew up in Ottawa where he obtained an English degree from Carleton University. Brett is a creative writer, poet, and journalist. He joined the Ottawa bureau for APTN News in December 2019 as a digital reporter.