|TAIWAN: Indigenous Sirayas as for rightful recognition|
|Friday, 22 July 2011|
Lydia Ma: To safeguard their rights as natives of Taiwan, Siraya Indigenous filed a complaint with Taipei High Administrative Court on March 8, 2011, to voice their displeasure that the Executive Yuan’s Council ofIndigenous Peoples (CIP) had refused to acknowledge Sirayas as Indigenous and consequently infringed on their rights as native people.
On July 7, 2011, as the high court examined and debated over the litigation for the 5th time, more than 60 Siraya Indigenous group from Tainan area gathered outside the high court. They circled the building’s perimeter 7 times and prayed that God would intervene in this matter so that Siraya people may finally obtain official recognition for their Indigenous status.
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