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Driftwood Brings Business Opportunities for Calavi Tribe
After Typhoon Morakot, it was shocking to see driftwood stacked on the coastline of Taitung. Yet, a pile of driftwood also provides job opportunities for Calavi (Duoliang) tribe. Founded on the Duo-Liang Elementary School with disuse, Sunrise Driftwood Workshop provides the most job opportunities for Calavi (Duoliang) tribe. The workshop offers them courses for woodworking from learning woods, designing and making.The workshop leads the way in tribal economy.
Kakawasan Tribe Is Leading Young People to Come Back to Hometown
People in Kakawasan tribe grow rice, yet in recent years, the tribe starts to make a name for itself thanks to its shell-ginger leaf hats. These sturdy and stylish hats have attracted many retailers for business cooperation. Now, people in the tribe founded Kakawasan Cooperative and collaborated with other tribes to promote their products. According to Mr. Sung Po-Fang, the chairman of Kakawasan Cooperative, this business attracts young people to take part in producing shell-ginger leaf hats. Hence, more and more young people will return hometown and contribute to this tribal business.
Cidal Hunter School Targets to Pass down Aboriginal Survival Skills and Promote the Environmental Ethics Education
Because of a mountain climbing accident, an Amis young man decided to return home with his wife to do something for his native tribe. Then, he found Amis old hunters’ wisdom and skills are so precious but he knew nothing about them. Thus, He was concerned about his tribe as it declines.
Ignite a Light— Yuanai Workshop: The Warmth of Home and Culture
Yuanai Workshop develops local cultural products with indigenous elements, such as clothes, wood, and food. It also provides employment opportunities, which assists and empowers indigenous parents to start up micro-businesses. When they have a stable economic situation, they can build a stable home for their children. The Workshop further encourages local indigenous people to return to their traditional culture.
Perfect Pitch, Composing Perfect Notes
“You are my eyes. With you I can feel the changes of seasons….” This touching song of a famous live singer, Xiao Huang-Chi, has spoken the heart of visually impaired people to the public. As Xiao himself is with visual impairment, he has been through many ups and downs in life which are different from those of normal people. Fortunately, with his exceptional sense in hearing and pitches, he has succeeded in music industry today.
The Mark of Time— Persimmon Dye: A Stage to Make Dreams Come True
The Hsinchu County Persimmon Dye Cultural Association endeavors to promote local culture, pass down local crafts and develop local talents. It explores new resources from existing elements, developing and promoting the persimmon dye industry through research, training, and creative products.