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Canadian Lesson and Experience – NDHU Students Visit First Nations

In early October, Professor Jolan Hsieh(Bavaragh Dagalomai / 謝若蘭), Director of the Center for International Indigenous Affairs(CIIA)led a group of students from College of Indigenous Studies to visit Canada for a two-week field research course. The group went to the traditional territory of the First Nations in Ontario and participated in the traditional Hall Harvest held by local indigenous communities and educational institutions. The group also attended the Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning workshops co-hosted by University of Toronto to acquire the first-hand experience of integrating the indigenous knowledge system into different educational levels. Kulas Umo(谷拉斯.吾木), winner of the 2018 Dr. Y.T. LIN Scholarship(林又新博士紀念獎學金), said that he had been deeply impressed by the profound integration of various issues of the First Nations, such as fishing, hunting, education, contracting and so on, into everyday life and pedagogy.

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The Chinese language center from Dong Hwa University held a Cultural camp for international students

Chinese Language Center of National Dong Hwa University, in order to let foreign students of our school experience the beauty and diversity of different cultures, held a Cultural camp on October 13th. The activities including visiting Feng-Lin town, Principal's Dream Factory and forestry cultural park "Lin-Tian Shan", and also DIY cloth dying. For a sweet ending, students enjoyed ice cream at the Sugar Factory at Guang-Fu. We had 130 attendants from 21 countries including United States, France, Thailand, Vietnam, eSwatini, Guatemala, etc. When our students were getting ready to take the first group photo at Feng-Lin Hakka Cultural Museum, it seemed as if we were the miniature United Nations. We also receive warm welcoming from the other visitors and the local people there.

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2018 Dr. Y.T. LIN Memorial Scholarship Recipients Announced!

Recipients of the 2018 Dr. Y.T. LIN Memorial Scholarship have been announced. The Center for International Indigenous Affairs(CIIA)have announced the recipients of the 2018 Dr. Y.T. Lin Memorial Scholarship today(Sep. 20th 2018). The recipients are Kulas‧Umo(Amis)and Lregan Pakawyan(Pinuyumayan). Both are studying at the College of Indigenous Studies(CIS)at National Dong Hwa University(NDHU). Each recipient was awarded a certificate with a scholarship of NT$30,000(US$1,000).

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The Chinese Language Center of Dong Hwa University conducted a splendid ending for its Chinese Summer Camp

The Chinese Language center of National Dong Hwa University has committed to promote Chinese teaching, generating multiple Chinese courses. Besides starting a regular seasonal Chinese course, two Chinese camps were held on the last summer vacation 2018. On July 24th , the Chinese language center held the Chinese culture summer camp. After starting the camp, on July 3rd one more summer camp had been holding with an splendid ending on August 25th. On August 24th an fending ceremony was taking place where a mixed of feelings were among the participants, the sorrow of leaving, the excitement of finishing one more learning process and also not wanted to leave Taiwan just to mention a couple of them. The sound of their voices signing and with tears in their eyes, it could let anyone see the deep memories they will have forever.

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Te Ururoa Flavell as Te Taiurungi (CEO) of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Te Ururoa Flavell, former Māori Party co-leader has taken up the new role as Te Taiurungi (CEO) at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWoA); one of Aotearoa – New Zealand's largest tertiary institutions. Flavell, who had been a secondary school principal and head of another whare wānanga before entering politics said his passion had always been in education and kaupapa Māori.

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Taiwan – Aotearoa, New Zealand Connection Project “He waka eke noa - We’re in this together”

Mr. Eddie Walker, Liaison for the Taiwan - Aotearoa New Zealand Connection project, visited Taiwan recently. Mr. Walker who has tribal affiliations with Ngati Kahu, Te Rarawa and Ngāpuhi, is a Digital Platform Architect at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa - one of the largest adult education institutions in New Zealand. He has been involved with many international indigenous groups such as North American Indigenous Peoples, Ainu of Japan, Peoples of Peru and Bolivia. He has kindly offered to help build similar reciprocal relationships with the indigenous peoples of Taiwan.

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Guarding indigenous peoples and traditional territory:A global solidarity effort

The Center for International Indigenous Affairs (CIIA) at NDHU invited Native American Director Myron Dewey (Newe-Numah/Paiute-Shoshone) and indigenous rights attorney Patrick Kincaid (Cheyenne) to Hualien for film screening and workship. Following the screening of Myron's directorial film Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock and a vibrant Q & A session, a socail gathering was hosted by CIIA for students, faculty members and community memebrs to continue and deepen the discussion about enviornmental justice issues.

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Really Deserved!Taiwan - New Zealand Connection Project was selected for the 2018 Successful Bilateral Exchange Program!

The "Taiwan – New Zealand Aotearoa Indigenous Higher Education Connection" Project from National Dong Hwa University (NDHU) has been selected as 2018 Successful Bilateral Exchange in Colleges and Universities case.

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2018 Department of Computer Science Senior Project Exhibition

National Dong Hwa University Department of Computer Science senior project exhibition was held on the 3rd Floor of Engineering Building II on June 1st, 2018, with a total of 31 teams participated in this exhibition. The exhibition was divided into 2 categories. Program of Multimedia and Intelligent Computing and Program of Network and System. All teachers and students were welcome to visit.

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Deputy Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Shawn K. Richards visited National Dong Hwa University

In response to Taiwan's Government's invitation, Deputy Prime Minister of The Federation Saint Christopher and Nevis (also known as The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, or The Federation), the Honorable Shawn Richards, and the delegation of five representatives, visit Taiwan on behalf of The Federation Government.

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On the Integration of Holistic Education and Handwriting Program at Dong Hwa University

Center for Teaching Excellence at National Dong Hwa University administered Autonomous Learning Program, providing resources for students to have diverse and flexible accesses to learning and practicing outside the formal curriculum. Taking advantages of this program, Huang, You Zhen, Li, Jia Jing, Li, Ni Zhen and other students at the Department of Special Education initiated Handwriting Practicing and Potential Development Program. After discussing with the instructor, Lin, Guan Jie, they decided three core goals of this program: autonomous action, interactive communication, and societal participation.

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Austronesian Women,s Workshop: Participation in International Affairs

Indigenous women in Taiwan have achieved much success in international exchanges in professional fields such as academic research, arts and cultures as well social participation. On May 5th, 2018, the Center for International Indigenous Affairs hosted an 'Women in International Affairs Workshop: A Spring Celebrating of Austronesian Sisterhood', bringing together different generations of women working on various indigenous issues to speak about their experiences in dialogue with one another.

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Indigenous Peoples' Higher Education and New Zealand Connection

Given the demand for indigenous education against the backdrop of transitional justice, Pasuya Poiconu, Dean of the College of Indigenous Studies at National Dong Hwa University accepted a commission from Indigenous Peoples Council to assess the possibility of establishing the National Taiwan Indigenous University. This project consists of Sifo Lakaw (Pangcah), who in his role as the CEO of Hualien Indigenous Community College has built long-term connections with education institutes in New Zealand, as a research follow; Dr. Awi Mona (Seediq) and Dr. Cheng-hsien Yang, both with extensive research and practical experiences with education, as co-project investigators.

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Press Release for 'Austronesian Reconnection: Taiwan-Aotearoa Indigenous Education Forum'

The Center of International Indigenous Affairs (CIIA) affiliated with the College of Indigenous Studies (CIS) at National Dong Hwa University (NDHU) invited two Māori guests from New Zealand, Nepia Winiata, Executive Director of Education Delivery Services at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWoA), and Dr. Te Kani Kingi, Executive Director of Research and Innovation at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (TWWoA), to join a series of academic events for 'Austronesian Reconnection : Taiwan-Aotearoa Indigenous Education Forum' held from 12th to 15th December 2017.

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Penmanship Practicing Motivates Potential Development From Handwriting to Spiritual Enlightenment

The 1st Student Autonomous Group Learning Program, administered by the Center for Teaching Excellence, National Dong Hwa University, encourages students to learn and practice through multiple sources and channels outside regular courses. Sponsored by the Autonomous Learning Program, Guo, Yan-Jun from the Department of Sinophone Literatures and Xuan, Hao-Ping from the Department of Education and Human Potentials Development together with five more students started the ten-week intensive courses of Handwriting Practicing Program. The instructor, Lin, Guan-Jie, personally designed the courses and used his self-edited materials for instruction. Moreover, Professor Lee, Shew-Hua at the Department of Chinese and Chen, Tien-Chiu at the Department of Education and Human Potentials Development were invited as the course consultant.

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Press release for Taiwan-Aotearoa Connection Workshop

The Center of International Indigenous Affairs(CIIA)held the 'Taiwan-Aotearoa Connection' Workshop on Nov. 24th at the College of Indigenous Studies(CIS), NDHU. The workshop, hosted by Professor Pasuya Poiconx(浦忠成), Dean of CIS, was an occasion to showcase the fruitful results of the 'Taiwan-Aotearoa Connection: South-bound Indigenous Education' project.

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'TW-NZ Connection' Project

A team of the 'Taiwan-Aotearoa Connection' project, organized by the Center for International Indigenous Affairs(CIIA), National Dong Hwa University(NDHU, TAIWAN), visited New Zealand from Oct. 27 - Nov. 7, 2017. This project is commissioned by the Ministry of Education under President Tsai's 'New South-Bound' policy to promote and deepen partnership between higher education institutes between Taiwan and New Zealand. Members of this team include faculty members, postdoctoral fellow, staff and PhD students of the College of Indigenous Studies(CIS).

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2017 International Culture Exposition at Remote Elementary School

Over a long period of time, Dong Hwa University has offered full-English courses for international students to promote internationalization of the campus. The English - taught course "Introduction of Taiwan" is one of the courses that is offered for all undergraduate students. The instructor of the course is Dr. Cheng - Hsiung Lu who is always willing to present Taiwan cultures and international understanding via cross - cultural curriculum in his class. Furthermore, the teaching results are transformed into presentable cross - cultural event held at the remote schools to display extravaganza of diverse cultures for schoolchildren, Taiwanese and international students.

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2017 Taiwan、Japan Culture Workshop Shiny Inaugurated

"Taiwan、Japan Culture Workshop" was held at Education College on March 15, 2017. This event was sponsored by Hsing Wu University, Kyoai Gakuen University, and National Dong Hwa University. With the resources of three universities, international cultural communication is linked accordingly. The invited honorable guests include Dr. Ming - Chou Liu, Chair of Education Department; Dr. Te - Sheng Chang, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs; Dr. Chin - Wen Fan, Dean of Education College; Dr. Chin - Peng Chu, Vice President who is also invited to make the opening remarks.

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International Culture Performance at the Remote Indigenous School

To promote general education at Dong Hwa University, the English - taught course "Introduction of Taiwan" is offered for all undergraduate students. The instructor of the course is Dr. Cheng - Hsiung Lu who is devoted to enhance Taiwan cultures and international understanding via cross - cultural curriculum in his class. Further, the teaching results are transformed into presentable cross - cultural event held at the remote schools to showcase the global village awareness of the schoolchildren and establish the communication bridge between Taiwanese and international students.

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