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Taiwan to Host WINHEC’s Annual General Meeting in 2019

The 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) just ended this September. Since its inception in 2002, the WINHEC has been a crucial partner with those working on international indigenous higher education. Having been actively establishing contact and communication with the WINHEC over the past year or so, Professor Jolan Hsieh (Bavaragh Dagalomai / 謝若蘭) successfully regained the membership of the WINHEC and became the country representative.

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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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