The Center for International Indigenous Affairs(CIIA) in the College of Indigenous Studies, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan, led a Regional Gathering of the Native American Indigenous Studies Association(NAISA), from April 22-25, on Pongso no Tao(Lanyu/Orchid Island). Juried and awarded by the international NAISA Council, the CIIA event was one of eight global gatherings, and the only one held in Asia. The Regional Gathering was co-conceived by CIIA Director Dr. Jolan Hsieh(Bavaragh Dagalomai) and the Visiting Scholar Dr. Dana Powell. The event is an integral part of Hsieh and Powell's 2021-2022 Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology(MOST) Instructional Research Award - The Global Connection and Collaborative : Indigenous Peoples and Sustainable Development.
Miss Arada Mahasawin（also known as Neem）, the first international master graduate from the Department of Tourism, Recreation, and Leisure Studies, National Dong Hwa University won the first prize in the "SUPER FAN of Taiwan" event in Thailand on Apr. 9, 2022. The first prize included the round-trip ticket from Bangkok to Taiwan of Starlux Airlines（worth 22,250 THB）, cash 5,000 THB, and the limited edition of Easy Card（with 888 NTD）.