Council of Indigenous Peoples

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Council of Indigenous Peoples

Yuánzhù Mínzú Wěiyuánhuì
Dadaocheng Building (Council of Indigenous Peoples) 20130708.jpg
Agency overview
Formed 1 December 1996 (as Council of Aboriginal Affairs)
25 March 2002 (as Council of Indigenous Peoples)
Jurisdiction  Republic of China
Headquarters Taipei City
Ministers responsible Lin Chiang-yi, Minister
Kao Yang-sheng[1], Political Deputy Minister[2]
Chen Cheng-jia[3], Administrative Deputy Minister[4][5]
Calivat Gadu[6], Administrative Deputy Minister[2]
Parent agency Executive Yuan
Website (English)

The Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP; Chinese: 原住民族委員會; pinyin: Yuánzhù Mínzú Wěiyuánhuì), formerly known as the Council of Aboriginal Affairs, is a ministry-level body under the Executive Yuan in the Republic of China. It was established to provide a central point of government supervision for indigenous affairs, as well as a central interface for the Taiwan's indigenous community to interact with the government:

Among its most visible responsibilities are the power it has to grant recognized status to indigenous tribes of Taiwan. The tribes must apply with a petition and various pieces of evidence of their legitimacy.


The council was originally established on 1 December 1996 as the Council of Aboriginal Affairs. On 1 July 1999, the Aboriginal Affairs Commission of the Taiwan Provincial Government was incorporated into the council. The council also took over the management of the Indigenous Peoples Cultural Park from the commission. On 4 January 2002, the Legislative Yuan approved the amendments to the council and on 25 March in the same year, the council was renamed to Council of Indigenous Peoples.[7]

Organizational structures[edit]

  • Department of Planning
  • Department of Education and Culture
  • Department of Health and Welfare
  • Department of Economic and Public Construction
  • Department of Land Management
  • Bureau of Culture Park


The council building is accessible within walking distance South from Daqiaotou Station of Taipei Metro.

See also[edit]