|Born||28 January 1972|
Taitung County, Taiwan
|Nationality||Republic of China|
Ahronglong Sakinu (Chinese: 亞榮隆．撒可努; Pinayuanan: Sakinu Yalonglong; born 28 January 1972) is a Taiwanese indigenous Paiwan writer and forest hunter. His name means "The Last Hunter" in Lalaulan. His Chinese name is Dai Zhiqiang (Chinese: 戴志強). He was born to the Paiwan Lalaulan clan in Taitung, Taiwan, on 28 January 1972. His father was a laborer and often abusive toward Ahronglong Sakinu and his two brothers. The abuse forced his mother out of the house, and Ahronglong Sakinu often ran away. He was trained as a police officer, and found law enforcement work in Taipei. He later became a forest ranger.
He gained recognition from his book The Sage Hunter (山豬．飛鼠．撒可努), winning the 2000 Wu Yung-fu Literature Prize (巫永福文學獎). The book, written in 1998, was adapted into a film and released in 2005. His work has been translated into English and Japanese, and also made into cartoons. In November 2005, he founded a hunter school to educate and introduce youngsters to Paiwan culture and traditional Paiwan skills.
List of works
- The Sage Hunter (山豬．飛鼠．撒可努)
- Wind Walker, My Dad the Hunter (走風的人, 我的獵人父親)
- Grandpa's Ocean (外公的海)
- Vu Vu's Tales (Vu Vu 的故事)
- Pali's Red Eyes (巴里的紅眼睛), a Paiwan legend
- "World Summit of Indigenous Cultures – Lalaulan Village". indigenous.pristine.net. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
- 亞榮隆‧撒可努 (2011). "封面作者介紹頁". 山豬•飛鼠•撒可努 (in Chinese). Banqiao: 耶魯國際文化事業有限公司. ISBN 978-9578323-87-2.
- "Paiwan Writer-Hunter | Yaronglong Sakinu". Ministry of Culture. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
- Cherrington, Mark (December 2008). "Resurrection". Cultural Survival. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
- Su, Lynn (July 2018). "Sakinu's Hunter School". Taiwan Panorama. Translated by Newell, Phil. Archived from the original on 31 July 2020. Retrieved 31 March 2019. Alt URL
- Robbins, Cheryl (22 July 2008). "Paiwan tribe: Respect for ancestors and art traditions". Taiwan News. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
- Gluck, Caroline (18 November 2005). "Taiwan's past, very present". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
- "Paiwan boy's hunting stories adapted for TV cartoon". Taiwan Today. 13 July 2011. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011.
- Smith, Glenn (22 February 2015). "Taiwan's indigenous authors reach out at Taipei International Book Exhibition". Cultural Survival. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
- "撒可努辦獵人學校 傳承與自然共存的部落文化". Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
- Lin, Jean (3 July 2006). "Author optimistic about Aboriginal hunting school". Taipei Times. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
- 撒可努, 亞榮隆 (2005). 走風的人, 我的獵人父親. 耶魯國際文化. ISBN 9789578323643.
- Interview (in Chinese) by National Open University
- Ahronglong Sakinu on IMDb
- Ahronglong Sakinu at the Hong Kong Movie DataBase
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