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The ATAYAL Organization worked with Taiwan's Indigenous People to send a delegation to Seattle, WA in July 2017 to join the Tribal Canoe Journey. View our blog to see the results of our 2017 event. This was a major annual Native American event, bringing together tribes from throughout the Pacific Northwest to celebrate their traditional migration routes and canoe culture. The event has grown to include indigenous tribes from other countries, including New Zealand and the Philippines. Last year, we believed it was time for Taiwan's indigenous tribes to participate. This year, we wish to build upon what we started.

That could not have happened without your support. The ATAYAL Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has developed indigenous cultural exchange projects since 2001, and this project was one of our most memorable.

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Tribal Canoe Journey Cultural Exchange


The ATAYAL Organization was blessed with a perfect day for its 7th annual Christmas in Wulai event, which was help on Saturday, December 23, 2017 in front of the Wulai Atayal Museum in Wulai, New Taipei City, Taiwan. The music and activities were festive, and the volunteers were cheerful. Santa Claus was as jolly as ever.

Click to view the results of the 2017 Christmas In Wulai event.

Christmas in Wulai VII


The ATAYAL Organization is proud to offer an Atayal-English-Chinese dictionary, written by author Yukan Batu, who dedicated himself for 20 years to compile and write the dictionary as an effort to preserve the Atayal language.

The Atayal Language Dictionary is a 583-page volume, which is likely one of the most comprehensive resources on the language.

With your donation to the ATAYAL organization, we will provide the dictionary, and use the rest of the funds to continue our cultural preservation efforts. By supporting the author of the dictionary and the efforts of our organization, you can support indigenous language preservation.

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MataTV Taiwan

MataTV is media project supported by us, to share the Taiwan's Austronesian News and Cultural Features with the world. A news magazine will be produced for television, radio and print media to maximize international reach for the stories. We believe it is important to give Austronesian peoples a voice and platform to share their culture and issues to a broader audience.

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Voices In the Clouds is a documentary film organized and supported by our organization, to share the story of a disappearing indigenous culture with the world. After screening at film festivals in the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, the film had its Himalayan premiere at Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival and its Oceania premiere at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival in New Zealand. On July 15, 2012, the film won the "Golden Drum" award given to the best film in the Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival. It also won the Best International Indigenous Film Award at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival.

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The ATAYAL Organization thanks our latest sponsor, Redfin, for donating to our Fundraising Campaign. This is an important campaign to raise funds for projects and equipment, in order to promote cultural education and exchange. Without your support, we can't do our work to preserve Austronesian/Polynesian culture through education and connecting people.

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"The ATAYAL Organization is committed to preserving indigenous cultures and empowering indigenous peoples by building bridges, or cooperation opportunities, that connect indigenous communities around the world."

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If you would like to make a difference with your spare time for our programs and the people they serve, sign up below for the ATAYAL Volunteer Program. Your time and effort can nurture the indigenous spirit and wisdom that has sustained human life for ages as responsible patrons of this Earth. Caring for this spirit now can bring it to life for all humanity in the future.

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Contributor Hall Of Fame: Thank you to special contributors Aaron Hosé, Chris Bremer, John Schaub, Derek Bedini, Leticia Rieman, Marvin Couch, Philip Diller, Tammy Turner, Po-wen Chen, Dr. Ming-lon Young, Dr. B-Chen Wen, Dr. Jen-yih Chu and Tobie Openshaw.

Photo Credits: Aaron Hosé and Chris Bremer.

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