Tuesday, July 26, 2005

A Holiday Named by Committee

From Taiwan News:

Indigenous peoples given special day

2005-07-26 / Taiwan News, Staff Writer / By Chen Hung-lin

The Executive Yuan has designated August 1 as "Indigenous Peoples Re-designation Day" to accentuate its determination to preserve aboriginal cultures and ways of life and to boost their well-being.

The special day's date was chosen to commemorate August 1, 1994, when the official term used to describe local aborigines was changed from the perjorative "mountain people," or "mountain compatriots," to "indigenous peoples" as part of constitutional amendment.


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Does Hallmark make an Indigenous Peoples Re-designation Day card?

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