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Cultural introduction

Taiwan An island of mere 36,000 square kilometers A spectacular landscape by the Creator Wonderful creation of high mountains, rugged peaks, lakes and streams, verdant forests Also the broad plains, the interlocking of ocean and land It had nurtured more than 12 different Taiwan indigenous peoples Atayal, Saisiyat, Thao, Bunun, Tsou, Rukai, Paiwan, Puyuma, Tao, Amis, Kavalan, Truku And there are numerous other indigenous people groups, who had followed the guidance and admonition of the ancestors, and had con-existed on this land for many thousands of years Taiwan indigenous peoples Give thanks to the Creator and commemorate the ancestors with ritual celebrations Revere the forest and mountains with protected territory Telling the tales of ancestor’s wisdom, through the passage of aboriginal history Allow us with the heart of humbleness Together we enter the mythology world of Taiwan indigenous peoples The Ketagalan Culture Center is built to fulfill the national policy in the recognition of Taiwan’s multicultural make-up. It is to promote living education for children, and to motivate their cultural identity and understanding of other cultures. The Center has planned a series of guided tours on traditional indigenous culture for school children, introducing the wisdom of the aboriginal ancestors, and to pass them on to the next generation.