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 10 December 1996 (as Council of Aboriginal Affairs)
4 January 2002 (as Council of Indigenous Peoples)
Jurisdiction  Republic of China
Headquarters Taipei City
Ministers responsible Lin Chiang-yi, Minister
Kao Yang-sheng1, Political Deputy Minister2
Chen Cheng-jia3, Administrative Deputy Minister45
Calivat Gadu6, Administrative Deputy Minister7
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 in 1996 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.

Organizational structures

  • 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.

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