Walis Perin now lives in Ren-ai Township, Nantou County as the owner of Green Life Farm. He had served as the elected representatives for 16 years, and was Minister of the Council of the Indigenous Peoples from 2005 to 2007.
Minister, Council of Indigenous Peoples, Executive Yuan (2005 - 2007)
President, Credit Union Leagues of the Republic of China (2000 - 2006)
Member of the Legislative Yuan (1993 - 2005)
Member of Nantou County Council (1986 - 1990)
Senior Research Fellow, Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University
Dr. Judith Lovell，澳洲查爾斯達爾文大學北方研究所資深研究員，專長是學術研究的多學科與協作用途，以提高澳洲與國際社會的社會、環境、文化與經濟能力。目前她領導遠程經濟參與合作研究中心的綜合與整合研究。
Dr. Judith目前的研究關注於社會、文化發展及經濟政策如何在多元的地理與社會背景之下對人們產生影響，她近期從事的計畫包含國際與文化脈絡下的視覺法學，以及遠程經濟參與合作研究中心的綜合與整合研究（Cooerative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation，CRC-REP）。
Dr Judith Lovell is a Senior Research Fellow with the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University. Her expertise is in the multidisciplinary and collaborative uses of research to enhance social, environmental, cultural and economic capabilities in Australian and international societies, and she leads the Synthesis and Integration of research for the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation.
Judith’s current focus is on social and cultural developments and the economic policies affecting them in diverse geographic and social contexts. Her current projects include visual jurisprudence in international and cultural contexts; and the synthesis and integration of research for the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP).
Māori / Senior Lecturer in Horticulture and Māori & Pacific Agriculture, Institute of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University
Nick Roskruge屬毛利族（Ātiawa及Ngāti Tama-ariki系統），為北帕莫斯頓梅西大學（Massey University）農業與環境研究所的資深講師，專長為園藝學與毛利及太平洋農業。Nick同時於林肯大學（Lincoln University）擔任研究員，是紐西蘭瀕危物種信託（毛利諮詢小組）的受託人，也是環境保護署法定決策委員會的成員（此前為環保署法定毛利諮詢團體「Ngā Kaihautu Tīkanga Taiao」主席）。2013年，Nick獲得傅爾布萊特獎學金，於美國康乃爾大學（Cornell University）訪問數月，並參與多個州立大學的民族植物學及馬鈴薯基因組計畫。Nick廣泛參與毛利園藝相關計畫，其中最知名的是國家馬鈴薯毛利計畫、於薩摩亞的可可計畫，以及Tahuri Whenua計畫（國家毛利園藝學共同體）。其關於食物安全與作物系統的研究多於紐西蘭、南太平洋國家及美洲國家進行（特別是美國、智利與祕魯）。
Nick Roskruge is of Māori (Ātiawa, and Ngāti Tama-ariki tribes) descent and a senior lecturer and in horticulture and Māori and Pacific Agriculture in the Institute of Agriculture and Environment at Massey University in Palmerston North. Nick is also a research fellow with Lincoln University, a Trustee with the Endangered Species of New Zealand Trust, on the Māori advisory board to several other research institutes and a member of the Statutory Decision Committee for the Environmental Protection Authority (Prior to this Chair of Ngā Kaihautu Tīkanga Taiao the Statutory Māori reference group for the EPA). In 2013 Nick was the recipient of a Fulbright award and spent several months in the USA based at Cornell University (upstate New York) and involved with a number of other state universities around ethnobotany and potato genomic programmes. Nick is involved in a wide range of Māori horticultural centric projects, the most well-known being the National Taewa Māori project, Cocoa project in Samoa, and also Tahuri Whenua (National Māori Horticultural Collective). His research activities around food security and crop systems align to New Zealand, the South Pacific nations and the Americas, particularly the USA, Chile and Peru.
宮莉筠 Gong, Li-Yun
Worker of Organic Paddy Field in Paterongan Community, Fengbin Township
I’m Gong, Li-Yun, also called Umus in Kavalan. My father came from ShanDong China, My mother’s father belongs to Saisiyat groups while her mother belongs to Atayal groups. My husband belongs to Kavalan groups, we have a son and a daughter.
After the graduation from Department of Psychology of Kaohsiung Medical University, I served as the chairman of Hualian Counseling Psychologist Union and set up own counseling center named ‘secret garden’, expertise on game treatment and sexual counseling. After that, I turned to Xinshe indigenous community in Hualian to continue my social service.
I have been worked with many different groups to build and develop our community, I participated in Paterongan Flying Fish Group as a contact person, and also worked with East Coast National Scenic Area Administration and Council of Indigenous People to preserve our language and folklore.
Besides, I cooperated with Hualian District Agricultural Improvement Station and Yuli Dongfong Organic Rice Company to launch a brand named‘Seven Idiots Rice’, attempt to practice the self-value within agricultural movements. Base on the protection of natural resources, I proposed to retain the land for ‘Laligi’ and the road to ‘Laligi’.
Xinshe Elementary School is the only Kavalan elementary school in Taiwan, I expected that this school could be a cultural incubator through the resources exchange between school and local community.
Now I’m the new chairman of Xinshe Community Develop Association, I will be committed to documenting and practicing the Kavalan culture, cultivating our young people and promote the value of agricultural movements.
徐遵慈 Kristy Tsun-Tzu Hsu
Associate Research Fellow, Taiwan WTO and RTA Center, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research
Kristy Hsu (徐遵慈) is Associate Research Fellow and Section Chief at the Taiwan WTO Center,and Programme Coordinator at the Taiwan ASEAN Studies Center (TASC),Chung Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER), Taiwan(R.O.C.). Her areas of research interest include international trade policy and economic/trade law, trade and development issues, regional integration, and gender issues.
She is also Advisory Member to the Trade and Development Committee, ROC National Confederation of Industries, International Affairs Committee, ROC Chamber of Commerce, and adviser to the Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce’s, or CNAIC’s monthly publication CNAIC Magazine, and Standing Supervisor to Taiwan Women Film/Video Association.
Kristy obtained her LL.M from the School of Law, Soochow University, Taiwan, and B.A. in Foreign Literature and Languages from National Taiwan University, Taiwan. She was the Executive Secretary and associate research fellow at the Chinese Taipei APEC Study Center, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) from 1999 ~ 2002; journalist of the Commercial Times in Taiwan from 1989 ~ 1998, and Correspondent in Tokyo for the newspaper in 1990.
施雄偉 Shih, Hsiung-Wei
Paiwan / Chief of Paiwan Family Trust and LIANA's Fiji Limited
Shih, Hsiung-Wei(施雄偉) is my Chinese name. Last name Shih was drew by my grandparents while 楚拉拉克斯 was my authentic name. It means lightning, thunderstorm, and calling in Paiwan language.
Rulakes, a Paiwan tribe in Taitung. The sun, wind, and earth of Rulakes accompanied and guided me how to balance between human and primitive. The wisdom I obtained from mountains cultivated me an explorative personality, and those were my most impressive and sweet memories. My respect and esteem for mother nature came from the special emotions because of this.
After an honorary discharge from army, I founded a small business with 15 thousands NTD; and earned my first ten million when I was 28. However, I believe that there will always be a turning point awaits, and hope followed. I waved farewell to my beloved tribe and immigrated to Fiji in 1991. Hence, it was a reset for me and my family.
I established a hairdressing company named Lianna after my wife; specialized in beauty product, salon management, and hairstyle design school. Meanwhile, I offered free assistance and skills for impoverished youths who want to start an undertaking. As time went by, my chain store career has expanded and stretched out to different island countries on South Pacific Ocean. Luckily, I was privileged to be awarded to Overseas Model Of Entrepreneurs in 2000.
In the past 20 years, I have been on the run to Taiwan, Australia, and Fiji; attempt to avail various potential opportunities. I grew up in limited resources, but thrive in it as well. The poverty of my childhood encouraged me to pursue success regardless of distance; hardship brought up my affluent.
In conclusion, now I am committed to my tribe which nurture and nourish me since the very beginning. What’s more, I shall fully engaged in tribe revival and economy development.
童元昭 Tung, Yuan-Chao
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, National Taiwan University
I have a range of research interests and have focused on Ethnic Representing, Migration Research, Intermarriage and Adoption, and Food Research for a long time. Most of my fieldwork was carried out in Oceania and Pingtung, Taiwan.
Public Anthropology has guided me in realizing the working direction of the coexistence of academic research and public values, therefore I have started to develop new relationships between museums and primitive communities over digital archiving.
I also expect to advance the knowledge framework of the Austronesian world in Taiwan, connecting Taiwan indigenous peoples with Insular Southeast Asia and Oceania, to stimulate the new point of view toward this world.
President, Håya Cultural Development Foundation, Guam
Zita Pangelinan是Håya文化發展基金會的聯合創始人，自2005年起擔任主席至今，同時也擔任第十二屆太平洋藝術節傳統治療委員會主席，並當選為太平洋原住民治療者聯合會秘書。她與馬里亞納群島的傳統治療師合作並協辦會議、研討會和社區對外交誼活動。她正在進行的工作包含制定傳統治療課程及其學徒計畫，與當地治療師共同製作了一部名為“ÅmotPara I Hinemlo'ta”的紀錄片。Pangelinan女士已經與傳統治療師、學徒和Tricia Lizama在整個馬里亞納群島舉辦了無數場會議與工作坊以振興本土治療實踐。
她是Francisco S. Pangelinan 和 Engracia D. Pangelinan的十五個孩子之一，也是五個孩子的母親 - Jacob, Pedro, David, Simon, Maria，膝下有四個孫子 - Trey, Tristan, Julius, Miriam。
Zita Pangelinan is co-founder of Håya Cultural Development Foundation and has served as President since 2005 to present. She served as Chair of the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts Traditional Healing Committee. She was elected Secretary of Pacific Indigenous Healers Consortium. She works with traditional healers throughout the Marianas and coordinates Conferences, workshops and community outreach. She is currently working on developing the apprenticeship program and curriculum for the offering of courses in traditional healing. She co-produced a documentary entitled “Åmot Para I Hinemlo’ta”. Ms. Pangelinan has presented at numerous conferences and workshops with traditional healers, apprentices and Dr. Tricia Lizama throughout the Marianas to revitalize indigenous healing practices.
Ms. Pangelinan is also a Human Resource Consultant for over 25 years. She works with clients in areas of employee relations, organizational restructuring, organizational development, workforce training and development, community development, and broad based management. Her clients include local and federal government as well as local, regional, multi-national organizations and non-profit organizations.
She is one of fifteen children of the late Francisco S. Pangelinan and Engracia D. Pangelinan. She is the mother of five children – Jacob, Pedro, David, Simon and Maria and grandmother of four – Trey, Tristan, Julius and Miriam.
彭建文 Peng, Chien-Wen
Professor, Department of Real Estate & Built Environment, College of Public Affairs, National Taipei University
Peng, Chien-Wen(彭建文) is the professor of Department of Real Estate and Build Environment of National Taipei University, expertise in real estate economy, appraisal of real estate, real estate market analysis and policy of housing. He served as director of several academic research association; Chinese Society of Housing Studies, Chinese Institute of Land Appraisal, Taiwan Institute of Urban Planning and Global Chinese Real Estate Congress.
Professor Peng is also very active in social service, he engaged in several governmental association as the member of committee; Urban Planning Commission of Taipei City Government, Department of Finance of Taipei City Government, Land Appraisal Committee of Taoyuan City Government and so on.