The 2018 National Cultural Heritage Congress was held on Sept. 1 in Taipei, in which Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chun called for the establishment of a "public governance system that is conducive to cultural preservation from the central government out to local governments."
On Aug. 29, a group of elders and young people from the Maori tribe of Ngāti Manu visited the National Museum of Prehistory in Taitung, giving a performance of traditional song and dance in honor of their hosts, as Taiwan has long been considered the ancestral homeland of the Polynesian peoples, including the Maori of New Zealand.
Laha Mebow is Taiwan's first female aboriginal film director. She has been working in film and television for almost 18 years, and her portfolio of short documentaries and dramas focuses on indigenous themes and culture.
Chu Tai-li is an Italy-based soprano and music educator. Her stellar resume encompasses a number of vocal music competition awards and several years spent as a professional vocalist for Italian operas and concert halls.