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Indigenous Learning Resources

This library provides information related to the life, culture, history, language, and geographic environment of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples, including videos, photos, indigenous language learning, chronology, myths and legends, and other databases for understanding indigenous culture. It also provides indigenous music, with unique languages, instruments, singing styles, rhythms, and traditional instruments, expressing the indigenous connotations and lifestyles.

● Please refer to the E-Resources System for database resource usage.
● To enter the E-Resources System, please use the NLPI Library card account (ID number) and password to log in. You can then access various resources (if you haven't obtained a borrowing card yet, please click on the online application link).

Exclusive for NLPI Readers ► 【Indigenous Collection】

Name Introduction

Taiwan Indigenous Peoples Learning Knowledge Base

Presenting the true appearance of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples, including ethnic exploration, cultural appreciation, cultural encyclopedia, chronology and historical perspective, and other social and cultural aspects of cultural introduction.

Online Taiwan History Dictionary

It covers the development tracks of Taiwan’s political, economic, military, diplomatic, educational and cultural fields from prehistoric times to 2003, with more than 4,600 entries, 550 pictures, and 44 charts. It also provides information on indigenous peoples, historical documents, pictures and other data queries.

The Digital Archive of NLPI

After 1895, Japan conducted surveys on the indigenous peoples of Taiwan. This database collects the surveys and works of the Taiwan Governor-General’s Office, Japanese anthropologists, writers, and others. The content includes survey reports, general situation of pacifying the aborigines, language, mythology, customs, etc. It is an important database for studying the history of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples.

E-book Online Service

E-book Online Service The collection contains more than 46,000 types and 430,000 volumes of e-books, covering various topics and e-books related to indigenous peoples:

• Readers of NLPI and Taichung City Library can borrow e-books immediately without joining as members
• Readers holding cooperative library cards with the National Public Information Library can access and borrow e-books directly by logging into the catalog search system of participating libraries with their cooperative library card credentials, and then adding or activating their National Public Information Library reader account. The login for borrowing e-books uses the credentials of the National Public Information Library borrower's card (the username is the ID card number and the password is the four-digit birthdate).
• Readers of other public libraries can borrow e-books after joining as members.

Resource Recommendation ► [Free Online Resources for Indigenous Learning]

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Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines

Cultural Introduction of 16 Indigenous Ethnic Groups”: This section provides an overview of 16 indigenous ethnic groups, including the Amis, Atayal, Paiwan, Bunun, Puyuma, Rukai, Tsou, Saisiyat, Yami, Thao, Kavalan, Truku, Sakizaya, Seediq, Rukai, and Kanakanavu tribes. It covers various categories such as clothing and attire, woven accessories, everyday tools, ritual artifacts, and artistic creations, showcasing the museum’s curated treasures.

Council of Indigenous Peoples, Executive Yuan

This website provides information on 16 indigenous tribes, including the Amis, Atayal, Paiwan, Bunun, Puyuma, Rukai, Tsou, Saisiyat, Yami, Thao, Kavalan, Taroko, Sakizaya, Seediq, Raromaiti, and Kanakanavu. It offers introductions to each tribe, their geographical distribution, cultural characteristics, religious beliefs, festival legends, crafts, architecture, and video introductions.

Mother Tongue Nest (Indigenous Peoples Commission, Taipei City Government)

This website provides a digital collection of printed teaching materials, annually expanding resources for indigenous language education. Its audiovisual platform includes instructional videos for 20 indigenous songs, 5 indigenous language animations, thematic storytelling lessons in the Amis language through the 'Mother Tongue Nest Classroom,' storytelling sessions by elders, videos showcasing teacher training outcomes, instructional videos on traditional songs, and the 'Where to Speak Indigenous Languages' series, among other relevant learning resources.

Ethnic Language E-Park (Foundation of Aboriginal Language Research and Development)

This website provides teaching materials for the indigenous languages of Taiwan, featuring numerous printed materials compiled by the Council of Indigenous Peoples over the years. It offers resources for digital indigenous language education and audiovisual teaching materials, providing diverse channels for learning indigenous languages.