This blog is for the purpose of raising awareness about the Taiwanese Siraya tribe and their current situation.
Starting JUNE 2011 Siraya families will be removed from their homes and there houses will be DEMOLISHED due to the demands of a Taiwanese university and the national KMT government.
The Siraya are not officially recognized by the national government therefore their basic human rights are NOT PROTECTED
35 Siraya families will be affected
20 of these families have lived on this ancestral land for generations, in some cases up to 150 years.
How can YOU HELP?
post the link to this blog everywhere you can in hopes that we find someone who can assist us in our fight to SAVE THE SIRAYA
Any questions or comments or information that might be helpful please email SAVINGSIRAYA@GMAIL.COM
What is this all about?!
Saving Siraya is a blog dedicated to the protection of a Taiwanese indigenous tribe that is not officially recognized by the government and therefore denied of basic human rights.
Due to the demands of Zhong Xing University and the Taiwanese national government, starting JUNE 29th, 2011 Siraya homes will be demolished and families already suffering from poverty will become homeless. After demolition the university intends to use the land for its agricultural department.
Approximately 20 Siraya families will be affected, some of which have lived on this ancestral land for up to 150 years.
See "Saving Siraya" for a detailed post on the Siraya's situation.
** UPDATE: A recent meeting between Zhong Xin University representatives, the Tainan City mayor, city councillors, and Siraya representatives has resulted in an agreement. The city government has been granted three months to prepare documents proving that Siraya settlements predate 1920. These documents will be signed by the mayor and will thereby protect ancestral land from further disruption. The university agrees to cooperate once these documents have been approved by the Tainan City mayor! Court hearings and demolitions have been postponed three months accordingly.