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Alice Takiwatan

Alice Takiwatan

Alice Takiwatan, leader of the Taiwan Multicultural Arts Group (TMAG), has been actively involved with the indigenous arts and culture community in Taiwan for nearly thirty years. Formerly a teacher of gifted children, Alice is a well regarded writer and speaker on indigenous art and culture in Taiwan, and a dedicated peace activist. Over the last ten years she has been heralded as one of Taiwan's greatest living artists, an outstanding community leader, a "communicator between marginalized people and mainstream society," "spokesperson for Taiwan's indigenous peoples," and a "living fossil from the archives of Taiwan's indigenous peoples" by the aboriginal community and indigenous affairs groups within the government of Taiwan and the Taipei City Council.

Hoping to enhance people's mostly superficial knowledge of Taiwan's indigenous cultures and traditions, Alice founded TMAG to provide richer, subtler interpretations of the diverse indigenous heritage native to Taiwan. Because of the depth and breadth of her knowledge in this area, Alice and her group has been invited on numerous occasions to plan and produce a wide variety of performance programs for local and international indigenous heritage events. Alice is now working to establish the Shaduan Culture Institute to promote teacher training programs on indigenous culture education.

Alice's blog (in Chinese)