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Truku delighted at official recognition

NEW STATUS:Truku activisits are delighted that their people has been named as Taiwan's 12th indigenous group, but other Aborigines are less than impressed

By Ko Shu-ling  /  STAFF REPORTER

In July last year Truku activists petitioned Chen when he traveled to Hualien County. The DPP's Central Standing Committee, of which Chen is the chairman, later passed a resolution supporting the campaign.

In 2001 the government recognized the Thao () of Sun Moon Lake in Nantou County as the nation's 10th official tribe, and in 2002 it recognized the Kavalan (噶瑪蘭), an assimilated plains tribe, as the 11th.

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