About Center

The Center for International Indigenous Affairs (CIIA) is the hub for almost everything indigenous international affairs at College of Indigenous Studies (CIS), National Dong Hwa University (NDHU). CIIA provides opportunities for students and staffs to cultivate their global indigenous perspective in a variety of ways, ranging from teaching programs exchange to transdisciplinary research projects collaboration. CIIA’s visions are to promote international indigenous research collaboration, raise awareness on indigenous issues across the world, and engender vibrant exchanges of indigenous academic, education and cultural affairs.

The CIIA actively participating in global indigenous-centered organizations such as World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Comsourium (WINHEC, ), World Indigenous Nations Conference on Education (WIPCE ), Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), and International Indigenosu Reserch Conference in order to support Indigenous sovereignty and knowledge systems. Along with actively and fully involved in global Indigenous organizations, CIIA also work with many Indigenous educational institutions / universities, to maintain Indigenous knowledge system, empower leadership and utilize resources for Indigenous Peoples around the world.

The CIIA stand firm for United Nations  Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and followed the United Nations “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” . The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental. With Indigenous Peoples’ perspective in mind, the CIIA’s main focus are : 3. Good Health and Well-Being, 4. Quality Education, 5. Gender Equality, 10. Reduced Inequalities, 16.Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, and 17. Partnership or the Goals. For more detailed information, please check UN Sustainable Development Website

The CIIA attaches importance to equality and diversified development, and provides an environment of friendliness and substantial equality of gender and ethnicity. Our workers , staffs, students, and partners also abide by the above concepts. If there is any violation of the relevant workplace gender discrimination and workplace sexual harassment regulations, please complain in accordance with the relevant regulations of the NDHU.