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Our annual Christmas in Wulai charity event was organized by ATAYAL Director of International Relations, Gary Smoke and members of other partner organizations in Taiwan, including a few local leaders from Wulai. The event was held on December 18, 2016 in front of the Wulai Atayal Museum. Proceeds from donations, raffle ticket sales, bake sale and other activities were set aside to fund charitable projects for the indigenous village of Wulai, New Taipei City, Taiwan. This year's event was bigger and better than ever. Visitors and locals enjoyed live music, shows, face painting and an indigenous fashion show. Santa Claus paid a visit, gave out gifts and took photos with visitors. Santa and his helpers provided the local indigenous children with Christmas gifts through the Secret Santa program.

We thank this year's volunteers, sponsors, donors, partners and Secret Santas for making this event a success.

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The ATAYAL Organization is proud to offer an Atayal-English-Chinese dictionary, written by author Yukan Batu, who dedicated himself for 20 years to compile and write the dictionary as an effort to preserve the Atayal language.

The Atayal Language Dictionary is a 583-page volume, which is likely one of the most comprehensive resources on the language.

With your donation to the ATAYAL organization, we will provide the dictionary, and use the rest of the funds to continue our cultural preservation efforts. By supporting the author of the dictionary and the efforts of our organization, you can support indigenous language preservation.

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MataTV Taiwan

MataTV is media project supported by us, to share the Taiwan's Austronesian News and Cultural Features with the world. A news magazine will be produced for television, radio and print media to maximize international reach for the stories. We believe it is important to give Austronesian peoples a voice and platform to share their culture and issues to a broader audience.

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Voices in the Clouds trailer on Vimeo.

Voices In the Clouds is a documentary film organized and supported by our organization, to share the story of a disappearing indigenous culture with the world. After screening at film festivals in the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, the film had its Himalayan premiere at Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival and its Oceania premiere at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival in New Zealand. On July 15, 2012, the film won the "Golden Drum" award given to the best film in the Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival. It also won the Best International Indigenous Film Award at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival.

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The ATAYAL Organization thanks our latest sponsor, COUPONS.COM, for donating to our Fundraising Campaign. This is an important campaign to raise funds for projects and equipment, in order to promote cultural education and exchange. Without your support, we can't do our work to preserve Austronesian/Polynesian culture through education and connecting people.

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"The ATAYAL Organization is committed to promoting and preserving indigenous cultures by building bridges, or cooperation opportunities, that connect indigenous communities around the world."

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If you would like to make a difference with your spare time for our programs and the people they serve, sign up below for the ATAYAL Volunteer Program. Your time and effort can nurture the indigenous spirit and wisdom that has sustained human life for ages as responsible patrons of this Earth. Caring for this spirit now can bring it to life for all humanity in the future.

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Contributor Hall Of Fame: Thank you to special contributors Aaron Hosé, Chris Bremer, John Schaub, Derek Bedini, Leticia Rieman, Marvin Couch, Philip Diller, Tammy Turner, Po-wen Chen, Dr. Ming-lon Young, Dr. B-Chen Wen, Dr. Jen-yih Chu and Tobie Openshaw.

Photo Credits: Aaron Hosé and Chris Bremer.

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