Sunday, June 04, 2017

2017 Tribal Canoe Journey Cultural Exchange Fund needs your support

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2017 Tribal Canoe Journey Cultural Exchange Fund
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A cooperation between ATAYAL Organization (USA) and the Tao Foundation (Taiwan) has been established. The ATAYAL Organization (USA) and Bridge Studios (Taiwan) have long created cultural exchange and cooperation opportunities between Taiwanese indigenous people and Native American groups. In the summer of 2017, we have yet another amazing opportunity that we will support, the 2017 Tribal Canoe Journey. (

The ATAYAL Organization is working with Taiwan's Indigenous People and the Tao Foundation to send a delegation to Seattle, WA this July to join the 2017 Tribal Canoe Journey. (Standing Together)
We hope to raise fund through The Tao Foundation in Taiwan, ATAYAL in America and also with the help of the Native American Tribes of the Pacific Northwest.

The Tribal Canoe Journey is a yearly event bringing together indigenous people from all over the world to spend up to a month paddling their canoes and learning the ways of their ancestors. This is a wonderful cultural event and we hope to represent Taiwan this year. We will join the Nisqually Canoe Family. Our journey will be about 14 days. This year’s final destination is Quadra Island off of Port Campbell on Vancouver Island, Canada.

We hope to find the funds to bring a 4 member delegation to observe. This is a big project and really needs the help of our members, businesses partners, associates and friends to make this come to fruition.

Please make a donation on our website and be part of the team. Donations are tax deductible.

Your donation will go towards the following:

Airfare for 4 people between Taiwan and Seattle, WA (US$7,500).

Meals, Transportation Rentals and Accommodations in the USA (US$ 2,500) - Although the host family and tribal peoples will provide some accommodations during the event, a budget is needed to provide meals and accommodations for the cultural exchange group upon arrival and upon completion of our "Journey".

Thank you gift for our Native American Hosts and our Canoe Family (US$200) - Some wood carvings will be obtained from an indigenous artist to provide as a cultural exchange gift.
Admin Support and translation fees: (US$300)

If you have any questions, please contact:
Gary R. Smoke
Director of International Relations
ATAYAL Organization
Cell: 0920-558-017
Office: 2874-6220
Cell (International): +886-920-558-017

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Organization: Tao Foundation (財團法人蘭嶼部落文化基金會)
Telephone: (089) 731-000 聯絡電話:(089)731-000
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Bank Number: 700
Account Number: 19846318

請幫忙支持籌措2017台美原住民部落獨木舟文化交流經費(Tribal Canoe Journey 2017 Cultural Exchange)。

美國的愛泰雅組織(ATAYAL Organization)跟臺灣蘭嶼部落文化基金會的合作已經建立。美國的愛泰雅組織與台灣的橋樑工作室長時間建立台灣原住民美國原住民團體之間文化交流的合作機會。2017年夏天,我們有一個難得機會支持2017 Tribal Canoe Journey這項文化交流活動。

愛泰雅組織正與台灣原住民蘭嶼部落文化基金會共同合作派出一支代表團至美國華盛頓州的西雅圖參與觀摩當地2017 Tribal Canoe Journey。我們希望經由蘭嶼部落文化基金會,愛泰雅組織,與太平洋西北美國原住民部落共同來募款。

The Tribal Canoe journey慶典活動是一個每年舉辦的活動,其目的是聚集世界各地的原住民一起加入長達一個月的划獨木舟活動。藉由這個活動來學習及傳承原住民祖先的傳統。我們希望今年能夠代表台灣參加這個非常有文化意義的活動。我們將加入Nisqually Canoe Family為期14天的划獨木舟活動,這次活動的終點站是加拿大溫哥華島的Quodra Island。

給邀請人及Nisqually Canoe Family 的禮物費用(約美金200)。我們也會獲得對方提供的木雕作品做為文化交流的禮物。

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1 comment:

Gary Smoke said...

Freedom and Understanding Unite at the 2017 Tribal Canoe Journey
"Standing Together"
Thank you very much for your assistance and for posting information about "Our Journey".
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