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The Taiwan Democracy Project (2007-2008)

Seeks to empower the constructive formation of democratic institutions for the Paiwan, Taroko and Tsao Taiwanese indigenous tribes by conducting a comparative participatory action study of the institutions of Taiwanese tribal self-government to support the employment of democratic values and institutions and the conduct of government-to-government relations with the Taiwan (R.O.C.) government as part of a new partnership. The comparison of Taiwanese tribes with Canadian tribes (involved in a similar self-government process) will provide a contrasting view of tribal self-government to illustrate the meaning of democratic institutions in a tribal context.