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Giyu Tjauvaljian

Among other Indigenous peoples in Taiwan, we have different naming systems between every colonial rule (Dutch, Qing, Han). I was named “Giyu Tjauvalid” among the Paiwanese tribal community and my clan. To construct the “Paiwanese’ way of knowing”, I’ve dedicated myself to studying Indigenous Knowledge in education and linguistics since 2000. Recently, the main project has been about the integration of indigenous worldview (Paiwanese) into west-science knowledge (2019-2024, funded by National Science Council, Taiwan) at the aim of constructing traditional ecological knowledge in approach grounded theory, and designing new course materials in accordance with Indigenous community-based environmental knowledge.