Just saw this report from Taiwan. C.S.Chiu, who is a aboriginal in Taiwan (C.S.Chiu belongs to Pai-Wan group, Taiwan got 9 aboriginal groups) was certified from Taiwan's CAA to became a captain to fly China Airlines' B747-200.
Chiu, who is 49 years old, (his mother is the head of the group's divison) joined Taiwan's army in his early days, because of few coincidence, he became a pilot of helicopter in navy. After he retired from the army, he became a helicopter pilot for an airline (which I believe the company has shut down already). In 1991, he joined China Airlines as a co-pilot in CI's 747 fleet. Last month, he passed the test for become a 747 Captain, certified by CAA.
Chiu also quote that he might be the first aboriginal to became a 747 Captain in the world. When he told his mom (80 years old) about this news, his mother was confused and ask "aren't you a captain already?, which his mom have no clues the disguintion between a "Captain" and a "Pilot"...
Sounds a great news.