Mendoza claimed that if those who will draft the organic act do not understand the IPs then nothing will happen. Thus, IP elders who are knowledgeable, anthropologists and other individuals who are experts on the culture of the people should be included in drafting the organic act.

She also said the direction of the regional autonomy should serve the IPs because they are the most affected by the aggressive developments brought into their land.

Read more at : Anthropologist shares perspective on CAR autonomy/ Northern Dispatch (nordis) Weekly