But Salvador Campanur, a member of the new community council, is concerned that the rights of indigenous communities are still not being taken into consideration as the new administration, which takes power on December 1, 2018, announces upcoming projects and initiatives.
"They speak about their capitalist projects to strengthen the economy for a chosen few and our Mexico will just continue to oppress, exploit and exterminate indigenous peoples," said Campanur.
Council members like Campanur see their role as key to preserving and ensuring the future of their community.
"It is a challenge for us to maintain our self determination and keep improving our autonomous system of traditions and customs so that we can put an end to the insecurity and injustice that exists," said Campanur. "We together with the community will work for this."
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