NADROGA villager Ulaiasi Losevu Nainoca is concerned that the new constitution could spell the end of the iTaukei rights of ownership to land, culture and other issues dear to their hearts.
Presenting his submissions to the Constitution Commission team at Talenavuruvuru Bure in Sigatoka, Mr Nainoca urged the commission to consider the rights of the iTaukei in the new constitution.
"I firmly believe that the Western democracy has taken away the rights of the iTaukei and it has taken away the privileges of the iTaukei," he said.
"Western democracy has led to the diminishing of our iTaukei traditional values and other traditional customs we treasure.
"I am worried that this new constitution will destroy the rights of the iTaukei and we might lose all our culture, traditions, values and religion and other things that are dear to us."